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Smart Eco-City Development Progress

The key to human survival and healthy fulfillment is strengthening economic, intellectual and social growth in ways that maintain healthy, resilient eco-systems. Since all these variables change, smart eco-cities can survive and thrive only by designing, measuring, connecting and managing built environments interactively - in ways that value the unique and charming qualities of their diverse natural environments, their communities and creative people.

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


Sustainable Economy, New Technologies, Global Responsibility: How do we Reach our Goal? 信息技术和可持续发展产业政策

14 October 2011

Information Technology (IT) is necessary for building smart infrastructure and production systems, to reduce pollution and improve resource efficiency. As a key enabler of a Sustainable Industrial Policy, IT is of great interest to the economic development in China. R. Andreas Kraemer of Ecologic Institute spoke on IT and smart systems for environmental objectives to a delegation from Sichuan province.

The event was part of a study tour to Germany on "Information Technology and Sustainable Industrial Policy" promoted by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für InternationaleRead more

Jahrbuch Ökologie 2012

Grüner Umbau – Neue Allianzen für die Umwelt
With the impending nuclear energy phase out, how can the energy system successfully adapt and rebuild? What concepts and which alliances are necessary for the transition from a fossil- nuclear world to the solar era? The Ecology Yearbook 2012 addresses these fundamental issues from economic, social, and technical perspectives. It keeps track of which options can lead to a green transformation, but also looks at unresolved environmental conflicts, which can only be addressed through innovators and new and transformative research. The Ecologic Institute is one of the institutes supporting the yearbook and has contributed a chapter to the 2012 edition.Read more

Evaluation of the Environmental Compliance Assistance Programme for SMEs (ECAP)

September 2010 to June 2011

Small and medium enterprises are important economic actors and incidentally also an important source of environmental pollution. Given their limited size and manpower they often struggle to know all relevant environmental legislation applicable to them and are often not fully aware of their environmental impact. In order to fill these gaps, the programme ECAP (Environmental Compliance Assistance Programme) has been created that includes different actions (training, dissemination of good practice, promotion of tailor-made environmental management approaches). This project assessed theRead more


Smart Buildings and Smart Grids - European and German Approaches

27 October 2011
In October 2011, delegates from Norway's Statsbygg visited Ecologic Institute to gain new perspectives on European and German approaches to sustainable renewable energy solutions, smart grid implementation and smart buildings.Read more

IN-STREAM and OPEN: EU Workshop – Sustainability Indicators for Policy Making

Report on the Workshop of 8-9 February 2011
Stoessel, Susanah; Samuela Bassi; Leonardo Mazza et. al. 2011: IN-STREAM and OPEN: EU Workshop – Sustainability Indicators for Policy Making. Report on the Workshop of 8-9 February 2011. Ecologic Institute/IEEP: Berlin/London/Brussels.Read more

Scenarios for a One Planet Economy in Europe - Study for the European Commission

The results of a scenario exercise carried out under the OPEN:EU project suggest that the transformation of Europe into a One Planet Economy by 2050 would require very aggressive policy action. The study is available for download.Read more

First I-CITE Study Tour: Renewables and Rural Energy Opportunities

21 August 2011 to 26 August 2011
Germany, Austria

While renewable energy and its role for achieving an energy transformation, improving the environment, and supporting rural economies is a hotly discussed topic in both the US and Europe, approaches to increasing the share of renewables in the energy mix differ significantly on opposite sides of the Atlantic. As a result, exchanging Transatlantic experiences and lessons learned is of crucial...Read more

Assessing Prospects and Limits of Shale Gas in Europe

12 May 2011

Economist and Fellow at Ecologic Institute Berlin, Max Grünig participated and chaired in the Ninth Transatlantic Energy Governance Dialogue on Shale Gas, on 12 and 13 May 2011 in Budapest (Hungary). The full report of the event is available for download.

Participants explored the question of whether Shale Gas is a "game changer" for European energy security, In particular, Max Grünig moderated the working group on "Assessing Prospects and Limits of Shale Gas in Europe". The event was organised by the Central European University, in partnership withRead more


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