The ELEEP Network's third study tour of 2013 continued its series of events promoting a transatlantic dialogue on climate and energy funded by the European Union (EU) and the Robert Bosch Stiftung. (ELEEP stands for the Emerging Leaders in Environmental and Energy Policy Network).
On 19 June 2013, Ecologic Institute hosted a Riverside Chat on the implications of Germany's "Energiewende" in a European context. The moderated discussion featured Dr. Christian Hey, General Secretary of the German Advisory Council on the Environment (SRU). Susanne Langsdorf of Ecologic Institute moderated the discussion, which took place during a visitors program for 20 decision makers and journalists from...Read more
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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Following a successful cooperation in 2012 between Ecologic Institute and the Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey (ITESM), a second edition of the Environment and Sustainability Summer School took place from 10 to 20 June 2013 in Berlin. A total of 60 students from northern Mexico participated in a series of lectures and activities designed to exhibit the...Read more
From 14 until 19 April 2013, a group from the transatlantic Emerging Leaders in Environmental and Energy Policy Network (ELEEP) visited London and Aberdeen (Scotland) as part of a study tour on the topic of "Energy Efficiency in the UK."
On their tour, the ten ELEEP Members investigated the theme of energy efficiency in Great Britain from political, economic, and societal...Read more
Reed Hundt, CEO of the Coalition for Green Capital and former Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, presented at an Ecologic Transatlantic Breakfast on 16 April 2013 in Berlin how private funds can be steered towards financing large scale deployment of renewable energies; building on the model used to unleash the telecommunications revolution, the energy sector needs to undergo a...Read more
From 27 to 31 October 2012, Ecologic Institute organized and implemented a program for Korean journalists and representatives from the Korean Ministry of Environment. The program focused on German and European approaches on energy and climate change policy as well as on emissions trading systems (ETS).
The program took place as a follow up to a German Embassy sponsored conference...Read more
The vision of establishing agricultural youth villages in an eco-friendly way brought managing representatives from two Israeli youth villages, as well as representatives from the Ministry of Education and the Volcano Institute, to Berlin, Potsdam, and Müncheberg. From 13 to 17 January 2013, the visitors explored applicable small-scale methods for the treatment and use of greywater, the production of energy...Read more
This visitor programme on climate and renewable energy took place in Berlin, Magdeburg and Hamburg in cooperation with the German Foreign Office. The programme, designed and organised by Ecologic Institute, was aimed at Latin American political decision-makers from the national, regional and community levels as well as interested journalists. Key to the programme were discussions with experts from the German...Read more