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Ecologic Institute: Science and Policy for a Sustainable World

Ecologic Institute's 20th Anniversary

The year 2015 marks the 20th anniversary of Ecologic Institute. Yet, what do the last 20 years amount to?

  • Twenty years of successful environmental research and policy consulting.
  • Twenty years of commitment to a global sustainability transformation.
  • Twenty years of people from a diverse array of fields—environmental sciences, law, humanities, communications and education—engaging and working together to form multidisciplinary approaches to some of the world's most pressing challenges.
  • Twenty years of adaptation to rapidly changing political landscapes and priorities.
  • Twenty years of growth and development on an individual, societal, political and economic level.

Ecologic Institute organized a multifaceted program of events and actions in order to commemorate this special, milestone year. Scroll through the following pages for a look at the past 20 years of Ecologic Institute.

Anniversary Celebration - Ecologic Institute's 20th Anniversary

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13 October 2015
Berlin
Germany
Ecologic Institute celebrated 20 years of successful environmental research and policy consulting with a podium discussion, improvisational theatre, and a festive reception in Berlin. To further mark the occasion of our anniversary, we presented an infographic providing a peek behind the scenes and introducing the people working at Ecologic Institute. More information and photos of the celebration, the infographic and the 20 messages of greeting sent from Germany, Europe and beyond can be found in the further links. Read more

A Robust Governance Framework for the EU 2030 Targets and the Energy Union: The Role of Planning and Reporting

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12 October 2015
Berlin
Germany
The European Commission and EU Member States are currently discussing proposals for a new system of governance. The new set of rules and procedures is expected to help the EU to achieve its climate and energy targets for 2030 and to form an Energy Union. One of the reform’s aims is to streamline existing planning and reporting requirements on energy and climate policy. However, much remains to be clarified about how this new governance framework and the new planning and reporting process will work in practice. The studies are available for download.Read more

Quo Vadis Investment Protection: Reform of Investor-state Arbitration or an International Investment Court?

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12 October 2015
Berlin, Ecologic Institute
Germany
Investor protection and arbitration courts may be the most controversial topics during the present TTIP negotiations. In light of this public debate, the European Commission presented its first proposal for the reform of TTIP investor protection in May 2015. The proposal includes broad reforms concerning the allocation of arbitration courts as well as the challenge of arbitral awards. Further proposals have been made by the European Parliament in July 2015. In spring 2015, social democratic ministers from different EU countries brought a permanent international court house for investment disputes up for discussion. A reform of the international investment protection regime has already been in discussion for some time. The EU Commission plans to present a concrete proposal for the ISDS reform in the coming weeks.Read more

Advanced Training Course International Climate Protection Fellowships from Alexander von Humboldt-Foundation

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7 October 2015
Berlin
Germany
Speaker
Ecologic Institute welcomes twenty climate scholars from the Alexander von Humboldt foundation on their study tour "Knowledge Transfer for Effective Climate Protection Policies". During their tour the scholars will visit different institutions working in the field of climate change, such as the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK), the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB), the Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies (IASS) and the Federal Environmental Agency (UBA).Read more

Paradigm Shift in Germany's Renewable Energy Support Scheme: What can we expect from the introduction of auctioning?

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6 October 2015
Berlin
Germany
Speaker
"What does the change of system involve? Switching to tenders for German Renewable Energies Promotion” is the topic of the Climate Talk which took place on October 6, 2015. Cornelia Viertl (BMWi), Sabine Schmedding (BWE) and Fabian Wigand (Ecofys) opened the discussion at the event organized by the Ecologic Institute and the German Institute for International and Security Affairs (SWP).Read more

Ecologic Institute – 20 Years of Environmental Work

The new Director of Ecologic Institute, Dr. Camilla Bausch, spoke with Axel Weiß from the Südwestrundfunk (SWR) about her new position at the Institute. During the interview, Dr. Camilla Bausch talked about the Institute's work and achievements, its 20th anniversary taking place this year, and the Institute's formula for success in cooperation and competition with other environmental think tanks. As a climate and energy expert, she also highlighted opportunities and challenges on the road to the UN climate conference in Paris at the end of 2015.