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Adaptation to Climate Change

Policy instruments for adaptation to climate change in big European cities and metropolitan areas

Ecologic Institute led a study examining adaptation strategies in large cities and metropolitan areas across the European Union. A print version of the report is now available in English and French.  The study, which was commissioned by the Committee of the Regions, aims to identify best practices at the levels of both strategies and individual adaptation measures. It is targeted at local and regional administrators and interested stakeholders.

The report presents and analyses adaptation strategies and measures from 20 different cities and regions in Europe. To make...Read more

Baltic Sea Region Climate Change Adaptation Strategy (BALTADAPT)

January 2011 to December 2013

The BALTADAPT project (Baltic Sea Region Climate Change Adaptation Strategy) seeks to provide joint transnational solutions to address the sustainable management of the Baltic Sea in the context of climate change. The overall aim of the project is the development of a Baltic Sea Region wide strategy on climate change adaptation by improving the knowledge base and providing the operational basis for implementation of such a strategy through an action plan.

The Baltic Sea Region (BSR) countries are all threatened and concerned by climate change. There are goodRead more

Regional Availability of Climate Knowledge in the Baltic Sea Region

December 2010 to November 2011

Efforts are underway to make climate data in the Baltic Sea region more easily accessible. As part of a project supported by the International Bureau of the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), from December 2010 on, exchange between representatives of science and practice from Germany, Poland, Sweden and other Baltic Sea countries will be strengthened.

Ecologic Institute and the Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht Centre for Materials and Coastal Research, supported by other RADOST partners and in cooperation with the University of Szczecin in PolandRead more

What Arctic Policy for Europe?

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23 November 2010
Berlin
Germany
Climate change brings significant changes to the Arctic, resulting in a new geopolitical dynamics and challenges in the relations between Arctic and non-Arctic nations. On 23 November 2010, the German Konrad Adenauer Foundation convened an expert meeting in Berlin to discuss the strategic, military and political challenges, the role of the EU, and implications for resource, energy and climate policy. R. Andreas Kraemer of Ecologic Institute was invited as keynote speaker on EU Arctic Policy in the context of regional environmental governance.Read more

EU Arctic Footprint - Final Expert Workshop

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18 November 2010
Brussels
Belgium

The EU has taken a first step towards reducing its environmental impacts on the Arctic region by investigating EU-driven pressures on the Arctic. Vice President of the European Parliament, Diana Wallis, Iceland's Senior Arctic Official, Greta Gunnarsdottir and Nicholas Hanley, Head of the International Relations and Enlargement Unit for DG Environment welcomed over 60 experts from government and civil society...Read more

Costs and Benefits of Climate Change Adaptation Measures in the Energy Sector – Development of a Methodology

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23 September 2010
Berlin
Germany
Climate change requires adaptation measures in multiple areas, including, among others, the energy sector. At a stakeholder workshop, Max Grünig, Fellow at Ecologic Institute Berlin, presented a methodology for assessing costs and benefits of such measures.Read more

Ecosystem-based Approaches for Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation

September 2010 to September 2011

In response to growing climate change pressures, ecosystem-based approaches have emerged as a promising strategy to increase the resilience of ecosystems and support sustainable livelihoods. Ecologic Institute and the Environmental Change Institute examined the success factors leading to and obstacles hindering the implementation and integration of such approaches in climate change strategies. The report is available for download.

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The concept of an 'ecosystem-based approach' builds on the ecosystem approach. According to theRead more

The Water Challenge at the Bled Strategic Forum

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30 August 2010
Bled
Slovenia

The Slovenian Government's annual Bled Strategic Forum promotes high-level dialogue among leaders on key issues facing Europe and the 21st Century world, allowing Europe to better use its strategic space and leverage, and builds political commitment to these strategies. At the 2010 forum, R. Andreas Kraemer of Ecologic Institute provided input and moderated the panel on "The Water Challenge" focusing on threats to and from the water environment, human security, cooperation, and the avoidance of international conflict.Read more

Indicators for the German Strategy for Adaptation to Climate Change

July 2010 to December 2014

The central aim of this project is the development of a systematic concept for detecting and communicating climate change impacts. This concept, developed in adherence to the content of the German Adaptation Strategy, should improve the knowledge base, enable the analysis of the success of adaptations measures in Germany and meet (public) reporting needs.

Simultaneously, it anticipates the expected future reporting duties of EU Member States on climate change adaptation measures. The specific goal is to propose suitable indicators for the performance control of theRead more

Ecologic Institute 2010 Milestone: 15 Years

This year Ecologic Institute turns 15. Since its founding, Ecologic Institute has built a reputation for excellence in transdisciplinary and policy-relevant research. As an environmental think tank, Ecologic Institute uses its extensive project experience and network of partners on both sides of the Atlantic to address a broad range of environmental challenges.Read more

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