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Sustainable Ecosystem Governance under Changing Climate and Land Use in the Baltic Sea Region – 3rd Bonus Symposium

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14 March 2018 to 16 March 2018
Gdansk
Poland
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The conference will introduce results of four BONUS projects ending in 2018: BONUS BALTICAPP, BONUS GO4BALTIC, BONUS MIRACLE and BONUS SOILS2SEA. Novel approaches for managing nutrients, as well as governance approaches for the Baltic Sea region will be presented for discussion. Analyses of scenarios for future development will be based on advanced, well-integrated modelling, from field level to the entire Baltic Sea region. The results and their use will be reflected on relevant policies and their implementation in the Baltic Sea region. All scientists and stakeholders with a vested interest in sustainable ecosystem-based governance in the Baltic Sea region are invited to join the conference. Ecologic Institute is part of the project BONUS SOILS2SEA and will present research results in oral and poster presentations. Read more

Effective Stakeholder and Public Engagement in the Bioeconomy – BioSTEP Conference

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22 February 2018
Brussels
Belgium
Over a period of three years the BioSTEP project developed participation tools to involve the public in the development of the European bioeconomy. Different types of participation were sought. During the final conference on 22 February 2018 in Brussels, the participation formats and their possible impact as well as the BioSTEP research recommendations will be presented and discussed. Registrations are possible until 15 February 2018.Read more

Germany-Italy: Energy, Climate Change and Options for a Low-Carbon Economy – Winter Seminar 2018

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8 January 2018 to 12 January 2018
Berlin, Cottbus
Germany
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In January 2018, the Ecologic Institute hosted a group of students from the University of Maryland for a Seminar on Energy, Climate Change and Options for a Low-Carbon Economy. Berlin was the host city for the first leg of the two-week seminar – followed by a week in Venice, hosted by the Euro-Mediterranean Center for Climate Change (CMCC). In Berlin, Grit Martinez, R. Andreas Kraemer and Benjamin Görlach taught sessions on the basics of climate change and climate policy, on adaptation to climate change, and on the German energy transition. The course was rounded off with an excursion to Lusatia, a coal mining region southeast of Berlin.Read more

Emissions Trading in China and Europe: Taking Stock, Thinking Ahead, Looking Beyond

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13 December 2017
Shenzhen
China
On 13 December 2017 the China Emissions Exchange and the European Commission hosted a conference in Shenzhen on emissions trading in China and the EU. The conference was organized by Ecologic Institute. The event brought together experts from the world's largest emissions trading scheme, the EU ETS, and China's future major emissions trading scheme. The conference took stock of what emissions trading in the EU and China have achieved so far and what lessons can be drawn from it. Moreover, the event dealt with how emissions trading can contribute to mastering future climate policy challenges. The presentation slides are available online.Read more

Guide to Art and Sustainability Initiatives in Berlin – Book Launch

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12 December 2017
Berlin
Germany
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The fruits of Yasmine Ostendorf's Writer-in-Residence term at Ecologic Institute were presented at a festive December evening at Zabriskie Bookshop. The publication "Creative Environment – A guide to art and sustainability initiatives in Berlin" was rolled out to a vibrant group of scientists, artists, curators and the general public. The publication is available online and in hard copy.Read more

Energy Policy in Germany – Information Tour for Canadian and US American Legislators

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10 December 2017 to 16 December 2017
Berlin, Freiburg
Germany
Shortly before Christmas 2017, a group of 9 decision makers from the Midwest in the USA and Canada took the opportunity to come to Germany to visit Berlin, Brandenburg and Freiburg and get a feel for the many different facets and recent developments of German energy policy. The group consisted of US representatives from Illinois, Kansas and Wisconsin, as well as Canadian members of the legislative assembly from Saskatchewan and Manitoba. During the tour, participants were able to meet and engage with representatives from federal ministries and agencies, municipalities, the German parliament, think tanks, as well as businesses and embassies to take a closer look at energy policy in Germany on a national, regional and local level. The five days were filled with engaging discussions and presentations by experts spread across a number of fields, allowing the participants to gain a broad understanding of the economic, technological and societal changes taking place in Germany in the context of the Energiewende.Read more

Reforming the EU: What Role for Climate and Energy Policies?

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4 December 2017
Tallin
Estonia
The EU has been going through a series of crises – from the Eurozone crisis to disputes around migration, from external threats in Russia to the rise of Eurosceptic and nationalistic parties. In response, the EU has embarked on an extensive process to reform itself. At a workshop in Tallinn on 4 December 2017, close to the end of Estonia's presidency of the European Union, participants discussed their expectations of this EU reform process, and the role of climate and energy policies in it.Read more

Long-term Climate Policy Frameworks – elements for success – COP23 Side Event

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10 November 2017
Bonn
Germany
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This side event presents analysis on both long-term climate policy scenario development as well as the respective governance frameworks and discuss it with practitioners involved. Furthermore, case studies from around the world are showcased.Read more

Sowing the Seeds for Short and Long Term Improved EU Policies for Food Waste – REFRESH Policy Workshop

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8 November 2017
Brussels
Belgium
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Food Waste policy is affected by a large range of EU policies. EU food waste policy though lacks an integrated approach. Participants see opportunities to go beyond sectoral solutions through an integrated EU Food Policy. Workshop documentation is available for download.Read more

Plastic in the Environment – Kick-off Conference of the BMBF Research Programme

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17 October 2017 to 18 October 2017
Berlin
Germany
With a big conference in Berlin on the 17 and 18 Oktober 2017, the German Federal Ministry for Education and Research (Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung, BMBF) launched its new comprehensive research programme "Plastic in the Environment – Sources • Sinks • Solutions." In this research programme, 18 research projects with around 100 partners from science, industry, associations and municipalities are exploring the following questions: What is the extent of plastic pollution globally, what are its causes and its effects? For the kickoff, representatives from all collaborative projects met in the "Umweltforum" in Berlin to present the individual projects, identify common challenges and develop cross-cutting themes for an exchange across consortia.Read more

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