For more than 15 years, the districts of Kościerzyna (PL) and Marburg-Biedenkopf (D) have maintained a European town partnership in order to bring European issues such as the energy transition on the local agenda through the exchange of ideas and measures. The workshop in the Polish twin city
Since February 1st, 2020 Daphne Büllesbach is leading the HUMBOLDT-VIADRINA Governance Platform as Managing Director. Previously, she was the Executive Director of European Alternatives, a Europe-wide civil society organization devoted to exploring and developing the potential for transnational politics and culture. She founded the Berlin office back in
By the year 2050, Germany’s building stock should be “almost climate-neutral”. To achieve this, it is necessary to renovate older buildings in such a way that they become energy-efficient buildings. Currently, only about 1% of the building envelope is renovated every year. Why? In order for renovation measures
How can we move to towards sustainable transport and mobility systems in Germany that contribute as effectively as possible to the achievement of global sustainability goals? For this purpose, the Humboldt-Viadrina Governance Platform organized a Trialog on 19 June 2019 in Berlin with the working group “mobility” of
Berlin, May 29, 2019 – Towns, municipalities, counties and their municipal utilities are pioneers with respect to climate protection, energy transition and energy efficiency measures. A jury selected five European partnerships for the project “Energiewende Twinning Towns”. The kick-off meeting took place in Berlin on 28th May. The
We congratulate the five pairs of municipalities selected for the project “Energiewende PartnerStadt”. The project “Energiewende PartnerStadt” started in 2017 as a pilot project and supports planned or existing partner municipalities in the field of renewable energies. This year, the jury, consisting of the representatives of the Federal
With the project „Energiewende twinning towns“ the German Renewable Energies Agency and the HUMBOLDT-VIADRINA Governance Platform support European twinning municipalities looking for inspiration through exchange. The project is funded by the German Federal Foreign Office and aims to strengthen the network and broaden the knowledge of European municipalities
Electricity produced by renewables is supposed to become the most important source of energy in the future. But the German market design needs to be adapted to further integrate renewables into the energy system and to reach the climate targets of 2030. In the Trialog “Electricity market 2.0.
On November 28, 2017 the European Parliament’s Industry and Energy Committee (ITRE) voted for the modification of two directives, which both affect the EU’s energy policy target corridor for 2030: Regarding efficiency they agreed on a 40% efficiency goal until 2030 (compared to 1990) and binding national targets.
The Center on Governance through Human Rights of the HUMBOLDT-VIADRINA Governance Platform has published policy briefs on all it’s focus areas. The policy briefs on the topics of Cyber Justice, Climate Justice and Transitional Justice give a short overview over the current debate and make a strong pledge