The pressure on land resources to provide biomass for food, feed, material and energy is increasing. As the products are traded globally the related environmental and social impacts elsewhere are hardly visible and regionally decoupled.
Land footprints and their impact-oriented extensions can provide a useful assessment of consumption related environmental impacts on land.
While the first area-based indicators, i.e. indicators using hectares...Read more
As a part of the UN climate change negotiations in Bonn, Ecologic Institute has organized an official side event covering European Union climate and energy policy. The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) convenes at least twice each year, with the midpoint meeting taking place in the former German capital. The event will offer an opportunity to discuss...Read more
The MILESECURE 2050 Energy Day in Brussels will present major findings from the research project thus far. Members of the consortium, Giancarlo Cotella (POLITO) and Gabriele Quinti (LSC), will present position papers on energy security trends in Europe and sociological drivers in energy transitions. Ecologic Institute contributed key research to these reports. The presentations will launch a discussion among policy...Read more
How can enthusiastic students make sure they take all possible chances for an enriching and successful career? Which experiences cannot be missed out, and which opportunities are across the Atlantic for young American students today?
On 21 May 2014, Ecologic Institute hosted an afternoon workshop with junior and senior college students from Morehouse College and Spelman College in Atlanta, Georgia in...Read more
Twice a year, federal and state governmental representatives meet to exchange views on the current developments in local climate protection and individual strategic projects. The 8th German Federal State Exchange Program took place on March 19th, 2014 at the Representation of Hesse in Berlin.
This meeting was focused on programs to foster local climate protection. In addition to the German Municipal...Read more
Funded by the National Climate Initiative (NKI) of the Federal Environment Ministry (BMUB), the fifth meeting of the scientific support working group for the municipalities taking part in the project "Master Plan for 100% Climate Change Mitigation" was held on 17 and 18 December 2013 in Kempten.
The fifth working group meeting was hosted by the City of Kempten in the...Read more
A meta-analysis of different studies has shown that significant climate protection potentials exist in the fields of intelligent buildings, traffic optimization, production systems, and dematerialization, which can be made accessible by using IT-Solutions.
Within this context, the expert workshop "IT for Climate Protection" was held on 24 October 2014 in the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear...Read more