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Energy, Resources, and Climate Change: Conflict or Cooperation?

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The 1st European Think Tank Summit entitled, "Think Tanks in a Time of Crisis and Paralysis: On the Sidelines or Catalysts for Ideas and Actions?" was held on 20 November 2012 at the United States Embassy in Rome (Italy). The first of several regional Summits addressed public policy issues in Europe and brought together over 50 participants from 21 countries. Ecologic Institute's Prof. R. Andreas Kraemer led a breakout session on energy security. Sydney Baloue acted as lead rapporteur for the event. Dr. Nils Meyer-Ohlendorf was also in attendance.

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Dissolving the 'Westphalian system'

Transnationalism in Transboundary Water Management
The "Westphalian system" of international relations, based on delineation, non-interference, and separation, hinders effective management of environmental resources, such as trans-boundary rivers. In this article, R. Andreas Kraemer of Ecologic Institute explains how cooperation and sharing responsibilities over watercourses between states provided the basis for the US Constitution and the institutional order of the EU, and now drive a new transnationalism that erodes the Westphalian system. The article is available for download.Read more

Environmental Complaint-handling and Mediation Mechanisms at National Level

April 2012 to November 2012

Improving the implementation and enforcement of European environmental legislation will be one of the key priorities of the EU’s upcoming 7th Environmental Action Programme. In a study for the European Commission the Ecologic Institute, together with the Institute for European Environmental Policy and BIO Intelligence Service, is studying several options to improve the national complaint-handling and mediation mechanisms in the environmental field.

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Environmental law is characterised in many cases by its lack of directly and individuallyRead more

Ecologic University Course on Think Tanks Policy Consulting (2012)

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Summer Term 2012
1 April 2012 to 30 September 2012
Bremen
Germany

What does policy consultancy mean in practice? What is a think tank and what does it do? These and other questions were discussed by Doris Knoblauch and Gesa Homann within the framework of a teaching assignment at the Bremen University of Applied Sciences. Some 40 students from the bachelor program participated in the block seminar, which was split into three two-day blocks.

This was the third summer term in which Ecologic Institute Fellows taught the course as so called “practice partners.” Students were introduced to the institute’s workRead more

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Public Participation in River Basin Management in Germany

"From borders to natural boundaries"
Ecologic Institute compiled the national study for Germany, which focused on the Rhine and Elbe basins and mainly analyzed the origins and past experiences of public participation approaches in water management. The study is available for download.Read more

Public Participation in the Elbe Basin

Case study report produced under Work Package 5
Ecologic Institute supported the Institute for Environmental Systems Research at the University of Osnabrück in conducting a real-time case study in the Elbe basin. The main research focus of this study was the interplay of authorities and the various interest groups. The study is available for download.Read more

Ecologic Institute a Global Top 10 Environmental Think Tank again in 2011

Ecologic Institute again ranks 6th among Environment Think Tanks in the prestigious 2011 Global "Go-To Think Tank Index" of the University of Pennsylvania. Ecologic Institute - based in Berlin, Germany, and Washington DC - also reached 6th place in this category in the previous year's ranking. Among the Top 50 Think Tanks in Western Europe, Ecologic Institute took 37th place and was the only environmental think tank in this category.

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Guardians of People and the Planet: Think Tanks and Policies in the Public Interest (人类和地球的保护者:环境智库为人民服务)

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7 October 2011
Beijing
China

In the second international conference of a series on the role of Think Tanks in China, R. Andreas Kraemer of Ecologic Institute gave a presentation on environment and development policy and the contribution of think tanks to harmonious and sustainable social development. Conveners of the conference were the Institute for Social Development (ISD) of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS), the Friedrich Ebert Foundation (FES), and the Think Tanks and Civil Societies Program (TTCSP) of the University of Pennsylvania.

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Perspectives for Stability and Democracy in Pakistan

March 2011 to April 2011

How can we foster democratic development in Pakistan? What role could the European Union play? These questions were addressed in a joint workshop of the European Parliament's Committee on Foreign Affairs and Delegation for Relations with South Asia on 30 March 2011 in Brussels that was organized by Ecologic Institute. The European Parliament has recently published the thoroughly reviewed report of the workshop, in which EcologicRead more

Ecologic University Course on Think Tanks Policy Consulting (2011)

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Summer Term 2011
22 August 2011
Bremen
Germany
In the summer term of 2011, Christiane Gerstetter and Doris Knoblauch, Fellows at the Ecologic Institute, taught a seminar on policy consulting at the University of Applied Sciences in Bremen. Some 35  students, enrolled in  a bachelor’s programme, participated. The seminar consisted of a block of three units for a total duration of 32 hours  for a full course credit. Read more

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