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Ecologic Institute 2009 Berlin - Brussels - Vienna - Washington DC

This brochure provides a general survey and overview of the range of topics addressed by the Ecologic Institute. It includes examples of relevant events and projects, and key financial information. The brochure captures essence of the Ecologic Institute at a crucial time in our development. The past years have brought consistent growth, increasing diversification, strong management, and the establishment of a number of offices and subsidiaries. Read more

Waste Management Policies and Policy Instruments in Europe

An overview
The objective of this study was to compare different waste management technologies. The most appropriate technologies were defined as well as the best ways for their implementation. Furthermore, policy instruments for promotion of these technologies were evaluated. Read more

Implementation of Waste-related EU Directives

November 2008 to March 2009
The European directives in the waste field require Member States to report to the European Commission on the implementation of the directives giving a clear picture of the situation in each Member State. In turn, the Commission has to produce a Community report on the basis of the reports submitted by the Member States. Ecologic partnered by IEEP assist the European Commission in completing this report.Read more

Requirements Governing the Use of Mineral Secondary Building Materials and the Use of Mineral Waste as Filling Material

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20 May 2008 to 21 May 2008
Dessau
Germany
The German Federal Ministry for the Environment is currently working on legally binding requirements concerning the use of mineral waste in construction and in soil. A first draft of an Ordinance laying down requirements on the use of mineral secondary construction material in technical buildings (ErsatzbaustoffV) amending the Federal Soil Protection Ordinance (BBodSchV) was completed on 13 November 2007. This workshop taking place in Dessau on 20-21 May 2008 was dedicated to assessing the impacts of the Ordinance and thereby complemented consultations with the Bundesländer, stakeholders and other Ministries. Read more

Environmental and Material Flow Cost Accounting

Principles and Procedures
In "Environmental and Material Flow Costs Accounting", Christine M. Jasch, Ecologic Partner and Director of the Institute for Environmental Management and Economics (IÖW) in Vienna, explains and updates the approach developed for the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DSD/UNDESA) and the International Federation of Accountants (IFAC). The book also includes several case studies and recent developments regarding Environmental and Material Flow Cost Accounting (EMA and MFCA) in national statistics and ISO standardization. Read more

Corporate Social Responsibility as a Tool to Promote Sustainable Management Practices in Europe and the United States

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18 January 2008
Berlin
Germany
Speaker
Molly HallAt a Transatlantic Luncheon on 18 January 2008, Molly Hall introduced key aspects of sustainability management practices of two US and two EU companies that are recognised leaders in Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). Drawing on the history of CSR as it developed on both sides of the Atlantic, she highlighted differences in their respective approaches. Molly Hall teaches environmental law at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside and is a consultant to the German Environmental Ministry. Read more
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China’s importation of old German steel mill enlarges its ecological footprint

In a series of articles and multimedia examining China's pollution crisis entitled "Choking on Growth", the New York Times focuses an instalment on how "China Grabs West’s Smoke-Spewing Factories". R. Andreas Kraemer of Ecologic was interviewed for the article, which was also published under the title "As West's industry moves East, China now the world's smokestack" in the International Herald Tribune.

Analysis of the Implementation of the End-of-Life Vehicle Directive

December 2006 to February 2007
The study provides a basic analysis of the practical implementation of the requirements of the End-of-Life Vehicle (ELV) Directive in several EU Member States. It names the most important challenges encountered by the Member States in implementing the Directive, and refers to good practice examples in the implementation of the directive. Read more

Costs and Benefit Assessments in the Water Framework Directive

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23 November 2006
Newcastle
United Kingdom

The second transnational conference of the WaterCost project as part of the Intereg North Sea Region focused on the issue of cost-effectiveness analysis and how it to apply it to groundwater and water supply issues. Benjamin Görlach gave a presentation on the role of cost- benefit considerations in the implementation process of the Water Framework Directive. He concluded that since there is only patchy data on costs and benefits, and elaborated on the role of the AquaMoney project in addressing this gap.Read more

Low Carbon Accelerator - Investment Opportunities for a Low Carbon Economy

October 2006

The Low Carbon Accelerator (LCA) is a closed-ended investment company listed on the Alternative Investment Market (AIM) of the London Stock Exchange. LCA invests in a diverse portfolio of unquoted private companies providing low carbon products and services, which deliver immediate reductions in carbon dioxide emissions. R. Andreas Kraemer of Ecologic advises the fund.

Over the last ten years a set of technologies and business solutions have been developed by strong management teams  and technologists in UK, Europe and beyond, which address the need for sharp reductions in CO2Read more

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