Presentations – Ecologic Institute EU
At the Degrowth Conference held in Leipzig from 2 to 6 September 2014, Dr. Martin Hirschnitz-Garbers and Katharina Umpfenbach, both of Ecologic Institute, presented recent findings from the DYNAMIX project. The presentation slides are available online. This presentation introduces the main objectives of the DYNAMIX project and presents decoupling concepts and various policy mixes for a better well-being.
The objective of the DYNAMIX project is to identify policy mixes to absolute decoupling of economic growth from resource use and its associated environmental impacts. ThisRead more
A new economic paradigm and its multiple facets for future development were intensively discussed at the international "Degrowth Conference" in Leipzig from 2 to 6 September 2014. Also the Ecologic Institute contributed through presentations, workshops and moderations. Christiane Gerstetter and Timo Kaphengst held a workshop on "Biodiversity and well-being in development cooperation". The handout is available for download.
At the international Climate Engineering Conference from 18 to 21 August 2014, Dr. Ralph Bodle, Senior Fellow at Ecologic Institute, was a speaker and panelist on international law and governance of climate engineering and related research.
The conference was organised by the Institute of Advanced Sustainability Studies (IASS). More than 300 participants from the research, policy and civic communities discussed the highly complex and interlinked ethical, social and technical issues regarding climate engineering.
Climate engineering or 'geoengineering' refers to theRead more
At Ecologic Institute, a delegation of the Secretariat of the China Council for International Cooperation on Environment and Development (CCICED), headed by Ms Zhang Mengheng, was particularly interested in the research environment and the functioning of think tanks in Germany. The topic was introduced by R. Andreas Kraemer, Director of Ecologic Institute. Christiane Gerstetter, Senior Fellow, and Susanne Langsdorf, Researcher at Ecologic Institute, delved into the topic.
Susanne Langsdorf presented the various forms of science-based policy consultancy in Germany. Special attentionRead more
Ecologic Institute's McKenna Davis presented insights about the potential of nature-based tools to address urban challenges during Naturparif's 5th annual conference in Paris on 5 June 2014. Based on earlier studies written by the Ecologic Institute on the subject, she discussed the evolution of ecosystem-based approaches and green infrastructure within a European policy context and their potential to address both climate change adaptation and human well-being in urban areas. The presentation is available for download.
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On 23 May 2014 in Brussels, DG Climate Action hosted a meeting of the Working Group (WG) 5 under the Climate Change Committee. This WG5 focuses on the "Implementation of the LULUCF Decision and policy development of the land use, land use change, and forestry sector". Ana Frelih-Larsen, a Senior Fellow at Ecologic Institute, participated in the meeting, presenting the study "Mainstreaming climate change in the rural development policy post 2013." The presentation slides are available for download.
Land use, land - use change and forestry (LULUCF) is an inventoryRead more
The Ecologic Institute continues to be actively involved in the debate on the ongoing negotiations on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) and its environmental impact. On 3 May 2014, Christiane Gerstetter, Senior Fellow at the Ecologic Institute, moderated a discussion on investor-state dispute settlement under TTIP at the Evangelische Akademie Loccum.
The Ecologic Institute continues to be actively involved in the debate on the ongoing negotiations on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) and its environmental impact. On 23 April 2014, Max Grünig, Senior Fellow at the Ecologic Institute, participated as a panelist in a stakeholder forum on TTIP in Washington D.C. The presentation slides are available for download.
The event involved experts and policy makers from the US and the EU, and focused on the potential consequences of TTIP for environment and health protection. A particular relevant topic was theRead more