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Die Klima- und Energiepolitik der deutschen Bundesregierung

Ein Beitrag zum deutsch-französischen Dialog
In this analysis for the French Institute of International Relations (IFRI), Camilla Bausch, Matthias Duwe and Benjamin Görlach discuss how the outlook for an ambitious climate and energy have shifted with the start of Angela Merkel's third term in office, and the new political constellation. The authors discuss both the challenges at the national level, Germany's possible role in the EU climate and energy policy, and the effect on international climate negotiations. The analysis is available for download.Read more

Multilevel Governance of our Natural Capital - Part B: Recommendations

The contribution of regional and local authorities to the EU Biodiversity Strategy 2020 and the Aichi Biodiversity Targets
Deliverable B of the two-part report on "Multilevel Governance of our Natural Capital" provides a set of recommendations targeting Member States and local and regional authorities. These aim to support the achievement of the EU Biodiversity Strategy’s targets for 2020 and the implementation of CBD Decision X/22. The recommendations are the result of an analysis that was based on the findings from an online survey and desk research. The document presents a set of headline recommendations and elaborates on each recommendation with a more detailed explanation and illustrative examples.Read more

NETGREEN - Workshop on the Typology of Indicators and Tools

11 June 2014
The Hague

NETGREEN develops a systematic and consistent overview on the existing efforts to measure sustainable development and the transformation to green economy. A critical input to NETGREEN was a one-day workshop held in The Hague (The Netherlands) on Wednesday, 11 June 2014. It was attended by potential users of the database from various EU Member States.

The workshop was co-chaired by...Read more

Multilevel Governance of our Natural Capital - Part A: Analysis and Case Studies

The contribution of regional and local authorities to the EU Biodiversity Strategy 2020 and the Aichi Biodiversity Targets
The report was prepared by Ecologic Institute and ICLEI. It was conducted for the Committee of the Regions (CoR) to inform the CoR's contribution to the review of the EU Biodiversity Strategy and contribute to the monitoring of the implementation of CBD Decision X/22 within the Member States. The main task of the study was the collection and analysis of information from the 28 Member States and their regions and cities on the involvement of local and regional authorities in the implementation of the EU Biodiversity Strategy and CBD Decision X/22. The report is available for download.Read more

Climate Adaptation Strategies in the EU BASE – BASE Policy Brief # 1

Processes for design, implementation and review
How are Member States in the EU implementing National Adaptation Strategies (NAS's)? How do their approaches differ, and what lessons can we learn? Using case studies from across Europe, this policy brief analyses processes for designing, implementing and reviewing NAS's. It identifies the positive role being played by the EU Adaptation Strategy in influencing NAS implementation, while also identifying shared challenges, including those related to short political timeframes and concretely realizing mainstreaming of climate adaptation into all sectors.Read more

Economics of Green Germany – the case of the Energiewende

19 May 2014 to 25 June 2014
As a new element in the Ecologic Institute's long-standing cooperation with the Duke University in North Carolina, the Institute hosts a course on the German Energiewende. For the second time, the Ecologic Institute organizes this course as part of the 2014 Summer in Berlin program jointly organized by Duke University and Rutgers. Read more

Influences on Consumer Behaviour

Policy Implications Beyond Nudging
A policy brief written by Katharina Umpfenbach and colleagues for DG Environment summarises the most relevant scientific insights and analyses the implications for policy making. It highlights novel policy ideas for triggering changes in consumer behaviour. The policy brief is available for download.Read more

Statement on the Second Monitoring Report by the German Government for 2012

Expert commission on the "Energy of the future" monitoring process
On 8 April 2014, the second monitoring report from the Federal Government and the joint statement from the Expert Commissions about the "Energy of the Future" monitoring process were presented. The Ecologic Institute supports the work of the Expert Commission by providing scientific input. The statement on the German "Energiewende", under review for the second year in 2012, had mixed findings. The major message is that while Germany is expected to meet its renewable energy targets, further efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and improve energy efficiency are necessary. The joint statement is available for download.Read more

European Post-Carbon Cities of Tomorrow – Flyer

POCACITO Project Flyer
As part of the visual identity for project "Post-Carbon Cities in Europe: A Long-Term Outlook" (POCACITO), Ecologic Institute designed a promotional flyer in small postcard format. The flyer summarizes general objectives and aims of the project, is styled according to the project style-guide and also contains a list of partners, contact information and a QR-code directing to the project website. Flyers are distributed during project events.Read more

Le rôle des permis transférables pour la maîtrise de la pollution de l’eau

Are tradable permits in water pollution control a useful instrument regarding the protection of the environment? In this book chapter, experts from the Ecologic Institute make recommendations on the strategies for introducing tradable water pollution rights. They point out opportunities and limitations and discuss the instrument’s compatibility in instrument "mixes".Read more


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