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Way to School and School Meals - World Café

21 November 2014 to 22 November 2014

Schools will be an important component for a successful transformation of the energy system. To achieve this it will be important to get schools and teachers involved early in the process, train teachers and provide ideas how to include this issue in lessons and school life. These were some of the outcomes of the symposium "Energiewende in Schulen", that was held 21 and 22 November 2014 in Freiburg (Germany). Ecologic Institute's Senior Fellow Stephanie Wunder discussed with the visitors of the world café on how to the change energy issues in schools. The symposium documentation isRead more

Introduction and Aim – CleanSea-Workshop

14 November 2014
Susanne Altvater from Ecologic Institute moderated a workshop of the CleanSea project team with stakeholders of the German administration, industry, science community and NGOs. She presented aims and tasks of the CleanSea project. The presentation slides can be downloaded. Read more

Masterplan 100% Climate Protection

12 November 2014
On 11 and 12 November 2014, stakeholders and decision-makers, including municipalities, businesses, and scientists, met at the congress "100% Renewable Energy Regions" in Kassel to exchange best practices for the energy transition. In a forum on the "Masterplan 100% Climate Protection" chaired by Arne Riedel (Ecologic Institute), three participants from counties Osnabrück and Steinfurt as well as the municipality Neumarkt discussed their approaches providing insights into the ongoing process of implementation.Read more

Ecologic Institute Contributes to Debates on TTIP

3 May 2014

The Ecologic Institute continues to be actively involved in the debate on the ongoing negotiations on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) and its environmental impact. On 3 May 2014, Christiane Gerstetter, Senior Fellow at the Ecologic Institute, moderated a discussion on investor-state dispute settlement under TTIP at the Evangelische Akademie Loccum.

The event in Loccum was entitled Trading less consumer protection for more exports and brought together academic experts, NGORead more

Water Lives: New Scientific Horizons for Biodiversity and Water Policy

29 January 2014

As part of the Biofresh project, the Symposium "Water Lives: scientific horizons for biodiversity and water policy" took place from 29 to 30 January 2014 in Brussels. The Symposium brought together policy makers and stakeholders from the water, energy and conservation sector, NGOs, the scientific community, and selected experts to discuss challenges in the implementation of the 2020 Biodiversity strategy and the EU Water Framework Directive. Ecologic Institute was substantially involved in the programme development and Timo Kaphengst, Senior Fellow, moderated a science-policy dialogue. ARead more

Triggering Innovation for Decarbonisation

20 November 2013
Success in the battle against climate change will depend on the ability to find new and innovative solutions for a variety of emission-producing activities: from energy supply to industrial production, to housing, food and transport. At the UN Climate Conference in Warsaw, a joint side event of the two EU-funded research projects CECILIA2050 and ENTRACTE discussed to what extent climate policies deployed in the EU have been able to trigger low-carbon innovations, and how the future EU climate policy framework can become more conducive to such innovations. Ecologic Institute's Benjamin Görlach moderated the discussion.Read more

Canada's Arctic Council Chairmanship

5 November 2013

On 5 November 2013, Ecologic Institute and the Embassy of Canada, Berlin, hosted a presentation by Jeannette Menzies, head of the Canadian International Centre for the Arctic Region (CICAR), on the topic of "Canada's Arctic Council Chairmanship". Jeannette Menzies elaborated on Canadian priorities and key initiatives for the next two years in this important regional forum. Arne Riedel, Researcher at Ecologic Institute, moderated the ensuing discussion with an expert audience – including fellows of the Arctic Summer College, via live video stream – covering a number of areas. In addition toRead more

Security Challenges and Opportunities

30 October 2013 to 31 October 2013
From 30 to 31 October 2013, a workshop entitled "Shaping Arctic Change through Conscious Choices" took place at the Abisko Scientific Research Station in Northern Sweden, ca. 200km north of the Polar Circle. Together with Shiloh Fetzek (International Institute for Strategic Studies - IISS, London) Golo Bartsch, Associate of the Ecologic Institute and PhD candidate at Bielefeld University, chaired one of the workshop's panels dealing with security issues. The workshop's results were drafted in a joint paper, which is due to publication in the coming weeks.Read more

Energiewende Act for Berlin

22 October 2013
On 22 October 2013, Dr. Stephan Sina, Senior Fellow at Ecologic Institute, moderated a discussion on the planned Energiewende Act for Berlin with about 90 representatives taking part, from business, policy, and administration, in Berlin City Hall. This was the second event on an Energiewende Act for Berlin organized by the Senate Department for Urban Development and the Environment. A summary of the discussion is available for download.Read more

Experts discuss next steps in German resource policy - Parliamentary Breakfast focusing on Resource Policy


On 27 June 2013, a parliamentary breakfast was held in Berlin to discuss key questions of German resource policy in the next legislative period. In order to allow for an exchange between policy, academia and business, the Resource Policy research project (PolRess) invited members of the German parliament and resource policy experts to a debate. Dr. Martin Hirschnitz-Garbers moderated the event.

A brief paper providing a scientific perspective (German) was prepared as input to the event. It derives key questions from latest scientific findings and processes.Read more


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