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Ecologic Institute at the 40th Cairo Climate Talks in Egypt

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31 May 2016 to 1 June 2016
Cairo
Egypt
The 40th Cairo Climate Talks, titled "Putting Paris into Effect: Climate Change Action in Africa" brought together decision-makers as well as representatives from business, academia and civil society. Ecologic Institute's Lena Donat provided the European perspective on the outcome of the Paris climate summit and the future negotiation process.Read more

Climate and Energy – a critical dialogue series on current issues

July 2016 to June 2017
Ecologic Institute is conducting a series of five Dinner Dialogues, titled "Climate and energy – a critical dialogue series on current issues". The dialogues aim at promoting the debate in Germany on climate protection and sustainable energy, as well as at strengthening networks among actors.Read more

Lessons from the European Semester for Effective 2030 Governance for Energy and Climate

Draft Report for Comments
Many open questions remain for the future governance system of the EU’s 2030 climate and energy targets. This report by Ecologic Institute analyses what if any possible lessons can be drawn from the experience with the European Semester. This is especially to help provide answers on key procedural issues in the implementation/progress monitoring phase. The report is available for download.Read more
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Germany's Energy Transition

A Comparative Perspective
This book, edited by Professor Carol Hager, Ph.D. and Ecologic Institute's Associate Professor Christoph H. Stefes, Ph.D. analyzes Germany's path-breaking Energiewende, the country's transition from an energy system based on fossil and nuclear fuels to a sustainable energy system based on renewables. The authors explain Germany's commitment to a renewable energy transition on multiple levels of governance, from the local to the European, focusing on the sources of institutional change that made the transition possible. They then place the German case in international context through comparative case studies of energy transitions in the USA, China, and Japan. These chapters highlight the multifaceted challenges, and the enormous potential, in different paths to a sustainable energy future. Taken together, they tell the story of one of the most important political, economic, and social undertakings of our time.Read more

BASE Case Studies at Climate-ADAPT Platform

The 23 case studies conducted within the BASE project analysed responses and adaptation strategies to climate change impacting different geographical regions (i.e.: coastal zones, urban areas) and various sectors (i.e.: agriculture, forestry and water resource management, etc). The BASE case studies provide an excellent insight into the status-quo of adaptation in Europe as well as comparable data on the effectiveness, costs and benefits, implementation challenges and successes of different responses. BASE researchers cooperated with the European Environment Agency (EEA) to make the knowledge gathered accessible and useable for decision-makers at all levels. Case studies and project findings were integrated into the European Climate Adaptation Platform (Climate-ADAPT).

Enhancing Economic Growth and Convergence through EU Climate Policy

September 2016 to April 2018
This project analyses the positive economic and social impacts of European Union climate policy based on case studies from Central, Eastern and Southern Europe. The focus is on co-benefits in the areas of social policy, employment, environment protection, and health.Read more

Region-specific Guidance on Resource Efficiency - Brochures Series

The issue of closing mineral cycles was analyzed in eight European regions and the results are presented in the report "Resource Efficiency in Practice – Closing Mineral Cycles". The authors of BIO IS, Ecologic Institute, AMEC, Danish Technical University, University of Milano and LEI, identified measures that support the closing of mineral cycles within the study regions. For each region, practical and strategic options to reduce the nutrient surplus further were derived. The region-specific brochures are available for download.Read more

Offsetting in the Aviation Sector

Evaluating voluntary offset programs of major airlines
Offsetting is seen as a mechanism that can contribute to curb the growing emissions from the aviation sector. This report investigates the way air carriers currently engage in offsetting, with a focus on the offset project types, credits, and entities involved. It consolidates evidence of offsetting practices from over 30 air carriers. The report is available for download.Read more

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