On 5 December 2013, Christiane Gerstetter of the Ecologic Institute presented the EU-funded project "Climate Change, Hydro-conflicts and Human Security (CLICO)" at the lecture series "Ringvorlesung Entwicklungspolitik" at the Technical University of Berlin. The Ecologic Institute was the leader of one work package conducting a policy analysis and giving policy recommendations. The presentation is available for download.
The lecture series of the winter semester 2013/14 focused on water conflicts and water cooperation. Speakers included members of research institutes, NGOs and the GIZRead more
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
The project reviewed European environmental performance based on the Commitment to Development Index, which is annually published by the Center for Global Development. After assessing the indicators used in the Index and considering the policies of relevance, the Ecologic Institute developed policy recommendations at the national and European levels for improving environment and development. The draft report is available online via the Center for Global Development's website.
The project EuropeRead more
Around 1.3 billion people worldwide still lack access to electricity. For many, kerosene (paraffin) is a common lighting fuel and kerosene lamp use is widespread in the developing world. Research has shown that these lamps emit significant amounts of black carbon, 20 times more than previously estimated. In this project, Ecologic Institute examines the current landscape of lighting efforts and initiatives, as well as market growth and development for modern, sustainable off-grid lighting alternatives.
Although kerosene lamps constitute a smaller overall source of black carbonRead more