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Experience the Future of Energy – EFEX Conference 2019

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24 September 2019
Brussels
Belgium
On 24 September 2019, the Conference of the Energy Future Exchange (EFEX) will be held at the SQUARE Convention Center in Brussels. The event will be a comprehensive celebration and exploration of the power and potential of the transatlantic relationship between the US and EU to lead in creating a clean, climate-friendly economy.Read more

Planning for 2050 – shifting the focus towards long-term climate objectives

Climate planning for 2050 has become a core strand of debate in the European Union. Focus has shifted to a potential revision of the EU’s long-term climate objectives within the context of a new 2050 strategy, which is to be submitted to the United Nations under the Paris Agreement by 2020. In parallel, all EU Member States must develop national strategies of their own, albeit with little central guidance and no overarching structure in place for collaboration.Read more

61th Cairo Climate Talks: The role of social media in communicating climate change

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25 June 2019
Cairo
Egypt
Environmental journalism has always been a cross-cutting topic. There are journalists in many countries who specialise in environmental topics. However, environmental topics mostly do not have their own department at media outlets. Hence, publishing such media pieces often highly depends on current political processes and above all on current, public discussions. Marius Hasenheit discussed the role of media, especially social media, in communicating environmental issues in Egypt, at the 61st Cairo Climate Talks. He is a researcher at Ecologic Institute, editor of a print magazine and freelance journalist.Read more

Stakeholder Engagement in the EU: Preparing National Energy and Climate Plans

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25 June 2019
online
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This EFEX webinar explores the success of stakeholder participation in the National Energy and Climate Plans (NECP) preparation process as well as its scope, best practice examples and value added for EU climate policy. A panel of expert speakers – Elisa Martellucci and Agnese Ruggiero of Carbon Market Watch and David Donnerer of Energy Cities – draw on their experiences with the PlanUp project, discussing the EU perspective as well as the dialogues it organized between stakeholders and ministry officials. The panel is moderated by Matthias Duwe, Head Climate at Ecologic Institute.Read more

Communication on the IPCC Special Reports "Climate Change and Land" and "The Ocean and Cryosphere in a Changing Climate"

June 2019 to February 2020
The aim of the project participants is to provide the German Federal Environment Agency (UBA) with scientific support in communicating the results of the IPCC Special Reports on "Climate Change and Land" (SRCCL) and "The Ocean and Cryosphere in a Changing Climate" (SROCC). This is achieved by preparing the contents of the special reports by means of core messages, explanatory texts and presentations in webinars.Read more
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Preparing the European Energy System for the Impacts of Climate Change

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18 June 2019
Brussels
Belgium
The aim of this EUSEW 2019 session is to launch the EEA report 'Adaptation challenges and opportunities for the European energy system: Ensuring a climate-resilient clean energy transition' and to discuss its key findings with relevant stakeholders. The report will be presented by Eva Jensen (Head of Programme, Climate Change, Energy and Transport, EEA). Her presentation will be followed by reflections from senior stakeholders from the European Commission (DG CLIMA and DG ENERGY), the International Energy Agency and a sector organisation (ENTSO-E), followed by a discussion with the audience. Matthias Duwe (Head, Climate, Ecologic Institute) will moderate the session.Read more

EU Reform Process after the European Elections: What role for climate and energy policy?

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13 June 2019
Berlin
Germany
Europe voted on 26 May. The constitutive session of the new European Parliament took place from 1 to 4 July 2019. The new political parties will meet on 1 July. In the second half of the year, the new Commission and the new European Council leadership are elected. At the end of June, the European Council will discuss the EU's strategic agenda for 2019-2024. Against this background, the event will discuss the future of the EU and its role in climate and energy policy. What contributions can climate and energy policy make to a strong EU and how can the EU reform process contribute to climate and energy policy?Read more

The Future of the EU – Background Paper

Compromises for expanding ordinary legislative procedure and majority voting in climate and energy policies
The EU adopts essential climate issues – such as carbon taxation – by special legislative procedures. This means that the European Parliament is not an equal co-legislator and the Council decides by unanimous vote, providing each Member State with a veto. This is a problem because the urgency of climate action requires swift and bold EU action. EU climate action cannot afford a governance structure that allows one Member State to hold all others hostage in essential areas of climate action. A new Ecologic paper explores how to address this problem.Read more

Statement of the Expert Commission for the "Energy of the Future" Monitoring on the Second Progress Report of the German Government

In June 2019, the joint statement of the Expert Commission on the second progress report of the German government was published. Ecologic Institute provides scientific support to the work of the Expert Commission with a focus on the key topics that the Expert Commission selected for their joint statement.Read more

Digital Water Cities – Leading urban water management to its digital future (DWC)

June 2019 to November 2022
European cities face major challenges to achieve the desired level of sustainability in the management of urban water systems. Digital technologies such as mobile devices, sensor network, real-time monitoring, machine learning, and modeling tools have the potential to improve the management of water infrastructures significantly. In addition, they can improve the quality of services provided to citizens as well as awareness and cooperation between utilities, public authorities, and citizens in urban water management. The main objective of the project is to boost the integrated management of water systems in five major European cities, Berlin, Milan, Copenhagen, Paris, and Sofia, by leveraging the potential of data and smart digital technologies.Read more

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