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Discussion on TTIP in the European Parliament

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5 June 2013
Brussels
Belgium

On 5 June 2013, Christiane Gerstetter of Ecologic Institute participated in a panel discussion in the European Parliament on the planned EU–US Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) agreement. Her input focused on ways to ensure that the agreement incorporates and results in some environmental benefits. The discussion was organized by the Greens/EFA as part of a series of similar events in Berlin and Paris.

The US and EU recently decided to embark on negotiations of a trade and investment agreement, going beyond the current multilateral trade rules contained in WTO lawRead more

Towards New Development and Sustainable Development Goals

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5 June 2013
Berlin
Germany

The Konrad Adenauer Foundation conducted the conference "Towards new development and Sustainable Development Goals" on 5 June 2013 in Berlin. Dr. Nils Meyer-Ohlendorf, Senior Fellow, spoke at the event. 

Current International Governance of Land Use: Key Findings from GLOBALANDS

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27 May 2013
Berlin
Germany

On 27 May 2013, the first international expert workshop organised within the GLOBALANDS project has taken place at the Ecologic Institute in Berlin. In their presentation, Stephanie Wunder (Ecologic Institute) and Franziska Wolff (Öko-Institut) gave an overview international policies, which have a direct and indirect effect on land use and identified current windows of opportunities for an international approach for sustainable land use governance.Read more

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Cost-Benefit Analysis of Adaptation Measures in Germany

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23 May 2013
Berlin
Germany

Due to the changing climate, cities and local administrations in particular must decide how they will implement climate adaptation measures. One instrument to support such local and regional decision-making processes is the cost-benefit analysis. Jenny Tröltzsch presented to and discussed Ecologic Institute's recent study results with participants from the Finnish project "Climate-Proof City – Tools for Planners."

On 23 May 2013, Ecologic Institute invited 15 representatives from four Finnish cities and other institutions to discuss the results of cost-benefit analyses of adaptationRead more

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On the Road to EEG 2.0

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15 May 2013
Oberhausen
Germany

During this 6th Biogas workshop Dr. Wolfgang Urban, Fellow at Ecologic Institute, presented the current state, objectives, and procedures on the way to the revised Renewable Energy Sources Act (EEG 2.0). He described the challenges within the energy transition process and possible prospects of bioenergies. The presentation slides are available for download.Read more

Multilateral Governance in the Arctic via the Arctic Council and its Observers – an Arctic Community?

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6 May 2013
Venice
Italy
Arne Riedel, Researcher at Ecologic Institute, presented the institutional framework for the Arctic and its changes as well as the possible influence of Arctic Council observers. Taking the expansion of regional interests into account, the presentation also examined the role of Arctic Council observer states in the possible concept of an "Arctic Community." He outlined the possibilities for observer states to influence the policies of Arctic states within and outside of the Arctic Council and concluded such observer states have been (and will likely remain) demanding actors in Arctic governance. The presentation slides are available for download.Read more

How to Transform Europe Into a Low-Carbon Economy by 2050 - Experience from Europe, Implications for the US?

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23 April 2013
Washington DC
United States

As part of Johns Hopkins University's monthly lecture series of its Energy Policy and Climate Program, Matthias Duwe of Ecologic Institute spoke about long-term energy and climate policy in Washington, DC. The presentation provided background on the EU and German policy experience as well as the state of discussions on the next emission reduction steps to be taken - with an eye to climate policy developments in the United States.

The lecture is available as a video file.

The European Union (EU) has setRead more

Biofuels at a Dead End or Part of the German "Energiewende"? Policy, Actors and Discourses from a European Perspective.

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19 April 2013
Berlin
Germany

"Fair Fuels" is a socio-ecological research project (SÖF), which over the past four years has addressed the question of whether biofuels can be produced and used in a socioecologically compatible manner. The project also looked at the socioecological impacts that derive from present production and promotion. At its final conference on 19 April 2013 in Berlin, Timo Kaphengst gave a presentation on the European biofuels policy and the discourse about the criteria for sustainable biofuel production. The presentation is available for download.

The main topic of the final conference wasRead more

Bridging the Science-policy Interface – Achieving a Sustainable Dialogue Between Policy Makers and Scientists within BioFresh

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Creating an open dialogue between scientists and policy makers has been recognized as a crucial aspect of effectively integrating scientific findings into relevant policy fields. Ecologic Institute, together with Oxford University and the European Commission’s Joint Research Center (JRC), organized a one day event dedicated to exploring this topic within the BioFresh project’s annual meeting in Machern, Germany. Amongst the speakers were Ecologic Institute’s Timo Kaphengst, Ulf Stein and Dr. Eleftheria Kampa. The presentation slides are available for download.

One central aim of theRead more

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Current State of the Transformation of the Energy System (called 'Energiewende') – Challenges and the Role of Natural Gas Infrastructure and Natural Gas as Energy Source

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18 April 2013
Berlin
Germany

Dr. Wolfgang Urban, Fellow at Ecologic Institute, hold a presentation at the fourth expert dialogue "Gas Infrastructure for the Future", organized by the Technologiestiftung Berlin (TSB). He described the current state of the energy  transition process in Germany – the so-called Energiewende - and explained the further steps of the German Federal Government. Additionally, he exemplified the challenges in the energy market namely flexibility options, wind and solar energy in the transformation process as well as the role of natural gas infrastructure and natural gas as energy source.Read more

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Political Goals and Challenges in the Further Development of Renewable Energies Expansion in the Electricity Sector

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9 April 2013
Berlin
Germany

As part of a VDI Conference dealing with demand-driven electricity generation from biogas and biomethane, Ecologic Institute's Dr. Wolfgang Urban gave a speech about the political expansion goals in the field of renewable energies and the prospect of biogas from the Federal Government's point of view. He especially presented the Energy Concept 2010 and related challenges, e.g. the demand for a flexible electricity supply. The presentation slides are available for download.Read more

The Use of Ecosystem-Based Approaches to Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation: Barriers and Success Factors

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20 March 2013
Hamburg
Germany

In response to the growing pressures from climate change, the maintenance and restoration of natural habitats has emerged as an effective strategy to increase the resilience of ecosystems and support sustainable livelihoods. However, the integration and implementation of such ecosystem-based approaches is still lacking while awareness of the concept and its potential remains substantially low. Sandra Naumann gave a presentation on "The use of ecosystem-based approaches to climate change adaptation and mitigation: barriers and success factors" at the European Climate Change Adaptation (ECCARead more

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Experiences and Future Perspectives of Biomethane in Germany from a Regulatory Perspective

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19 March 2013
Frankfurt am Main
Germany

During the International VDI Conference-Biomethane 2013, major issues for the biogas and biomethane markets in technical, political and business areas, drawing on leading experiences from all over Europe, Russia and China were discussed. Dr. Wolfgang Urban, Fellow at Ecologic Institute, presented German political targets and utilization priorities for biomethane. Furthermore he spoke on the current legal framework and incentive scheme as well as the challenges and future perspectives and conclusions from amendment of legal framework. The presentation slides are available for Download.Read more

Lost in Translation? Transnational Cooperation to Link EU, Macro-Regional and National Adaptation Strategies

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18 March 2013
Hamburg
Germany

Ecologic Institute's Susanne Altvater participated in a workshop during the European Climate Change Adaptation conference (ECCA) 2013 about improved transnational cooperation with regard to climate change adaptation. Her presentation about the currently developed "Baltic Sea Region Strategy for Cooperation on Climate Change Adaptation at different levels" is available for download.

The EU strategy for climate adaptation has been adopted in April 2013. It has to interact with national and macro-regional adaptation strategies for full effectiveness. With regard to national strategies,Read more

The Influence of Local Cultural Values on the Governance of Adaptation

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18 March 2013
Hamburg
Germany

Grit Martinez' presentation during the European Climate Change Adaptation conference (ECCA) 2013 dealt with the perception of climate risks and the reasons why different measures and attitudes emerged in two communities at the German Baltic Sea coast. The research was based on qualitative analysis and document research including chronicles and exploration of sites of local coastal heritage. Special attention was given to the respective cultural traditions in the communities, e.g. images of nature, people's relationships to the sea and their sense of place, economic development as well asRead more

Changing Climate – Changing Transport

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7 March 2013
Berlin
Germany

Even though the "Energiewende", the long-term energy transformation, may be the talk of the town, what happens in transport policy is at least as important for the success or failure of German climate policies. The situation is complex: on the one hand, there is a range of promising projects, initiatives and innovative solutions for sustainable transport. On the other hand, transport volumes are growing along with the economy, and individual mobility is on the rise. As part of the Brühl expert discussion, a panel of distinguished experts, moderated by Benjamin Görlach of the EcologicRead more

Ecologic University Course on Science-based Policy Advice (2013)

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summer term 2013
1 March 2013 to 30 August 2013
Bremen
Germany

What does policy advice mean in practice? How does science-based policy advice work and where are the problems and challenges? These and other questions were discussed by Dr. Martin Hirschnitz-Garbers and Timo Kaphengst within a teaching assignment at the Bremen University of Applied Sciences. Some 40 Bachelor's degree students participated in the seminar, which was split into three two-day blocks.

This was the fourth summer term in which Ecologic Institute Fellows taught the course as so called "practice partners." Students were introduced to the instituteRead more

Best Practices in Sustainable Urban Mobility

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26 February 2013
São Paulo
Brazil

Ecologic Institute's Max Grünig participated in a debate on “Automobiles and Consumption: Mobility, Emissions and Energy Efficiency”, organised on February 26, 2013 by the Instituto Brasileiro de Defesa do Consumidor (Brasilian Institute for Consumer Protection) in São Paulo, Brasil. The presentation aoout "Best Practices in Sustainable Urban Mobility" is available for download.

Max Grünig's presentation [pdf, 1 MB, English] highlighted several European cities with goodRead more

Car Labeling: A Comparison of Case Studies

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26 February 2013
São Paulo
Brazil

Ecologic Institute's Max Grünig participated in a debate on “Automobiles and Consumption: Mobility, Emissions and Energy Efficiency”, organised on February 26, 2013 by the Instituto Brasileiro de Defesa do Consumidor (Brasilian Institute for Consumer Protection) in São Paulo, Brasil. His presentation dealing with "Car Labeling: A Comparison of Case Studies" is available for download.

The presentation [pdf, 1,9 MB, English] includes examples of successful car labelsRead more

Members of Congress Discuss German "Energiewende"

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19 February 2013
Berlin
Germany

As part of the tenth annual "Congress-Bundestag Forum," members of the U.S. House of Representatives visited Germany to discuss various aspects of international politics. The tour included a discussion on energy policy and its recent developments. Dr. Camilla Bausch of Ecologic Institute reported on the history, current status and prospects of the German "Energiewende".

This event was organized by the German Marshall Fund (GMF) and the RobertRead more

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