Nature conservation is often thought of only with respect to forests and meadows. However, cities often have a greater species diversity than rural areas. What does that mean for Berlin? In this fifth event of the series Biodiversity - local/global, Prof. Dr. Ingo Kowarik, from the Technical University Berlin, and Ingrid Cloos, from the Senate Department for Urban Development and...Read more
In one of the last events of the discussion series "From the blue sky above the Ruhr to the Energiewende", Prof. Dr. Eckard Rehbinder and Dr. Christian Hey were invited to speak at the panel discussion. The topic of this evening was the transformation of environmental policy from a policy field situated on the national level to a supranational-European policy...Read more
On 27 November 2013, Amory Lovins, the American physicist and environmental scientist, visited Ecologic Institute in Berlin. During a luncheon he spoke to the audience about the most important research findings of his most recent book: "Reinventing Fire." Amory Lovins is one of the cofounders, the chief scientist, and the chairman emeritus of the Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI), a research...Read more
On 14 November 2013, a workshop on marine litter in the Baltic Sea took place at the Ecologic Institute's offices in Berlin. Susanne Altvater, a Fellow at Ecologic Institute, gave an introductory presentationon on the topic and on the Clean Sea project in general to German representatives of the relevant industries. Subsequently Matthias Mossbauer presented the first results of the...Read more
In the face of lower CO2 emissions prices, there are currently discussions about whether new coal-fired power plants will be built in the future. In this context, some have suggested implementing new measures to support emissions trading. Currently, the focus is on specific CO2 emissions limits. Similar measures have already been implemented in the United Kingdom and the United States.