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Youth in the Arctic: A Discussion Connecting the Leaders of Tomorrow and Today

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31 October 2014
Reykjavik
Iceland
The Arctic Climate Change Emerging Leaders Fellowship (ACCEL), Barents Regional Youth Council, Emerging Leaders in Environmental and Energy Policy Network (ELEEP), Reykjavik University, and Youth Arctic Coalition convened a workshop as well as a question and answer session with Admiral Robert J. Papp, U.S. Special Representative for the Arctic and the top U.S. Government Arctic official. The session took place at the 2014 Arctic Circle Assembly on 31 October 2014. A video of the event is available online.Read more

The Arctic Council: Geopolitical Aspects and the Human Dimension Discussion

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13 October 2014
Berlin
Germany
On 13 October 2014, the first in a series of discussions covering different aspects of Arctic science and policy during the Canadian chairmanship of the Arctic Council was held at the Embassy of Canada. Ecologic Institute plays an active role in organizing the series in partnership with the Embassy of Canada, Berlin, International Arctic Science Committee (IASC), Alfred-Wegener Institute Helmholtz Center for Polar and Marine Research (AWI), and Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies (IASS).Read more

The Role of Carbon Pricing in the Future EU Climate Policy

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1 July 2014
Istanbul
Turkey
At the 5th World Congress of Environmental and Resource Economists, held in Istanbul 2014, the Ecologic Institue organised a policy session to discuss the perspectives of EU Climate Policy for 2030 and beyond. The session featured four distinguished panelists: Andreas Barkmann (European Environment Agency), Aldo Ravazzi (Italian Ministry of the Environment), Paul Ekins (University College London) and Andrew Błachowicz, moderated by Benjamin Görlach of the Ecologic Institute.Read more

Assessing Europe's Commitment to Environment - EBA

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6 June 2014
Brussels
Belgium

The event will highlight the main results of the report "Environment Component of the Commitment to Development Index." The presentation of the report, which was prepared by Ecologic Institute, will serve as basis to discuss the most urgent issues in the environment-development nexus, as well as to identify the most suitable policy recommendations for member states and EU institutions.

The project...Read more

Strategies and Options for Resource Policy in Germany - Parliamentary Breakfast

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6 June 2014
Berlin
Germany

On 6 June 2014, a parliamentary breakfast was held in Berlin on "Strategies and Options for Resource Policy in Germany". In order to allow for an exchange between policy, academia and business, the Resource Policy research project (PolRess) invited members of the German Parliament and resource policy experts to a debate. Dr. Martin Hirschnitz-Garbers acted as moderator of the event....Read more

Strangers Keep Out? - Invasive Plant and Animal Species in Berlin and Brandenburg

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5 June 2014
Berlin
Germany
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Which invasive species can be found in Berlin and Brandenburg? Have you ever wondered what they taste like? Come try it out at our final event of the series Biodiversity - local/global and learn more about these organisms from Prof. Dr. Jasmin Joschi from Potsdam University and Peter Becker from NewTritionInk. Read more

CFCs, Chernobyl, Brundtland, Kyoto, Nagoya: the Influence of Global Themes on Environmental Policy Research in Germany

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12 May 2014
Berlin
Germany
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The closing event of the discussion series "From the 'blue sky over the Ruhr' to the Energiewende" on 12 May 2014 had the guests Prof. Dr. Edda Müller (former vice chairwoman of the German Council for Sustainable Development), Dr. Hans-Joachim Ziesing (former department head at the German Institute for Economic Research) and Prof. Dr. Meinhard Schulz-Baldes (former Secretary General of...Read more

Aliens Taking Over - the Problem of Invasive Species

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9 May 2014
Berlin
Germany
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In many regions, the non-native introduction of animal- and plant species is increasing and is one of the greatest threats to biodiversity. Why is this so and what can be done about it? In this 8th event of the series Biodiversity - local/global, Katrin Schneider, from KORINA - UfU e.V. Halle, took a closer look at this problem. Read more

China's Coalwende: Discussion with Greenpeace China Campaigner Li Shuo

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14 April 2014
Berlin
Germany
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Is China hooked on coal?  Data are showing a possible end to China's coal boom of latter years.  Li Shuo, Climate & Energy Campaigner for Greenpeace China explained the background for this encouraging development, and exchanged views with the Climate & Energy Team at Ecologic Institute on 16 April 2014.  China's new 'Coalwende' may not yet be as dynamic as...Read more

Wild Growth in Berlin - What Does It Have To Do With The Climate?

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8 April 2014
Berlin
Germany
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Just weeds - or is it more? Plants in parks, on roadsides, on rooftops and facades contribute to climate change adaptation and biodiversity in Berlin. In the seventh event of the series Biodiversity - Local / Global, Reinhard Schubert of the Senate Department for Urban Development and Environment, Berlin, looks at the possibilities for climate adaptation and the local biodiversity in our capital.Read more

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