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The Global Energy Crisis

January until March 2008
1 January 2008
United States

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

Smart Grids and Stable Stand-Alone Electricity Systems: Practice and Implications for Power Supply

4 May 2007
United Nations Headquarter, New York, NY
United States

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


Integrated Water Resources Management: MENA Regional Course

October 2006 to November 2006
The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region belongs to the most water-scarce areas in the world. The problems associated with natural resource scarcity have been aggravated over the last years by the increase in water demands and resource pollution as a result of population growth, urbanisation and industrialisation. An integrated concept to manage the available water resources is required to respond to this situation. Against this background, the World Bank Institute (WBI) and InWent – Capacity Building International, Germany, acting on behalf of the German Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), and in cooperation with the Regional Center for Training and Water Studies (RCTWS), organised the capacity-building workshop “Integrated Water Resources Management: MENA Regional Course”. The workshop took place from October, 29 to November, 2, 2006, in Cairo, Egypt. Read more

Unterm Strich. Erbschaften und Erblasten für das Deutschland von morgen.

Eine Generationenbilanz
Germany is facing great societal changes. In many regions, Germany’s population is shrinking and work forces are decreasing. Demographic change is challenging Germany, leading to economic and social shifts and creating new social divisions in many regions and cities. While a growing population has long been understood as a threat to the environment, it is now clear that a shrinking population does not automatically improve the environmental situation. "The Bottom Line", edited by Volker Hauff and Günther Bachmann, with contributions from Ecologic and the Berlin-Institute, examines the assets and debts of Germany‘s future inheritance. Read more

Ecology and Design

Summer Term of 2005
1 April 2005

During the summer semester of 2005, Dr. Norbert Kopytziok is directing the course "Ecology and Design" at the College of Architecture, Media and Design of the Berlin University of the Arts. The course focuses on the debate around ecological efficiency which has entered, over the last few years, the area of ecological product construction and Eco-design.

This course will introduce international eco-design criteria and their practicability on the basis of a selection of products. It will look into, and encourage to further develop, the main instruments and strategiesRead more

Public Policies for Changing the 'European Way of Life'

21 September 2004
Durham, NC
United States

In an Environmental Policy Lecture on Sustainable Consumption and Production - Public Policies for Changing the "European Way of Life", R. Andreas Kraemer presented the international framework and current activities in Europe and Germany. Faculty and students attended this event at Duke University, Durham, NC, on 21 September 2004 and engaged in a lively debate.

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Agricultural Education and Fair Trade - A Path to Rural Development?

1 July 2004
High level representatives, among them the Ambassador of Costa Rica to Germany, exchanged views on the role of education and potential of fair trade in rural areas of developing countries. One of the main issues debated at the Dinner Dialogue on 1 July 2004 in Berlin with Dr. José Zaglul, Rector of Earth University in Costa Rica, was the question of the contribution of agricultural education and fair trade to rural development in Latin America and the Caribbean. Read more

European Environmental Governance and Policy Integration

27 February 2003
Durham, NC

In an Environmental Policy Lecture on European Environmental Governance and Policy Integration, R. Andreas Kraemer explained the policy process in the European Union, environmental governance, and the structures and procedures for integrating environmental protection requirements into other policies. Faculty and students attended this event at Duke University, Durham, NC, on 27 February 2003, and engaged in a lively debate.

The presentation of R. Andreas Kraemer is available for download [pdf, 239 KBRead more

World's First Fair Trade Sports Balls Made with FSC Certified Latex

January 2003 to June 2007

fsc footballThe ball you see here is one of the first of its kind. It has two seals: A Fair Trade seal and the FSC seal of the Forest Stewardship Council. FSC works for the protection of forests and the peoples living and working in them. The bladder inside this ball is made from latex (rubber) produced in accordance with the strict social and environmental criteria of the FSC.

The football or soccer ball is size 5, has 32 panels, and fulfils the requirements of theRead more

Drawing up a Brochure about Citizen Rights under the Aarhus Convention

January 2003 to June 2003
The Convention on Access to Information, Public Participation in Decision-making and Access to Justice in Environmental Matters (Aarhus Convention) requests the contracting Parties to promote environmental education and environmental awareness among the public, especially on how to obtain access to information, to participate in decision-making and to obtain access to justice in environmental matters. The new European Directive on Public Access to Environmental Information implementing the Convention on a European level contains a similar provision. The objective of the project is to inform the German citizens about their rights under the Convention by means of a brochure in order to enable them to perform these rights.Read more


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