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Rural Urban Nexus – Global Sustainable Land Use and Urbanisation (RUN)

December 2015 to December 2018
The project "Rural Urban Nexus - Global Land Use and Urbanisation" is developing approaches and policy recommendations directed at an integrated and sustainable rural and urban development.Read more
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Briefing on Low-carbon Development in Municipalities

July 2016 to November 2016

This Polish-German project looked at local efforts towards a low-carbon economy in both countries. Good practices in Polish and German cities served as examples for innovative or typical projects that aim at carbon dioxide reductions whilst simultaneously stimulating local economies. The goal was to foster a dialogue between Polish and German municipalities that, eventually, results in an exchange of experiences and ideas for the transfer of activities on the local level. As public participation plays an important role in the acceptance of projects by citizens, a particular focus was put on it.Read more

Adaptation to Climate Change on the Local Level in Europe: The Overview

June 2016 to October 2016
Ecologic Insitute (lead), together with University College London (UCL) and Local Governments for Sustainability (ICLEI), is developing a study for the Committee of the Regions comprising regional and local adaptation to climate change since 2013.Read more

Rostock 2050 – Measures for a post-carbon city

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19 May 2016
Rostock
Germany
The workshop "Rostock 2050 - Measures for a post-carbon city, was the fourth and final workshop held in Rostock as part of the project Post-Carbon Cities in Europe: A Long-Term Outlook (POCACITO). In this workshop, the results of the modelling excercise undertaken by the POCACITO team were presented to and discussed with the stakeholders of the participation process in Rostock. The modellers had quantified the decided-upon measures and the ambitious measures of the post-carbon vision elaborated in the previous workshops. The results were presented in a "business-as-usual 2050" and a "post-carbon 2050" scenario. Learing from these results the participants dicussed the gaps remaining on the trajectory to a post-carbon future and which areas should be prioritized to be successful. Furthermore, a focus was on the question, how the EU or the national level could help the city of Rostock to reach its post-carbon goals.Read more

Regions and Cities within the Global Climate Change Process – a Perspective for the Future

April 2016 to September 2016
In this project, Ecologic Institute together with ICLEI and Umweltbundesamt Wien, support the Committee of the Regions in analysing the role of cities and regions in the UNFCCC process after the adoption of the Paris Agreement. The project identifies positions of cities and regions, analyses the outcome of COP21 in this respect, and highlights future opportunities in the UNFCCC process to get remaining positions endorsed.Read more

Evaluation of Berlin's Energy Programme 2006-2010

January 2009 to June 2009
With the aim of contributing its fair share to climate mitigation, the Senate of Berlin adopted a comprehensive Energy Programme for the period 2006-2010. Ecologic Institute contributed to a mid-term review of the program that served to assess the progress made and recommend steps for the further development of climate and energy policies in the Federal State of Berlin.Read more

Internet of Services and Things and Compliance of Technical Infrastructure with Environmental Standards – A Conceptual Study for Schwerin and its Surrounding Areas

August 2015 to July 2017
Several regions, notably in eastern Germany, are faced with the challenge of maintaining infrastructure and services while coping with shrinking populations and financial constraints. Could up-to-date information and communication technologies, such as the internet of services and things, be part of the solution? A conceptual study focusing on Schwerin and its surrounding areas has been launched to help answer this question.Read more

Transformation to Climate Resilient and Resource-conserving Infrastructure (TRAFIS)

January 2016 to June 2019
The TRAFIS project investigates the development of climate resilient and resource-conserving infrastructures through the lens of transition and action research. The project focuses primarily on interlinked infrastructures.Read more

Presentation of the Results of the Ahrensfelde Municipality Survey

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30 November 2015
Ahrensfelde
Germany
Ahrensfelde was a "city of the future" as part of the project "City of the future - living together sustainably" and creates a vision about what the community should look like in 2030 and beyond. In order to develop the vision, a survey was conducted among the citizens of Ahrensfelde in November 2015. Doris Knoblauch presented the results of the survey at a town hall meeting on the 30 November 2015 and she also moderated the evening.Read more

Workshop Ahrensfelde 2030 - The Municipality we want to live in

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23 April 2016
Ahrensfelde
Germany
On Saturday, 23 April 2016, 15 children and young adults between the ages of 10 and 17 from different parts of the Ahrensfelde municipality met to participate in a creative workshop. The goal was to create a vision of how their community should develop sustainably until 2030. The day-long workshop was organized by Ecologic Institute in cooperation with the Hochschule Eberswalde, the youth coordinator of the community and the municipality.Read more

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