2016 | Summer Academy 'Energy and the Environment'
with over 25 nationalities participating each year, the Academy fosters international knowledge exchange on climate challenges and the energy transition
The cross-sectoral nature of today's climate and energy challenge is reflected in our lectures, teaching faculty and participants
Conferences and visits
The Academy offers visits to renewable energy sites in addition to the comprehensive program of lectures and workshops.
Climate protection and the energy transition
The Academy fosters international and interdiscplinary cooperation and knowledge exchange in its area of expertise: Energy, climate and environmental issues.
Summer Academy 'Energy and the Environment'
Organised in close coordination with the University of Greifswald, the Summer Academy 'Energy and the Environment' has been bringing together researchers, professionals and policy-makers from various disciplinary backgrounds around an annually changing focus topic. For 13 years now the Academy fosters the knowledge exchange in the climate and energy policy field. More>>
Sustainable Cities | 2016
17 - 22 July 2016 | Greifswald and Berlin
Cities are home to more than half of the world’s population, projected to increase to 70% by 2050. As main energy consumption centers, cities are major contributors to the greenhouse gas emissions that cause global climate change.
The 13th annual international Summer Academy ‘Energy
and the Environment’ will focus on the policy, social,
health, economic and mobility challenges that climate
change presents to today’s cities, evaluating the
impact of climate change on a global and then urban
level, offering in-depth insights into low-carbon policy
solutions for major urban sectors like transport and
buildings, case studies on sustainability strategies
from major cities around the world, and visits to a wind
energy farm and a renewable electricity storage plant. More>>
Institute for Climate protection, Energy and Mobility
The Academy is organised by the German research institute IKEM (Institute for Climate protection, Energy and Mobility), in close cooperation with the University of Greifswald. With offices in Greifswald and in Berlin, IKEM offers tailored research on the wide variety of challenges that have surfaced in the context of the German energy transition, with an emphasis on policy and legal questions. The Institute is affiliated with the University of Greifswald and is led by Prof. Michael Rodi, who also serves as a professor at the law faculty of the University.
University of Greifswald
The University of Greifswald was founded in 1456 and is one of the oldest academic institutions in Europe. The first Summer Academy took place at the University in 2004. The University of Greifswald is known for its legal and economic expertise, and with its location at the Baltic Sea, near offshore wind farms, the NordStream gas pipeline and a decommissioned nuclear power plant in Lubmin, the University is strategically placed at the heart of today's energy transition. IKEM is affiliated with the University of Greifswald and is led by Prof. Michael Rodi, who is professor at the law faculty of the University.
Prof. Michael Rodi
Professor Michael Rodi is the founder of the Summer Academy ‘Energy and the Environment’. Prof. Rodi is Professor of Public Law, Finance and Tax Law at the Ernst-Moritz-Arndt University of Greifswald since 1999 and Director of IKEM. He was responsible for the design and implementation of a comprehensive ecological tax reform in Vietnam, and has provided consultancy […]
Anika Nicolaas Ponder works at IKEM as coordinator of international projects and networks, and teaches at the University of Greifswald (intensive course in the field of energy climate policy). Educated at the Amsterdam School of Business and the Sorbonne, Paris, Anika accumulated work experience in the field of sustainability and climate protection at international organisations like the OSCE and the […]
Julia Sandén is a research associate at IKEM. Julia graduated in Industrial Engineering studies with a focus on Environmental Engineering at the Chalmers University of Technology (Gothenburg, Sweden) in 2014. Her thesis focused on value chain analysis in the photovoltaic industry, knowledge she applied during her time as a consultant at Solkompaniet in Göteborg. At IKEM, Julia […]