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Ecosystem Services and Land Use - University Course (2012)

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Summer Term 2012
15 April 2012
Berlin
Germany

During the summer semester 2012, the Research Group Ecosystem Services organises a course on "Ecosystem Services and Land Use" at the Humboldt Universität zu Berlin (HU Berlin). The course is geared toward Bachelor's students in agriculture and horticulture. In this context, Holger Gerdes, Fellow at Ecologic Institute, teaches a class on the economic valuation of biodiversity and ecosystem services.

In total, 14 seminars in the form of lectures, discussions and presentations have been organised. The course also includes a five-day excursion to theRead more

Economic Growth and Sustainability? Framing a New Model for Development

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3 April 2012
São Paulo
Brazil

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

Ecologic University Course on Think Tanks Policy Consulting (2012)

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Summer Term 2012
1 April 2012 to 30 September 2012
Bremen
Germany

What does policy consultancy mean in practice? What is a think tank and what does it do? These and other questions were discussed by Doris Knoblauch and Gesa Homann within the framework of a teaching assignment at the Bremen University of Applied Sciences. Some 40 students from the bachelor program participated in the block seminar, which was split into three two-day blocks.

This was the third summer term in which Ecologic Institute Fellows taught the course as so called “practice partners.” Students were introduced to the institute’s workRead more

Avoiding Carbon Leakage and Competitive Distortions: ETS Design and the Influence of Politics

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27 March 2012
Alajuela
Costa Rica

The International Carbon Action Partnership (ICAP) successfully convened another ICAP training course on Emissions Trading for Emerging Economies and Developing Countries to build capacity in emissions trading systems (ETS). The ICAP Training Course 2012 took place in Alajuela (Costa Rica) from 19 to 28 March 2012. Benjamin Görlach and Michael Mehling of Ecologic Institute led the course and spoke about ways to avoid carbon leakage and competitive distortions as well as the impact of policies on the design of ETS.

The Training Course was the fifth of its kind and continues theRead more

Measuring Sustainability - Conceptual Foundations and Indicators

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4 November 2011
Tübingen
Germany

As part of the Studium Oecologicum (ecological studies) initiated by the student initiative "Greening the University" Tanja Srebotnjak from Ecologic Institute gave a two-day seminar on measuring sustainability - conceptual foundations and indicators at the University of Tübingen. A total of 18 students representing a broad variety of disciplines and subject areas registered for the seminar and thereby earned not only coveted ECTS credits but also learned some useful facts about the sustainability debate, what it means to be sustainable and how it can be measured. PracticalRead more

Seminar of Current Developments in German and EU Environmental Law

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24 October 2011
Berlin
Germany
On 24 and 25 October 2011, Stephan Sina, Senior Fellow at Ecologic Legal, and Gesa Homann, Researcher at Ecologic Institute, held a seminar on current issues in German and European environmental law at the Berlin Academy of Public Administration (Verwaltungsakademie Berlin).Read more

Yale University Webinar on The Nuclear Power Endgame in Germany

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13 October 2011, New Haven, CT, 12:00 noon; Berlin, Germany, 6:00 pm
13 October 2011
World Wide Web
On Thursday, 13 October 2011 the Yale Center for Environmental Law & Policy (YCELP), in partnership with the World Resources Institute (WRI) and the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF), presented R. Andreas Kraemer of Ecologic Institute in a web-based seminar on The Nuclear Phase-out and Green Power Shift in Germany. A recording of the presentation is now online available.Read more

Biomass in the Regulation Trap? The Complexity of a Sustainable Use of Bioenergy

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23 August 2011
Potsdam
Germany
From 22 to 26 August 2011 the Vereinigung für ökologische Wirtschaftsforschung (VÖW) organized a summerschool on "Sustainable Production Chains" together with the Humboldt University of Berlin. Part of the diverse programme for PhD and master students was a seminar held at the Leibniz Institute for Agricultural Engineering Potsdam-Bornim (ATB) on renewable energies with a special focus on bioenergy and biomass from agro-forest systems. In his presentation Timo Kaphengst, Coordinator for Biodiversity and Forest at Ecologic Institute, highlighted different sustainability challenges within the biomass production chain and presented current policy responses on EU and German level. The presentation can be downloaded.Read more

Ecologic University Course on Think Tanks Policy Consulting (2011)

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Summer Term 2011
22 August 2011
Bremen
Germany
In the summer term of 2011, Christiane Gerstetter and Doris Knoblauch, Fellows at the Ecologic Institute, taught a seminar on policy consulting at the University of Applied Sciences in Bremen. Some 35  students, enrolled in  a bachelor’s programme, participated. The seminar consisted of a block of three units for a total duration of 32 hours  for a full course credit. Read more

Emissions trading: Can it halt climate change?

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11 August 2011
Berlin
Germany

Emissions trading is one of the most important policy instruments for combating climate change. The basic idea is simple, yet the functioning of the various emissions trading schemes is very complex. During the summer youth academy 2011 organized by GIZ and EPIZ Katharina Umpfenbach, Fellow at Ecologic Institute, held a seminar on the topic.

After environmental protection had been enforced through prohibitions, thresholds and other regulations over several decades, the introduction of emissions trading marked a turning point. The basic idea is simple: not the legislator, but theRead more

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