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Ecologic Institute: Science and Policy for a Sustainable World

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Biodiversity Narratives and their Implications for International Cooperation - Workshop Series

On 12 and 18 June 2014, project workshops entitled "Biodiversity and development - Different biodiversity narratives and their implications for international cooperation" took place in Addis Ababa (Ethiopia) and Quito (Ecuador). The subsequent expert workshop was held in Berlin (Germany) on 3 July 2014. Discussions focused on how different perceptions of nature and biodiversity can potentially lead to divergent conservation and management strategies, and thereby affect development cooperation at the national and local levels.

New EU Governance in the Energy Sector - What can be learned from Projects of Common Interest (PCIs)?

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1 July 2014
Berlin
Germany
What shape will the future governance framework of European climate and energy policy take? The proposal submitted by the European Commission at the beginning of this year raises more questions than it answers in this regard. Dr. Camilla Bausch and Christine Lucha of the Ecologic Institute invited experts to a workshop to discuss what impact the new EU Governance has on the electricity sector and how to design the requested regional cooperation.Read more

Die Klima- und Energiepolitik der deutschen Bundesregierung

Ein Beitrag zum deutsch-französischen Dialog
In this analysis for the French Institute of International Relations (IFRI), Camilla Bausch, Matthias Duwe and Benjamin Görlach discuss how the outlook for an ambitious climate and energy have shifted with the start of Angela Merkel's third term in office, and the new political constellation. The authors discuss both the challenges at the national level, Germany's possible role in the EU climate and energy policy, and the effect on international climate negotiations. The analysis is available for download.Read more

Towards Sustainable Development Goals

This report, authored by Ecologic Institute, first describes the two processes for the development of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the post-2015 development agenda, and the options to integrate the results of both processes in order to arrive at one set of goals. It goes on to discuss the possible structure of a set of SDGs, and discusses a number of topic clusters, as an illustration of what possible SDGs could look like. The report is available for download.Read more

Welthandelsrechtliche Grenzen des Ausbaus erneuerbarer Energien

Final Report
As renewable energy sources are more widely used and corresponding support systems expanded, the economic significance of the sector is also growing. This, in turn, also leads to a growing potential for trade disputes involving renewable energy production. This study on renewable energy law presents the international legal framework relevant to support systems for renewable energy, notably WTO law. A particular focus is on local-content requirements existing in this sectors as well as on trade remedy procedures. The study (in German) is available for download, including an English summary.Read more
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Climate Adaptation Strategies in the EU

Processes for design, implementation and review
How are Member States in the EU implementing National Adaptation Strategies (NAS's)? How do their approaches differ, and what lessons can we learn? Using case studies from across Europe, this policy brief analyses processes for designing, implementing and reviewing NAS's. It identifies the positive role being played by the EU Adaptation Strategy in influencing NAS implementation, while also identifying shared challenges, including those related to short political timeframes and concretely realizing mainstreaming of climate adaptation into all sectors.Read more

Websites by Ecologic Institute

netgreen-project.eu

Duration: September 2013 to August 2016

Funded by the Funded by European Commission, Directorate-General Research & Innovation (DG Research & Innovation)

pocacito.eu

Duration: January 2014 to December 2016

Funded by European Commission, Directorate-General Research & Innovation (DG Research & Innovation)

 

geschichte-umweltpolitikberatung.org

Duration: Decemeber 2012 – June 2014

Funded by Deutsche Bundesstiftung Umwelt (DBU)

eleep.eu

Duration: September 2011 – December 2017

Funded by the European Union and Robert Bosch Stiftung

klimzug-radost.de

Duration: July 2009 - June 2014

Funded by German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF)

dynamix-project.eu

Duration: September 2012 – December 2015

Funded by European Commission, Directorate-General Research & Innovation (DG Research & Innovation)

efface.eu

Duration: December 2012 – March 2016

Funded by European Commission, Directorate-General Research & Innovation (DG Research & Innovation)

reformrivers.eu

Duration: November 2011 – November 2015

Funded by European Commission, Directorate-General Research & Innovation (DG Research & Innovation)

demeau-fp7.eu

Duration: September 2012 – August 2015

Funded by European Commission, Directorate-General Research & Innovation (DG Research & Innovation)

clearingstelle-eeg.de

Duration: 2009 – 2017

Funded by Federal Ministry for Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU)

cecilia2050.eu

Duration: September 2012 – August 2015

Funded by European Commission, Directorate-General Research & Innovation (DG Research & Innovation)

base-adaptation.eu

Duration: October 2012 – September 2016

Funded by European Commission, Directorate-Generale Research & Innovation (DG Research & Innovation)

Ecologic Institute: Science and Policy for a Sustainable World

Ecologic Institute is a transdisciplinary research organization focusing on environmental issues. In addition, the researchers at Ecologic Institute provide policy analyses and consulting services. Ecologic Institute has offices in Berlin, Brussels, Washington DC and San Mateo CA. As a private, independent institute, Ecologic Institute is devoted to the task of addressing the relevant sociopolitical questions of sustainability research and to bring new insights into environmental policy. Innovative research approaches, an orientation toward practice, and a transdisciplinary approach ensure the scientific quality and societal relevance of Ecologic Institute’s work. It encompasses the whole spectrum of environmental topics, including the integration of environmental issues into other policy fields. Ecologic Institute was founded in 1995 and is a partner in the network of the Institute for European Environmental Policy and a member of the Ecological Research Network (Ecornet). Today, around 150 employees and associates are working in international and interdisciplinary project teams. Ecologic Institute is a public interest organization; donations are tax deductible.

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