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Innovation, Renovation, Transformation

Good practice examples of projects promoting green growth across Central, Eastern and Southern Europe
Green growth brings about multiple social and economic benefits. Ecologic Institute together with Ecofys produced a brochure, which highlights examples of green growth that stem from a range of sectors (energy, buildings, transport, agriculture and industry) and are located throughout Central, Eastern and Southern Europe. Cutting-edge technologies, forward-thinking entrepreneurs, smart combinations of financing options, and innovative project designs can be found across Europe. The brochure is available for download.Read more

EFEX Study Tour on Energy Efficiency

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25 June 2018 to 29 June 2018
Washington, DC
United States
The EFEX study tour from 25 to 29 June 2018 complements our 2018 International Symposium on Energy Efficiency on 26 June with an in-depth exploration of energy lighthouse projects in the capital region. The program includes presentations and field trips on topics ranging from energy efficiency to renewable energy and sustainable mobility, with a special focus on the interconnections between these sectors. While these topics are technical in nature, the program is designed for a broad range of civil-society participants both from the US and Europe and will allow participants to make deep connections with their peers.Read more

EFEX Conference: 2018 International Symposium on Energy Efficiency

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26 June 2018
Washington, DC
United States
On 26 June 2018, the International Symposium on Energy Efficiency will bring together leaders from all over the globe as part of the EFEX project to talk about the ways in which energy efficiency has proven to be not only a tool for meeting environmental and sustainability goals and commitments but also an opportunity to increase participation and prosperity in all segments of society. Registration for the conference is open, and you can still get in at the discounted early bird rate. You'll find further information including registration details on the symposium's website.Read more

Climate Action and the Future of Europe – EU Climate Think Tank Round Table

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14 March 2018
Berlin
Germany
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The first meeting of think tanks focusing on EU climate policy explored how European climate action can help to address the multiple crises the EU is facing. Supported by the Mercator Foundation, convened by Mercator Senior Fellow R. Andreas Kraemer and hosted by Ecologic Institute, 20 representatives from policy institutes from 10 countries identified windows of opportunity for policy intervention, and explored ways and means for cooperation and coordination in the EU.Read more

Dr. Camilla Bausch Presents interpanel GmbH with the DENEFF PERPETUUM Energy Efficiency Prize

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20 February 2018
Berlin
Germany
Imagine a ceiling panel offering lighting, efficient cooling and improved acoustics all in one. Or an app that calculates the energy use of single appliances in your home as well as the cost of their power consumption at any given moment. And how about an environmentally-friendly process to insulate buildings using digitalization and robotics? These were among the innovations in the running for the PERPETUUM Energy Efficiency Prize. Dr. Camilla Bausch of Ecologic Institute headed the jury to choose the winner of the competition. Read more

Business Mitigates Climate Change – kick-off event for the working group sessions

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8 March 2018
Berlin
Germany
At the kick kick-off event for its six thematic working groups, the dialogue forum "Business Mitigates Climate Change" of around 200 leading German companies discussed how they could increase their climate change mitigation efforts and move forward on the way to a low carbon economy. Ecologic Institute organised the conference together with Ernst & Young and Wuppertal Institut.Read more

The International Dimensions of the Energy Transition

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19 January 2018 to 21 January 2018
Berlin
Germany
At a time of turbulence and change in the EU, the Tönissteiner Kreis discussed options for "Building green bridges for Europe" at its annual conference. As part of this broad subject, Dr. Camilla Bausch of Ecologic Institute discussed the energy transition, its prospects and international dimensions with Graeme Maxton (General Secretary of the Club of Rome), Martin Kaiser (Executive Director at Greenpeace Germany) and Dr. Markus Hartwig, a green energy entrepreneur.Read more

"Paris Compatible" Governance: insights from climate law case studies

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4 December 2017
Madrid
Spain
On 4 December 2017, Matthias Duwe presented insights on national climate laws to inform Spanish debate gained from a joint research effort on long-term climate frameworks at a roundtable discussion organized by the renowned thing tank Elcano Royal Institute. He joined Valvanera Ulargui, head of the Spanish Climate Change Office at the national Environment Ministry and Jesús Fidel González Rouco from the Geosciences Institute (IGEO) of the Complutense University of Madrid and a contributor to the IPCC.Read more

Germany-Italy: Energy, Climate Change and Options for a Low-Carbon Economy – Winter Seminar 2018

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8 January 2018 to 12 January 2018
Berlin, Cottbus
Germany
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In January 2018, the Ecologic Institute hosted a group of students from the University of Maryland for a Seminar on Energy, Climate Change and Options for a Low-Carbon Economy. Berlin was the host city for the first leg of the two-week seminar – followed by a week in Venice, hosted by the Euro-Mediterranean Center for Climate Change (CMCC). In Berlin, Grit Martinez, R. Andreas Kraemer and Benjamin Görlach taught sessions on the basics of climate change and climate policy, on adaptation to climate change, and on the German energy transition. The course was rounded off with an excursion to Lusatia, a coal mining region southeast of Berlin.Read more

Coal Exit in Germany

December 2017 to December 2019
Lignite and hard coal is still Germany's most important energy source for power generation. Yet, Germany's climate policy goals can only be achieved if coal-firing decreases and is phased out completely in the long-term. To date, the "when and how" of this coal exit remains unclear. As a basis for the decision-making processes in the next legislative period, Ecologic Institute is working together with the German Institute for Economic Research (DIW) and the Wuppertal Institute (WI) to develop a reader that clearly summarises the scientific facts and controversies surrounding the coal exit.Read more

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