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
On Earth Day 2013, the Center for Strategic and International Studies and Ecologic Institute officially launched the 2013 Arctic Summer College. Following successful programs in 2011 and 2012, the Arctic Summer College 2013 again creates a network of emerging leaders and experts that are brought together for 8 weeks in web-based seminars (webinars) from 8 July to 26 August 2013 on Mondays from 18:00-20:00 Central European Time.
On the occasion of the launch of the 2013 Arctic Summer College, the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) Europe Program and Ecologic Institute welcomed William M. Eichbaum, vice president of Marine and Arctic Policy of the World Wildlife Fund, R. Andreas Kraemer, Director of Ecologic Institute, and Dr. Kelly K. Falkner, Director of Polar Programs of the National...Read more
The EU research project "Bottom-Up Climate Adaptation Strategies for a Sustainable Europe" (BASE) supports action for sustainable climate change adaptation in Europe. BASE makes experiential and scientific information on adaptation meaningful, transferable and easily accessible to decision-makers at all levels. The project is funded under the EUs 7th Research Framework Programme (FP7).
Climate change may lead to serious ecological, economic and social disruptions across Europe. Carefully planned adaptation can reduce these disruptions and in some cases yieldRead more
5 years ago, on Earth Day 2008, we founded the Ecologic Institute in Washington, DC. A recognized public charity under U.S. law, Ecologic Institute has since expanded its presence with a second office in San Mateo, California, and actively engages partners and stakeholders in government, academia, and civil society throughout North America. In our brochure we introduce our team and our programs in the US, give some insights into our project work on both sides of the Atlantic, and introduce our partners, donors, and networks. In conclusion, we demonstrate how our project value has increased...Read more
On 20 March 2013 Ecologic Institute presented the results of a research project on Regulatory and Governance Options for Geoengineering in the Federal Ministry for the Environment. The public event was part of the research project for the Federal Environmenrt Agency im Auftrag des Umweltbundesamtes (UBA), in which Ecologic Institute develops specific proposals for governance of geoengineering at the international...Read more
Environmental policy is one of the most important policy fields in Germany. However, little knowledge exists about the roots and development of environmental policy or the political consultancy in this field. In this project, these developments shall be traced by applying the "oral history" method. 21 interviews will be held with experts from the environmental field. The interviews will be documented on the project website.
The project aims to conduct oral history interviews on the emergence and development of scientific policy advice in the field of environmental policy, therebyRead more
As part of the project "Strategic Development of the National Climate Initiative," a discussion on the first draft of potential funding guidelines entitled "Support for small-scale innovation" took place. The goal was to discover, taking expert opinion into account, what a successful support program for such small-scale innovation might look like.
The Ecologic Institute invited Prof. Lorenzo Fioramonti from the University of Pretoria, South Africa, to introduce his new book "Gross Domestic Problem". This book about the "world’s most powerful number" (GDP) argues that the political interests behind GDP are an important reason why it has remained dominant as a welfare indicator.
Professor Fioramonti gave a brief presentation of his book, and...Read more
On behalf of the Competence Centre on Climate Impacts and Adaptation of the German Federal Environment Agency, Ecologic Institute is conducting an online survey on the further development of the German Strategy for Adaptation to Climate Change. The survey will help prepare for the 2014 update of the Adaptation Action Plan, which will be presented in a progress report on the German adaptation strategy. It is targeted at representatives of regional and local politics and administration, enterprises and business associations, research and consultancy institutions, as well as non-governmental organizations in Germany.