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Communicating Science: An Introduction to the Principles of Knowledge Transfer and Knowledge Brokerage

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5 August 2013 to 11 August 2013
Venice (Italy) and Spittal (Austria)
Sustainable river basin planning and management are not "business-as-usual" approaches, creating exceptional challenges for water managers across Europe. To address these challenges, additional knowledge and know-how in designing dissemination activities and management approaches are needed. Ulf Stein from Ecologic Institute and Beatriz Medina from Amphos21 held a lecture on "Communicating Science" as part of the second WaterDiss2.0 Summer School. Read more
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Obstacles and Opportunities for Electric Mobility in Europe

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2 July 2013
Alès
France

At RIVE 2013 (International Encounters of Ecological Cars) in Alès, Senior Fellow at Ecologic Institute Max Grünig presented on electric mobility costs and existing policy instruments in Europe, identifying challenges and opportunities for the industry. His presentation slides are available for download.

Max Grünig's presentation contained the following key results:

  • The total costs for electric mobility vehicles currently still exceed the costs of comparable conventional vehicles.
  • Falling production costs create lower consumer prices and cause an increase in
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Options and Proposals for the International Governance of Climate Engineering

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28 June 2013
Brussels
Belgium

The Institute for European Studies in Brussels held a Policy Forum on 28 June 2013 which presented and discussed options and proposals for developing arrangements for the international governance of climate engineering. Based on a study for the German Federal Environment Agency (UBA) led by Ecologic Institute, the proposals were presented by Dr. Ralph Bodle, Senior Fellow at Ecologic Institute, and Prof. Dr. Sebastian Oberthür, Academic Director of the IES at the Free University of Brussels. The presentation slides are available for download.

Climate engineering or 'Read more

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Experts discuss next steps in German resource policy - Parliamentary Breakfast focusing on Resource Policy

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On 27 June 2013, a parliamentary breakfast was held in Berlin to discuss key questions of German resource policy in the next legislative period. In order to allow for an exchange between policy, academia and business, the Resource Policy research project (PolRess) invited members of the German parliament and resource policy experts to a debate. Dr. Martin Hirschnitz-Garbers moderated the event.

A brief paper providing a scientific perspective (German) was prepared as input to the event. It derives key questions from latest scientificRead more

Climate Change and Nature Conservation in Europe

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25 June 2013 to 26 June 2013
Bonn
Germany

On 25 and 26 June 2013, Timo Kaphengst, McKenna Davis and Susanne Altvater spoke on various aspects regarding climate change adaptation and nature conservation in Europe. Timo Kaphengst, Senior Fellow at Ecologic Institute, held a presentation on the ecosystem-based approach (EbA) to adaptation. McKenna Davis and Susanne Altvater, both Fellows, held presentations during a parallel session on coastal and marine ecosystems. Their topics were green infrastructure as a tool for reducing Europe's vulnerability to climate change and the development of a strategy and action plan to support theRead more

Indicators on Light Pollution for Policy Making

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21 June 2013
Erkner
Germany

Lucas Porsch, Fellow at Ecologic Institute, was asked to comment on presentations regarding the economic costs of light pollution held during the conference "The bright side of the night." In his comments, Lucas Porsch set out the criteria for light pollution indicators to be usable in practical policy making. He explained the type of valuations of environmental damages used in the assessment tool developed for the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU) and the Federal Environment Agency (UBA). He also summarized the potential inclusion ofRead more

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Decoupling Economic Growth from Resource Use and Environmental Impacts

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18 June 2013
Berlin
Germany

In the long term, existing economic activities and consumption patterns will inevitably surpass planetary boundaries. The concept of absolute decoupling offers the potential to reduce the resource inputs and environmental impacts associated with economic growth. Dr. Martin Hirschnitz-Garbers discussed whether absolute decoupling will be one solution and which challenges would be faced in the implementation of this concept with the participants of the FFU Berlin Sustainability Talk. The presentation slides are available for download.

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The New Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP): A Focus on the Environment

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On 13 June 2013, the AICGS Business & Economics Program and the Ecologic Institute hosted a workshop entitled "The New Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP): A Focus on the Environment" at the Ecologic Institute Berlin office. Environmental aspects have not always been a primary consideration in international trade and investment agreements. The event was thus aimed at ensuring environmental objectives are given proper consideration in the negotiations regarding the planned trade and investment agreement between the EU and the US.

On the occasion of the 30 yearRead more

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Biogas - Political Prospects in Germany – What Needs to be Achieved?

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12 June 2013
Nürtingen
Germany

Dr. Wolfgang Urban, Fellow at Ecologic Institute, spoke at the 7th VDI conference "Biogas 2013." He informed about the objectives and guidelines as well as the current status ofRead more

Guidance of Climate Change Policy by Legislation

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10 June 2013
Berlin
Germany

On 10 June 2013, Dr. Stephan Sina, Senior Fellow at Ecologic Institute, spoke on the guidance of climate change policy by legislation to an expert audience from administration, business, and environmental policy in the town hall of Berlin. The presentation is available for download.

The event was organized by the Senate Department for Urban Development and the Environment in Berlin. It introduced the concept for a new Energiewende Act for Berlin. In addition to Stephan Sina’s presentation, speeches were given by State Secretary Christian Gaebler, the head of the Special DepartmentRead more

Identification of German Interests in Environmental Protection and Development of Recommendations for a German Environmental Policy for the Arctic

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5 June 2013
Berlin
Germany
Dr. Ralph Bodle and his colleagues presented a report by Ecologic Institute on possible courses of action for German environmental policy with an emphasis on the Arctic in the context of the German government's Arctic Dialogue. The report offered a number of different possibilities of how Germany could work towards improving nature conservation in the Arctic.Read more

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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