Ecologic GmbH Institut für Internationale und Europäische Umweltpolitik (ECOLOGIC)
The Ecologic Institute is a private not-for-profit think tank for applied environmental research, policy analysis and consultancy with offices in Berlin and Brussels. Ecologic is active in a broad range of environmental policy issues, with a focus on European policy processes, but also at national, regional and international level. As an independent, non-partisan body, it undertakes applied research and analysis to increase awareness and understanding of the political, economic and technological forces driving global change. The institute is experienced in mediating and accompanying dialogue processes between a variety of stakeholders. Ecologic is mainly project-financed. The Ecologic team has been involved in numerous projects on water and biodiversity protection policy (GEM-CON-BIO, Cost of Policy Inaction: The case of not meeting the 2010 Biodiversity Target, SWIFT-WFD, INNOVA-MED) and in the development of dissemination and communication tools.
Ecologic in BioFresh
As one of 19 project partners, Ecologic focuses its research on current ecosystem services of freshwater biodiversity and how these will be affected by changes of biodiversity in the future (in WP6). Ecologic also contributes to the awareness raising and outreach activities of the project (in WP8). Our activities in this area will mainly focus on an effective science-policy dialogue, by developing suitable strategies for communication with policy-relevant stakeholders and by producing dissemination material that will distill the key project outcomes and conclusions for different policy fields (e.g. biodiversity policy, water policy, agricultural policy).
This project is part of the Ecologic Institute`s contribution to the International Year of Biodiversity 2010.
Eleftheria Kampa (PhD, f) works at Ecologic on water and river basin management policy on a European and international level. She focuses on the implementation of European water directives, the interface of water policy and science as well as the integration of water protection issues into other sectors (inter alia infrastructure, agriculture). She was involved in the conceptual support and organisation of numerous international water events. She has successfully participated in EU projects (e.g. HarmoniCOP) and is currently WP leader in the EU projects INNOVA-MED and KNAPPE.
Manuel Lago (PhD,m), a Fellow at Ecologic, is an environmental economist with a focus on economic valuation of environmental goods and services, and the use of such estimates for policy making. Manuel holds a PhD in Environmental Economics by the University of Edinburgh. He has been involved in several projects that have assessed costs and benefits of environmental policies, e.g. in the fields of surface water, groundwater, biodiversity and soil and climate protection.