Ecologic Institute is a private, independent institute for environmental research. International and transdisciplinary project teams examine questions of applied sustainable research and provide policy analyses and consulting services. Aside from Berlin, the Institute maintains offices in Brussels and Washington DC, employing around 150 people.
For 20 years now, the Institute has been dedicated to improving environmental policies and promoting sustainable development. The research organization is working at the policy-science-interface, bridging the divides between policy fields and scales/levels of government in foreign and security policy, international relations and global governance structures.
The Institute considers itself an intermediary between the science, politics, business and the society. Furthermore, the Institute informs decision-making processes with data on behavioural aspects of environmental governance, assessments of the socio-economic and environmental dimensions of measures, policies, and strategies for environmental improvement as well assessments of sustainable resource management.
The three selected projects below demonstrate the Ecologic Institute’s working fields:
- RADOST (Regional Adaptation Strategies for the German Baltic Sea Coast) is a project that aims to yield strategies for the Baltic coast and beyond to reduce the economic, social and environmental harm and to embrace the development opportunities when being exposed to the challenges of climate change.
- EFFACE (European Union Action to Fight Environmental Crime) is a European project that aims to quantify the impacts of environmental crime, to yield an ex-post evaluation of the European Union’s approaches to environmental crime, as well as developing an ex-ante assessment of counter-measures and policy from an interdisciplinary perspective.
- InContext (Individuals inContext: Supportive Environments for Sustainable Living) is a European bottom-up initiative that aimed to disclose framework conditions enabling the transition towards an ecologically and economically sound society.