The event will highlight the main results of the report "Environment Component of the Commitment to Development Index." The presentation of the report, which was prepared by Ecologic Institute, will serve as basis to discuss the most urgent issues in the environment-development nexus, as well as to identify the most suitable policy recommendations for member states and EU institutions.
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On 6 June 2014, a parliamentary breakfast was held in Berlin on "Strategies and Options for Resource Policy in Germany". In order to allow for an exchange between policy, academia and business, the Resource Policy research project (PolRess) invited members of the German Parliament and resource policy experts to a debate. Dr. Martin Hirschnitz-Garbers acted as moderator of the event.
Is China hooked on coal? Data are showing a possible end to China's coal boom of latter years. Li Shuo, Climate & Energy Campaigner for Greenpeace China explained the background for this encouraging development, and exchanged views with the Climate & Energy Team at Ecologic Institute on 16 April 2014. China's new 'Coalwende' may not yet be as dynamic as...Read more
The closing event of the discussion series "From the 'blue sky over the Ruhr' to the Energiewende" on 12 May 2014 had the guests Prof. Dr. Edda Müller (former vice chairwoman of the German Council for Sustainable Development), Dr. Hans-Joachim Ziesing (former department head at the German Institute for Economic Research) and Prof. Dr. Meinhard Schulz-Baldes (former Secretary General of...Read more
One major cause of the continued deterioration of the global environment are unsustainable patterns of consumption and production, particularly in industrialized countries, but also increasingly in emerging economies catching up with western lifestyles. This is a matter of grave concern as regards both environmental impacts as well as aggravating poverty and inequity.
At the event, Dr. Sylvia Lorek talked about...Read more