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ITESM Summer School on Environment and Sustainability 2012

20 May 2012 to 9 June 2012

On behalf of the Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey (ITESM), Ecologic Institute organized and implemented a three-week Summer School from 20 May – 9 June 2012, including lectures and an extra-curricular program for 60 students from northern Mexico. The purpose of the program was to expose the participants to direct applications of environmental and sustainability policy in...Read more

Waking the Sleeping Giant – Instruments for more Energy Efficiency

9 May 2012

In 2011, the German government set the ambitious goal of an energy transition by 2050, the so-called Energiewende. Meanwhile, the EU Commission is also considering far-reaching targets. But how can these objectives be reached? Which role does energy efficiency play, and how can its potential be increased? This was the subject of Ecologic Institute’s Riverside Chat on 9 May...Read more

Visitors Program on Climate Protection and Energy Efficiency

April 2012 to December 2012
From 7-11 May 2012, Ecologic Institute organized and implemented a program for 20 international experts and journalists in order to present and discuss climate and energy efficiency policy in Europe and Germany, as well as its engagement in the pre Rio+20 process. Participants were able to speak with representatives from ministries, parliament, think tanks and NGOs.Read more

Samsø, Denmark and Søren Hermansen

26 March 2012
Washington, DC

On 26 March 2012, the Danish Embassy in Washington, DC hosted an event called "The Renewable Energy Island" as part of the DC Greening Embassies Forum. The Forum is a collaboration of the US State Department, the government of Washington, DC, and the foreign embassies in the city; the intention of the forum is for the embassies and the city to share best practices and to work together to make the city greener and more sustainable. This event highlighted the work of Søren Hermansen and the island of Samsø in Denmark.Read more

Third I-CITE Study Tour: Transformation of the Energy Economy

17 March 2012 to 24 March 2012
Germany, Denmark

Europe is increasingly shifting toward renewable energy. Germany is transitioning away from nuclear power to renewable sources, and Denmark recently committed to achieving 35% green energy by 2020 and 100% renewable energy by 2050. To witness these changes take shape, a study tour was organized on the Transformation of the Energy Economy: Natural Gas, Renewable Energy, Smart Grids and Electric...Read more

Program for Decision Makers from Central Asia on Water Management and Cooperation

8 March 2012 to 9 March 2012
Berlin and Potsdam

On 8 and 9 March 2012, Ecologic Institute organized and implemented a visitors program for four vice ministers from Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Kazakhstan, and Kyrgyzstan that focused on water management and technical cooperation with meetings in Berlin and Potsdam.

The visitors' program included dialogues with representatives and members of...Read more

Greening the Economies of Germany and Poland - Conference

28 February 2012

EU Member States are facing the most severe financial and economic crisis in recent decades. With soaring energy prices, out-dated energy infrastructure, and ever increasing global greenhouse gas emissions, Europe also faces other significant problems. These challenges are intertwined in many ways. Against this background, Ecologic Institute - in cooperation with the European Climate Foundation - organized a conference in Warsaw to discuss how Poland and Germany can address these challenges in a manner that is mutually reinforcing. Ilona Antoniszyn-Klik, State Secretary at the EconomicsRead more

Second I-CITE Study Tour: The Sustainable Transformation of Industrial Cities

8 January 2012 to 12 January 2012
Detroit, Pittsburgh
United States

As part of the I-CITE and ELEEP initiatives, Ecologic Institute and the Atlantic Council of the United States led a transatlantic contingent on a study tour of Detroit and Pittsburgh from 8 to 12 January 2012. The study tour is the second of three held as part of the I-CITE project funded by the European Union; its focus was the...Read more

Green Jobs for a cool planet

6 December 2011

On 6 December 2011, the Ecologic Institute hosted a Riverside Chat on the implications of Germany’s energy policy shift for a group of high-level international visitors, including policy makers and journalists from EU Member States, Norway, Belarus, Switzerland and China. The program was co-organised by the Ecologic Institute on behalf of the Goethe Institute.

The following expert speakers presented their...Read more

Transatlantic Sister City and Media Dialogue: Local Initiatives in Climate Protection and Renewable Energies in Germany and the US

29 November 2011 to 2 December 2011
Chattanooga, TN
United States

Four German-American pairs of sister cities met in Chattanooga, TN (USA) from 29 November to 2 December 2011 in order to compare local efforts on climate protection and explore best practices in renewable energies. The Dialogue that also included German and American journalists was organized by the Ecologic Institute in cooperation with the German Embassy in Washington DC.

The aim of...Read more


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