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Sitting in our own soup? Combined sewers, climate change and nature-based solutions for urban water management in Berlin

Urban water management is facing new challenges due to climate change. Intensified precipitation is putting additional stress on stormwater systems, leading to increased flood risks, more frequent combined sewer overflows (CSOs), and resultant risks to public health and urban biodiversity. These topics are addressed in a new publication co-authored by Gregory Fuchs and McKenna Davis of Ecologic Institute entitled ‘Sitting in our own soup? Combined sewers, climate change and nature-based solutions for urban water management in Berlin.
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Presentation RECLAIM webinar McKenna Urban Governance Atlas

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Urban Governance Atlas

Enhancing local action on nature-based solutions

McKenna Davis, Senior Fellow at Ecologic Institute and Coordinator of Nature-based Solutions, held a keynote at the online webinar ‘Engaging the public in GBGI projects’, where she spoke about inclusive governance and how to learn from real world policy practices to support co-governance in practice. She also presented the Urban Governance Atlas.
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Commission Assessment Briefing ECNO

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Next Steps in Setting up EU Progress Monitoring for Climate Neutrality

A review of the European Commission’s assessment of progress towards climate neutrality

Policy Brief
This briefing reviews the European Commission's first ever assessment of progress towards the 2050 climate neutrality target. Furthermore, it proposes steps that could be taken in the next two years to improve the system and provide a compass for the path to climate neutrality.
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Cover of a report titled 'Evaluation 2020/2021 of the Innovative Climate Protection Projects under the National Climate Initiative (NKI)', commissioned by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action. Featuring logos from associated research institutes like IFEU, ICE, Öko-Institut, Ecologic, Prognos, and Fraunhofer ISI, with 'Prof. Dr. Stefan Klinski' noted as the author.

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Evaluation 2020/2021 des Förderaufrufs "Innovative Klimaschutzprojekte" im Rahmen der Nationalen Klimaschutzinitiative (NKI)

The latest evaluation of the innovative climate protection projects for the period 2020 to 2021 is now available. During this evaluation period, the projects accomplished an additional 0.41 million metric tonnes of CO2 reductions, alongside notably higher indirect reductions. The projects were able to trigger transformation by empowering their target groups to question, change and replace prevailing structures, established practices and techniques. At the same time, their predominantly national coverage as well as visibility, comprehensibility and connectivity for the target group and imitators contributed to a high transformational outcome.
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Ecologic Institute: Science and Policy for a Sustainable World

Ecologic Institute conducts inter- and transdisciplinary environmental research and has offices in Berlin and Brussels. In its role as a private, independent organization, Ecologic Institute is dedicated to the preparation of relevant sociopolitical aspects of sustainability research and contributing new knowledge to environmental policy. Innovative research methods, an orientation on practice and a transdisciplinary approach ensure scientific excellent and social relevance. The work done at Ecologic Institute covers the spectrum of environmental topics and includes the integration of environment-related issues into other political spheres.

Ecologic Institute was founded in 1995 and collaborates closely with other European and international bodies, including active participation as a member of the Ecological Research Network (Ecornet). Today, the more than 100 individuals at Ecologic Institute work in a variety of international and interdisciplinary project teams.


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