Have stimulus packages created synergies between economic recovery, greening the economy, and addressing social exclusion? Ecologic Institute supported the EU Commission to discuss this question with selected experts. The workshop "Emerging Stronger from the Recession to Tackle the Challenges of Social Cohesion and Sustainable Development" evaluated the performance of economic recovery programmes, which several EU states had launched to counter the effects of the economic crisis. It was staged by the Directorate General for Employment in September 2009. R. AndreasRead more
On 5-12 July 2009, the second transatlantic Farmer-to-Farmer exchange brought together farmers, foresters, journalists and policy-makers from the United States and Germany to discuss the role of agriculture in future climate policies. On their trip through Ohio and Pennsylvania and ending in Washington DC, the group of 30 participants visited several farms applying climate friendly...Read more
Efficient economic and political decisions are dependent on the regular supply of reliable data. Indicators are a major source of such information and provide basic quantitative support for the elaboration and implementation of policies. In June 2008, Ecologic was commissioned to analyse the environmental situation of Austria in the context of the EU-27 Member States using selected environmental indictors and to identify sectors where additional effort is necessary to take a leading position among European countries.
Although the validity and comparability of manyRead more
The project compiles available scientific information on the likely impact of bioenergy production on water quality and water resources. The results of this project were presented in a background paper entiteled "WFD and Bioenergy production at the EU Level - A review of the possible impact of biomass production from agriculture on water" for the European conference "Water Framework Directive and Agriculture" in Paris, 21-22 September 2007.
The background paper gives a brief introduction to agricultural and bioenergy policy in the EU, followed by an introductionRead more
In April 2007 the European Commission (DG Transport and Energy) launched a public consultation on “Biofuel issues in the new legislation on the promotion of renewable energy”. Within this project, the European Environment Agency contracted Ecologic and Alterra to respond to the Commission’s public consultation with regard to how a biofuel sustainability system should be designed to avoid major biodiversity loss from land use change.
In particular, Ecologic responded to the Commission’s public consultation with regard to sustainability criterion 3. ThisRead more