Environmental policy-makers and stakeholders from the non-governmental, academic and private sectors from 19 countries gathered in Berlin from 27 July to 7 August 2009 in the first 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 Partnership (ICAP),...Read more
Between January and June 2010, Stephanie Schlegel, Katharina Umpfenbach and Camilla Bausch from the Ecologic Institute lectured 14 seminars about how to teach about renewable energy in school classes. The lectures were part of the research project "Powerado plus" that aims to further qualify future teachers with regard to general knowledge about renewables as well as about methodologies such as experiments that help to discuss this issue in schools. The Powerado project was selected as an official project for the UNESCO Decade of Education for Sustainable Development for 2006/2007 andRead more
The Hertie School of Governance and Ecologic Institute cooperated on international energy and climate policies as agents of change. During the fall term of 2008, Sascha Müller-Kraenner, Partner of Ecologic, taught a course on "International energy and climate policy" at the Hertie School of Governance.Read more
During a further vocational training for management assistants in the energy sector Ms. Hanna Schumacher gave an introduction to the German Renewable Energy Sources Act (EEG) with a focus on the amendment which will come into force in 2009.Read more
Ecologic taught a Johns Hopkins Summer School on European Environmental Politics on 9-20 June 2008. Ecologic staff members and guest speakers conducted lessons 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.
To study German nature conservation policies, students visited the UNESCO...Read more
The Fulbright German Studies Seminar 2008 brought 17 scholars from US universities and colleges to Berlin and Brussels for a two-week study tour on "Science and Society: The Impact of Science on Policy Formulation" focusing on governance at the science-policy interface in Germany and the European Union. R. Andreas Kraemer of Ecologic advised on scoping and concept development and was key-note...Read more
From January to March 2008, Stephanie Schlegel, Fellow at Ecologic, teaches a course on energy policy at the University of Denver. The course "The Global Energy Crisis" explores the trends, dilemmas and solutions of the global energy crisis, thereby also analysing the future role of energy efficiency, renewable energies and the link to climate policy.
Energy has become a basic requirement for our everyday life and for the global economy. At the same time, two billion people lack access to modern energy services. However, if they are to achieve a decent standard of living byRead more
Combinations of electrical, information and communication technologies allow for "Smart Grids" to provide dynamic efficiency for power generation, transmission and distribution. Ecologic took the lead in preparing a Learning Centre on the state and promise of Smart Grids at the 15th Session of the UN Commission on Sustainable Development (CSD 15).Read more