Germany is the world’s second largest exporter, and export-oriented industries form the backbone of the German economy. At the same time, Germany has set itself ambitious targets for energy efficiency and the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions. How to reconcile these seemingly opposing objectives was the subject of a transatlantic...Read more
The Ecologic Institute and the Atlantic Council of the United States hosted three transatlantic study tours and a policy summit as part of a civil society dialogue focused on transformation processes in three areas: agriculture and forestry; industrial redevelopment; and the energy economy. The dialogue was sponsored by the European Union's External Action Service. For each event, a small group of Americans and Europeans comprised of policymakers, opinion leaders, the media, and business from an online network of mid-career leadership professionals came together.
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Demographic change will, in the long term, lead to shrinking and ageing populations in Europe. At the same time, younger economies are eying the international markets. Can a European reindustrialisation be successful under these circumstances? Max Grünig Fellow at Ecologic Institute Berlin was searched for an answer to this question at the Committee of the Regions. A full report based on the participant’s presentation can be downloaded.
In the next 50 years, populations will age and shrink in the large majority of European regions. This will have a considerable impact upon allRead more
In March 2011, The National People’s Congress has approved China’s 12th Five-Year-Plan, setting targets that also related to climate and clean energy issues. At a German-Chinese Riverside Chat on 31 March 2011 in Berlin, China’s commitment to international cooperation and...Read more
As part of the Transatlantic Climate Bridge, the Ecologic Institute organised a Transatlantic Media Dialogue to discuss structural change and economic transformation in Germany and the U.S.A. The exchange took place from 31 October to 4 November 2010 in Gelsenkirchen and focused on the whole Ruhr region. The dialogue brought together about 25 participants – German and US journalists as...Read more
Do the National Renewable Energy Action Plans concerning Member States’ goals for 2020 address the long-term restructuring of electricity generation? Do they consider possibilities for European cooperation? The Ecologic Institute examined these questions in its analysis of the German Renewable Energy Action Plan commissioned by the European Green Foundation. Ecologic Institute Senior Fellow Stephan Sina presented the results of this study as a panelist at a discussion hosted by the Heinrich Böll Foundation on 27 October 2010.Read more