Events - Transatlantic Program
As part of the „Transatlantic Climate Bridge“, a visitors' programme on climate and energy issues took place from 21-27 June 2009 in Berlin and Munich, addressing policymakers on the state level of the United States. The programme was organised by the Ecologic Institute in cooperation with the Climate Group. The programme was to explore German and European climate and energy...Read more
There is growing interest in the idea of geoengineering, the purposeful and large-scale modification of the natural environment, especially since the article in Foreign Affairs "The Geoengineering Option" by David Victor and others. Jointly with the Foundation for the Good Governance of International Spaces, Ecologic Institute held this Transatlantic Luncheon in Washington DC on 22 April 2009. Guests of honour were Paul Berkman, Scott Polar Institute, University of Cambridge, and Ralph Czarnecki, Ecologic Institute.Read more
Greening the economic recovery was the topic of conversation at this Transatlantic Lunch. Aaron Best, Senior Fellow at the Ecologic Institute, presented the interim results of an Ecologic study on the issue. The 21 April 2009 Transatlantic Lunch was hosted by the Friedrich Ebert Foundation in Washington DC in celebration of the launch of...Read more
At an Ecologic Transatlantic Breakfast on 20 April 2009, Matt Clouse spoke about the current climate for renewable electricity markets and policy supports in the U.S. in light of the recent change in administration. Mr. Clouse managed a voluntary carbon emissions reduction program for eight years and is now Director of Renewable Energy Policy...Read more
At an Ecologic Transatlantic Luncheon on 5 November 2008, David Campbell spoke about trends in climate change and energy policy in the United States after the US elections. Campbell is Director of Trade Policy at the Representative of German Industry and Trade (RGIT), the liaison office of the Federation of German Industries (BDI)...Read more
From 2 to 4 October 2008, a joint German-US conference convened 80 scientists from both sides of the Atlantic to address future land use strategies and identifying common research goals. A complementing post-conference program included field visits to the Leibniz-Centre for Agricultural Landscape Research (ZALF) and the German Meteorological Service (DWD).
The joint conference focused on the conflict between future land...Read more
At an Ecologic Transatlantic Luncheon on 24 September 2008, Dale Medearis spoke about trends in climate and energy policy in the United States at the national, state and local level. Dale Medearis is senior environmental planner for the Northern Virginia Regional Commission, where he leads the regional climate and energy programs and manages...Read more
Ecologic taught a Johns Hopkins Summer School on European Environmental Politics on 9-20 June 2008. Ecologic staff members and guest speakers conducted lessons on subjects, ranging from European Integration to European Water Policies. Johns Hopkins students also met with a variety of stakeholders in Berlin and Brussels to discuss European Environmental Policy.
To study German nature conservation policies, students visited the...Read more