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100% Climate Protection: Evaluation of and Prospects for the National Climate Initiative

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27 August 2012
Berlin
Germany

On 27 August 2012, the German Federal Minister for the Environment Peter Altmaier opened the conference at which the insights gleaned from the three-year evaluation of the National Climate Initiative (NKI) were presented. It was moderated by Dagmar Dehmer (Der Tagesspiegel), and Susanne Weber-Mosdorf (Deputy General Director (retired) of the World Health Organisation (WHO), formerly of the Council for Sustainable...Read more

ELEEP Budapest Study Tour – EU Energy and Environmental Issues: a Central European Perspective

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20 August 2012 to 31 December 2012

Eight members of the ELEEP Network for Emerging Leaders in Environmental and Energy Policy met with staff from the Atlantic Council of the United States and Ecologic Institute (represented by Dominic Marcellino, Fellow) in Budapest, Hungary from 27 – 29 June 2012. European elements of ELEEP to this point have focused primarily on

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Ecologic Institute Launches the 2012 Arctic Summer College

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9 July 2012 to 4 September 2012
Berlin
Germany
Ecologic Institute is proud to be launching its 2012 Arctic Summer College, a virtual course and network aiming to strengthen Arctic communication and build a lasting, policy-oriented network of Arctic professionals. Policy briefs and videos of speaker presentations will be made publicly available on the Arctic Summer College website following each weekly seminar.Read more

Freshwater Impacts of Proposed Biofuel Policy in Germany

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6 July 2012
Suzhou
China

On 6 July 2012, Andrew Ayres of Ecologic Institute presented a paper on water management and expanded biofuel use at the Fourth International Conference on Applied Energy in Suzhou, China. The paper, entitled "Germany’s Water Footprint of Transport Fuels," details how the water footprint indicator can be used to estimate the water resource use necessary to produce fuels in Germany under the requirements of the EU Biofuels Directive. The presentation is available for download.

At the conference, Andrew Ayres explained how previous estimates of the water footprint of Germany’sRead more

Environmental Conversation, Sustainable Development and Political Decision-making

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22 June 2012
San Mateo
United States

On 22 June 2012, Ecologic Institute hosted a delegation of 20 high-ranking delegates from China's State Council, economic and development organizations and the Chinese media at its office in San Mateo, California. Senior Fellow Tanja Srebotnjak began her presentation with an overview of Ecologic Institute's history and the thematic areas where it has built recognized expertise over the years. Afterwards, she described a range of example projects in which Ecologic Institute EU and US support environmental conversation and sustainable development by assisting

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Environmental Conversation, Sustainable Development and Political Decision-making

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22 June 2012
San Mateo, California

On 22 June 2012, Ecologic Institute hosted a delegation of 20 high-ranking delegates from China's State Council, economic and development organizations and the Chinese media at its office in San Mateo, California. Senior Fellow Tanja Srebotnjak began her presentation with an overview of Ecologic Institute's history and the thematic areas where it has built recognized expertise over the years. Afterwards, she described a range of example projects in which Ecologic Institute EU and US support environmental conversation and sustainable development by assisting political decision-making.Read more

The Social Dimension of EU Biofuel Policy

In the early 2000s, biofuels were seen as a panacea for several environmental and economic challenges. In more recent years, however, their promotion has faded substantially. With the ongoing expansion of biofuel production worldwide, serious doubts have been raised about their sustainability and potential to reach environmental targets. This Ecologic Brief provides an assessment of the extent to which social aspects of biofuel production are addressed in current EU policies. It also explores possible ways of enhancing, reshaping, or extending existing policies in order to ensure the sustainable production of biofuels. The Ecologic Brief is available for download.Read more

Smart Cities for Sustainable Growth

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3 May 2012
Lisbon
Portugal

This conference served to discuss the concept of 'smart city' using an integrated approach that encompasses the innovative, sustainable and inclusive dimensions of an intelligent city. A number of smart city case studies and solutions were presented, with a view to sharing knowledge and insights across different domains: energy, mobility, buildings, citizenship, financing, etc.

Co-hosted by Ecologic Institute.Read more

Climate Proofing of Common Agricultural Policy and Cohesion Policy

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2 April 2012
Berlin
Germany

The EU has set itself ambitious objectives for combatting climate change. In addition to efforts to mitigate the impacts of climate change, the European Commission is also advancing efforts to strengthening climate adaptation in the EU, primarily by facilitating better exchange of information and practices as well as coordinating relevant activities such as in the case of trans-boundary impacts. Two...Read more

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Der Rebound-Effekt schränkt die Wirkung von Effizienzprogrammen ein
An European study shows that the rebound effect repeal energy and resource savings between 10 and 30 percent. Therefore, the adverse effect should already taken into account when designing policy instruments to improve efficiency. If the measures are combined skillfully, the rebound effect can be decreased. The results of the project conducted by BIO Intelligence Service, GVSS, and Ecologic Institute are summarized in the journal articel. The article is available for download.Read more

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