Thilo Panzerbieter, Founder and Executive Director of the German Toilet Organization (GTO), presented at Ecologic Institute, Berlin on worldwide sanitation, information campaigns in Germany and developing countries, and innovative toilet systems adapted to individual circumstances. As a non-profit NGO, GTO aims to protect health, human dignity, and the environment by providing clean and sustainable sanitation facilities accompanied by information campaigns. Karin Beese, Project Manager RADOST at Ecologic Institute, moderated the event.
On 26 March 2012, the Danish Embassy in Washington, DC hosted an event called "The Renewable Energy Island" as part of the DC Greening Embassies Forum. The Forum is a collaboration of the US State Department, the government of Washington, DC, and the foreign embassies in the city; the intention of the forum is for the embassies and the city to share best practices and to work together to make the city greener and more sustainable. This event highlighted the work of Søren Hermansen and the island of Samsø in Denmark.Read more
EU Member States are facing the most severe financial and economic crisis in recent decades. With soaring energy prices, out-dated energy infrastructure, and ever increasing global greenhouse gas emissions, Europe also faces other significant problems. These challenges are intertwined in many ways. Against this background, Ecologic Institute - in cooperation with the European Climate Foundation - organized a conference in Warsaw to discuss how Poland and Germany can address these challenges in a manner that is mutually reinforcing. Ilona Antoniszyn-Klik, State Secretary at the EconomicsRead more
The World Resources Forum 2011 held in Davos, Switzerland, focused on policy means for Shaping the Future of our Natural Resources and charted ways Towards a Green Economy. R. Andreas Kraemer of Ecologic Institute moderated the workshop on the Design and Implementation of Efficient Resource Policies covering good and best practice in industry and policy implementation.
The workshop discussed policy options and concrete policy approaches (includingRead more
The "Network Resource Efficiency" as part of the project "Advancement of Resource Policy" invited to the 7th network conference on Monday, 27 June 2011 in Berlin. New approaches in politics and businesses are highlighted under the guiding theme "2011 – agenda setting for the resource turnaround". Max Grünig presented first ideas describing which actors should be included in a societal debate on resource efficiency.Read more
The latest two climate summits - in Copenhagen in 2009 and Cancún in 2010 - have left critical questions unanswered: it remains unclear how to fund pledged climate finance commitments to developing countries, and there still is no effective follow-up regime for the Kyoto Protocol.
"Future Prospects for Climate Finance and the Carbon Market: A Legal Perspective" was the topic of a conference which was chaired by Michael Mehling, President of Ecologic Institute, Washington DC. Organized by the legal publisher Lexxion, the conference took place on 26 June 2011 at King's College inRead more
On the first day of the conference "Global Energy Challenges – Transatlantic Business Opportunities", experts from both Germany and the USA gave a practical overview of the US energy market and discussed the integration of renewable energies in the energy system and the financing of renewable energy projects. Michael Mehling moderated the plenum "System Integration of Renewable Energies".
The 3rd German American Energy Conference showcased the US-market potential and new technologies in renewable energies as well as energy and climate policies. Around 300 political and economicRead more
Economist and Fellow at Ecologic Institute Berlin, Max Grünig participated and chaired in the Ninth Transatlantic Energy Governance Dialogue on Shale Gas, on 12 and 13 May 2011 in Budapest (Hungary). The full report of the event is available for download.
Participants explored the question of whether Shale Gas is a "game changer" for European energy security, In particular, Max Grünig moderated the working group on "Assessing Prospects and Limits of Shale Gas in Europe". The event was organised by the Central European University, in partnership with the Brookings InstitutionRead more