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Towards Sustainable Development Goals

This report, authored by Ecologic Institute, first describes the two processes for the development of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the post-2015 development agenda, and the options to integrate the results of both processes in order to arrive at one set of goals. It goes on to discuss the possible structure of a set of SDGs, and discusses a number of topic clusters, as an illustration of what possible SDGs could look like. The report is available for download.Read more

Towards a Definition of Global Sustainable Land Use?

A discussion on theory, concepts and implications for governance
In this discussion paper Timo Kaphengst from Ecologic Institute approaches the question of how sustainable land use can be defined at a global scale. The paper thereby contributes to the concept of sustainable land use governance currently developed in the GLOBALANDS project. The discussion paper is available for download.Read more

Distinguished Research for the Environment

For four years now, Ecologic Institute has claimed a top spot in the "Environment" category of the highly regarded global rankings of policy institutes, or think tanks, published by the University of Pennsylvania. In 2013, the Berlin-based research organization was ranked in 9th place. Researchers at Ecologic Institute have been working on current societally- and politically-relevant environmental questions since 1995. The research performed by Ecologic Institute has been recognized, as it has been for the last three years, with a top ranking in the Global Go To Think Tank Index.

Ecologic Institute: Science and Policy for a Sustainable World

In our brochure "Ecologic Institute: Science and Policy for a Sustainable World" (German: "Wissenschaft und Forschung für eine nachhaltige Welt“), we introduce Ecologic Institute as a transdisciplinary research organization. We focus on environmental research and address relevant sociopolitical questions of sustainability research. We bring new insights into environmental policy. Discover our research projects, academic collaborations, and teaching activities. Our new brochure is available for download. Read more

Energy and Climate Finance

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spring term 2014
1 January 2014 to 31 May 2015
Washington, DC
United States
The course Energy and Climate Finance introduces students to environmental markets and the policies that create them, focusing mainly on emissions trading systems (ETS) to mitigate climate change. The course also provides an introduction to attributes of the financial sector through its analysis of markets for environmental commodities. Ecologic Fellow Elizabeth Zelljadt has taught this course in summer 2014.Read more

ELEEP Network – Emerging Leaders in Environmental and Energy Policy

Ecologic Institute and the Atlantic Council of the United States co-organize the Emerging Leaders in Environmental and Energy Policy Network (ELEEP). ELEEP was created under the I-CITE project, which was funded by the European Union's External Action Service. In early 2012, the ELEEP Network was awarded additional support by the Robert Bosch Stiftung, which provided for two study tours and other events in the second half of the year. The ELEEP Network has received additional funding from the European Union under the auspices of the EU's "Transatlantic Civil Society Dialogues EU-USA 2012"; with this grant, Ecologic Institute and the Atlantic Council will conduct “The ELEEP Energy and Climate Dialogue” from January 2013 through mid-2014. In addition to a second round of funding from the European Union, the Robert Bosch Stiftung has also provided a second round of support to ELEEP through mid-2014.

Energiewende Made in the USA - Luncheon with Amory Lovins

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27 November 2013
Berlin
Germany
Speaker

On 27 November 2013, Amory Lovins, the American physicist and environmental scientist, visited Ecologic Institute in Berlin. During a luncheon he spoke to the audience about the most important research findings of his most recent book: "Reinventing Fire." Amory Lovins is one of the cofounders, the chief scientist, and the chairman emeritus of the Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI), a research...Read more

European Union Action to Fight Environmental Crime - An EU Research Project

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12 November 2013
Tilburg
Netherlands

On 12 November 2013, Christiane Gerstetter of the Ecologic Institute presented the EU-funded project "European Union Action to Fight Environmental Crime" (EFFACE) during a seminar on environmental crime at Tilburg University in the Netherlands. Ecologic Institute is the coordinator of the EFFACE project. The presentation slides are available for download.

The seminar on "Environmental Crime and the World" was held at on 11/12 November 2013. The seminar brought together researchers, mainlyRead more

Ecologic Institute at the International Climate Summit COP19 in Warsaw

Between 11 November and 22 November 2013 the 19th Conference of the Parties (COP 19) to United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) was held in Warsaw (Poland). Ecologic Institute supported the negotiations via its legal expertise and also presented the results of its research projects during various sessions of the event. In addition, a transatlantic expert group attended the conference and was guided through the negotiations by Ecologic Institute staff. The slides from the first presentation and a new policy brief are available for download.

Green Economy: The Next Steps

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7 November 2013
Berlin
Germany

At the UN sustainable development conference in Rio de Janeiro in 2012, the international community acknowledged the significance of the "Green Economy" as a means to support sustainable development. Unlike in other topic areas, there is no collective, coordinated follow-up process for the "Green Economy"; instead, it is now the task of individual countries to develop new initiatives and put...Read more

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