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Proposals for Reforming the EU Effort Sharing Decision

A new report by the Ecologic Institute makes concrete proposals for reforming the EU Effort Sharing Decision (ESD). A reduction target for 2050 as well as a robust review and target adjustment mechanism are highlighted as the main reform proposals. The report also touches on proposals for enhancing the flexibility of the ESD. The report is available for download.Read more

The Future of EU Climate Policy After Paris - POLIMP Final Conference

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21 April 2016
Brussels
Belgium
On 21 April 2016, the final conference of the EU-FP7 funded project “POLIMP” took place in Brussels. How can climate policies be designed, what impacts do they have and what other options are there? These are important questions to stakeholders and policy-makers. The project POLIMP aims at making answers to these issues more easily accessible and understandable. To this end, POLIMP examines knowledge gaps for different policy and decision making levels and covers these with the help of existing research results.Read more

Climate Change, Coastal Protection and Seaside Holidays with Grandma – three girls from Berlin with a thirst for knowledge

What could be better than linking fun pastimes—like swimming in the Baltic Sea—with curricular activities? As part of the "Year of Science 2016/17 Seas and Oceans" students, Johanna Gronewald, Kira Paprotka and Bleona Veselaj, from the Rheingau-Gymnasium secondary school in Berlin discussed adaptation strategies to deal with climate change ef-fects at the German Baltic Sea with Dr. Grit Martinez from Ecologic Institute.

Engaging Citizens in Adaptive River Basin Management in the Mediterranean

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18 March to 8 April 2016
8 April 2016
7 April 2016
23 March 2016
18 March 2016
Rmel (Tunisia), Tordera (Spain), Pedieos (Cyprus) and Vipava (Slovenia) river basins
Climate change and other pressures are impacting the environment and water resources in the Mediterranean, requiring plans for how to adapt the management of affected river basins and their water resources to changing future conditions. To address this challenge, a series of workshops organized by Ecologic Institute and local case study partners (CREAF, CyI, INRGREF and IzVRS) were held in March and April 2016 across the Mediterranean as part of the EU-funded BeWater project to gain stakeholder input for further developing tailored river basin adaptation plans.Read more

Emissions Trading Systems and Developing Countries - 3rd ETS E-learning Course Webinar

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23 March 2016
Beijing, Boston
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In the third installment of the webinar series accompanying Ecologic Institute's ETS e-learning program, moderated by Elizabeth Zelljadt, expert guest speaker Duan Maosheng (Tsinghua University) commented on China's pilot carbon markets and experiences in becoming ETS "market ready." He provided unique examples of capacity gaps that were overcome and others that remain a challenge, shedding light on China's plans for a nationwide ETS to begin in 2017. Read more

8th POLIMP Webinar: Are EU Climate Policies up to the Challenge of Decarbonizing Europe?

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6 April 2016
Berlin
Germany
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We are excited to announce the eighth and final webinar in our POLIMP Webinar Series, which will feature a discussion with Prof. Michael Grubb, author of the book Planetary Economics, on the topic "Are EU climate policies up to the challenge of decarbonizing Europe?". The webinar will be moderated by Ecologic Institute’s Benjamin Görlach (Head, Economics and Policy Assessment).Read more

Implementing the EU Adaptation Strategy

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9 June 2016
Brussels
Belgium
The EU research project "Bottom-Up Climate Adaptation Strategies for a Sustainable Europe" (BASE) recently announced the "Interactive Policy Workshop: Implementing the EU Adaptation Strategy - Practical insights and policy recommendations" to be held in Brussels (Belgium) on 9 June 2016. The aim of this workshop is to bring together stakeholders to share experiences of adaptation to climate change in policy and practice from across Europe. Stakeholder inputs will shape a series of recommendations that will be fed into the review of the EU Adaptation Strategy in 2017. Participation in this interactive workshop is free of charge. Please register now!Read more

BASE Project Featured at Adaptation Future Conference 2016

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10 May 2016 to 13 May 2016
Rotterdam
Netherlands
After the success of the ECCA conference in 2015, the BASE project has been selected as a Best Practice project to be featured at the upcoming Adaptation Futures (AF 2016) Conference from10 until 13 May 2016, in Rotterdam (the Netherlands). BASE partners will present the project's research and tools in two sessions, several presentations and a variety of information material. Key adaptation tools developed within the projects will also be presented in the Tool Shed.Read more

Ecologic University Course on Think Tanks Policy Consulting (2015/2016)

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Winter Term 2015/2016
1 October 2015 to 29 February 2016
Bremen
Germany
Learning everything from books? Not at the University of Applied Sciences in Bremen which emphasizes the incorporation of practical knowledge into students’ academic routine. It provides students with added value as it illustrates future career opportunities. Therefore, Doris Knoblauch and Evelyn Lukat, senior fellow and researcher at Ecologic Institute, organized the seminar "Think Tank Policy Consulting" in 2015/2016. It was the sixth time that the seminar was held by employees of Ecologic Institute.Read more

Past, Present and Future of ETS - 2nd ETS E-learning Course Webinar

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16 February 2016
Boston/Brussels
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In this second webinar in the series accompanying our ETS e-learning program, moderated by Ecologic Institute's Elizabeth Zelljadt, expert guest speaker Damien Meadows of the EU Commission discusses how the EU ETS came to be, changes to its structure over time, and the evolution of emissions trading systems in the future.Read more

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