Dr. Greta Reeh, head of IKEM’s Research Academy, was a member of the IKEM delegation at COP27 in Egypt. In this interview, she shares her impressions of the event. Hello, Greta! You were in Sharm El-Sheikh during the second week of negotiations. What was the atmosphere like on the ground? Dr. Greta Reeh: What you […]
IKEM’s annual conference, held on 11 October, focused on the global dimensions of climate law and policy. The event was titled ‘The Road to COP27: Advancing Global Climate Action’. Conference speakers included Dr Kathleen Pauleweit, LLM, and Dr Michael Kalis, who are senior researchers at IKEM. We spoke with Pauleweit and Kalis about their research […]
Both projects ENGAGE and SINA deal with the potential of social innovations for sustainable transformations. Now, members of both teams met to discuss social innovations in the energy transition. In more general terms, Social Innovations describe ideas which address social needs by improved means. In order to attain an inclusive and just energy transition, we […]
An IKEM study published today examines the regulatory framework for negative emission technologies (NETs) and identifies the national and European instruments that could be used to regulate them in the future.
In a decision published yesterday, the Federal Constitutional Court ruled that Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania’s Bürger- und Gemeindenbeteiligungsgesetz (Citizen and Community Participation Act) is compatible with Germany’s Basic Law. The act requires wind park operators to make 20% of company shares available for purchase by residents and communities in the vicinity of the wind park. Prof Dr […]
Anne Freiberger is a Senior Research Associate at IKEM and heads the EUniSproject to advance the mobility transition.. In an interview, she spoke with us about the importance of public transport in rural areas and how vehicle batteries can be used to provide system services in the distribution network. EUniS stands for ‘Development and Implementation […]
On 19 May 2020, the CIC 2030 project team at Czech Technical University held a webinar, at which 20+ representatives of ministries, financial institutions and professional organisations discussed the underlying factors for the difference between current investment flows and investment needs to meet the 2030 climate and energy targets.
On 5 March 2020, RTU organized a workshop entitled “Investing into energy and climate projects in Latvia”. Martins Zemitis from the European Commission Representation in Latvia introduced the EU Green Deal and the forthcoming EU legislation in the area of sustainable finance. Boriss Kņigins from the Latvian Ministry of Finance shared the challenges and opportunities […]
In January 2020, the team of our partner RTU finalized the report assessing investment need and gaps to meet 2030 EU energy and climate targets. The report provides insights into modeling and investment valuation methods, as well as summarizes information on research conducted to date in Latvia and provides an overview of the amount of […]
In January 2020, the team of our partner CVUT finalized the report assessing investment need and gaps to meet 2030 EU energy and climate targets. The report focuses on the buildings sector as well as the renewable energy supply. In both buildings and renewable energy supply we find a substantial gap between the identified investment […]