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Research for a Post-Carbon Future

17 September 2014

The EU has taken on the major challenge of transitioning to post-carbon society. Some communities and even some states have embarked on this process already. There are still many technological, political, societal, economic, and behavioral obstacles in achieving such a deep transformation. But visioning where we are headed also reveals key opportunities. Where do we want to go? How do...Read more

New EU Governance in the Energy Sector - What can be learned from Projects of Common Interest (PCIs)?

1 July 2014
What shape will the future governance framework of European climate and energy policy take? The proposal submitted by the European Commission at the beginning of this year raises more questions than it answers in this regard. Dr. Camilla Bausch and Christine Lucha of the Ecologic Institute invited experts to a workshop to discuss what impact the new EU Governance has on the electricity sector and how to design the requested regional cooperation.Read more

Success Factors and Barriers for Technologc Providers in CDM and JI Markets

Ecologic Institute and Perspective GmbH analysed the role of German companies in the CDM and JI markets in this report funded by the German Federal Environment Agency. German producers of environmental technology hold leading positions on the world market today and are expected to do so in the future. However, German technology providers do not play a major role in CDM/JI projects: the share of German technology in CDM projects is less than 20%. This is due to a general lack of information concerning CDM/JI, as well as to the regulatory complexity of the CDM/JI approval process and...Read more

Die Klima- und Energiepolitik der deutschen Bundesregierung

Ein Beitrag zum deutsch-französischen Dialog
In this analysis for the French Institute of International Relations (IFRI), Camilla Bausch, Matthias Duwe and Benjamin Görlach discuss how the outlook for an ambitious climate and energy have shifted with the start of Angela Merkel's third term in office, and the new political constellation. The authors discuss both the challenges at the national level, Germany's possible role in the EU climate and energy policy, and the effect on international climate negotiations. The analysis is available for download.Read more

Welthandelsrechtliche Grenzen des Ausbaus erneuerbarer Energien

Final Report
As renewable energy sources are more widely used and corresponding support systems expanded, the economic significance of the sector is also growing. This, in turn, also leads to a growing potential for trade disputes involving renewable energy production. This study on renewable energy law presents the international legal framework relevant to support systems for renewable energy, notably WTO law. A particular focus is on local-content requirements existing in this sectors as well as on trade remedy procedures. The study (in German) is available for download, including an English summary.Read more

Policy Options for Promoting the Use of an EU-wide Carbon Calculator

Deliverables 2.4.2 and 2.5.2

This report presents the results of the survey on policy options for promoting the use of an EU-wide carbon calculator. It describes the methodology of the project, analyses the results and the strengths and weaknesses of each policy option and draws conclusions based on the results. The report is available for download.

For the survey, farmers and stakeholders in eight member states were consulted to find the most suitable out of three policy options (regulation, state-funded voluntary incentive schemes or certification or assurance schemes) for implementing the carbon calculator....Read more


Klimaschutz und Klimaanpassung an der deutschen Küste - Handlungsmöglichkeiten durch räumliche Planung und Küstenmanagement

This report contains a presentation of the effects of climate change on German coastal areas, possible courses of action through spatial planning and ICZM, possible methods for communication and participation, a description of the four case studies and recommendations for action for the implementation of ICZM, spatial planning and the funding of these measures. The report is available for download.

The research on the basis of case studies was an emphasis of the project. Various experiments on land use and the effects of climate change were conducted in administrative district Aurich...Read more

Regional Cooperation in the Commission's Proposal for a New Energy Governance

Options and Implications for Electricity Infrastructure Measures
On 30 April 2014, Ecologic Institute hosted an expert workshop on the significance of the European Commission's proposed new energy governance, focusing on options and implications for electricity infrastructure measures. Twenty-one participants including policy makers as well as representatives of civil society, academia and business discussed possible requirements of, approaches to, and effects of such new measures through a set of structured questions and impromptu presentations. The summary is available for download.Read more

The Role of Carbon Pricing in the Future EU Climate Policy

1 July 2014
At the 5th World Congress of Environmental and Resource Economists, held in Istanbul 2014, the Ecologic Institue organised a policy session to discuss the perspectives of EU Climate Policy for 2030 and beyond. The session featured four distinguished panelists: Andreas Barkmann (European Environment Agency), Aldo Ravazzi (Italian Ministry of the Environment), Paul Ekins (University College London) and Andrew Błachowicz, moderated by Benjamin Görlach of the Ecologic Institute.Read more

Master Plan for 100% Climate Change Mitigation – Sixth Working Group Meeting of the Municipalities

23 June 2014

Funded by the National Climate Initiative (NKI) of the Federal Environment Ministry (BMUB), the sixth meeting of the scientific support working group for the municipalities taking part in the project "Master Plan for 100% Climate Change Mitigation" was held on 14 and 15 May 2014 at the seaside resort of Warnemünde.

The working group meeting was hosted by the City of...Read more


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