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Phasing out Coal in the German Energy Sector

Interdependencies, Challenges and Potential Solutions
The phasing out of coal is necessary to reach climate goals, it is technically feasible and economically sensible. This detailed reader summarises how Germany's coal phase-out can succeed and explains the most relevant aspects of climate and energy policy as well as the economic consequences of phasing out coal. The "Coal Report" (Kohlereader) is available for download in German and in English.Read more
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Alte Energiewelt – Neue Energiewelt

Trends und Akteure in einem zunehmend digitalen Energiesystem
Which trends and developments characterise the energy system in the overlapping phases of the energy transition? Which opportunities and which risks are borne by digital technologies and data-based business models in pursuit of an ecologically-oriented energy transition? How do the structures of players change and what challenges do different actors face? These questions are the subject of a short study written by Lisa Meinecke and Christine Lucha of Ecologic Institute. The study is available for download.Read more
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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 hosted a side event in the EU Pavilion at the COP24 in Katowice (Poland), in cooperation with ICLEI Europe. Invited practitioners and experts discussed the role nature-based solutions (NBS) and multi-level governance play in facilitating the transition of cities and regions to carbon-neutrality. 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

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

From Knowledge to Action: Global climate protection and local action

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21 November 2018
Stuttgart
Germany
How is the Paris Agreement relevant for people active in the building sector? What can and should architects, energy consultants, or installers contribute to achieving the goals of this international climate agreement? Dr. Camilla Bausch of Ecologic Institute tried to bridge the gap between the international and the local level before 500 experts in her Keynote Address at the 20th annual conference "Herbstforum Altbau" in Stuttgart (Germany).Read more

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