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For the Oceans, Free and Clean

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4 November 2013
Berlin
Germany
Human-caused marine pollution presents an increasing threat to biological diversity. This kick-off event of the event series entitled "Biodiversity - local/global" depicts the dangers. In his presentation R. Andreas Kraemer, Founding Director and CEO of Ecologic Institute, describes the extent of the global marine pollution and it's effects on the diversity of marine life. The video references are available online.Read more

Security Challenges and Opportunities

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30 October 2013 to 31 October 2013
Abisko
Sweden
From 30 to 31 October 2013, a workshop entitled "Shaping Arctic Change through Conscious Choices" took place at the Abisko Scientific Research Station in Northern Sweden, ca. 200km north of the Polar Circle. Together with Shiloh Fetzek (International Institute for Strategic Studies - IISS, London) Golo Bartsch, Associate of the Ecologic Institute and PhD candidate at Bielefeld University, chaired one of the workshop's panels dealing with security issues. The workshop's results were drafted in a joint paper, which is due to publication in the coming weeks.Read more

Global Governance Perspectives for Sustainable Land Use: ‘Blind Spots’ and ‘Windows of Opportunity’

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29 October 2013
Berlin
Germany

Stephanie Wunder from Ecologic Institute and Franziska Wolff from Oeko-Institut presented key findings of the GLOBALANDS project at the Global Soil Week 2013 in Berlin. In their presentation, they identified current windows of opportunities for an international approach for sustainable land use governance. One example is the further development of Sustainable Development Goals. The presentation is available for download.Read more

European Policies Towards Effective Soil Carbon Management

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27 October 2013
Berlin
Germany

Ana Frelih-Larsen from Ecologic Institute gave a presentation regarding "European policies towards effective soil carbon managment" during the Global Soil Week 2013 in Berlin. The management of soil carbon can reverse the degradation of  agricultural soils. Although it is gaining recognition, existing european policy measures do not explicitly target this issue. The presentation is available for download.

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Energiewende Act for Berlin

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22 October 2013
Berlin
Germany
On 22 October 2013, Dr. Stephan Sina, Senior Fellow at Ecologic Institute, moderated a discussion on the planned Energiewende Act for Berlin with about 90 representatives taking part, from business, policy, and administration, in Berlin City Hall. This was the second event on an Energiewende Act for Berlin organized by the Senate Department for Urban Development and the Environment. A summary of the discussion is available for download.Read more
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Emissions Trading in the Climate Policy Instrument Mix

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11 October 2013
Beijing
China

On 11 October 2013, Benjamin Görlach of Ecologic Institute presented ideas and insights from the EU-funded CECILIA2050 research project at an  international symposium on emission trading schemes in Beijing. His presentation was part of a session that focused on the future prospects of emissions trading as a tool for climate policy.

In his presentation, Benjamin Görlach focused on the interaction of emission trading schemes with other climate policy instruments, and ways of understanding and managing such interactions. He argued that, in order to account for interactions in theRead more

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Deriving a Pragmatic Target Set for Guiding EU Resource Efficiency Policy Towards 2050

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8 October 2013
Davos
Switzerland

At the World Resources Forum 2013 held in Davos from 7 to 9 October 2013, Dr. Martin Hirschnitz-Garbers and Katharina Umpfenbach, both of Ecologic Institute, presented recent findings from the DYNAMIX project. Katharina Umpfenbach introduced a pragmatic set of key targets for guiding EU resource efficiency policy towards 2050. The presentation slides are available online.

This presentation introduces the main objectives of the DYNAMIX project and presents a pragmatic approach to setting five resource related policy targets for the EU in 2050. The targets are proposed toRead more

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What Drives (in)efficient Use of Resources? Findings from a Meta-analysis of Literature

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At the World Resources Forum 2013 held in Davos from 7 to 9 October 2013, Dr. Martin Hirschnitz-Garbers and Katharina Umpfenbach presented recent findings from the DYNAMIX project. Dr. Martin Hirschnitz-Garbers discussed drivers of (in)efficient resource use based on findings from a literature meta-analysis. The presentations are available online.

Knowledge of drivers of both efficient and inefficient resource use remain fragmentary. The presentation summarised the findings of a meta-analysis of scientific articles to identify and synthesize relevant drivers. Following a multi-stepRead more

Adaptation to Climate Change in the Baltic Sea Region

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3 September 2013
Riga
Latvia
The project Baltadapt addressed the issue of climate change adaptation as a macro-regional challenge in the Baltic Sea Region. At the final conference the project results were presented. During the conference Ecologic Institute's Susanne Altvater, together with Lotta Andersson (SMHI), officially presented the final products of the project, the Baltic Sea Region Climate Change Adaptation Strategy and its accompanying Action Plan. All presentations and videos of the keynote speeches are available online.Read more
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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.

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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.

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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

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