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Why Do Societies Adapt the Way They Do?

12 May 2015
Within the European Climate Change Adaptation Conference 2015 Dr. Grit Martinez of Ecologic Institute chaired the session "Safeguarding our Shores: Social and Cultural Dimensions of Coastal Climate Change Adaptation in Europe and the United States". During the session origins and meanings of flood protection programs, adaptation measures and strategies in the Netherlands, the U.K., Germany and U.S. were discussed. The presentations are available for download.Read more

Ökosystembasierte Ansätze zur Anpassung an den Klimawandel und zum Klimaschutz im deutschsprachigen Raum

Climate change and its impacts are already tangible and necessitate swift and concrete adaptation and mitigation actions. This involves a dual approach, which combats the causes of climate change and also supports society in dealing with a changing climate and its effects. This comprehensive study, conducted by the Ecologic Institute, synthesizes evidence from ecosystem-based projects from across the German-speaking regions of Europe, and presents the goals and activities of such projects, their benefits, and barriers they face. It also develops recommendations for policy makers. The study is available for download.Read more

Strategic Development of the National Climate Initiative (NKI) - Conference

9 June 2015

On 9 June 2015, the results of the project "Strategic Development of the National Climate Initiative (NKI)" will be discussed at the Federal Ministry for Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB) in Berlin.

The half-day conference focuses on the presentation of the results of the development of the National Climate Initiative as well as on the exchange and networking...Read more

How to Deal with Climate Change?

The European Climate Change Adaptation Conference – ECCA 2015 – shall take place from 12-14 May 2015 at the Bella Centre in Copenhagen. It is an initiative of a number of major European research projects and other stakeholders, organised on behalf of the EU Commission. Ecologic Institute co-ordinates the Scientific Programme Committee in charge of the development of the ECCA programme.

Energy and Climate Finance

spring term 2014
1 January 2014 to 31 May 2015
Washington, DC
United States
The course Energy and Climate Finance introduces students to environmental markets and the policies that create them, focusing mainly on emissions trading systems (ETS) to mitigate climate change. The course also provides an introduction to attributes of the financial sector through its analysis of markets for environmental commodities. Ecologic Fellow Elizabeth Zelljadt has taught this course in summer 2014.Read more

European Climate Change Adaptation (ECCA) Conference 2015

12 May 2015 to 14 May 2015

The ECCA 2015 will cover a range of issues related to climate adaptation under the theme, "Integrating climate adaptation action in science, policy, practice and business." The three-day conference will take place from 12 to 14 May 2015 in Copenhagen (Denmark). The conference will also feature a commercial exhibition for the business community, as well as three State of Green...Read more

The Future of Power in a Post-carbon Society

Breaking the Carbon Cartel: How Cities are Leading the Way to a Post-Carbon Tomorrow
The American Institute for Contemporary German Studies at Johns Hopkins released a report detailing the future of power in a post-carbon society. Max Grünig, from Ecologic Institute co-authored the report with David Livingston, associate at the Carnegie’s Energy and Climate Program. This Policy Report offers German and American perspectives on the emerging fuel challenges in the transportation sector, and the importance of post-carbon cities. It is an example of AICGS’ commitment to comparing and contrasting the interests and policies of Germany and the United States in an effort to identify common policy challenges, choices, and opportunities. The report is available for download.Read more

The German Energy Transition: Debating Implications for New York State

29 April 2015
New York
United States
On 29 April 2015, Ecologic Institute US and the Guarini Center on Environmental, Energy and Land Use Law at New York University School of Law hosted a discussion about the German Energiewende (Energy Transition). This event provided an opportunity to speak with experts with first-hand insight into the Energiewende and lessons it may hold for policymakers in New York State as they pursue their own comprehensive energy reforms. A summary and a video of the discussion are available for download.Read more

Increasing the Impact of EU Development Policy

In December 2010, the EU Commission published a Green Book on the future of EU development policy, entitled "EU development policy in support of inclusive growth and sustainable development - Increasing the impact of EU development policy." Christiane Gerstetter and Benjamin Görlach of Ecologic Institute responded to a question from the European Parliament on the relationship between climate change, biodiversity and development. The brief is available for download.Read more


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