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Economics of Green Germany - the case of the Energiewende

TimeLoc
19 May 2014 to 25 June 2014
Berlin
Germany
As a new element in the Ecologic Institute's long-standing cooperation with the Duke University in North Carolina, the Institute hosts a course on the German Energiewende. For the second time, the Ecologic Institute organizes this course as part of the 2014 Summer in Berlin program jointly organized by Duke University and Rutgers. Read more

Multilevel Governance of our Natural Capital - Part B: Recommendations

The contribution of regional and local authorities to the EU Biodiversity Strategy 2020 and the Aichi Biodiversity Targets
Deliverable B of the two-part report on "Multilevel Governance of our Natural Capital" provides a set of recommendations targeting Member States and local and regional authorities. These aim to support the achievement of the EU Biodiversity Strategy’s targets for 2020 and the implementation of CBD Decision X/22. The recommendations are the result of an analysis that was based on the findings from an online survey and desk research. The document presents a set of headline recommendations and elaborates on each recommendation with a more detailed explanation and illustrative examples.Read more

Multilevel Governance of our Natural Capital - Part A: Analysis and Case Studies

The contribution of regional and local authorities to the EU Biodiversity Strategy 2020 and the Aichi Biodiversity Targets
The report was prepared by Ecologic Institute and ICLEI. It was conducted for the Committee of the Regions (CoR) to inform the CoR's contribution to the review of the EU Biodiversity Strategy and contribute to the monitoring of the implementation of CBD Decision X/22 within the Member States. The main task of the study was the collection and analysis of information from the 28 Member States and their regions and cities on the involvement of local and regional authorities in the implementation of the EU Biodiversity Strategy and CBD Decision X/22. The report is available for download.Read more

European Topic Center on Biological Diversity (ETC-BD)

January 2014 to December 2018
The goal of the European Environment Agency's European Topic Centre on Biological Diversity (ETC-BD) is to collect and monitor data on biodiversity as well as issues and ecological pressures related to biodiversity. This data is used to establish the state of Europe's ecosystems to support the assessment, development, and implementation of EU policies such as the Habitats Directive. Ecologic Institute is supporting the ETC-BD with data collection and assessment on ecosystem status and mapping, policy analysis, and monitoring. Ecologic Institute is also conducting multiple assessments to contribute to the European Environment Agency's assessment reports.Read more

Economics of Climate Change Adaptation in Europe (ECONADAPT)

October 2013 to September 2016
The ECONADAPT project, on the Economics of Adaptation, was a research project funded by the European Union Seventh Framework Programme (FP7). Recognizing that there is an economic rationale for climate change adaptation, the ECONADAPT project set out to advance the knowledge and evidence base on the economics of adaptation and to develop practical material to support decision making processes. ECONADAPT applied adaptation economics in several decision making scenarios that could require economic information including risk management, project appraisal, impact assessments and planning processes. Throughout the project innovative methods were co-developed and tested in a participative way with diverse stakeholders engaged in adaptation policy at multiple governance scales.Read more

Influences on Consumer Behaviour

Policy Implications Beyond Nudging
A policy brief written by Katharina Umpfenbach and colleagues for DG Environment summarises the most relevant scientific insights and analyses the implications for policy making. It highlights novel policy ideas for triggering changes in consumer behaviour. The policy brief is available for download.Read more

Statement on the Second Monitoring Report by the German Government for 2012

Expert commission on the "Energy of the future" monitoring process
On 8 April 2014, the second monitoring report from the Federal Government and the joint statement from the Expert Commissions about the "Energy of the Future" monitoring process were presented. The Ecologic Institute supports the work of the Expert Commission by providing scientific input. The statement on the German "Energiewende", under review for the second year in 2012, had mixed findings. The major message is that while Germany is expected to meet its renewable energy targets, further efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and improve energy efficiency are necessary. The joint statement is available for download.Read more

Influences on Consumer Behaviour - Policy Implications Beyond Nudging

December 2013 to January 2014

Consumer demand is a critical driver of resource consumption in the EU. When striving for a resource-efficient EU economy, how can we use policies to effectively shape consumer choices towards sustainability? A new Report written by Katharina Umpfenbach and colleagues for DG Environment summarises the most relevant scientific insights and analyses the implications for policy making. It highlights novel policy ideas for triggering changes in consumer behaviour.
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Research Network in Climate, Resource Efficiency and Raw Materials (RECREATE)

July 2013 to June 2018

The Research Network in Climate, Resource Efficiency and Raw Materials (RECREATE) will assess the impacts of research and innovation in Europe and beyond, as well as derive an outlook and recommendations for future research priorities in the fields of climate, resource efficiency and raw materials, in particular for the Horizon 2020 research programme.

In a five-year long process, the network will analyse the various impacts of research and innovation activities, monitor new developments, and recommend future research priorities in the three areas of climate, resource efficiency andRead more

Post-Carbon Cities in Europe: A Long-Term Outlook (POCACITO)

January 2014 to December 2016
In the transition to a post-carbon economy and sustainable societies, cities will be faced with unique challenges. POCACITO focuses on uncovering how to improve the resilience of cities and regions in order to reduce existing and emerging conflicts over resources and their use in light of societal mega‐trends, environmental deterioration and climate change.Read more

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