Presentations – Ecologic Institute EU
On 12 November 2013, Christiane Gerstetter of the Ecologic Institute presented the EU-funded project "European Union Action to Fight Environmental Crime" (EFFACE) during a seminar on environmental crime at Tilburg University in the Netherlands. Ecologic Institute is the coordinator of the EFFACE project. The presentation slides are available for download.
On 5 November 2013, Ecologic Institute and the Embassy of Canada, Berlin, hosted a presentation by Jeannette Menzies, head of the Canadian International Centre for the Arctic Region (CICAR), on the topic of "Canada's Arctic Council Chairmanship". Jeannette Menzies elaborated on Canadian priorities and key initiatives for the next two years in this important regional forum. Arne Riedel, Researcher at Ecologic Institute, moderated the ensuing discussion with an expert audience – including fellows of the Arctic Summer College, via live video stream – covering a number of areas. In addition toRead more
Stephanie Wunder from Ecologic Institute and Franziska Wolff from Oeko-Institut presented key findings of the GLOBALANDS project at the Global Soil Week 2013 in Berlin. In their presentation, they identified current windows of opportunities for an international approach for sustainable land use governance. One example is the further development of Sustainable Development Goals. The presentation is available for download.Read more
Ana Frelih-Larsen from Ecologic Institute gave a presentation regarding "European policies towards effective soil carbon managment" during the Global Soil Week 2013 in Berlin. The management of soil carbon can reverse the degradation of agricultural soils. Although it is gaining recognition, existing european policy measures do not explicitly target this issue. The presentation is available for download.
On 11 October 2013, Benjamin Görlach of Ecologic Institute presented ideas and insights from the EU-funded CECILIA2050 research project at an international symposium on emission trading schemes in Beijing. His presentation was part of a session that focused on the future prospects of emissions trading as a tool for climate policy.
In his presentation, Benjamin Görlach focused on the interaction of emission trading schemes with other climate policy instruments, and ways of understanding and managing such interactions. He argued that, in order to account for interactions in the searchRead more
At the World Resources Forum 2013 held in Davos from 7 to 9 October 2013, Dr. Martin Hirschnitz-Garbers and Katharina Umpfenbach, both of Ecologic Institute, presented recent findings from the DYNAMIX project. Katharina Umpfenbach introduced a pragmatic set of key targets for guiding EU resource efficiency policy towards 2050. The presentation slides are available online.
This presentation introduces the main objectives of the DYNAMIX project and presents a pragmatic approach to setting five resource related policy targets for the EU in 2050. The targets are proposed toRead more
At the World Resources Forum 2013 held in Davos from 7 to 9 October 2013, Dr. Martin Hirschnitz-Garbers and Katharina Umpfenbach presented recent findings from the DYNAMIX project. Dr. Martin Hirschnitz-Garbers discussed drivers of (in)efficient resource use based on findings from a literature meta-analysis. The presentations are available online.
Knowledge of drivers of both efficient and inefficient resource use remain fragmentary. The presentation summarised the findings of a meta-analysis of scientific articles to identify and synthesize relevant drivers. Following a multi-stepRead more
At RIVE 2013 (International Encounters of Ecological Cars) in Alès, Senior Fellow at Ecologic Institute Max Grünig presented on electric mobility costs and existing policy instruments in Europe, identifying challenges and opportunities for the industry. His presentation slides are available for download.
Max Grünig's presentation contained the following key results:
- The total costs for electric mobility vehicles currently still exceed the costs of comparable conventional vehicles.
- Falling production costs create lower consumer prices and cause an increase in Read more
The Institute for European Studies in Brussels held a Policy Forum on 28 June 2013 which presented and discussed options and proposals for developing arrangements for the international governance of climate engineering. Based on a study for the German Federal Environment Agency (UBA) led by Ecologic Institute, the proposals were presented by Dr. Ralph Bodle, Senior Fellow at Ecologic Institute, and Prof. Dr. Sebastian Oberthür, Academic Director of the IES at the Free University of Brussels. The presentation slides are available for download.
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On 27 June 2013, a parliamentary breakfast was held in Berlin to discuss key questions of German resource policy in the next legislative period. In order to allow for an exchange between policy, academia and business, the Resource Policy research project (PolRess) invited members of the German parliament and resource policy experts to a debate. Dr. Martin Hirschnitz-Garbers moderated the event.
On 25 and 26 June 2013, Timo Kaphengst, McKenna Davis and Susanne Altvater spoke on various aspects regarding climate change adaptation and nature conservation in Europe. Timo Kaphengst, Senior Fellow at Ecologic Institute, held a presentation on the ecosystem-based approach (EbA) to adaptation. McKenna Davis and Susanne Altvater, both Fellows, held presentations during a parallel session on coastal and marine ecosystems. Their topics were green infrastructure as a tool for reducing Europe's vulnerability to climate change and the development of a strategy and action plan to supportRead more