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 16 years now the Academy fosters the knowledge exchange in the climate and energy policy field. More>>


Energy transition | 2019

15 - 19 July 2019 | Berlin

Climate change is more present and noticeable each day. The year 2018 was a record-breaking year in higher temperatures, extreme weather events, and shrinking polar caps… The challenges are daunting! Spurred by increased global awareness and advances in technology, international climate policy is finally gathering momentum. The Paris Agreement marks a clear acceleration in climate action, committing to keep global warming below 2 degrees by decreasing the use of fossil fuels, increasing renewable energy and by implementing adaptation and resilience measures. The climate pledges made by the international community, national governments and private actors must now be translated into meaningful action. Social innovation is one of the key drivers of this much needed climate action. Now is the time for innovative, creative solutions to mobilize the necessary resources and trigger involvement from all levels of society: Governments, the private sector, communities and individuals. The Summer Academy 2019 will sketch a roadmap to a citizen-centric low-carbon future: From the general international climate policy framework, to national policy and the difficulties that the German energy transition currently faces, down to the different forms and examples of citizen participation in the energy transition. The Academy features workshops, a visit to German’s first energy self-sufficient village, a three-day conference program, networking events and a festive goodbye barbecue. 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. More>>

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. More>>


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 […]

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Anika Nicolaas Ponder

Anika Nicolaas Ponder

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 […]

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Pauline Horng

Pauline is a science research associate at IKEM. She works on project acquisition, the IKEM Summer Academy “Energy and Environment”, and The Infographic Energy Transition Coloring Book. She also wrote her thesis with IKEM on the topic of “Exploring Business Models for Addressing the Landlord-Tenant Dilemma in the Residential Buildings of Germany” for the Kopernkikus […]

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