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China’s Coalwende: Discussion with Greenpeace China Campaigner Li Shuo

14 April 2014

Is China hooked on coal?  Data are showing a possible end to China’s coal boom of latter years.  Li Shuo, Climate & Energy Campaigner for Greenpeace China explained the background for this encouraging development, and exchanged views with the Climate & Energy Team at Ecologic Institute on 16 April 2014.  China’s new ‘Coalwende’ may not yet be as dynamic as...Read more

Stellungnahme zum zweiten Monitoring-Bericht der Bundesregierung für das Berichtsjahr 2012

Expertenkommission zum Monitoring-Prozess "Energie der Zukunft"
On 8 April 2014, the second monitoring report from the Federal Government and the joint statement from the Expert Commissions about the "Energy of the Future" monitoring process were presented. The Ecologic Institute supports the work of the Expert Commission by providing scientific input. The Expert Commission draws a mixed balance of the German "Energiewende" for the second year under review 2012: while Germany is expected to meet the renewable energy targets, further efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and improve energy efficiency are necessary. The joint statement is available for download.Read more

Resource Efficiency in Practice - Closing Mineral Cycles

December 2013 to December 2014

Inefficient use of fertilisers leads to the accumulation of nutrients in areas of intense agricultural activities and can cause serious environmental problems in these areas and beyond. Those problems stem from the disturbance of natural mineral cycles, partly resulting from the extraction of elements in one location and being applied elsewhere. Furthermore, the production of fertilizers consumes natural resources, such as energy, water, and non-renewable mineral resources that contain necessary elements.

This project will identify the most promising and cost-effective measures atRead more

Policy Recommendations - Findings from the LEDDRA Project

17 March 2014

The LEDDRA research demonstrated that land and ecosystem degradation and desertification (LEDD) does not only result from ineffective design and implementation of environmental policies. Effective responses should also seek to address a range of socio-economic concerns which contribute to land and ecosystem-related problems. In her presentation "Policy recommendations - findings from the LEDDRA project," Ruta Landgrebe of Ecologic Institute highlighted this need for a socio-ecological fit of responses to LEDD. To achieve this, policies should address environmental, economic, andRead more

Akteursanalyse und Befragungen in RADOST

Klimaanpassung aus Sicht von Akteuren an der Ostseeküste
Climate change is perceived as a problem by most stakeholders (policy makers, administrations and civil society) on the Baltic Sea Coast. However, they do not agree on how to deal with it. Nico Stelljes, Doris Knoblauch, Robin Körth and Grit Martinez sum up the findings of different surveys and interviews and compare them in their article. Within the RADOST project, several stakeholders on the Baltic Sea Cost were interviewed using different methodologies. The topic of interest for all the surveys and interviews was stakeholders' views on adaptation to climate change on the Baltic Sea Coast.Read more

From Warsaw to Paris: Negotiating Global Climate Change

17 February 2014 to 18 February 2014
During the 20th Cairo Climate Talk Dr. Camilla Bausch from Ecologic Institute discussed the results of climate negotiations in Poland, the future international climate regime, and policy options for Egypt. Environment Minister Dr. Leila Rashed Iskander Kamel pointed to promising debates in the ministerial cabinet regarding renewable energy support, as well as the controversial debate over increasing the use of coal. Read more

Master Plan for 100% Climate Change Mitigation – 5th Working Group Meeting of the Municipalities

17 December 2013 to 18 December 2013

Funded by the National Climate Initiative (NKI) of the Federal Environment Ministry (BMUB), the fifth meeting of the scientific support working group for the municipalities taking part in the project "Master Plan for 100% Climate Change Mitigation" was held on 17 and 18 December 2013 in Kempten.

The fifth working group meeting was hosted by the City of Kempten in the...Read more

IT for Climate Protection

24 October 2013

A meta-analysis of different studies has shown that significant climate protection potentials exist in the fields of intelligent buildings, traffic optimization, production systems, and dematerialization, which can be made accessible by using IT-Solutions.

Within this context, the expert workshop “IT for Climate Protection” was held on 24 October 2014 in the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear...Read more

German Federal State Exchange Program "Climate Protection" - 7th Meeting

6 November 2013

Climate protection activities and adaptation measures face several barriers that need to be broken down to achieve local climate protection goals. In this regard, regular meetings have been held to serve as an exchange platform for current developments in local climate protection and individual strategic projects.

The 7th meeting took place on 6 November 2014 in the Ministry of Environment, Energy...Read more

Wild Growth in Berlin - What Does It Have To Do With The Climate?

8 April 2014
Just weeds - or is it more? Plants in parks, on roadsides, on rooftops and facades contribute to climate change adaptation and biodiversity in Berlin. In the seventh event of the series Biodiversity - Local / Global, Reinhard Schubert of the Senate Department for Urban Development and Environment, Berlin, looks at the possibilities for climate adaptation and the local biodiversity in our capital.Read more


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