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European Topic Centre on Inland, Coastal and Marine Waters 2014-2018

January 2014 to December 2018
The European Environment Agency's European Topic Centre on Inland, Coastal and Marine waters (ETC-ICM) aims to support the assessment, development, and implementation of EU policies through data analysis, data monitoring, and scientific knowledge sharing. European Topic Centres are important instruments of the European Environment Agency to monitor the environment in its member countries and analyse the current as well as the future state of the environment.Read more

Climate Policies and the Transport Sector

Analysis of Policy Instruments, their Interactions, Barriers and Constraints, and Resulting Effects on Consumer Behaviour
As part of the project CECILIA2050, which examines policy options to improve European climate policies, this report specifically analyzes greenhouse gases reduction potential in the transport sector. After giving an overview of policy instruments in this sector, the authors review transport elasticities and highlight limits to carbon pricing in the road transport sector.Read more

Triggering Innovation for Decarbonisation

20 November 2013
Success in the battle against climate change will depend on the ability to find new and innovative solutions for a variety of emission-producing activities: from energy supply to industrial production, to housing, food and transport. At the UN Climate Conference in Warsaw, a joint side event of the two EU-funded research projects CECILIA2050 and ENTRACTE discussed to what extent climate policies deployed in the EU have been able to trigger low-carbon innovations, and how the future EU climate policy framework can become more conducive to such innovations. Ecologic Institute's Benjamin Görlach moderated the discussion.Read more

CECILIA2050 Country Report: Germany

Deliverable 1.2: Review of the existing instrument mix at EU level and in selected Member States
Görlach, Benjamin; Homann, Gesa; Wawer, Tim. 2013. Country report: Germany. Contribution to CECILIA2050 Deliverable 1.2: Review of the existing instrument mix at EU level and in selected Member States. Berlin: Ecologic Institute Read more

Arctic Summer College 2013

8 July 2013 to 26 August 2013

On 8 July 2013, Ecologic Institute began the 2013 Arctic Summer College. Ecologic Institute's Arctic Program hosts the program alongside a number of institutional partners: the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS); the Embassy of Canada, Germany; the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN); and the WWF Global Arctic Programme. Outcomes of the Arctic Summer College will be...Read more


Obstacles and Opportunities for Electric Mobility in Europe

2 July 2013

At RIVE 2013 (International Encounters of Ecological Cars) in Alès, Senior Fellow at Ecologic Institute Max Grünig presented on electric mobility costs and existing policy instruments in Europe, identifying challenges and opportunities for the industry. His presentation slides are available for download.

Max Grünig's presentation contained the following key results:

  • The total costs for electric mobility vehicles currently still exceed the costs of comparable conventional vehicles.
  • Falling production costs create lower consumer prices and cause an increase in
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Changing Climate – Changing Transport

7 March 2013

Even though the "Energiewende", the long-term energy transformation, may be the talk of the town, what happens in transport policy is at least as important for the success or failure of German climate policies. The situation is complex: on the one hand, there is a range of promising projects, initiatives and innovative solutions for sustainable transport. On the other hand, transport volumes are growing along with the economy, and individual mobility is on the rise. As part of the Brühl expert discussion, a panel of distinguished experts, moderated by Benjamin Görlach of the EcologicRead more


CECILIA2050 What Constitutes an Optimal Climate Policy Mix?

Deliverable 1.1.: Defining the concept of optimality, including political and legal framework conditions
Görlach, Benjamin. 2013. What constitutes an optimal climate policy mix? Defining the concept of optimality, including political and legal framework conditions. CECILIA2050 WP1 Deliverable 1.1. Berlin: Ecologic Institute.Read more

Best Practices in Sustainable Urban Mobility

26 February 2013
São Paulo

Ecologic Institute's Max Grünig participated in a debate on “Automobiles and Consumption: Mobility, Emissions and Energy Efficiency”, organised on February 26, 2013 by the Instituto Brasileiro de Defesa do Consumidor (Brasilian Institute for Consumer Protection) in São Paulo, Brasil. The presentation aoout "Best Practices in Sustainable Urban Mobility" is available for download.

Max Grünig's presentation [pdf, 1 MB, English] highlighted several European cities with good transit managementRead more


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