Ecologic Newsletter No 98 - February 2011
- Protected Areas and the Importance of Biodiversity and Ecosystems in Economic Growth and Equity in Latin America and the Caribbean: An Economic Valuation of Ecosystems - Publication
- The external relations of the EU in energy policy - Publication
- Prospects for sustainable bioenergy production in selected former communist countries - Publication
- The Economic and Social Benefits associated with the Natura 2000 Network - Study online
- The future of the global carbon market beyond 2012 - Climate Talk
- Dr. Jonathan Pershing and Dr. Urban Rid discuss global climate policy - Moderation
- Arctic Frontiers Conference - EU Arctic Footprint and Policy Assessment - Presentation
- Climate Change in Agriculture - Conference
Protected Areas and the Importance of Biodiversity and Ecosystems in Economic Growth and Equity in Latin America and the Caribbean: An Economic Valuation of Ecosystems - Publication
"Latin America and the Caribbean; A Biodiversity Superpower" is an initiative of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). Marlon Flores, Senior Policy Advisor at Ecologic Institute, contributed the chapter on "Protected Areas" to the initiative's report "Importance of Biodiversity and Ecosystems in Economic Growth and Equity in Latin America and the Caribbean: An Economic Valuation of Ecosystems".
The external relations of the EU in energy policy - Publication
In this paper, Sascha Müller-Kraenner, one of the founders and a Partner of Ecologic Institute, investigates the nature of the European Union’s relations to third countries with regard to renewable sources of energy and the options available for further developing those relations in order to more effectively exploit the potential of renewable energy. While the EU has the potential to cover its electrical power needs from renewable sources alone, cooperation with third states in the use of renewable energy sources will play an important role – as can be seen in the large-scale Desertec project.
Prospects for sustainable bioenergy production in selected former communist countries - Publication
A new publication in the journal "Ecological Indicators" by Tanja Srebotnjak, from Ecologic, and Peter Hardi, from the Central European University in Hungary, examines the potentials for sustainable bioenergy production in Bulgaria, Romania and the former Soviet republics in Central Asia. The study draws on official statistics and modeling results and concludes that bioenergy potentials are highest in Bulgaria, Romania, and Kazakhstan but depend on several factors including crop choice, climatic conditions, availability of suitable land, and the institutional and legal infrastructure.
The Economic and Social Benefits associated with the Natura 2000 Network - Study online
Ecologic Institute is one of the co-authors of a study on the costs and benefits of the Natura 2000 network. This study assisted the European Commission in obtaining an accurate estimate of the costs of managing the network, increasing awareness of its socio-economic benefits, and developing a methodology for the systematic updating and refinement of the costs and benefits linked to the network. The study is available for download.
The future of the global carbon market beyond 2012 - Climate Talk
As one of its key features, the Kyoto Protocol introduced market mechanisms in order to achieve climate targets via the lowest costs. Instruments like emission trading, the Clean Development Mechanism and Joint Implementation have established markets for emission reductions worldwide. These instruments owe their existence to the Kyoto Protocol. However, the current commitment period of the Kyoto Protocol expires in 2012, and the prospects for an immediate successor agreement remain bleak. The 16th edition of Climate Talk discussed what this situation entails for the market mechanisms, and what measures affected firms can take to deal with the uncertain outlook.
Dr. Jonathan Pershing and Dr. Urban Rid discuss global climate policy - Chairing
Dr. Jonathan Pershing, US Deputy Special Envoy for Climate Change, and Dr. Urban Rid, Director-General at the German Federal Environment Ministry, discussed the future of international climate policy at an event hosted by the American Embassy in Berlin. The dialogue was initiated by Loni Gardner and moderated by Dr. Camilla Bausch, both from Ecologic Institute.
Arctic Frontiers Conference - EU Arctic Footprint and Policy Assessment - Presentation
Emily McGlynn, Transatlantic Fellow at Ecologic Institute, presented the project "EU Arctic Footprint and Policy Assessment" at the Arctic Frontiers Conference in Tromsø, Norway (23-28 January 2011). She spoke to decision-makers, policy analysts, scientists and students about the EU's impact on the Arctic environment and presented the project to Arctic indigenous stakeholders at a side event organized by the European Commission, DG MARE.
Climate Change in Agriculture - Conference
What role does agriculture play in climate protection and how can it adapt itself to climate change? What approaches in science and policy can address this problem, and how can the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) contribute in this area? Over 100 scientists, policy makers, and experts from pertinent government agencies and associations discussed these and other questions at the conference "Climate Change in Agriculture", which took place on 20 January 2011 at the headquarters of the Saarland’s mission in Berlin and was moderated by Prof. Dr. Beate Jessel. Norbert Röttgen, the German federal minister of the environment, opened the conference, which was organised by the German Federal Agency for Nature Conservation with the help of Ecologic Institute. The conference was also made possible by funds from the German Federal Ministry for Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety.
Publisher: Ecologic Institute, Pfalzburger Str. 43/44, 10717 Berlin
Person in charge: R. Andreas Kraemer, Ecologic Institut, Pfalzburger Str. 43/44, 10717 Berlin