Schools will be an important component for a successful transformation of the energy system. To achieve this it will be important to get schools and teachers involved early in the process, train teachers and provide ideas how to include this issue in lessons and school life. These were some of the outcomes of the symposium "Energiewende in Schulen", that was held 21 and 22 November 2014 in Freiburg (Germany). Ecologic Institute's Senior Fellow Stephanie Wunder discussed with the visitors of the world café on how to the change energy issues in schools. The symposium documentation isRead more
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
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
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
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...Read more