Projects – Ecologic Institute US
Ecologic Institute in San Mateo, California, supports Conservation International in the development of a composite index measuring the degree of dependence of human populations on marine ecosystem resources. The index consists of a set of metrics that aim to capture nutritional and economic dependence as well as coastal protection needs.
Senior Fellow Tanja Srebotnjak provides services in the areas of data quality, transformations and robustness analysis to ensure that the index is built on solid statistical foundations.
A special characteristic of the composite index is itsRead more
Ecologic Institute provides advice on international practices and capacity building in emissions trading to the Sino-German Climate Change Programme implemented by the German Agency for International Co-operation (GIZ) and the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) of the People’s Republic of China.
The Sino-German Climate Change Programme addresses China’s needs for climate mitigation and adaption. The four-year programme consists of three different components:
- Capacity building on climate mitigation and adaptation for Chinese decision makers and Read more
Emissions trading systems are one of the most effective and cost-effective options to meet agreed climate change targets. Many countries in Latin America, including Brazil, Mexico, and Chile, are currently trying to implement such market-based instruments. In order to promote emissions trading systems as well as a continuously growing network of emission trading schemes in these newly industrialized countries, Ecologic Institute initiated contacts between employees of the German Federal Ministry of Environment and Latin American stakeholders dealing with emissions trading and its possible implementation.Read more
This project's key objective is the conceptualisation and implementation of a training course on the theme of "energy for development", that is targeted at development cooperation professionsals, which will encounter energy issues in their work outside of the home country.
The materials produced for the training empower other trainers to carry out the course themselves. In addition to detailed facilitation guidelines, the project team elaborates all underlying documentation and necessary utensils. These include sets of powerpoint slides, but also aRead more
For 16 years Sustainable San Mateo County (SSMC) has published its flagship indicator report for San Mateo County, which is located between San Francisco and Silicon Valley in California. The report shows progress made towards achieving a sustainable balance between economic growth, an equitable society, and a healthy environment. For the 2012 report, Ecologic Institute in San Mateo was the report’s coordinator and editor.
On 21 May 2012, the 2012 Indicators Report was published at the Sobrato Center for Nonprofits in Redwood City, California.
A conference on "The Arctic Ocean Beyond National Jurisdiction" at the University of Alaska Fairbanks from 24 to 27 July 2011 explored the opportunities and challenges of expanded human use and options for future governance of the Central Arctic Ocean. R. Andreas Kraemer of Ecologic Institute participated as invited expert contributor in the conference.
The conference was co-convened by Dalhousie University of Halifax, Nova Scotia (Canada) and focused on issues of relevance to the Central Arctic Ocean (beyond the national jurisdictions of the 5 coastal ArcticRead more
On behalf of the United States Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA), Ecologic Institute is carrying out comparative study on the use of Green Infrastructure for urban storm water management in Germany and the US in order to illuminate a series of best practices that may help guide US efforts to improve existing infrastructure. The water policy team at Ecologic Institute is joined by experts at the Northern Virginia Regional Commission and the George Washington University in the performance of this contract.
In the US, urban water managers are confronted withRead more