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European Topic Center on Biological Diversity (ETC-BD)

January 2014 to December 2018
The goal of the European Environment Agency's European Topic Centre on Biological Diversity (ETC-BD) is to collect and monitor data on biodiversity as well as issues and ecological pressures related to biodiversity. This data is used to establish the state of Europe's ecosystems to support the assessment, development, and implementation of EU policies such as the Habitats Directive. Ecologic Institute is supporting the ETC-BD with data collection and assessment on ecosystem status and mapping, policy analysis, and monitoring. Ecologic Institute is also conducting multiple assessments to contribute to the European Environment Agency's assessment reports.Read more

Economics of Climate Change Adaptation in Europe (ECONADAPT)

October 2013 to September 2016
The ECONADAPT project, on the Economics of Adaptation, was a research project funded by the European Union Seventh Framework Programme (FP7). Recognizing that there is an economic rationale for climate change adaptation, the ECONADAPT project set out to advance the knowledge and evidence base on the economics of adaptation and to develop practical material to support decision making processes. ECONADAPT applied adaptation economics in several decision making scenarios that could require economic information including risk management, project appraisal, impact assessments and planning processes. Throughout the project innovative methods were co-developed and tested in a participative way with diverse stakeholders engaged in adaptation policy at multiple governance scales.Read more

CFCs, Chernobyl, Brundtland, Kyoto, Nagoya: the Influence of Global Themes on Environmental Policy Research in Germany

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12 May 2014
Berlin
Germany
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The closing event of the discussion series "From the 'blue sky over the Ruhr' to the Energiewende" on 12 May 2014 had the guests Prof. Dr. Edda Müller (former vice chairwoman of the German Council for Sustainable Development), Dr. Hans-Joachim Ziesing (former department head at the German Institute for Economic Research) and Prof. Dr. Meinhard Schulz-Baldes (former Secretary General of...Read more

From the National to the Supranational Level: Environmental Policy Research and the European Union

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5 March 2014
Berlin
Germany
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In one of the last events of the discussion series "From the blue sky above the Ruhr to the Energiewende", Prof. Dr. Eckard Rehbinder and Dr. Christian Hey were invited to speak at the panel discussion. The topic of this evening was the transformation of environmental policy from a policy field situated on the national level to a supranational-European policy...Read more

Get Out of the Ivory Tower. Environmental Policy Research and Civil Society

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4 December 2013
Berlin
Germany
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For the fifth installment of the series "From the blue sky over the Ruhr to the Energiewende" on 4 December 2013 the experts Prof. Dr. Dieter Rucht and Dr. Thomas Jahn were invited to discuss the relationship between environmental policy research and civil society.

"Counter expertise" was necessary

Prof. Rucht, a former researcher at the Berlin Social Science Center (WZB)...Read more

Made for Each Other? Environmental Policy Research and the State

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7 November 2013
Berlin
Germany
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The topic of the fourth installment of the series was the relationship between the state and environmental policy research. Prof. Dr. Rolf Kreibich and Dr. Hendrik Vygen were invited to present their view on the topic. The discussion (in German) can be watched online.

While Prof. Dr. Kreibich, being the former scientific director and chief executive of the Institute for Future...Read more

The Maturation of Environmental Policy Research: The 1980s

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19 September 2013
Berlin
Germany
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In the third event of the series Dr. Volker Hauff, former Federal Minister, and Michael Sailer, Chief Executive Officer of Öko‑Institut, discussed the increasing cooperation between the government and environmental research institutes in the 1980s. In their conversation, the two experts first exchanged views about the mistrust that prevailed on both sides at the time. The video is available online.Read more

Assessment of Climate Change Policies in the Context of the European Semester

December 2012 to December 2014

Climate and energy targets form a key part of the European 2020 growth strategy. Ecologic Institute assesses national climate and energy policies of EU Members States with respect to these targets and compares the progress of Member States in relevant policy areas to support DG Climate Action (European Commission) in the EU Semester process.

In its Europe 2020 strategy, the European Union outlines the objective to achieve smart, sustainable, and inclusive growth including the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions and targets for the increase of renewable energy and energyRead more

From Student Research Groups to the Cornerstones of German Environmental Research - the First Environmental Research Institutes in Germany

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29 May 2013
Berlin
Germany
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On 29 May 2013, Dr. Ulrich Höpfner and Prof. Dr. Martin Jänicke reviewed the beginnings of environmental policy research in Germany. The event was part of the project "From 'The Blue Sky above the Ruhr' to the Energiewende", which aims at illuminating the beginnings and the development of environmental policy consulting in Germany. It dealt with the citizen protests around...Read more

Tracing East and West German Identities in Scientific Environmental Policy Advisory

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20 March 2013
Berlin
Germany
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On 20 March 2013, Prof. Dr. Simonis and Michael Zschiesche were interviewed about East and West German identities in environmental policy consultancy at Ecologic Institute, Berlin. In the conversation, the differences between East and West Germany became clear, even though the beginning of the institutionalization of environmental politics seems similar. The discussion (in German) can be watched online.

In West Germany,...Read more

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