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
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
One major cause of the continued deterioration of the global environment are unsustainable patterns of consumption and production, particularly in industrialized countries, but also increasingly in emerging economies catching up with western lifestyles. This is a matter of grave concern as regards both environmental impacts as well as aggravating poverty and inequity.
At the event, Dr. Sylvia Lorek talked about...Read more
In one of the last events of the discussion series "From the blue sky above the Ruhr to the Energiewende", Prof. Dr. Eckard Rehbinder and Dr. Christian Hey were invited to speak at the panel discussion. The topic of this evening was the transformation of environmental policy from a policy field situated on the national level to a supranational-European policy...Read more
Nature conservation is often thought of only with respect to forests and meadows. However, cities often have a greater species diversity than rural areas. What does that mean for Berlin? In this fifth event of the series Biodiversity - local/global, Prof. Dr. Ingo Kowarik, from the Technical University Berlin, and Ingrid Cloos, from the Senate Department for Urban Development and...Read more