We consist of dedicated individuals with a diverse background ranging from ecology through economy and policy to geography. We focus on biodiversity and the well-being of society, sufficient energy use, socio-economic transition and transformation as well as behaviour change. For this we carry out research, we measure impacts, we provide advice and we do projects. We involve multiple stakeholders, we build dialogues and bridges. We bring experience and networks from both Western and Eastern Europe.

Assessing sustainability in global education

Within Teachers as change agents – continued project, HAND Association, with the active participation of students and lecturers from two famous Hungarian universities (ELTE, PTE), examined how and to what extent the aspects and contents of global education appear and prevail in teacher training. During the project, participatory system mapping methodology was applied through which…

Assessing Operative Programmes from sustainable and just energy use perspectives

Experts from EcosystemEvaluation assessed national Operative Programmes (OPs) under the next Multiannual Financial Framework of the European Union, which defines the main directions of European spending between 2021 and 2027. We evaluated the OPs from energy efficiency and renewable energy sources perspectives, considering also how these programmes contribute to just and sustainable energy transition. The work…

Communicating biodiversity

Ecosystem Evaluation founder, Agnes Zolyomi published a book chapter, “How to Make Policy-Makers Care about “Wicked Problems” such as Biodiversity Loss?—The Case of a Policy Campaign”. Here, she provides an overview of current biodiversity communication methods (including ecosystem services, flagship species, emotions). Based on experiences drawn from a conservation and advocacy NGO’s work, the chapter also divulges various…

LIFE LOGOS 4 WATER assessment

The LIFE LOGOS 4 WATER project aims to improve water management practices of Hungarian local governments with natural water retention solutions, thus reducing the negative water balance, increasing the prevalence of water retention solutions and adapting to the adverse effects of a climate crisis. In addition to a number of awareness-raising and capacity-building activities, the…

Assessing socio-economic impacts of a network

The network of Justice and Environment has been operating for around 20 years with the mission to improve EU environmental laws and their implementation for the benefit of the environment and people across Europe. While their two decades of work resulted in many policy outputs and successes, systematic organizational screening of their impact has not yet been carried out…

Stork or birds of prey? Assessing the baseline indicators of the LIFE Danube Free Sky project

The LIFE Danube Free Sky project is a transnational project with the aim to save thousands of birds from electrocution and collisions with power lines. To achieve this, the project involves and collaborates with numerous stakeholders including, for instance, electric companies and nature conservation actors along the Danube. In order to understand the project’s overall socio-economic dimensions and impact…

Assessing Italian forest sites of the LIFE4OakForest project

We carried out the baseline ecosystem services assessment of the Italian forest sites covered by the LIFE4OakForest project. Our assessment aimed to reveal the current conditions of the selected four ecosystem services (biomass, carbon sequestration, microhabitat maintenance and pest control). We found that on one of the two project areas, the volume of biomass – and therefore the…

Measuring the impact of access to justice for a greener Europe

The EU’s environmental policy are among the most comprehensive ones at the international level. In spite of this, their proper implementation is often lagging behind. Experience throughout the EU Member States suggests that public authorities alone cannot address this deficit in implementation. Accordingly, empowered citizens and trained actors representing the entire legal chain with extended knowledge about…

The ecosystem services of trees

EcosystemEvaluation took part and presented its work at the international forum targeting the conservation of trees worldwide. The online event entitled ‘The Importance of Trees for People and Planet‘ was held on 21 and 22 January, 2021. Participants came from very different backgrounds, including tree planting related organisations, environmentalists, academics and individuals interested in tree planting.…