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Transport and the Environment: EU Transport Subsidies

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4 June 2007
Ohrid
Macedonia, the former Yugoslav Republic of

At the EcoFest 2007, Aaron Best discussed the relationship between transportation and the environment, focusing in economic terms on the costs and benefits to the environment of various modes of transportation. He also discussed some of the ways governments offset some of those costs through taxes and charges.Read more

Size, Structure and Distribution of Transport Subsidies in Europe

The transport sector has significant environmental impacts and subsidies are a significant piece of the policy framework that influences public and private decisions about transport. This report, which was published by the European Environment Agency (EEA) and co-authored by Ecologic, provides a comprehensive picture of transport subsidies, classifying them by subsidy type and transport mode. Read more

Transport Subsidies in Europe

June 2006 to November 2006
Transport subsidies are a significant piece of the policy framework that influences public and private decisions about transport. This study gathered financial data about all types of European transport subsidies and provided estimates of these subsidies' annual values. As project lead, Ecologic was responsible for the study design, data presentation and final report. Read more
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Rechtliche Ausgestaltung von Nutzungsentgelten für globale Umweltgüter

International airspace and the high seas are global environmental goods with traditionally unrestricted access. The ensuing environmental impact can be addressed through user charges for air- and sea-traffic. This book assessed the legal conditions for the application of such charges in international, European Community and domestic law.

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Leben ist Bewegung

In the future, increases in motorization and traffic capacity will no longer be synonymous with mobility. In particular, inhabitants in rural areas need to consider that short distance public transportation (ÖPNV) will be strongly reduced. The state now anticipates the problem of guaranteeing the public’s general interest in the principle of equal living conditions.


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Urban Environment and Environmental Technologies

January 2006 to May 2006
For the preparations of the informal Council of Environmental Ministers under the Austrian EU presidency, Ecologic contributed to a discussion paper on the urban environment and environmental technologies. The paper discusses in particular the Thematic Strategy on the Urban Environment of the European Commmission and the potential for the use of environmental technologies in cities.Read more

Subsidies, Taxes and Charges in European Transport

August 2005 to December 2005
The huge variety of subsidies, taxes and charges in the transport sector make it very difficult to assess whether all modes of transport are indeed priced according to the external effects they impose on others. In order to ensure fair competition and a level playing field for different modes of transport, transport prices need to reflect the true costs of transport. To better understand this issue, the EEA has commissioned Ecologic and the Chair for Transport Ecology at the TU Dresden to provide an overview of subsidies, taxes and charges in the European transport sector. Read more
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User charges in the field of air traffic

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30 May 2005
Berlin
Germany

During a workshop conducted by Ecologic Institute and the German Federal Environmental Agency on the matter of user charges on global environmental goods Nils Meyer-Ohlendorf gave two speeches on the legal parameters of the introduction of a levy on air plane tickets as well as on emissions. Participants of the workshop were representatives of the German Government, of the EU-Commission as well as representatives of academia, industry and NGOs.Read more

Legal Implementation of User Charges for Global Environmental Goods

November 2004 to July 2005
International airspace and the high seas are global environmental goods with traditionally unrestricted access. The ensuing environmental impact can be addressed through user charges for air- and sea-traffic. This project assessed the legal conditions for the application of such charges in international, European Community and domestic law. A preliminary summary of the legal survey is now available in the internet. A strategy paper on a air ticket tax is also available for download. Read more

Tourismus- und Umweltpolitik. Ein politisches Spannungsfeld

Beiträge zur Internationalen und Europäischen Umweltpolitik
Ever since tourism became a huge money making industry, it has presenting both an growing problem and a unique opportunity for the environment. The modern tourist is concerned with preserving nature, but at the same time also affects it in multiple ways. How does German tourism policy and the tourism industry react to this dilemma? How do the different environmental policy actors behave?

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