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From Metrics to Policy - Local Sustainability Measurement, Reporting in Support of Community Action: The Sustainable San Mateo County Indicators Report

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23 April 2013
Washington, DC
United States
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How can environmental statistics and metrics serve to effectively inform the public, policymakers, and the media? On 23 April 2013, Tanja Srebotnjak and Cathy Schechter of Ecologic Institute's San Mateo Office offered a sneak peak into the 2013 Sustainable San Mateo County Indicators 17th edition Report, the longest continuously running local indicator report in the U.S.

The presentation and discussion highlighted...Read more

Cultural Perceptions of Climate Change and Sea Level Rise Adaptation Strategies in Maryland, North Carolina, and the German Baltic Sea Coast

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22 April 2013
Berlin
Germany

On 22 April 2013, the Embassy of the United States and Ecologic Institute hosted a lunch seminar presenting the results of a transatlantic research project on cultural perceptions of climate change and adaptation in coastal regions. This project, undertaken by Duke University and Ecologic Institute, examines how people’s values and beliefs in coastal zones of Germany and the United States...Read more

Book Presentation: "Gross Domestic Problem" by Lorenzo Fioramonti

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21 January 2013
Berlin
Germany
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The Ecologic Institute invited Prof. Lorenzo Fioramonti from the University of Pretoria, South Africa, to introduce his new book "Gross Domestic Problem". This book about the "world’s most powerful number" (GDP) argues that the political interests behind GDP are an important reason why it has remained dominant as a welfare indicator.

Professor Fioramonti gave a brief presentation of his book, and...Read more

Unconventional Oil - Opportunities and Risks

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12 September 2012
Berlin
Germany
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On 12 September 2012, a Transatlantic Breakfast was held in the offices of Ecologic Institute, Berlin, on unconventional oils and their sources and the related impacts on climate change and supply security. The event, which was held in cooperation with the US Embassy in Berlin, featured Deborah Gordon, Nonresident Senior Associate in the Energy and Climate Program at Carnegie Endowment...Read more

Ten Years Ecologic Institute, Brussels: At the Forefront of European Environmental Policy

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27 September 2011
Brussels
Belgium
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Since 1995, Ecologic Institute contributed to the strategic development of European Environmental Policy through large-scale international collaborations and framework agreements with EU Institutions. With our key partner, the Institute for European Environmental Policy (IEEP) and our presence in strategic locations, we work to overcome political obstacles and strengthen relations with EU institutions. The opening of the Brussels office ten years...Read more

Harnessing Renewable Energy for Job Creation and Growth

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21 September 2010
Washington, DC
United States
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While legislators were introducing a major new bill on renewable electricity in the U.S. Senate on 21 September 2010, a transatlantic lunch in the U.S. Capitol Building convened two veterans of the debate on clean energy reform for an exchange of lessons learned and future opportunities. The lunch, featuring President...Read more

Climate and Environmental Governance after Copenhagen

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22 January 2010
Berlin
Germany
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On 22 January 2010, an Ecologic Transatlantic Luncheon was held in Berlin in honour of Adil Najam, a Professor at Boston University. In his short speech, Adil Najam pointed out that Copenhagen was different from other international conferences and also that the wrong conclusions have been drawn from...Read more

Ecologic Institute Side Event in Copenhagen on Regional Adaptation for Coastal Areas

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15 December 2009
Copenhagen
Denmark

The Ecologic Institute hosted an international dialogue on regional adaptation actions for coastal areas as a complementary event to the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen. Examples of practical applications of research results within the project RADOST (Regional Adaptation Strategies for the German Baltic Sea Coast), a project is coordinated by the Ecologic Institute, was the starting point of...Read more

Ecologic Institute Technology Transfer Side Event at UNFCCC COP-15 in Copenhagen

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11 December 2009
Copenhagen
Denmark
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The Ecologic Institute presented its policy brief on the transfer of climate technology to developing countries at a side event on 11 December 2009 at the UNFCCC COP15 in Copenhagen. The policy brief, addressed primarily to UNFCCC negotiators, surveys Party positions on technology transfer in the UNFCCC negotiations and tested areas of contention against evidence in the academic literature offering...Read more

German Premiere of the Documentary Film "The End of the Line"

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14 December 2009
Berlin
Germany
On 14 December 2009, the critically acclaimed documentary film “The End of the Line” had its German premiere in Berlin. It was the first major feature documentary film revealing the devastating impact of overfishing on our oceans. The screening (with German subtitles) was followed by a panel discussion on the EU Common Fisheries Policy.Read more

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