In July 2012, the sixth ICAP Summer School on Emissions Trading brought together experts from emerging economies and developing countries to learn about emissions trading as a tool for climate protection and to discuss the options of implementing such systems in developing countries. The Summer School in Dublin was the sixth of its kind and continues a series of past...Read more
The 18-month ICITE project culminated with a conference in Brussels from 30 May to 1 June 2012. The conference included 16 Emerging Leaders in Environmental and Energy Policy (ELEEP) Network members and several participants from the previous ICITE study tours. Conference participants from the US and the EU included several elected officials from the US, as well as representatives from...Read more
In a blog post on the US State Department's "Our Planet" blog, Dominic Marcellino, Fellow at Ecologic Institute US, relates the story of how the village of Ascha in Bavaria went from being completely energy dependent to producing over 100% of its electricity and 50% of its heating needs from renewable energy.
The first I-CITE study tour on the transformation of the rural energy economy and opportunities for renewable energy visited the village of Ascha, Germany. Over twenty years ago, the mayor of Ascha, Wolfgang Zirngibl, shared a...Read more
The UK and Germany share similar climate change goals, but pursue rather different energy policy strategies. These differences include the technological focus (such as nuclear vs renewable energy) and the choice of instruments – creating a space for mutual exchange and learning. From 21 to 25 May 2012, Ecologic Institute organized and implemented a program for seven scientists, decision makers...Read more
On behalf of the Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey (ITESM), Ecologic Institute organized and implemented a three-week Summer School from 20 May – 9 June 2012, including lectures and an extra-curricular program for 60 students from northern Mexico. The purpose of the program was to expose the participants to direct applications of environmental and sustainability policy in...Read more
In May 2012, as part of the World Congress on Water, Climate and Energy in Dublin (Ireland), Ecologic Institute organized a Special Session entitled "Communicating research: Getting your message across." The event, led by Darla Nickel, Ulf Stein, and Johanna von der Weppen, all experts from Ecologic Institute, targeted water researchers as well as practitioners with an interest in catalyzing the transfer and use of EU-funded research outputs in order to meet the objectives set out in the Water Framework Directive and related directives.
During the summer semester 2012, the Research Group Ecosystem Services organises a course on "Ecosystem Services and Land Use" at the Humboldt Universität zu Berlin (HU Berlin). The course is geared toward Bachelor's students in agriculture and horticulture. In this context, Holger Gerdes, Fellow at Ecologic Institute, teaches a class on the economic valuation of biodiversity and ecosystem services.
In total, 14 seminars in the form of lectures, discussions and presentations have been organised. The course also includes a five-day excursion to theRead more
What does policy consultancy mean in practice? What is a think tank and what does it do? These and other questions were discussed by Doris Knoblauch and Gesa Homann within the framework of a teaching assignment at the Bremen University of Applied Sciences. Some 40 students from the bachelor program participated in the block seminar, which was split into three two-day blocks.
This was the third summer term in which Ecologic Institute Fellows taught the course as so called “practice partners.” Students were introduced to the institute’s workRead more