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Bioenergy in the Renewable Energies Act 2012

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1 December 2011
Berlin
Germany
As part of the German Energy Agency's Annual Conference of Biogas Partnerships, Dr. Wolfgang Urban (Ecologic Institute) informed the participants about the role of biogas in the Renewable Energies Act (EEG). He explained the political guidelines of the Germany Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety, and presented monitoring results as well as principal changes in the new EEG. The presentation slides are available for download.Read more

Events on Climate Change, Conflict and Human Security during Durban Climate Summit

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28 November 2011
Durban
South Africa

During the climate summit in Durban in December 2011, researchers of the Ecologic Institute presented insights from the ongoing research project CLICO on several occasions. CLICO undertakes research on how changes in water availability caused by climate change will affect human security and conflicts over water. Climate change is likely to have negative impacts on food security in many places and may exacerbate water scarcity; however, preliminary results of CLICO indicate that "water wars" resulting from climate change are an unlikely scenario. A presentation and two eventRead more

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Beyond GDP: New Paradigms for Economic and Social Development (除了國內生產總值:經濟和社會發展的新範式)

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25 November 2011
Hong Kong
Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China

In a lecture at the Hong Kong Advanced Institute for Cross-Disciplinary Studies (HKAICS) of the City University of Hong Kong, R. Andreas Kraemer of Ecologic Institute explained the on-going EU agenda to measure societal welfare and well-being in a more robust and inclusive way. He covered current research on new metrics and paradigms for economic and social policy-making. The presentation is available for download.

China abandoned its firstRead more

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Phase to Green: The Nuclear Power Endgame in Germany (開關綠色:結局核電在德國)

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25 November 2011
Hong Kong
Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China

Confirmation of the German Nuclear Phase-Out after the 2011 catastrophe in Fukushima meets with curiosity in many parts of the world, with questions about how Germany will meet it electricity needs with "green" renewable energy.  R. Andreas Kraemer of Ecologic Institute explained the background in a lecture at the School of Energy and Environment of the City University of Hong Kong. 

Germany developed the option to phase out nuclear power since theRead more

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Dialogue or Dead End? Social media for science communication

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17 November 2011
Brussels
Belgium

Recent years have borne witness to a remarkable growth in the prevalence of online social media, with hundreds of millions of individual users participating in activities across an array of networks and platforms. Yet, despite this rapid growth, scientists are often unable to effectively use social media to communicate their research to practitioners. R. Andreas Kraemer, Director of Ecologic Institute, highlighted the possibilities and challenges that social media presents for science communication in a keynote speech in Brussels.

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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

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