"Emerging Stronger from the Recession to Tackle the Challenges of Social Cohesion and Sustainable Development" was the theme of an expert workshop convened by the European Commission (DG Employment) in Brussels on 9 September 2009. Ecologic Institute contributed a background paper, and R. Andreas Kraemer was invited as keynote speaker on "Taking Advantage of the Crisis: Synergies between Environmental Policy and Social Inclusion".Read more
As the world's largest economy, Europe must embark upon an immediate and major transformation to avert dangerous climate change and prevent ecosystem collapse. Currently, the impact of the European economy is nearly three times larger than what is required for a sustainable world. The goal of the One Planet Economy Network: Europe (OPEN: EU) Project therefore was to help transform the EU economy to a One Planet Economy by 2050.Read more
"Options and Opportunities for the future EU Sustainable Development Strategy" was the theme of the ESDN Conference 2009 in Prague on 17-19 June 2009, hosted by the Czech EU Presidency in cooperation with the Swedish EU Presidency. Ecologic Institute contributed a background paper, and R. Andreas Kraemer of Ecologic Institute was invited to speak on "Economic Stimulus Packages in Europe", and comment on the coherence of policy strategies in Europe and the challenges of policy integration.Read more
In the wake of the global financial and economic crisis, Germany is facing its worst recession in post-war history. For the public budget, this implies a dramatic drop in tax revenue. At the same time, spending increased strongly because of the adopted stimulus packages and increased spending on social security systems. As a consequence, the German government will incur new debt to an unprecedented extent, exceeding even the record debts of the post-reunification years. At the same time, Germany - as other industrialised countries - faces the enormous challenges of restructuring towards aRead more
In this presentation Ecologic Senior Fellow Ingmar von Homeyer provided an analytical overview of EU environmental governance from the early 1970s up to the present. He argued that EU environmental governance can be described as an amalgam of four to five environmental governance regimes which have successively been layered on top of each other over the past 35 years.Read more
R. Andreas Kraemer of Ecologic Institute was invited to join the "VROM International Affairs Think Tank" advising the Ministry of Housing, Spatial Planning and the Environment (VROM). The group of high-level experts meets twice a year to discuss issues of strategic importance on the international agenda and to formulate advice to the Ministry.
The Think Tank helps the Ministry to prepare innovative international initiatives on topics of national priority. It is a modern response to challenges of contemporary European society where the supranational levelRead more