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EU 2050 Strategic Vision "A Clean Planet for All"

Brief Summary of the European Commission proposal
In late November 2018, the European Commission published a "strategic vision" for a European economy with net-zero emissions by 2050 – this factsheet provides an overview of those documents. It explains, summarises, and evaluates the scenarios, proposals, and conclusions of the EC's extensive analysis.Read more

Nature-based Solutions and Multi-level Governance for Carbon-neutral and Resilient Cities and Regions – COP24 Side Event

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8 December 2018
Katowice
Poland
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On Saturday, 8 December 2018, Ecologic Institute will host a side event in the EU Pavilion at the COP24 in Katowice (Poland). In Cooperation with ICLEI Europe invited practitioners and experts will discuss the role nature-based solutions (NBS) and multi-level governance play in facilitating the transition of cities and regions to carbon-neutrality. The event is open to all accredited participants and delegates to the COP24.Read more

Experiences with National and Subnational Climate Laws: Enhancing Ambition – Dr. Camilla Bausch at COP24 Side-Event

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7 December 2018
Katowice
Poland
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On Friday, 7th of December (11:30 a.m. at the Brazilian Pavilion), Dr. Camilla Bausch, Scientific Director and CEO of Ecologic Institute Europe, will participate in a side-event hosted by the Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies (IASS) and the BRICS Policy Center.Read more

Dr. Camilla Bausch speaks at Senator Bernie Sanders' Town Hall Meeting

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3 December 2018
Washington, DC
United States
U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders hosted a national town hall on Monday, 3 December 2018, on the global threat of climate change and potential solutions for change. Ecologic Institute Director Dr. Camilla Bausch was invited to speak on international solutions. The panel was co-hosted by Senator Sanders, activist and actor Shailene Woodley, environmentalist and author Bill McKibben and news commentator Van Jones. Read more

Le projet FIThydro: Une initiative européenne pour une hydroélectricité durable et respectueuse des poissons

Hydropower now accounts for 18% of electricity generated across Europe and 70% of renewable energy. Most of Europe's hydropower plants have been in operation for several decades. They are therefore about to be renovated, modernized and expanded. Only recently has the emphasis been placed on the protection of fish. European countries must adhere to the Water Framework Directive, which calls for environmentally friendly, socially acceptable and economically viable hydropower. The FIThydro project deals with this topic and wrote an article. Eleftheria Kampa from Ecologic Institute contributed to this article. It is available for download.Read more

How Can EU Reform Strengthen EU Climate and Energy Policies?

Triggered by Brexit, the EU began a process of reflection, soul-searching and possibly reform – the so-called "Bratislava process" or the "process on the Future of Europe". EU institutions, Member States and civil society have made a number of contributions to this process. This paper of the Ecologic Institute discusses how the EU reform process can help improve EU climate and energy policies.Read more

How Can EU Climate and Energy Policies Support EU Reform?

Triggered by Brexit, the EU began a process of reflection, soul-searching and possibly reform – the so-called "Bratislava process" or the "process on the Future of Europe". EU institutions, Member States and civil society have made a number of contributions to this process. This paper of the Ecologic Institute discusses how EU climate and energy policies can support the EU reform process. Read more

District Heating in Decarbonising Economies

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29 October 2018
online
In the EU and in Denmark, the aim is to reduce dependence on fossil fuels and to use energy more efficiently. District heating and combined heat and power have significant potential with regard to achieving this aim. This webinar presented a number of key topics connected to a role that the district heating plays in achieving decarbonisation of economies and energy systems and will discuss a number of possible developments to achieve district heating's full potential in this regard. Led by Technical University of Denmark (DTU) and Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research ISI (Fraunhofer-ISI), the webinar uses Denmark as a case study. Read more

Design and Effectiveness of Climate Protection Legislation in International Comparison

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15 October 2018
Berlin
Germany
In the first BSEC (Berlin Seminar on Energy and Climate) after the summer break, possible functions and roles of a German climate protection law for the transformation in sectors with the highest emissions will be presented and discussed. Matthias Duwe, from Ecologic Institute, will talk about the design and effectiveness of climate change legislation in international comparison. The seminar will take place on 15 October 2018 in Berlin.Read more

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