On Danube Day 2005, about 100 stakeholders from the entire Danube River Basin convene on 28 and 29 June 2005 in Budapest on invitation of the International Commission for the Protection of the River Danube (ICPDR). Participants learn about ICPDR activities and provide feedback on the '2004 Roof Report', which had been prepared to meet the official reporting requirements of...Read more
Ecologic Institute was ranked one of the top ten European think tanks in the "2012 ICCG Climate Think Tank Ranking." The Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) was ranked the best climate think tank in Europe.
Berlin / Washington DC (18 June 2013)
The International Center for Climate Governance (ICCG), founded in 2009, conducted its first worldwide evaluation of climate think tanks in 2012. The criteria for evaluation of the think tanks assigned different weights to the following areas: events organized by the think tank, its scholarly publications, involvement in international events and fora, and projects and events carried out with the European Commission.
On 6–7 June 2013, the final conference of InContext, together with the Informed Cities Forum 2013, took place in Berlin. It provided a creative platform for local initiatives, policymakers, and researchers to exchange insights, ideas, and experiences on transition processes. At the core of the conference was the question of how to create space for change and move towards better...Read more
Environmental policy is one of the most important policy fields in Germany. Despite the importance of environmental policy, little is known about the factors that have driven the development of scientific environmental policy advice. Was the German environmental policy initiated top-down or bottom-up? What role did the anti-nuclear movement play for the founding of individual environmental research institutes? What was the role of civil society? How has environmental consulting changed over time? And what can environmental consultants learn from these experiences? The project “FromRead more
On 28 February 2013, Green Grid Radio returned to a local focus with a broadcast titled "A Day in the Life of a Bay Area Environmental Think Tank," which featured Dr. Tanja Srebotnjak, Senior Fellow at Ecologic Institute.
On 6 December 2012, Ecologic Institute and the German environmental publishing house Oekom Verlag co-hosted a Dinner Dialogue with Jorgen Randers in Berlin. Jorgen Randers is a co-author of the Club of Rome "The Limits to Growth" report published in 1972 and a Professor of Climate Strategy at the BI Norwegian Business School. During the dinner dialogue he presented insights...Read more
During the 7th Conference in Interpretive Policy Analysis at Tilburg (The Netherlands), Golo Bartsch presented recent developments of German political consulting, and adressed some of the legitimacy questions caused by them.
From 5th to 7th of July, political scientists from all over the world gathered at Tilburg, where the Tilburg Law School, Tilburg University hosted the 7th International Conference in Interpretive Policy Analysis (IPA). Guided by the conference topic "Understanding the Drama of Democracy", theRead more