The Summer AcadIMG_20160718_164702emy ‘Energy and the Environment’ 2016 focused on the topic of sustainable cities and took place from 17 – 22 July in Greifswald and Berlin. For 6 days, the Academy addressed 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.