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ELEEP Budapest Study Tour – EU Energy and Environmental Issues: a Central European Perspective

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20 August 2012 to 31 December 2012

Eight members of the ELEEP Network for Emerging Leaders in Environmental and Energy Policy met with staff from the Atlantic Council of the United States and Ecologic Institute (represented by Dominic Marcellino, Fellow) in Budapest, Hungary from 27 – 29 June 2012. European elements of ELEEP to this point have focused primarily on

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Energy Efficiency of Buildings

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2 August 2012
Washington
United States

On August 2, 2012, Dominic Marcellino, Fellow at Ecologic Institute DC, spoke at the "Net-Zero House Symposium", where he presented research results regarding the energy efficiency of buildings. The Net-Zero House Symposium in DC was a half-day discussion event on the building and promotion of net-zero and highly energy efficient buildings.

In total, three speakers presented the current research work of their respective organizations in building energy efficiency. Dominic MarcellinoRead more

ICAP Summer School 2012 on Emissions Trading in Dublin

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July 2012
11 July 2012
Dublin
Ireland

In July 2012, the sixth ICAP Summer School on Emissions Trading brought together experts from emerging economies and developing countries to learn about emissions trading as a tool for climate protection and to discuss the options of implementing such systems in developing countries. The Summer School in Dublin was the sixth of its kind and continues a series of past...Read more

Indicators for a Sustainable San Mateo County

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21 May 2012
Redwood City, Kalifornien

The new 2012 Indicators Report for a Sustainable San Mateo County was published at the Sobrato Center for Nonprofits in Redwood City, California, on 21 May 2012. Ecologic Institute was the report's coordinator and editor. With more than 80 representatives from municipal and county governments, representatives of nonprofit and advocacy groups, journalists and the general public attending, the report received a warm welcome. Tanja Srebotnjak from Ecologic Institute presented a selection of key findings in the areas economy, society, environment, and this year's key theme Community Health.Read more

Smart Cities for Sustainable Growth

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3 May 2012
Lisbon
Portugal

This conference served to discuss the concept of 'smart city' using an integrated approach that encompasses the innovative, sustainable and inclusive dimensions of an intelligent city. A number of smart city case studies and solutions were presented, with a view to sharing knowledge and insights across different domains: energy, mobility, buildings, citizenship, financing, etc.

Co-hosted by Ecologic Institute.Read more

2012 Indicators Report for a Sustainable San Mateo County

Ecologic Institute coordinated the work for the new 2012 Indicators Report for a Sustainable San Mateo County (SSMC), Ecologic Institute in San Mateo took on the role of Report Coordinator and Editor. Supported by more than 40 volunteers, among them students from Mills High School in Millbrae and students of urban and regional planning at San José State University, the report was developed and produced in a six month timeframe and can be downloaded free of charge from the website of Sustainable San Mateo County.Read more

Samsø, Denmark and Søren Hermansen

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26 March 2012
Washington, DC

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

Third I-CITE Study Tour: Transformation of the Energy Economy

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17 March 2012 to 24 March 2012
Germany, Denmark

Europe is increasingly shifting toward renewable energy. Germany is transitioning away from nuclear power to renewable sources, and Denmark recently committed to achieving 35% green energy by 2020 and 100% renewable energy by 2050. To witness these changes take shape, a study tour was organized on the Transformation of the Energy Economy: Natural Gas, Renewable Energy, Smart Grids and Electric...Read more

Adaptation Measures in the EU: Policies, Costs, and Economic Assessment - Climate Proofing Report #2

In this second part of the published report, existing policies were shown to be partly insufficient for satisfying adaptation needs, and thus the inclusion of new measures into existing policies is required. Based on the review of existing measures suitable for climate change adaptation in key policies as well as interviews with key EC representatives, additional measures and adjustments to existing measures have been identified that are necessary to respond to the impacts of climate change. This includes consideration of possible support for "climate proofing". The report is available for download.Read more

Second I-CITE Study Tour: The Sustainable Transformation of Industrial Cities

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8 January 2012 to 12 January 2012
Detroit, Pittsburgh
United States

As part of the I-CITE and ELEEP initiatives, Ecologic Institute and the Atlantic Council of the United States led a transatlantic contingent on a study tour of Detroit and Pittsburgh from 8 to 12 January 2012. The study tour is the second of three held as part of the I-CITE project funded by the European Union; its focus was the...Read more

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