In this project, BIO IS, the Institute for European Environmental Policy (IEEP) and the Ecologic Institute investigated approaches for verifying that claims made by companies on the environmental properties of products or their own overall environmental performance are correct. The study was commissioned by the European Commission, DG Environment. The Ecologic Institute contributed an analysis on the law of the World Trade Organziation as far as relevant for related policy measures. The report is available for download.
European methodology for quantifying environmental impacts ofRead more
In this project, Ecologic Institute and BIO IS have been commissioned by the European Parliament to investigate the potential impacts of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) on the EU’s environmental and food safety policies and the EU’s right to regulate. TTIP is being negotiated between the US and the EU. The study provides recommendations regarding the role of the European Parliament in the negotiation of TTIP. The study is available for download.
In 2013, US and EU officials have begun negotiations on a free trade agreement dubbed theRead more
On 13 June 2013, the AICGS Business & Economics Program and the Ecologic Institute hosted a workshop entitled "The New Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP): A Focus on the Environment" at the Ecologic Institute Berlin office. Environmental aspects have not always been a primary consideration in international trade and investment agreements. The event was thus aimed at ensuring environmental...Read more
On 23 April 2013 AICGS and the Ecologic Institute hosted an afternoon workshop on "The New Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership: Aligning Investment, Patents, and Privacy Protection" in Washington, DC. The workshop was comprised of two panels. Panel One discussed "Transatlantic Trade and Investment Protection" and Panel Two examined "Patents, Copyrights, and Privacy." Most panelists expressed their support for the...Read more
Climate change is a key and growing concern for the Atlantic Basin: Although all parts of the world will be impacted by climate change, there are some common vulnerabilities across the Basin and certain unique issues facing the Atlantic. For example, with huge variance among countries in terms of response capacities, how can Atlantic Basin cooperation combat this challenge and contribute...Read more
On 13 June 2013, the AICGS Business & Economics Program and the Ecologic Institute hosted a workshop entitled "The New Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP): A Focus on the Environment" at the Ecologic Institute Berlin office. Environmental aspects have not always been a primary consideration in international trade and investment agreements. The event was thus aimed at ensuring environmental objectives are given proper consideration in the negotiations regarding the planned trade and investment agreement between the EU and the US.
On the occasion of the 30 yearRead more
On 5 June 2013, Christiane Gerstetter of Ecologic Institute participated in a panel discussion in the European Parliament on the planned EU–US Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) agreement. Her input focused on ways to ensure that the agreement incorporates and results in some environmental benefits. The discussion was organized by the Greens/EFA as part of a series of similar events in Berlin and Paris.
The US and EU recently decided to embark on negotiations of a trade and investment agreement, going beyond the current multilateral trade rules contained in WTO lawRead more