Stephanie Wunder from Ecologic Institute and Franziska Wolff from Oeko-Institut presented key findings of the GLOBALANDS project at the Global Soil Week 2013 in Berlin. In their presentation, they identified current windows of opportunities for an international approach for sustainable land use governance. One example is the further development of Sustainable Development Goals. The presentation is available for download.Read more
Ana Frelih-Larsen from Ecologic Institute gave a presentation regarding "European policies towards effective soil carbon managment" during the Global Soil Week 2013 in Berlin. The management of soil carbon can reverse the degradation of agricultural soils. Although it is gaining recognition, existing european policy measures do not explicitly target this issue. The presentation is available for download.
The GLOBALANDS project has taken major steps forward. On 27 May 2013, the first international expert workshop took place at the Ecologic Institute in Berlin. With inputs from high-level experts from the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), the European Commission, the German Advisory Council on Global Change (WBGU) and others, the participants discussed the status and perspectives of sustainable land...Read more
In this project, Ecologic Institute compiled and evaluated information on the environmental effectiveness of agricultural measures used in River Basin Management Plans. The assessment took place in the context of the "Comparative Study of Pressures and Measures in the Major River Basin Management Plans in the EU".
The Water Framework Directive (WFD) required Member States to report their first River Basin Management Plans (RBMPs) by March 2010. The European Commission (EC) has been assessing the compliance of RBMPs against the provisions of the WFD and carrying out a "Read more
This study supports the Joint Research Centre in a pilot project on the "certification of low carbon farming practices in the European Union". An EU-wide survey of data availability for a carbon calculator tool is carried out, along with the testing of the tool and assessment of policy options for promoting its use. The project documents are available for download.
Agriculture plays an important role in climate change mitigation efforts. The direct emissions of Greenhouse Gases (GHG) from agriculture account for around nine percent of total EU-27 emissions. Specifically,Read more