Sustainability and Transformation



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Digital Transformation in the Global South: Transatlantic principles for value-based cooperation

When it comes to digital development cooperation, the USA and the EU usually pursue different approaches - but there are also similarities. In a short study, a team of experts from the US and the IZT, in cooperation with the German Development Institute (DIE), analysed the common principles and outlined the needs of partner countries in the Global South. In a second step, options for action and principles for a value-based transatlantic and global cooperation in the field of digital infrastructure and connectivity were proposed. more...
Heinrich Böll Stiftung – Washington, DC Office
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Policy paper on digital geopolitics in the Global South in the context of development policies

With its digital geopolitics, the European Union is pursuing a regulatory approach that prioritises data protection and privacy and harmonises innovation and market orientation with the premises of sustainable development. But to what extent is this model also attractive and suitable for the rapidly developing countries of the Global South? The aim of the project commissioned by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Zusammenarbeit is to close existing knowledge gaps by elaborating a policy paper on the positioning of the EU in digital geopolitics and implementing two expert discussions - one at German, one at European level. more...
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit

Modelling the Greenhouse Gas Effects of Resource Politics

In the project a systemic model will be developed, in order to assess and to make visible the impacts of resource efficiency measures on greenhouse gas emissions. more...
Umweltbundesamt (UBA)
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Evolution2Green: Strategies for a green economy

This project aims for an integrated strategy to transform our economic system into a green economy. Economic growth should be accompanied by ecological sustainability and social justice. more...
2015 - 2018
Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung (BMBF), Förderprogramm: Sozial-ökologische Forschung (SÖF)
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Sustainability 2.0 - a future concept being modernized

The German Federal Environment Agency (UBA) received recommendations from this research project that can improve the motivational function and the effectiveness of the guiding principle “Sustainable Development”. more...
2013 - 2016

Sustainability and Parliaments (2)

It is getting analyzed which institutional and procedural innovations with regard to Sustainable Policies have been created and utilized in selected parliaments. In cooperation with FFU good examples are analyzed and recommendations for improvements developed. more...
2011 - 2012
Office of Technology Assessment at the German Bundestag

Acceptance and Promotion Strategies for Renewable Energy Technologies on Local and Regional Level

The acceptance and support of a wide range of strata of the population and of decision-makers is urgently needed for the continued expansion of renewable energies towards being the primary means for energy and electricity provision. Addressing the accumulated questions, strategies will be developed in a series of workshops involving the relevant decision-makers, as to how the acceptance of renewable energy technologies can be funded and how their use on a regional and local level can be intensified. more...
2005 - 2008
German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety

Comparing Energy Research Portfolios: EU Research Projects on Non-Nuclear Energy

This work is an attempt to map and compare the publicly funded research efforts carried out by the EC and Member States in the EU and those undertaken in the US and in Japan. more...
2005 - 2006
Europäische Kommission Frost & Sullivan
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