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Is it Time for a Societal Change? A View on the Global Environmental Crisis and the Great Questions of Tomorrow

2 June 2012

Since the 1950s, German psychotherapists have held an annual professional training conference on Langeoog island in the North Sea. With more than 300 participants, the conference traditionally ends with two keynote speeches from other disciplines. This year, Timo Kaphengst from Ecologic Institute was invited to give a lecture on the global environmental crisis and address the most important resultant political and societal challenges.

The 2012 conference, entitled "On the way from today to tomorrow", aimed to establish an idea of how personal relationships will change in theRead more

Emerging Leaders in Environmental and Energy Policy Summit

30 May 2012 to 1 June 2012

The 18-month ICITE project culminated with a conference in Brussels from 30 May to 1 June 2012. The conference included 16 Emerging Leaders in Environmental and Energy Policy (ELEEP) Network members and several participants from the previous ICITE study tours. Conference participants from the US and the EU included several elected officials from the US, as well as representatives from...Read more

Convention on Migratory Species: Manual and e-community

May 2012 to February 2013
The international Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (also known as CMS or Bonn Convention) aims to conserve terrestrial, aquatic, and avian migratory species throughout their migration routes. All contracting Parties designate National Focal Points (NFP) as liaison officers between relevant government offices and the CMS Secretariats. Ecologic Institute has developed a manual for the NFPs as well as a concept for an NFP e-community platform.Read more

Integrating Resource Efficiency, Greening of Industrial Production and Green Industries

Scoping of and Recommendations for Effective Indicators
This study by Ecologic Institute develops an organizing framework to summarize scientific findings concerning a wide selection of indicators and assesses their potential applicability for tracking sustainable industries and sustainable industrial development.Read more

Rio+20: Financial Resources for Improved International Environmental Governance

The international architecture for financing environmental protection and institutions has become quite confusing, spread out across an increasing number of bilateral and multilateral actors, funds and financing mechanisms. This study, commissioned by the German Federal Environment Agency, investigates the current system and provides recommendations on how to improve it. The study is available for download.Read more

Reform of Global Sustainable Development Institutions

From 17th to 18th April 2012, the conference "Green Development and Governance Innovation: Prospects on the Rio+20" took place in Shanghai. Organisers are the Friedrich Ebert Foundation Shanghai and the Shanghai Institutes for International Studies (SIIS). On the 18th April, Sascha Müller-Kraenner gave a presentation on the reform of global sustainable development institutions. The paper is available for download.

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Economic Growth and Sustainability? Framing a New Model for Development

3 April 2012
São Paulo

Twenty years after the first Rio Summit, the global community faces continued challenges in reconciling economic prosperity and growth with environmental sustainability. At a civil society conference held in São Paulo, Brazil, Michael Mehling of Ecologic Institute in Washington DC framed the debate and laid out major challenges and opportunities on the agenda of the upcoming UN Conference on Sustainable Development ("Rio+20").

Individual economies both in the developed and developing world have successfully begun decoupling their growing economies from a simultaneous increaseRead more

Ecoscholars Event: Global Climate Policy After Durban

16 February 2012

On 16 February 2012, Ecoscholars held an evening discussion in conjunction with the Hertie School of Governance. The event focused on the state of global climate after the latest round of UN negotiations, held in Durban, South Africa in November - December 2011. Opening talks were given by two expert speakers examining differing aspects of the negotiations and future scenarios for climate policy. These opening talks were followed by a question and answer session from the Ecoscholars participants, as well as informal discussion over food and drinks.

Dr. Susanne Dröge, Head of theRead more

Renewable Energy Policy – The German Experience

3 February 2012
San Diego
United States

On 3 February 2012, the University of California at San Diego (UC-San Diego) hosted "An International Conference on Renewable Energy in the U.S., China, and the EU: Technology Trade and Policy." Dominic Marcellino, Fellow at Ecologic Institute Washington DC, served on a panel entitled "Policies on Renewable Energy: US, China, and EU Experiences." The presentation is available for download.

He gave a presentation [pdf, 2.9 MB, English] on the German experience with renewable energyRead more

Second I-CITE Study Tour: The Sustainable Transformation of Industrial Cities

8 January 2012 to 12 January 2012
Detroit, Pittsburgh
United States

As part of the I-CITE and ELEEP initiatives, Ecologic Institute and the Atlantic Council of the United States led a transatlantic contingent on a study tour of Detroit and Pittsburgh from 8 to 12 January 2012. The study tour is the second of three held as part of the I-CITE project funded by the European Union; its focus was the...Read more


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