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Cover of the book "Wege zu einer sozial gerechten Verkehrswende"with a tree from whose trunk the various sectors of the traffic transition elements emerge

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Wege zu einer sozial gerechten Verkehrswende

Wie wir Mobilität nachhaltig gestalten können

The transport sector is one of the main emitters of greenhouse gases. To meet the demands of the Paris Climate Agreement, a radical transition in transport policy needs to be initiated. In this book, Dr. Michael Jakob (Ecologic Institute) discusses the opportunities and challenges involved in the transport transition from the perspective of ecological and social sustainability.
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KOPOS Launches Research in Transformative Real-world Laboratories

Model projects selected

Berlin, Germany
Innovative and cooperative approaches to solutions for regional challenges are set to be trialed and tested for sustainability effects until fall 2024 on the basis of the model projects, each of which is endowed with 100,000 euros. Their approaches for a more sustainable food supply will be tested in practice and scientifically accompanied by the KOPOS team. While the Brandenburg model project Tiny Farms aims to enable people to start an entrepreneurial business in agriculture and in the cultivation of vegetables by combining a network of small and fragmented plots of land into a virtual large farm, the Freiburg team wants to pool and thus strengthen regional trade structures for small producers of regional (organic) products. To this end, the winning consortium from Freiburg is building up appropriate infrastructures. The model projects present themselves in their portraits on the KOPOS website – it's worth a read!
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What's in for Climate and Environment?

An assessment of the German CAP Strategic Plan

Panel discussion
Berlin, Germany
On 21 March 2023, Aaron Scheid presented Ecologic Institute's analysis of the German CAP Strategic Plan at the NABUtalk on the next CAP reform. He joined State Secretary Silvia Bender and CAP experts Dr. Sebastian Lakner, Sönke Beckmann, and Dr. Norbert Röder to discuss the upcoming CAP reform. They further addressed the issue of phasing out flat-rate payments and creating income for farms by rewarding climate, biodiversity and environmental services. A look at the EU's neighboring countries and the United Kingdom and look at new (and innovative?) models completed the discussion. Aaron's presentation slides are available for download.
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European Green Deal Barometer


Brussels, Belgium
What progress has been made on European Green Deal implementation? How resilient will it be in the face of changes to the political balance of power resulting from the 2024 European elections? The IEEP's Green Deal Barometer survey is back for its third edition, and needs your help to answer these questions.
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Cover page of the report "Certification of carbon dioxide removals – Evaluation of the commission proposal"

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Certification of Carbon Dioxide Removals

Evaluation of the Commission Proposal

On 30 November 2022, the Commission proposed an EU Carbon Removal Certification Framework (CRCF). The Commission's proposal is an important initiative for promoting the implementation of carbon removals within the EU. It aims to help generate additional funding for removal activities. But, the proposal remains vague on crucial regulatory aspects.
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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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Ecologic Institute is a partner in Ecornet, the network of leading non-university, non-profit German research institutes focusing on environmental and sustainability research.

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Ecologic Institute is a partner in Ecornet Berlin, the research network that conducts transdisciplinary research for a social and ecological metropolis.