The EU overseas entities support unique ecosystems which are home to an estimated one-third of the globally threatened species, including many endemic species. Because of the importance of biodiversity and ecosystems services in EU ORs/OCTs both locally and to the EU and member states (MS), it is essential to develop effective approaches to biodiversity governance. Yet often short-term economic interests are given priority over the preservation of ecosystem services. Ecosystem valuations offer a policy tool to convert the concrete and abstract value that ecosystems and biodiversity contribute to EU OR/OCT economies into numbers.Read more
The EU overseas entities are well-known hotspots of terrestrial, freshwater, and marine biodiversity. This report presents the result of a survey and anlysis of studies on the value of ecosystem services and biodiversity in the EU overseas entities. It includes investigation of case studies in Bonaire, St. Marten, and Belize in which valuation results were taken up by local policy makers, and...Read more
Stelljes, Nico (2014): Kommunale Anpassungsstrategien im Vergleich - Inhaltsanalytische Betrachtung von neun Anpassungsstrategien in Küstenregionen. Berlin. RADOST-Journal Series, Journal No. 31.Read more
The RADOST project ("Regional Adaptation Strategies for the German Baltic Sea Coast") has intensely dealt with climate change, its consequences, and adaptation possibilities for the Baltic Sea coast over the last four and a half years. The final conference took place in the Rostock City Hall from 1 to 2 April 2014, before the project ends this year.
During the conference,...Read more
From 18 to 22 September 2013 a transatlantic exchange on climate change adaptation took place in Berlin, Stralsund, and the island of Ummanz. In cooperation with the US Embassy in Berlin, Dr. Grit Martinez, Senior Fellow at Ecologic Institute organized a tour illustrating German adaptation strategies in the regional, national, and international context. Professor Michael Paolisso, alumna researcher Katie Clendaniel,...Read more
In the context of the conference "Coastal Management & Climate Change: Status Quo" on 5 and 6 October 2009 in Rostock – Warnemünde the RADOST project (Regional Adaptation Strategies for the German Baltic Sea Coast) celebrated its regional kick-off.
The two-day event updated participants about the status of RADOST's many coastal projects. Furthermore, a forum was held for intensive discussions between...Read more