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
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The widespread use of plastics, the mass consumption of disposable plastic products and the longevity of plastics lead to a waste volume that can hardly be managed anymore. Many people are particularly alarmed by the pollution of the oceans by microplastics and plastic waste. Despite all this, the volume of packaging per capita continues to rise and has doubled over the last twenty years – to 213 kilograms in 2015. The intense public debate has also called for a political response: A European plastics strategy is currently aimed at banning straws and plastic tableware. But can this solve the environmental problem? How serious are the effects of plastic waste and microplastics on the environment? What are the right steps to take to reduce the impact on the environment and the use of plastics?Read more
Join us on Tuesday 25 June 2019 at 17:00 CET for an EFEX webinar on stakeholder engagement in the EU, and the member states' preparation of their National Energy and Climate Plans (NECPs). Please register online to attend.Read more
3rd episode of "Knowledge for Future – The Environment Podcast"
The third episode of the environment podcast "Knowledge for Future" focuses on opportunities for creating comprehensively sustainable value chains within an operation and provides a picture of environmentally conscious coexistence for the near future.Read more
2nd episode of "Knowledge for Future – The Environment Podcast"
The RECIPES website (REconciling sCience, Innovation and Precaution through the Engagement of Stakeholders) provides an overview of the project objectives, structure and partners as well as events and news related to relevant project results. Reports, policy briefs, factsheets, recommendations and newly developed tools for policy makers will be regularly promoted on the website. Ecologic Institute is responsible for the concept, design, programming and update of the website. User can directly subscribe for the mailing list.Read more
1st episode of "Knowledge for Future - The Environment Podcast"
"Sustainable Agriculture – Someone has to take the first step": Welcome to the first episode of the environment-focused podcast series "Knowledge for Future", produced by Ecologic Institute and detector.fm. Today organic products are all the rage, but long before the big supermarket chains added organic milk and co. to their product range, people in Germany were dedicated to biological, sustainable agriculture.Read more
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
On 17 June 2019 the workshop "Federal and regional governments in dialogue on sustainable food systems. From individual projects to a holistic strategy?" took place at the EUREF Campus in Berlin with 30 participants. The aim of the event was to discuss how strategies could be developed that not only address the topic of sustainable nutrition in a politically comprehensive way, but which are also based on the numerous good individual initiatives and projects at the federal and regional level.Read more
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