In his Strasbourg speech on 17 April, French President Emmanuel Macron launched a drive to seek European citizen’s opinions on the European Union’s future. However, it is unlikely that grand ideas for [...]
MCC Director Edenhofer to take joint lead of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK)
Rapid expansion of coal power plants in Turkey, Indonesia and Vietnam – Climate targets need active policy
Satisfaction of basic needs for all achievable, says new study—but much lower resource use needed
Stiftung Mercator and the Mercator Institute for China Studies (MERICS) hereby announce that, as of 1 September 2018, the President and CEO of MERICS, Professor Dr. Sebastian Heilmann, will be [...]
Diesel drivers much more price sensitive than thought; revenues for socially balanced mobility transition
IPCC attaches too little importance to photovoltaics for climate protection - the US in particular could benefit
Implementation of UN Agreements for climate protection and sustainability must be core responsibility of G20 – with or without Trump
Carbon pricing in the face of declining tax revenues and the need to finance infrastructure around the globe
ICCG ranks MCC among the top ten think tanks worldwide for the fourth consecutive year
The ‘Good Practice of the Year’ competition rewards those who dare to think outside the box when it comes to creating the grid for the energy transition. This year, the three distinguished innovators [...]
Stiftung Mercator has awarded the Dahrendorf Forum 2.34 million euros to fund a new research phase exploring the future of Europe in an era of uncertainty.
In a time when right-wing populist movements across Europe have painted a hostile picture of Islam, it’s time to widen the scope. What does Islam in Europe look like?
As the dust settles on the 60th anniversary of the Treaty of Rome, a key group of Europeans take the stage: the elected representatives—from the European Union’s national parliaments.
Current emission slowdown might be in line with 2-degree goal — but new study highlights reasons for concern
From 1 September 2017, climate finance expert John E. Morton, Senior Director for Energy and Climate Change in the White House under U.S.President Obama,will be conducting research on strategies to [...]
Fewer Europeans now rate the United States as a valuable ally than vice versa: 73% of Americans, and 67% of Europeans consider their counterpart a valuable ally. Most Europeans (55%) think Trump will [...]
The European Policy Centre and Stiftung Mercator are pleased to announce a major new project, “Connecting Europe”.
Global Carbon Project estimates 36.4 Gt CO2 for 2016 – MCC: Not aligned with two degrees target
MCC study shows how a carbon tax can both protect the environment and advance social justice – when accompanied with a lower income tax.
The G20 needs to make more effort to move to a green, low-carbon economy, especially in the areas of coal power expansion and climate policy, but is beginning to head in the right direction. This is [...]
Forum Education and Digitalisation
Evaluations have shown that both initiatives have established themselves as highly regarded sources of information about the energy transition in Germany
Paper in Nature Climate Change: There is no fall-back option to reducing CO2 now
Activities by cities, regions, business and sectors to reduce greenhouse gas emissions are numerous and help to fulfil national emission reductions targets.
MCC proposes assessments as a means to strengthen the EU Scientific Advice Mechanism
MCC study finds that citizens would benefit from fast-track bike paths
MCC builds profile in climate policy – Stronger cooperations with University of Potsdam and Hertie School
Edenhofer sees IPCC at a crossroads – Push for greater policy relevance through action at regional level
Subsidies for CO2 emissions too high – Social costs not accounted for
In its Annual Report, now out in English, the Expert Council of German Foundations on Integration and Migration (SVR) compares Germany's migration and integration policies with the policies of [...]
Affiliated institute of TU Berlin demonstrates high scientific output and excellent networking
International students are ‘model immigrants’ for the labour markets of their host countries. But although the majority would like to stay and work after graduation, many international students fail [...]
New network of young European decision-makers
More refugees than ever before are dying on their way to safe European ports. At the same time, the ever-increasing number of asylum applications in the European Union puts pressure on the asylum [...]
From 1 May, Dr Markus Piduhn (45) will be joining the Stiftung Mercator Executive Board. As an Executive Director, he will be responsible for the Commercial Affairs Division; responsibility for the [...]
SVR calls for overall migration policy concept which also strategically positions Germany as an immigration country
From 1 May 2015, Kirsten Hommelhoff will take over as the head of Stiftung Mercator’s Mercator Centre Berlin (MCB). As director of the MCB, she will be a member of the Stiftung Mercator management [...]
By 2025, solar power in sunny regions of the world will be cheaper than power from coal or gas / Success depends on stable regulatory conditions
MCC’s cooperation with the Hertie School on “Governance of the Global Commons” has started
The Turkey Europe Future Forum will be bringing young leaders together in Istanbul and Ankara from May 30 until June 7, 2015. Young leaders aged between 25 and 35 from Europe, especially Germany and [...]
Study shows that wealth should be measured not on the GDP but on access to energy and education.
In honour of her highly respected and extensive scholarly work in political studies and policy in Europe, Dame Helen Wallace will be the second scholar to be awarded the All European Academies Madame [...]
This year’s Mercator Fellowship began on 1 February
Fuel taxes and urban planning foster low-carbon cities in rapidly urbanizing Asia and Africa
Researchers recommend a fuel switch in the energy sector and a scaling down of fossil fuel subsidies.
New strategic phase was preceded by a review of the previous strategy by an international commission
Strong bridges: together with partners from civil society and the public sector, the German-Turkish Youth Bridge will further improve understanding between Germany and Turkey.
To Achieve Climate Protection Goals, an Energy Transition is Needed in the Heating and Transportation Sectors, as well as a National "Consensus on Coal"
President of the European Commission José Manuel Barroso awards first All European Academies Madame de Staël Prize for Cultural Values to Italian Professor of Cultural History Luisa Passerini
Prof. Dr Bernhard Lorentz will join Stanford University as a visiting scholar and remains affiliated to the foundation as a strategic adviser
Dahrendorf Symposium experts present five key proposals for the fight against climate change
The recently disclosed mass surveillance programmes of the NSA and other intelligence services step over the line. That is at least the opinion of 62.3% of participants in the recent European Youth [...]
Stiftung Mercator increases number of grants and supports partner organizations with finding host families in Germany
Chinese-European dialogue on social and cultural issues continues
Study commissioned by the think tank Agora Energiewende shows that consumption-driven expansion of renewables is more advantageous than expected
Nine-member commission headed by Professor Otfried Jarren commences its work today
LEAD, the Mercator Capacity Building Center for Leadership & Advocacy, commences its work/Tobias Leipprand executive director