Ecologic Newsletter No 118 - September 2012
- 100% Climate Protection: Evaluation of and Prospects for the National Climate Initiative - Event
- Rio+20: Financial Resources for Improved International Environmental Governance - Publication
- Quality Requirements for Sustainability Evaluations - Publication
- No Money for Greed in Fisheries and Farms - Publication
- Ecologic University Course on Think Tanks Policy Consulting - Presentation
- Fair Trade Footballs Delight Young Ghanaian Kickers - News
- Ecologic Institute Seeks new Staff - Job Opportunity
100% Climate Protection: Evaluation of and Prospects for the National Climate Initiative - Event
On 27 August 2012, the German Federal Minister for the Environment Peter Altmaier opened the conference at which the insights gleaned from the three-year evaluation of the National Climate Initiative (NKI) were presented. It was moderated by Dagmar Dehmer (Der Tagesspiegel), and Susanne Weber-Mosdorf (Deputy General Director of the World Health Organisation (WHO), formerly of the Council for Sustainable Development) contributed by describing the role the National Climate Initiative can play in communal climate protection. The presentations and a picture gallery are available for download.
Rio+20: Financial Resources for Improved International Environmental Governance - Publication
The international architecture for financing environmental protection and institutions has become quite confusing, spread out across an increasing number of bilateral and multilateral actors, funds, and financing mechanisms. This study, commissioned by the German Federal Environment Agency, investigates the current system and provides recommendations on how to improve it. The study is available for download.
Quality Requirements for Sustainability Evaluations - Publication
Sustainability aspects are often insufficiently considered, if at all, within standards for evaluations or impact assessments. This book chapter points out the challenges raised by sustainability evaluations and the aspects that should be added to existing evaluation standards.
No Money for Greed in Fisheries and Farms - Publication
Despite the progress made in the current Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) and fisheries policy (CFP) to reduce environmentally harmful subsidies, inadequate subsidy design, poor planning, and ineffective management result in some cases in socially or environmentally harmful side effects. This article, written by Ruta Landgrebe and Benjamin Boteler from Ecologic Institute in the theme issue of the German League for Nature, Animal Protection and Environment’s (DNR) newsletter, concerns environmentally harmful EU subsidies in the agricultural and fisheries sectors and argues for continued support for the "greening" of the EU budget, including the elimination of environmentally harmful subsidies for the new seven-year funding period 2014-2020.
Ecologic University Course on Think Tanks Policy Consulting - Presentation
What does policy consultancy mean in practice? What is a think tank and what does it do? These and other questions were discussed by Doris Knoblauch and Gesa Homann within the framework of a teaching assignment at the Bremen University of Applied Sciences. Some 40 students from the bachelor program participated in the block seminar, which was split into three two-day blocks.
Fair Trade Footballs Delight Young Ghanaian Kickers - News
In a gesture to support leisure and educational activities for young people in Ghana, Ecologic Institute, Berlin, donated footballs to the Juvenile Football Club in Tema, the largest seaport city in Ghana. "Just like in Germany, children and teenagers in Ghana love football. They love watching, playing, and learning about football," explains Andy Asare-Go, the local project co-ordinator. The international think tank gave 150 balls to the football club. The club has since distributed the balls to several schools throughout the countryside.
Ecologic Institute Seeks new Staff - Job Opportunity
Ecologic Instiute is currently seeking for new staff and is offering the following position:
- Student Assistant in the field of European Environmental Policy (Application deadline 16 September 2012).
For more information regarding the requirements and the necessary application documents, please visit our website. Please apply online.
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