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The German Climate Action Programme 2020 and the Climate Plan 2050

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31 October 2016
Berlin
Germany
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On 31 October 2016, Ecologic Institute hosted a Dinner Dialoge on the German Climate Action Programme 2020 and the Climate Plan 2050 featuring guest speakers  Dr. Karsten Sach, BMUB, Dr. Hermann Hüwels, DIHK, and Regine Günther, WWF.  Franzjosef Schafhausen moderated the discussion. The 21 participants discussed which criteria a 2050 climate strategy would need to fulfil, and how this strategy could foster the required transformation towards a low-carbon economy.Read more

ELEEP Interview with Edith Bayer (RAP) on "Efficiency First"

On 6 January 2017 ELEEP released a new podcast episode featuring a conversation with Edith Bayer (Associate, Regulatory Assistance Project) on "Efficiency First", the organizing principle that prioritizes energy efficiency and demand response investments whenever they would cost less or deliver more than building new supply or grid infrastructure.Read more

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Robust Review and Ratcheting Up Targets – EU Climate Policies after 2020

The Paris Agreement states that Parties will scale up their commitments with every nationally determined contribution. A new Ecologic paper shows how EU legislation can help implement these requirements. The paper is available for download.Read more

Statement on the Fifth Monitoring Report of the Federal German Government for 2015

Expert Commission on the "Energy of the Future" Monitoring Process
In December 2016, the joint statement of the Expert Commission on the "Energy of the Future" Monitoring Process was published. Ecologic Institute provides scientific support to the work of the Expert Commission with a focus on the key topics that Dr. Hans-Joachim Ziesing and the Expert Commission selected for their joint statement. The joint statement is available for download.Read more

Facilitating Multi-level Governance for Energy Efficiency – multEE Flyer

The multEE flyer illustrates the main project outline, objectives and modules. An overview of the project cycle is illustrated, together with details of the partner countries and the Consortium implementing the project.Read more

Integrating National Reality into the 2030 Governance System

An assessment of experience with climate and energy planning and reporting in select EU Member States
To ensure that the aims of the 2030 EU climate and energy framework are met, European leaders agreed to establish a new governance system based an enhanced scheme for national planning and reporting (P&R). In the context of on-going policy discussions surrounding these so-called National Energy and Climate Plans (NECPs), this paper investigates EU Member States' experiences with the existing P&R obligations and identifies important lessons to be considered in the development of the new system. The paper is available for download.Read more

Climate and Energy – a critical dialogue series on current issues

July 2016 to June 2017
Ecologic Institute is conducting a series of five Dinner Dialogues, titled "Climate and energy – a critical dialogue series on current issues". The dialogues aim at promoting the debate in Germany on climate protection and sustainable energy, as well as at strengthening networks among actors.Read more

Lessons from the European Semester for Effective 2030 Governance for Energy and Climate

Many open questions remain for the future governance system of the EU’s 2030 climate and energy targets. This report by Ecologic Institute analyses what if any possible lessons can be drawn from the experience with the European Semester. This is especially to help provide answers on key procedural issues in the implementation/progress monitoring phase. The report is available for download.Read more
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Germany's Energy Transition

A Comparative Perspective
This book, edited by Professor Carol Hager, Ph.D. and Ecologic Institute's Associate Professor Christoph H. Stefes, Ph.D. analyzes Germany's path-breaking Energiewende, the country's transition from an energy system based on fossil and nuclear fuels to a sustainable energy system based on renewables. The authors explain Germany's commitment to a renewable energy transition on multiple levels of governance, from the local to the European, focusing on the sources of institutional change that made the transition possible. They then place the German case in international context through comparative case studies of energy transitions in the USA, China, and Japan. These chapters highlight the multifaceted challenges, and the enormous potential, in different paths to a sustainable energy future. Taken together, they tell the story of one of the most important political, economic, and social undertakings of our time.Read more

Enhancing Economic Growth and Convergence through EU Climate Policy

September 2016 to April 2018
This project analyses the positive economic and social impacts of European Union climate policy based on case studies from Central, Eastern and Southern Europe. The focus is on co-benefits in the areas of social policy, employment, environment protection, and health.Read more

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