The workshop "Electronic PRTR Systems-Using Open Source for providing Open Data" discussed tools for implementing the international obligation under the PRTR Protocol to establish publicly accessible pollutant release and transfer registers (PRTR). It was hosted in Berlin, Germany by the German Federal Environment Agency (Umweltbundesamt) on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety...Read more
A meta-analysis of different studies has shown that significant climate protection potentials exist in the fields of intelligent buildings, traffic optimization, production systems, and dematerialization, which can be made accessible by using IT-Solutions.
Within this context, the expert workshop "IT for Climate Protection" was held on 24 October 2014 in the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and...Read more
The Research Network in Climate, Resource Efficiency and Raw Materials (RECREATE) will assess the impacts of research and innovation in Europe and beyond, as well as derive an outlook and recommendations for future research priorities in the fields of climate, resource efficiency and raw materials, in particular for the Horizon 2020 research programme.
In a five-year long process, the network will analyse the various impacts of research and innovation activities, monitor new developments, and recommend future research priorities in the three areas of climate, resourceRead more
From 27 to 31 October 2012, Ecologic Institute organized and implemented a program for Korean journalists and representatives from the Korean Ministry of Environment. The program focused on German and European approaches on energy and climate change policy as well as on emissions trading systems (ETS).
The program took place as a follow up to a German Embassy sponsored conference...Read more
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
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
"Consumer Preferences for Smart Homes: A Comparative Study between the UK, Germany, and Italy" aims to deliver significant, comparative insights into consumer attitudes towards energy and resource efficient smart home technologies and the potential for consumer acceptance of these technologies. The study will be used to gain knowledge about how country specific characteristics such as institutional support or cultural aspects affect the uptake of smart home technologies. The purpose of the study is to give decision makers and energy providers an idea of consumer interests and issuesRead more