Ecologic Newsletter No 185 – February 2018
- CIRCULAR IMPACTS Online Library – Publication
- Mechanisms to Enforce Consumer Rights in International Trade Agreements – Publication
- Protecting and Restoring Biodiversity Across the Freshwater, Coastal and Marine Realms – Publication
- The International Dimensions of the Energy Transition – Moderation
- Innovative Bio-based Products: Investment, Environmental Impacts and Future Perspectives – Register Now for the Conference
- Career Orientation for Green Jobs – Register Now for Wangeliner Workcamps 2018
- Global Material Flows and Demand-supply Forecasting for Mineral Strategies – Website Launch
- 2017 Global Think Tank Ranking – Event
- Ecologic Institute is Looking to Hire – Job Opportunities
The CIRCULAR IMPACTS project website has been updated with an evidence library on the circular economy. The Circular Impacts online library created by Ecologic Institute centralizes information related to the circular economy transition. The library helps policy professionals in conducting impact assessments on the transition to a circular economy. It is a useful resource for policy-makers, journalists, scientists, NGOs and anybody else interested in increasing their knowledge of circular-economy concepts. The new library now forms an integral part of the website and is an important project outcome.
Trade has many benefits for consumers, such as access to goods not available domestically. Yet it also has certain risks, such as exposure to traded goods that may be dangerous. Against this background, consumer organisations on both sides of the Atlantic have been discussing what a consumer-friendly trade policy could look like. Contributing to this debate, Christiane Gerstetter and Lena Donat of Ecologic Institute's Legal Team have compiled a study examining what complaint mechanisms for consumer organisations concerning international trade agreements could look like. The study is available for download.
Protecting and Restoring Biodiversity Across the Freshwater, Coastal and Marine Realms – Publication
This paper presents an integrated assessment of how EU policies influence aquatic biodiversity in order to determine how EU policies and laws contribute to achieving and/or hindering EU and international biodiversity policy targets. The authors from Ecologic Institute, IUCN, and ACTeon also discuss whether European policy has a synergistic or conflicting mix of instruments to address the main problems facing aquatic biodiversity, and whether there are any gaps in the existing policy framework. The article is available for download.
At a time of turbulence and change in the EU, the Tönissteiner Kreis discussed options for "Building green bridges for Europe" at its annual conference. As part of this broad subject, Dr. Camilla Bausch of Ecologic Institute discussed the energy transition, its prospects and international dimensions with Graeme Maxton (General Secretary of the Club of Rome), Martin Kaiser (Executive Director at Greenpeace Germany) and Dr. Markus Hartwig, a green energy entrepreneur.
Innovative Bio-based Products: Investment, Environmental Impacts and Future Perspectives – Register Now for the Conference
This conference will look into the innovative bio-based products sector. It will present key insights on the environmental impacts, investment potential and innovative aspects of selected bio-based products. Attending the event in Brussels is free of charge. Please register by 4 May 2018.
This project oversees the organization of workcamps for German youth interested in green professions during vacations in 2016-2018. Participation in the one-week vocational camps in Wangelin, Mecklenburg is free of charge. Themes of the workcamps include the construction of mudbrick buildings, murals, ecologically-oriented architecture, clay ovens, upcycling, renewable energy and organic gardening. Registration to the workcamps in 2018 is now available on the project website.
The MinFuture website provides an overview of the project objectives, structure and partners as well as events and news related to relevant issues of the project. Furthermore, project outputs such as deliverables, policy briefs and publications are regularly promoted on the website. Ecologic Institute is responsible for the concept, design and programming.
Ecologic Institute has been ranked 7th among Top Environment Policy Think Tanks in the 2017 Global Think Tank Ranking of the University of Pennsylvania. Ecologic Institute is proud to be among the Top Ten for the 8th year in a row. The results and the respective report were released on 30 January 2018, with launch events worldwide in over 100 cities. The Berlin launch was hosted by Ecologic Institute and the European Council on Foreign Relations, with support by the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung.
- Visual Designer
As a Visual Designer you will design printed and web-based environmental policy information materials. You will design our online presence and online tools, develop and improve corporate identities, and create infographics and informational videos for our environmental policy projects.
- Junior Researcher in the Field of Resource & Urban Governance
As a Junior Researcher, you will support our team in working on projects on national, European and international resource and urban governance. In the medium term, you will also support you in acquiring new projects in these areas of expertise.
- Student Assistant in the Field of Climate & Energy
As a Student Assistant in the field of climate and energy, you will support our team in working on projects on national, European and international climate and energy policy.
- Student Assistant in the Field of Environmental Law
As a Student Assistant in the field of environmental law, you will support our Legal Team in interdisciplinary research projects in the field of environmental law and policy at national, European and international level.
- Student Assistant in the Field of Food Waste & Land Use
As a Student Assistant you support our creative team in the communicative tasks of the EU project REFRESH to avoid food waste. In addition, you are responsible for organizing the accompanying program for a group of American students from Denver who spend their semester abroad in Berlin. You will also support other projects in the field of sustainable land use and nutrition.
- Student Assistant in the Field of Water Policy / Integrated Water Resources Management
As a Student Assistant in the field of water policy / integrated water resources management, you will support our water resources management team in researching the content, reporting and communication tasks within national and international projects.
- Apprenticeship as Event Management Assistant
For the next training year starting in September 2018, we are looking for a motivated and communicative trainee to become an Event Management Assistant. During your training, you will support our events team in organising and staging scientific and political events, including national and international large-scale conferences, workshops and visiting programmes.
- Apprenticeship as Clerk for Office Management
For the next training year starting in September 2018, we are looking for a motivated and communicative trainee to become an Office Management Assistant. During your training in our Office Management department, you will acquire comprehensive and well-founded knowledge in the most diverse areas of office management, including secretarial and assistant tasks, event and travel planning as well as purchasing.
- Apprenticeship as IT Specialist for System Integration
For the next training year starting in September 2018, we are looking for a trainee IT specialist for system integration. During your training in our IT department, you will become a competent partner who supports our employees in the realization of customized IT solutions.
- Visual Designer
Publisher: Ecologic Institute, Pfalzburger Str. 43/44, 10717 Berlin
Person in charge: Dr. Camilla Bausch, Ecologic Institut, Pfalzburger Str. 43/44, 10717 Berlin