Ecologic Newsletter No. 165 – June 2016
- Governance for Drought Resilience – Publication
- Considerations for the Baltic Sea Shipping Sector – Publication
- Low-carbon Energy Security from a European Perspective – Publication
- Transatlantic Perspectives after Paris – Event
- Adaptation Futures 2016 – Event
- Integrated Water Resource Management: Comparative Learning on Governance and Public Participation – Event
- ELEEP Fellowship – Call for Applications
- Apprenticeship as IT Specialist for System Integration – Job Opportunity
The book "Governance for Drought Resilience" presents the findings of scientists and practitioners who collaborated on the project "Benefits of Governance in Drought Adaptation" (DROP). It aims to aid regional water authorities and other relevant stakeholders interested in governance assessment. Staff members from Ecologic Institute summarized regional studies; contributed to the cross-cutting perspective chapters on nature, agriculture, freshwater and introduced European drought and water scarcity policies.
The BONUS project SHEBA (Sustainable Shipping and Environment in the Baltic Sea region) held a workshop with participants from various shipping-related sectors. The workshop aimed to better understand the environmental pressures of shipping in the Baltic and how these impacts might change over time, as well as which policies and abatement technologies could be important in the future. The main findings of this stakeholder consultation are available for download.
The book "Low-Carbon Energy Security from a European Perspective" draws on the European Commission funded project MILESECURE-2050. It considers low-carbon energy security and energy geopolitics in Europe with a focus on four thematic clusters: challenging the energy security paradigm; climate change and energy security objectives (the components of a secure and low-carbon energy system); energy security in a geopolitical perspective, as it relates to economics, resource competition, and availability; and the influence of large scale renewable energy projects on energy security and shifting geopolitical alliances. Max Grünig (President of Ecologic Institute US) served as one of the book's editors and further researchers, Andreas Prahl (Ecologic Institute EU), Katherine Weingartner and Brandon O'Donnell (Ecologic Institute US), were chapter authors.
On 23 May 2016, the ELEEP Network (Emerging Leaders in Environmental and Energy Policy) hosted a Side Event at the May UNFCCC meeting in Bonn on the topic "Transatlantic Perspectives after Paris: Carbon Markets and the Linking of Emission Trading Systems". The event featured guest speakers Aki Kachi (ELEEP Fellow 2015/2016) and Michael Mehling (Executive Director of the Center for Energy and Environmental Policy Research at the MIT). Matthias Duwe (Head of Climate, Ecologic Institute) moderated the event. During the event, the speakers discussed existing options for the development of carbon markets post-Paris and provided a perspective on what they could mean for carbon markets in the US and the EU. A video recording of the event can be viewed on the ELEEP Network YouTube Channel.
"You are the best and the brightest—the crème de la crème." With these flattering words, moderator Vivienne Parry welcomed approximately 1700 attendees from over 100 countries to the fourth edition of Adaptation Futures 2016, one of the largest conferences ever held on climate change adaptation. The Bottom-Up Climate Adaptation Strategies (BASE) project was selected to be featured as a best practice project at the conference. BASE partners, among them Ecologic Institute, presented the project's research and tools in two sessions.
Integrated Water Resource Management: Comparative Learning on Governance and Public Participation – Event
Climate change is expected to exert significant impacts on water cycles worldwide, raising the vulnerability of multiple communities and the potential for conflicts between water users. Approaches such as Integrated Water Resource Management (IWRM) aim to strengthen society's resilience through improved governance of water resources. As part of the Leverhulme Trust funded project on IWRM and climate change adaptation, two workshops were held in May 2016 in Dhaka and Khulna to draw lessons from the Bangladesh experience and share experiences from other national contexts. Dr. Josselin Rouillard from Ecologic Institute presented the results of his research on IWRM and public participation in France.
Ecologic Institute Berlin, Ecologic Institute US and the Atlantic Council are currently accepting applications until 26 June 2016 from rising leaders in the energy and environmental fields based in North America and Europe to join the ELEEP Network (Emerging Leaders in Environmental and Energy Policy). ELEEP is a one-of-a-kind transatlantic platform for the exchange of best practices, professional development and project collaboration. The network is a great opportunity to connect with emerging environmental leaders from diverse backgrounds and benefit from week-long subsidized experiential study tours that rarely disappoint. The call for the 2016-2017 ELEEP programming year with a focus on climate change adaptation is now online. Sounds interesting? Send your application by 26 June 2016 via the website!
Ecologic Institute is offering an apprenticeship as IT Specialist for System Integration at our office in Berlin. The apprenticeship will start on 1 September 2016. Read more about this great opportunity and apply online!
Publisher: Ecologic Institute, Pfalzburger Str. 43/44, 10717 Berlin
Person in charge: Dr. Camilla Bausch, Ecologic Institut, Pfalzburger Str. 43/44, 10717 Berlin