The first conference of the EPI-Water Project, entitled "Understanding the Application of Economic Policy Instruments in Water Management", was organized and hosted by Ecologic Institute on 26 and 27 January 2012 in Berlin. EPI-Water is funded by DG Research & Innovation of the European Commission. Participants of this event included members of academia, consultancies, NGOs, international organizations, EU institutions, and...Read more
On 25 January 2012, the Ecologic Institute hosted a Dinner Dialogue in Berlin, sponsored by DG Environment, at the Habel Weinkultur restaurant with Professor Mike Young, Executive Director of The Environment Institute of the University of Adelaide and a Member of the Wentworth Group of Concerned Scientists, and Professor Guillermo Donoso Harris, Professor of the Department of Agricultural Economics at...Read more
Very often it is easier to quantify the costs of environmental policies than the benefits. The Ecologic Institute leads a consortium to develop guidance and a tool for employees of environmental agencies, which enables them to quantify the environmental and other benefits of proposed policies.
Together with INFRAS, the IER in Stuttgart and theFifo in Köln the Ecologic Institute will develop guidance and an Excel tool for the valuation of the benefits of environmental policies. The work focuses on the benefits of environmental policies but will includeRead more
The Committee of the Regions is engaged in the monitoring of the implementation of the Europe 2020 Strategy from the perspective of regional development and cohesion. This short survey by the Committee of the Regions serves the collection of opinion and feedback regarding the Europe 2020 initiatives for social change and innovation in the regions and EU Member States. Ecologic Institute and RIMAS are analysing the results in a ten-page report. The report is available for download.
Innovation has been placed at the heart of the Europe 2020 strategy and aims toRead more
General conditions for a further expansion of renewable energy in Germany are favorable: rather ambitious long-term strategic goals were set; a number of measures to achieve them were implemented; and the phase out of the use of nuclear energy was agreed upon. Remains to see what challenges will arise along the road towards a shift to 100 % renewable energy?...Read more
On 1 November 2011, Ecoscholars held its fall 2011-2012 Kickoff Event. The event, hosted by Ecologic Institute, featured Director R. Andreas Kraemer discussing the history, current status and future implications of Germany's nuclear power phase-out, renewable energy legislation and climate policy. This was followed by a lively question and answer session and discussion between Ecoscholars participants.
R. Andreas Kraemer provided an overview of the historical and political context of Germany's nuclear history, describing the evolution of the unique German perspective on nuclear andRead more