Road transport is the most important driver for increasing greenhouse gas emissions in the European Union and is therefore critical to achieving the EU’s 20% greenhouse gas reduction target in 2020. The objective is to decouple economic growth and the demand for transport with the aim of reducing greenhouse gas emissions. This video (8:36 Min.) visualizes European data on economic growth, transport and greenhouse gas emissions.
Additionally Benjamin Görlach, Senior Fellow at the Ecologic Institute in Berlin, explains in an interview which...Read more
In his 2010 State of the Union address, President Obama declared the need for "serious investments in clean energy" because "the nation that leads the clean energy economy will be the nation that leads the global economy". He urged Congress to pass legislation that promotes innovation and generates jobs as Americans rebuild infrastructures and manufacture the products of tomorrow. In a new paperRead more
The international debate on biofuels is mostly dominated by environmental and economic aspects while the question of how biofuels can be produced in a socially acceptable way is not systematically tackled. The project "Biofuel as Social Fuel" examines for two regions in Germany and Brazil the social dimension of biofuel production. Timo Kaphengst gave a lecture at the project`s kick-off event stressing the role of certification systems in biofuel governance.Read more
In a consortium of five research institutes, Ecologic Institute evaluates the effects of the national climate initiative (NKI). With an annual volume of 280 million Euros, this initiative represents a cornerstone of Germany's efforts at climate protection. In the course of the evaluation, the consortium will assess in what way the supported projects have contributed to the Germany's climate policy targets. Ecologic Institute covers a range of projects, including the fields of low-carbon transport, industrial transformation and biomass use.