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Measuring Sustainability - Conceptual Foundations and Indicators

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4 November 2011
Tübingen
Germany

As part of the Studium Oecologicum (ecological studies) initiated by the student initiative "Greening the University" Tanja Srebotnjak from Ecologic Institute gave a two-day seminar on measuring sustainability - conceptual foundations and indicators at the University of Tübingen. A total of 18 students representing a broad variety of disciplines and subject areas registered for the seminar and thereby earned not only coveted ECTS credits but also learned some useful facts about the sustainability debate, what it means to be sustainable and how it can be measured. PracticalRead more

Ecoscholars 2011-2012 Kickoff Event: Germany’s Nuclear Endgame

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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

Policies that address the interface between climate change, water conflicts and human security

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28 October 2011
Addis Ababa
Ethiopia

As part of the symposium "Climate Change Adaptation, Water Management, and Human Security", Ecologic Institute's Rodrigo Vidaurre held an introductory presentation and chaired a round-table discussion on policy responses for adaptation to Climate Change in Ethiopia. Ethiopian policy experts coming from varied scientific and organisational backgrounds, as well as researchers from the CLICO project partners Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research and Addis Ababa University, participated in this roundtable. Its main aim was to identify possibilities for improving policy design andRead more

Smart Buildings and Smart Grids - European and German Approaches

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27 October 2011
Berlin
Germany
In October 2011, delegates from Norway's Statsbygg visited Ecologic Institute to gain new perspectives on European and German approaches to sustainable renewable energy solutions, smart grid implementation and smart buildings.Read more

EU Arctic Footprint and Policy Assessment - Project Results

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26 October 2011
Salekhard
Saint Martin (French part)

Elizabeth Tedsen, Transatlantic Fellow, attended the International Arctic Legal Forum: "Protection and Sustainable Development of the Arctic: Legal Aspects" in Salekhard (Russia) and presented Ecologic Institute’s EU Arctic Footprint and Policy Assessment projects. The Forum brought together Russian and international policymakers, attorneys, researchers, and diplomats to discuss changes in the Arctic and ideas for sustainable development in Yamal-Nenets Autonomous District and beyond.

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Climate Knowledge for Regional Coastal Stakeholders in the Eastern Baltic Sea Region

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24 October 2011
Szczeczin, Gdansk, Klaipeda, Riga
How do decision makers in Poland and the Baltic states perceive climate change and climate change adaptation? What impact will climate change have in coastal regions, and how can stakeholders there prepare themselves? What information is available to them? What programs have already been implemented? A series of workshops organized by Ecologic Institute in cooperation with various partners has addressed these questions. The workshops in Szczecin, Gdansk, Klaipeda, and Riga were commonly organized by members of the Baltadapt, "Regional availability of climate knowledge in the Baltic Sea region" (Circum Mare Balticum) and RADOST projects. The presentations are available for download.Read more

Seminar of Current Developments in German and EU Environmental Law

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24 October 2011
Berlin
Germany
On 24 and 25 October 2011, Stephan Sina, Senior Fellow at Ecologic Legal, and Gesa Homann, Researcher at Ecologic Institute, held a seminar on current issues in German and European environmental law at the Berlin Academy of Public Administration (Verwaltungsakademie Berlin).Read more
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Ecoscholars Event: An Overview of the Clearingstelle EEG

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On 21 October 2011, members of the Ecoscholars network visited the headquarters of the Clearingstelle EEG, the agency responsible for facilitating and settling disputes and issues of application that emerge under Germany’s Renewable Energy Sources Act (EEG). Dr. iur. Martin Winkler, Member of the Panel of Clearingstelle EEG, gave an overview of both the EEG and the Clearingstelle EEG, and responded to questions from the attending Ecoscholars.

Participants from Ecoscholars used the opportunity to learn about Germany’s renewable framework. Dr Winkler’s presentation introduced the mainRead more

Sustainable Economy, New Technologies, Global Responsibility: How do we Reach our Goal? 信息技术和可持续发展产业政策

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14 October 2011
Berlin
Germany

Information Technology (IT) is necessary for building smart infrastructure and production systems, to reduce pollution and improve resource efficiency. As a key enabler of a Sustainable Industrial Policy, IT is of great interest to the economic development in China. R. Andreas Kraemer of Ecologic Institute spoke on IT and smart systems for environmental objectives to a delegation from Sichuan province.

The event was part of a study tour to Germany on "Information Technology and Sustainable Industrial Policy" promoted by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für InternationaleRead more

Yale University Webinar on The Nuclear Power Endgame in Germany

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13 October 2011, New Haven, CT, 12:00 noon; Berlin, Germany, 6:00 pm
13 October 2011
World Wide Web
On Thursday, 13 October 2011 the Yale Center for Environmental Law & Policy (YCELP), in partnership with the World Resources Institute (WRI) and the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF), presented R. Andreas Kraemer of Ecologic Institute in a web-based seminar on The Nuclear Phase-out and Green Power Shift in Germany. A recording of the presentation is now online available.Read more
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Guardians of People and the Planet: Think Tanks and Policies in the Public Interest (人类和地球的保护者:环境智库为人民服务)

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7 October 2011
Beijing
China

In the second international conference of a series on the role of Think Tanks in China, R. Andreas Kraemer of Ecologic Institute gave a presentation on environment and development policy and the contribution of think tanks to harmonious and sustainable social development. Conveners of the conference were the Institute for Social Development (ISD) of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS), the Friedrich Ebert Foundation (FES), and the Think Tanks and Civil Societies Program (TTCSP) of the University of Pennsylvania.

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Possible Subject Matters of a Climate Change Act for Baden-Württemberg

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30 September 2011
Stuttgart
Germany

On 30 September 2011, Stephan Sina, Senior Fellow at Ecologic Institute, held a statement at an expert meeting on possible subject matters of a climate change act for Baden-Württemberg. The event was organized by the Ministry for Environment, Climate and Energy Baden-Württemberg in Stuttgart.

Stephan Sina was invited to this workshop following his reports on a federal climate change act on behalf of WWF Germany as well as for the study "Ein Klimaschutzgesetz des Bundes – Analyse und Vorschläge zu seiner Fortentwicklung" onRead more

Challenges and Potential for an Optimized and Resource-efficient Deployment of Biomethane

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23 September 2011
Göttingen
Germany
During the biogas Congress 2011 Ecologic Institute's Dr. Wolfgang Urban spoke about the options of use for biomethane. He pointed out that the resource 'biogas' is limited and exposed to utilisation competition. In addition, it is to be considered in relation to factors as availability of water and soil, waste and residues potentials. The greenhouse gas benefits of biogas depents of it's usage paths details. To make biomethane energy-efficient and climate-friendly combined heat and power production should be promoted. Furthermore, a CO2 footprint for biomethane should be developed, the GHG emissions from the biogas deployment and preparation minimized and the further coverage of waste and residue potentials pushed.Read more
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From Durban to Rio – Where Europe and China can lead

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22 September 2011
Shanghai
China

Sascha Müller-Kraenner, one of the founders and a Partner of Ecologic Institute, describes in a presentation held on invitation of the Shanghai Office of the Friedrich Ebert Foundation at Fudan University, how the road to the Durban climate conference and the Rio+20 summit next year should look like.

At Durban a balance has to be found between an extension of the Kyoto-Protocol and negotiations for a long term comprenesive global agreement that comprises all parties. Progress on international climate finance will play a key role to achieve such a deal. Both the EU and ChinaRead more

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From Durban to Rio – Where Europe and China can lead

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20 September 2011
Shanghai
China

Sascha Müller-Kraenner, one of the founders and a Partner of Ecologic Institute, describes how the road to the Durban climate conference and the Rio+20 summit next year should look like in a presentation at the Shanghai Institutes for International Studies. The event was organized by the Shanghai Office of the Friedrich Ebert Foundation.

At Durban a balance has to be found between an extension of the Kyoto-Protocol and negotiations for a long term comprenesive global agreement that comprises all parties. Progress on international climate finance will play a key role to achieveRead more

Orchestrating Global Transition? – Design and Implementation of Efficient Resource Policies

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20 September 2011
Davos
Switzerland

The World Resources Forum 2011 held in Davos, Switzerland, focused on policy means for Shaping the Future of our Natural Resources and charted ways Towards a Green Economy. R. Andreas Kraemer of Ecologic Institute moderated the workshop on the Design and Implementation of Efficient Resource Policies covering good and best practice in industry and policy implementation.

The workshop discussed policy options and concrete policy approaches (includingRead more

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Fundamental Questions of Renewable Energy Self-Sufficiency (RESS)

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14 September 2011
Freiburg
Germany
The international conference on Renewable Energy Self-Sufficiency (RESS), a relatively new scientific field, took place from 14 to 16 September in Freiburg. Organised by the University of Freiburg, the conference attracted scientists and academically interested practitioners from a wide variety of disciplines who are working towards comprehensive strategies to increase the proportion of renewable energies in energy systems. Timo Kaphengst, Senior Fellow at Ecologic Institute, was invited for a key note speech on some of the fundamental questions related to Renewable Energy Self-Sufficiency. The presentation is available for download.Read more
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Summary of European States Questionnaires on Hydropower and WFD

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13 September 2011
Brussels
Belgium

This presentation, given by Eleftheria Kampa during the workshop "Water Management, Water Framework Directive and Hydropower", summarizes the results of the questionnaires on hydropower and WFD, which have been filled in by European States. It provides information on electricity production, the number of hydropower plants, as well as legal and technical requirements. The presentation slides are available for download.Read more

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Marine ecosystems evolution in a changing environment

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8 September 2011
Ankara
Turkey

In September 2011, Benjamin Boteler of Ecologic Institute was invited to participate at the MEECE Summer School in Ankara, Turkey and provided a perspective on the latest developments in EU and international policy and their implications for marine ecosystem management.

The one-week Summer School brought together 25 graduate students and young scientists, as well as ten expert lecturers to discuss changes in marine ecosystems, developments in marineRead more

Career opportunities for German scientists living in North America

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2 September 2011
San Francisco
United States

Senior fellow Tanja Srebotnjak moderated a discussion at the 11th annual conference of the German Academic International Network, GAIN, in San Francisco on 2 September 2011.

The discussion featured panelists from German politics, academia and research societies: Professor Dr. Ulrike Beisiegel is the president of the Georg-August University Göttingen, Professor Dr. Jürgen Mlynek is the president of the Helmholtz Association of German Research Centers and Mr. Uwe Schummer is Member of the German Parliament for the CDU/CSU fraction. The hour-long question-answer sessionRead more

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