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Jahrbuch Ökologie 2012

Grüner Umbau – Neue Allianzen für die Umwelt
With the impending nuclear energy phase out, how can the energy system successfully adapt and rebuild? What concepts and which alliances are necessary for the transition from a fossil- nuclear world to the solar era? The Ecology Yearbook 2012 addresses these fundamental issues from economic, social, and technical perspectives. It keeps track of which options can lead to a green transformation, but also looks at unresolved environmental conflicts, which can only be addressed through innovators and new and transformative research. The Ecologic Institute is one of the institutes supporting the yearbook and has contributed a chapter to the 2012 edition.Read more

Evaluation of the Environmental Compliance Assistance Programme for SMEs (ECAP)

September 2010 to June 2011

Small and medium enterprises are important economic actors and incidentally also an important source of environmental pollution. Given their limited size and manpower they often struggle to know all relevant environmental legislation applicable to them and are often not fully aware of their environmental impact. In order to fill these gaps, the programme ECAP (Environmental Compliance Assistance Programme) has been created that includes different actions (training, dissemination of good practice, promotion of tailor-made environmental management approaches). This project assessed theRead more


Smart Buildings and Smart Grids - European and German Approaches

27 October 2011
In October 2011, delegates from Norway's Statsbygg visited Ecologic Institute to gain new perspectives on European and German approaches to sustainable renewable energy solutions, smart grid implementation and smart buildings.Read more

IN-STREAM and OPEN: EU Workshop – Sustainability Indicators for Policy Making

Report on the Workshop of 8-9 February 2011
Stoessel, Susanah; Samuela Bassi; Leonardo Mazza et. al. 2011: IN-STREAM and OPEN: EU Workshop – Sustainability Indicators for Policy Making. Report on the Workshop of 8-9 February 2011. Ecologic Institute/IEEP: Berlin/London/Brussels.Read more

Scenarios for a One Planet Economy in Europe - Study for the European Commission

The results of a scenario exercise carried out under the OPEN:EU project suggest that the transformation of Europe into a One Planet Economy by 2050 would require very aggressive policy action. The study is available for download.Read more

First I-CITE Study Tour: Renewables and Rural Energy Opportunities

21 August 2011 to 26 August 2011
Germany, Austria

While renewable energy and its role for achieving an energy transformation, improving the environment, and supporting rural economies is a hotly discussed topic in both the US and Europe, approaches to increasing the share of renewables in the energy mix differ significantly on opposite sides of the Atlantic. As a result, exchanging Transatlantic experiences and lessons learned is of crucial...Read more

Assessing Prospects and Limits of Shale Gas in Europe

12 May 2011

Economist and Fellow at Ecologic Institute Berlin, Max Grünig participated and chaired in the Ninth Transatlantic Energy Governance Dialogue on Shale Gas, on 12 and 13 May 2011 in Budapest (Hungary). The full report of the event is available for download.

Participants explored the question of whether Shale Gas is a "game changer" for European energy security, In particular, Max Grünig moderated the working group on "Assessing Prospects and Limits of Shale Gas in Europe". The event was organised by the Central European University, in partnership withRead more

The 3Ts - Tariffs, Taxes, and Transfers - in the European Water Sector

July 2011 to November 2011

Ecologic Institute supported EUREAU in its contribution on financial sustainable solutions for the water sector within the context of the 2012 World Water Forum in Marseille. One key aspect of these solutions is the promotion of the "3Ts" approach developed by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). The final report is available for download.

The "3Ts"

The 3Ts concept has been developed by the OECD Horizontal water programme in order to describe and categorise the three ultimate financialRead more

Industries of the Future - Symposium

9 May 2011
United States

A symposium on "Industries of the Future: Economic Growth through Clean Energy and Clean Jobs" took place at the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, Georgia on 9 May 2011 as a part of Georgia Tech's Europe Day Celebrations. The event was hosted by Ecologic Institute, the German Embassy,...Read more

Sino-German Training Course on Green Growth and Environmental Management

27 March 2011 to 9 April 2011
Berlin, Hamburg

On behalf of GIZ, Ecologic Institute designed, organised and implemented a study tour for directors and assistant directors of various Chinese environmental agencies and the Chinese Ministry of Environment from 27 March to 9 April 2011. The training conveyed important aspects of European and German environmental policy to the participants...Read more


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