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Transatlantic Exchange on Green Buildings and Architecture

11 April 2010 to 17 April 2010
Frankfurt, Darmstadt, Berlin

As part of the "Transatlantic Climate Bridge", the Ecologic Institute organized a visitors programme on Green Buildings and Architecture, addressing 20 expert journalists from the USA and Canada. The informational tour took place from 11 April  to 17 April 2010 in Frankfurt, Darmstadt and Berlin.

The main goal of the Program was to provide the participants with insights into the green...Read more

Policy Instruments for Adaptation to Climate Change in Big European Cities and Metropolitan Areas

October 2009 to October 2010

In the face of climate change, European cities and metropolitan areas are experiencing particular challenges. This study aims to provide local and regional administrators and interested stakeholders with policy tools and guidance based on existing good practices across Europe.

Many Member States of the European Union have begun to develop overarching adaptation strategies by integrating existing sector specific adaptation approaches and new cross-sectoral approaches. At the EU level, theRead more


Linking Carbon Markets: Concepts, Case Studies and Pathways

This article explores options for linking emissions trading systems. Combining markets could have many positive benefits (including reducing the costs of compliance), but there are drawbacks. In the short term, however, direct bilateral linkages will be difficult, and achieving the EU-objective of OECD-wide emissions trading by 2015 is therefore ambitious. International negotiations will overcome some of the barriers to linkages and expedite the integration of carbon markets. Michael Mehling of the Ecologic Institute in Washington DC co-authored this article.Read more

Evaluation of Berlin's Energy Programme 2006-2010

January 2009 to June 2009
With the aim of contributing its fair share to climate mitigation, the Senate of Berlin adopted a comprehensive Energy Programme for the period 2006-2010. Ecologic Institute contributed to a mid-term review of the program that served to assess the progress made and recommend steps for the further development of climate and energy policies in the Federal State of Berlin.Read more

The De-Nationalization of Transatlantic Environment Relations: How Sub-national Partnerships Transform the Transatlantic Energy and Climate Debate

24 September 2008

Dale MedearisAt an Ecologic Transatlantic Luncheon on 24 September 2008, Dale Medearis spoke about trends in climate and energy policy in the United States at the national, state and local level. Dale Medearis is senior environmental planner for the Northern Virginia Regional Commission, where he leads the regional climate and energy programs and manages...Read more

The New Environmental Awareness in the United States: Successful Climate Protection at the Grassroots

21 April 2008

John MorrillOn 21 April 2008, an Ecologic Transatlantic Breakfast was held in Berlin on the occasion of the visit of the energy manager with Arlington County (VA, USA), John Morrill. Mr. Morrill presented the on-going climate actions and progresses made so far for energy efficiency and emission reduction at both...Read more

Financing of Investments in the Water Infrastructure

17 April 2007

Jay BenforadoOn 17 April 2007, a transatlantic Ecologic Dinner Dialogue was held in Berlin in honour of Jay Benforado, Director of the National Center for Environmental Innovation at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). In his talk, Jay Benforado discussed the financing of water infrastructure in the US, needed investments over the next...Read more


Municipal Water Services – How Can They Remain a Successful Model?

29 November 2006

In March 2006, the German government cabinet adopted the "Modernisation Report for the German Water Sector".  The report does not yet contain a specific modernisation strategy but formed the basis for discussions at the 7th Congress of Municipal Utilities of the German Association of Municipal Utilities on 29 November 2006. R. Andreas Kraemer of Ecologic moderated the debate about the question, how the traditional form of urban utility management can remain a successful model for the provision of good conditions for environmental, social and economic development in towns and cities.Read more

Urban Sprawl in Europe - The Ignored Challenge

Between 1990 and 2000 alone, more than 800,000 hectares were built on in Europe. This phenomenon is due to changing lifestyles more than increased population. The amount of space consumed per person has more than doubled over the past 50 years. Today, more than a quarter of the EU's territory has been directly affected by urban sprawl, according to a study by the European Environment Agency, which also suggests potential policies to combat the trend. R. Andreas Kraemer, Director Ecologic, was consulted as an external expert throughout the develoment of the report. Read more

Einsame Landschaften – Blühende Städte

Since 1950 about the same amount of land was taken into usage for settlement and transport as in the entire history in Germany before. Although the population is decreasing, increases in demand for improved living conditions and growing rates of single households will continue land development. While ecological disadvantages of urban sprawl were recognised long ago, there could also appear – under conditions of population decrease – devastating economic and social consequences.
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