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
On 27 November 2013, Amory Lovins, the American physicist and environmental scientist, visited Ecologic Institute in Berlin. During a luncheon he spoke to the audience about the most important research findings of his most recent book: "Reinventing Fire." Amory Lovins is one of the cofounders, the chief scientist, and the chairman emeritus of the Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI), a research...Read more
In the face of lower CO2 emissions prices, there are currently discussions about whether new coal-fired power plants will be built in the future. In this context, some have suggested implementing new measures to support emissions trading. Currently, the focus is on specific CO2 emissions limits. Similar measures have already been implemented in the United Kingdom and the United States.
The topic of the fourth installment of the series was the relationship between the state and environmental policy research. Prof. Dr. Rolf Kreibich and Dr. Hendrik Vygen were invited to present their view on the topic. The discussion (in German) can be watched online.
While Prof. Dr. Kreibich, being the former scientific director and chief executive of the Institute for...Read more