Ecologic Newsletter No. 161 – February 2016
- Assessment of Climate Change Policies in the Context of the European Semester – 28 Country Reports
- The Paris Agreement: Analysis, Assessment and Outlook – Publication
- Beyond COP21: What Does Paris Mean for Future Climate Policy? – Final Event
- Sharing the Effort for 2030: Main Issues for Future EU Targets – 7th POLIMP Webinar
- Decarbonization of Finance – Publication
- Steering the EU Towards a Low-carbon Future – CECILIA2050 Policy Briefs
- What Can a Policy Maker do About Marine Litter? – Presentation
- Ecologic Institute Ranked as a Top Ten Global Environment Think Tank for the Sixth Year in a Row – News
This collection of Country Reports assesses climate and energy policies in all 28 Members States of the European Union (EU). The reports were jointly produced by ICF International, Ecologic Institute and eclareon to support the Directorate General for Climate Action (DG CLIMA) of the European Commission in its contributions to the European Semester. They provide insight into national policy developments and progress towards the achievement of the EU's climate and energy targets. The reports are available for download.
Ecologic Institute's new research paper provides a comprehensive overview and assessment of the Paris Agreement, including the agreed next steps, an outlook on implementation and key political messages. It is now available for download.
On 28 January 2016, Ecologic Institute held a workshop at the Federal Ministry for the Environment on the topic "Beyond COP21: What does Paris mean for future climate policy?" Policy makers, negotiators and stakeholders discussed the implications of the Paris Agreement for climate policy with 120 participants from ministries, academia, business and civil society. It was the final event of a series of events organized and papers written by Ecologic Institute for the German Federal Environment Agency, entitled "Improving climate protection – for Paris and beyond."
We are excited to announce the seventh webinar in our POLIMP Webinar Series, which will feature a discussion on the topic, "Sharing the effort for 2030: main issues for future EU targets" moderated by Ecologic Institute's Head of Climate, Matthias Duwe. The webinar is set to take place on Thursday, 8 March 2016 from 10:00-11:00 CET and will feature two main speakers: Dr. Nils Meyer-Ohlendorf (Senior Fellow, Ecologic Institute) and Femke de Jong (EU Policy Director, Carbon Market Watch).
The world economy is poised to transition from a fossil fuel-oriented past to a sustainable, clean energy future. Several questions, however, still require answers. The goal of this brochure by Ecologic Institute is to determine the questions we should be asking as we set the stage for further research and dialogue. The brochure is available for download.
Over the last three years, the CECILIA2050 project developed recommendations for an optimal policy mix to achieve Europe's long-term climate targets and put the EU on track to a low-carbon economy. One output of the project was a policy brief series. The most recent brief was written by Benjamin Görlach of Ecologic Institute and Dr. Oliver Schenker from the Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW) and looks at the future of carbon pricing in Europe, and in particular options to salvage Europe's climate policy flagship, the EU Emissions Trading Scheme. The policy briefs, as well as the research reports, are available for download.
The CleanSea Marine Litter Symposium & Film Premiere was attended by well over 200 participants from science, policy, industry, civil society and the media in the largest cinema of the EYE Film Institute in Amsterdam. The interdisciplinary research carried out by the European FP7 CleanSea Project for three years was presented by the work package leaders showing main results of the work of the teams. Susanne Altvater of Ecologic Institute talked about what policy makers can do about marine litter. You can still catch the speeches and CleanSea film on YouTube. The CleanSea brochure provides a short overview of the main political results of the project and is available for download.
Ecologic Institute Ranked as a Top Ten Global Environment Think Tank for the Sixth Year in a Row – News
The launch of the University of Pennsylvania's 2015 Global Think Tank Ranking Report found Ecologic Institute increasing its position in several categories while remaining a top ten environment think tank for the sixth year in a row. Ecologic Institute placed at 9th position amongst 95 eligible institutions in the category Top Environment Think Tanks, a grouping assessing leading environmental policy institutions on a global level.
Publisher: Ecologic Institute, Pfalzburger Str. 43/44, 10717 Berlin
Person in charge: Dr. Camilla Bausch, Ecologic Institut, Pfalzburger Str. 43/44, 10717 Berlin