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 year anniversary of AICGS and 5 year anniversary of the Ecologic Institute’s Washington DC branch, both organizations sought to connect the dots between transatlantic trade and environmental issues. Ambassador Klaus Scharioth of the Mercator Foundation gave the keynote speech; panelists and moderators included Jack Janes, President of AICGS, R. Andreas Kraemer, Director of the Ecologic Institute, Marla Luther of Joschka Fischer and Company, Juergen Maier of Forum Environment and Development, Alexander Privitera of AICGS, Stephen Eule of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Institute for 21st Century Energy, and Christiane Gerstetter of the Ecologic Institute.