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Ecologic Institute: Science and Policy for a Sustainable World

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Why Do Societies Adapt the Way They Do?

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12 May 2015
Copenhagen
Denmark
Within the European Climate Change Adaptation Conference 2015 Dr. Grit Martinez of Ecologic Institute chaired the session "Safeguarding our Shores: Social and Cultural Dimensions of Coastal Climate Change Adaptation in Europe and the United States". During the session origins and meanings of flood protection programs, adaptation measures and strategies in the Netherlands, the U.K., Germany and U.S. were discussed. The presentations are available for download.Read more

Mid-term Evaluation of the Renewable Energy Directive

A study in the context of the REFIT programme
The Renewable Energy Directive (RED) established a framework for promoting renewable energy development in all sectors, including binding national renewable energy targets and a mandatory target of 10% for all Member States for renewable energy use in transport. Commissioned by DG Energy, a consortium composed of CE Delft, Ricardo-AEA, Ecologic Institute, E-Bridge and REKK carried out an assessment of the effectiveness and efficiency so far of measures and actions laid down in the Directive. Stephan Sina, Christine Lucha, Andreas Prahl and Lenat Donat contributed to the study. The resulting study was finished in April 2015, and the findings are published on the DG Energy website.The study is available for download.Read more

Ökosystembasierte Ansätze zur Anpassung an den Klimawandel und zum Klimaschutz im deutschsprachigen Raum

Climate change and its impacts are already tangible and necessitate swift and concrete adaptation and mitigation actions. This involves a dual approach, which combats the causes of climate change and also supports society in dealing with a changing climate and its effects. This comprehensive study, conducted by the Ecologic Institute, synthesizes evidence from ecosystem-based projects from across the German-speaking regions of Europe, and presents the goals and activities of such projects, their benefits, and barriers they face. It also develops recommendations for policy makers. The study is available for download.Read more

The Future of Power in a Post-carbon Society

Breaking the Carbon Cartel: How Cities are Leading the Way to a Post-Carbon Tomorrow
The American Institute for Contemporary German Studies at Johns Hopkins released a report detailing the future of power in a post-carbon society. Max Grünig, from Ecologic Institute co-authored the report with David Livingston. This Policy Report offers German and American perspectives on the emerging fuel challenges in the transportation sector, and the importance of post-carbon cities. It is an example of AICGS’ commitment to comparing and contrasting the interests and policies of Germany and the United States in an effort to identify common policy challenges, choices, and opportunities. The report is available for download.Read more

Measuring-Progress.eu

Explore Green Economy Indicators
'One size fits it all' does not apply when it comes to the right indicators for policy making. The NETGREEN consortium recently published its interactive tool "measuring-progress.eu" which collects green economy indicators in addition to helping users navigate through them. This tool incorporates the most important indicators and useful information about each of them. Additionally, an interpretation aid and information about related indicators are provided. By doing, this, "measuring-progress.eu" provides guidance to policy makers and researchers who want to use and further develop indicators and tools in the field.Read more
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State of Nature in the EU

Results from reporting under the nature directives 2007–2012
On 20 May 2015, the European Environment Agency (EEA) released its State of Nature in the EU technical report, representing the EU's most comprehensive assessment to date of the status and trends of the EU's birds, habitats and non-bird species. The report is accompanied by a summary report and a brochure released by the European Commission's Directorate-General (DG) for Environment that highlight the technical report's key policy messages. Ecologic Institute contributed to each of the technical report's chapters as part of the EEA's European Topic Centre on Biological Diversity (ETC-BD) and is one of the report's lead authors. The report is available for download.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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