Efforts are underway to make climate data in the Baltic Sea region more easily accessible. As part of a project supported by the International Bureau of the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), a workshop series with representatives of science and practice from Germany, Poland, Lithuania and Latvia took place.Read more
Information Technology (IT) is necessary for building smart infrastructure and production systems, to reduce pollution and improve resource efficiency. As a key enabler of a Sustainable Industrial Policy, IT is of great interest to the economic development in China. R. Andreas Kraemer of Ecologic Institute spoke on IT and smart systems for environmental objectives to a delegation from Sichuan province.
The event was part of a study tour to Germany on "Information Technology and Sustainable Industrial Policy" promoted by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für InternationaleRead more
Knowledge about energy and renewable energy in particular is crucial for the future of young people. Teachers are instrumental in integrating these issues in school curriculums. However, the training of teachers in Germany is inadequate in the subject of renewable energy issues. The project "Anchoring renewable energy in teacher training" therefore developed new tools and concepts to integrate energy education in teacher training. The Ecologic Institute contributed to the project by developing the content of educational materials and will carry out training seminars. The project was leadRead more
At KLIMZUG AG's fifth networking workshop, "Education, Communication, Transfer," on 23 and 24 September 2011 in Rostock, representatives of the partners exchanged their experiences with responsiveness and cooperation with local and regional governments with respect to the topic of climate change adaptation and together developed new communications measures.Read more
On 26 August 2011 at the conclusion of the first I-CITE study tour, Renewables and Rural Energy Opportunities, the Ecologic Institute hosted a Dinner Dialogue at Augustiner am Dom in Munich with MdB Hans-Josef Fell of the German Green Party and Member of the German Parliament.
Hans-Josef Fell addressed the...Read more
While renewable energy and its role for achieving an energy transformation, improving the environment, and supporting rural economies is a hotly discussed topic in both the US and Europe, approaches to increasing the share of renewables in the energy mix differ significantly on opposite sides of the Atlantic. As a result, exchanging Transatlantic experiences and lessons learned is of crucial...Read more