On behalf of GIZ, Ecologic Institute designed, organised and implemented a study tour for directors and assistant directors of various Chinese environmental agencies and the Chinese Ministry of Environment from 27 March to 9 April 2011. The training conveyed important aspects of European and German environmental policy to the...Read more
Germany is the world’s second largest exporter, and export-oriented industries form the backbone of the German economy. At the same time, Germany has set itself ambitious targets for energy efficiency and the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions. How to reconcile these seemingly opposing objectives was the subject of a...Read more
On 1-2 November 2010, Stephan Sina, Senior Fellow at Ecologic Legal, and Christiane Gerstetter, Fellow at Ecologic Legal, held a seminar on current issues in German and European environmental law at the Verwaltungsakademie Berlin.
Current developments in legislation and the judiciary were presented to nearly twenty participants from Berlin’s various environmental agencies. In particular, the event covered general environmental law, climate protection and environmental energy law, emissions law, waste law, water protection law as well as soil and environmental conservation lawRead more
As part of the annual conference of the physics student council of Cusanuswerk “Energy isn’t only in chocolate – intelligent energy use: ecological and efficient” in Dresden, Stephan Sina, Senior Fellow at Ecologic Institute and former Cusanuswerk scholarship recipient, held a lecture on “Renewable Energy as a Central Building Block of Climate Protection Policy” on 15 October 2010.
His lecture gave an overview of the legal and political conditions in which the advancement of renewable energies in Germany and Europe takes place, complementing the mostly technology-focusedRead more
The Ecologic Institute and the Atlantic Council of the United States hosted three transatlantic study tours and a policy summit as part of a civil society dialogue focused on transformation processes in three areas: agriculture and forestry; industrial redevelopment; and the energy economy. The dialogue was sponsored by the European Union's External Action Service. For each event, a small group of Americans and Europeans comprised of policymakers, opinion leaders, the media, and business from an online network of mid-career leadership professionals came together.
This networkRead more
Environmental policy-makers and stakeholders from the non-governmental, academic and private sectors convened in The Hague, The Netherlands from 26 July to 6 August 2010 as part of the second ICAP Summer School for Emerging and Developing Countries. The intensive two-week training event, designed and organised by the Ecologic Institute on behalf of and in collaboration with the International Carbon Action...Read more
In a Faculty and Expert Seminar, R. Andreas Kraemer of Ecologic Institute delivered the Keynote Address to an audience of mainly US and Canadian university and college faculty. The group travelled to Berlin and Brandenburg to study local, regional and national approaches to sustainability. The Studienform Berlin organised the study tour as part of the Transatlantic Climate Bridge.Read more
Ecologic held the second Johns Hopkins Summer School on European environmental politics from 17 to 28 May 2010. Experts from Ecologic Institute and other guest speakers held seminars on subjects ranging from European integration to European water policies. Johns Hopkins students also met with a variety of stakeholders in Berlin and Brussels to discuss European environmental policy.
The two-week syllabus covered...Read more