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Governance for Drought Resilience – Results of the DROP-Project published

The book "Governance for Drought Resilience" presents the findings of scientists and practitioners who collaborated on the project "Benefits of Governance in Drought Adaptation" (DROP). It aims to aid regional water authorities and other relevant stakeholders interested in governance assessment. Staff members from Ecologic Institute summarized regional studies; contributed to the cross-cutting perspective chapters on nature, agriculture, freshwater and introduced European drought and water scarcity policies.

Transatlantic Perspectives After Paris

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23 May 2016
Bonn
Germany
On 23 May 2016, the ELEEP Network hosted a Side Event at the May UNFCCC meeting in Bonn. The event featured guest speakers Aki Kachi (ELEEP Fellow 2015/2016) and Michael Mehling (MIT). Matthias Duwe (Head of Climate, Ecologic Institute) moderated the event. During the event, the speakers discussed existing options for the development of carbon markets post-Paris and provided a perspective on what they could mean for carbon markets in the US and the EU. A video recording of the event can be viewed on the ELEEP Network YouTube Channel.Read more

Partnerkarte | Nachhaltiges Wirtschaften

Online maps: Initiatives and Institutes for a sustainable Economy
This online map showing many of the relevant stakeholders in Germany is of a great use – even more so if practitioners and scientific stakeholders can also be displayed separately. The online map by the project Scientific Coordination of Research Projects on a Sustainable Economy is able to do exactly this! This Overview lists around 200 initiatives, projects and institutions. Ecologic Institute is responsible for the concept, design, programming and content production management. Within the project Scientific Coordination of Research Projects on a Sustainable Economy, the Ecologic Institute built such a map - displaying about 200 initiatives and respective stakeholders (including science but also practitioners) who strive for a sustainable economy.Read more

Green Finance - Strategies and Instruments for the Financing of Ecological Modernization

March 2015 to November 2017
The transition towards a "Green Economy" requires investment and adequate funding. But what exactly are the financing requirements of a green transformation in the areas of energy and energy storage, energy efficiency, mobility, material efficiency, recycling, water management and agriculture in Germany? This project deals with the question on how best to promote green investments, particulary in light of mobilizing already existing ones, but fixed in more promising forms of investment for innovation with the focus of environmental sustainability.Read more

Low-carbon Energy Security from a European Perspective

This book draws on the European Commission funded project MILESECURE-2050. It considers low-carbon energy security and energy geopolitics in Europe with a focus on four thematic clusters: challenging the energy security paradigm; climate change and energy security objectives (the components of a secure and low-carbon energy system); energy security in a geopolitical perspective, as it relates to economics, resource competition, and availability; and the influence of large scale renewable energy projects on energy security and shifting geopolitical alliances. Max Grünig served as one of the book's editors and further researchers, Andreas Prahl, Katherine Weingartner and Brandon O'Donnell, were chapter authors.Read more

Adaptation Futures 2016

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10 May 2016 to 13 May 2016
Rotterdam
Netherlands
Vivienne Parry welcomed approximately 1700 attendees from over 100 countries to the fourth edition of Adaptation Futures 2016, one of the largest conferences ever held on climate change adaptation. The Bottom-Up Climate Adaptation Strategies (BASE) project was selected to be featured as a best practice project at the conference. BASE partners, among them Ecologic Institute, presented the project's research and tools in two sessions.Read more

Policies Supporting the German Resource Efficiency Programme ProgRess

January 2016 to March 2019
In order to advance resource policy nationally and internationally we need to analyse and foster the political and societal debate on sustainable resource use. Resource policy is a dynamic policy area with diverse and changing needs for action, constellations of actors and positions as well as a multitude of suggestions for policy targets and instruments. In this context, the project aims to support the implementation and further development of the German Resource Efficiency Programme ProgRess.Read more

The Fragmentation-Coherence Paradox in Twente

Bressers, Hans; Koen Bleumink; Nanny Bressers et. al. 2016: "The Fragmentation-Coherence Paradox in Twente", in: Bressers, Hans; Nanny Bressers; Corinne Larrue (eds.): Governance for Drought Resilience. Land and Water Drought Management in Europe. Heidelberg: SpringerOpen, 181-202.Read more

Drought Awareness Through Agricultural Policy

Multi-level Action in Salland, The Netherlands
Özerol, Gül; Jenny Troeltzsch; Corinne Larrue et. al. 2016: "Drought Awareness Through Agricultural Policy: Multi-level Action in Salland, The Netherlands", in: Bressers, Hans; Nanny Bressers; Corinne Larrue (eds.): Governance for Drought Resilience. Land and Water Drought Management in Europe. Heidelberg: SpringerOpen, 159-180.Read more

Flanders: Regional Organization of Water and Drought and Using Data as Driver for Change

Tröltzsch, Jenny; Rodrigo Vidaurre; Hans Bressers et. al. 2016: "Flanders: Regional Organization of Water and Drought and Using Data as Driver for Change", in: Bressers, Hans; Nanny Bressers; Corinne Larrue (eds.): Governance for Drought Resilience. Land and Water Drought Management in Europe. Heidelberg: SpringerOpen, 139-158.Read more

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