At an Ecologic Dinner Dialogue in Brussels on 24 April 2008, Jamie Shea and Helga Schmid discussed the role for the EU and NATO in responding to threats arising from climate change. Jamie Shea is Head of Policy Planning at NATO. Helga Schmid is Policy Unit Director at the EU Council Secretariat. Both agreed on the importance of the issue. While it is already on the agenda and reflected in various EU documents, Jamie Shea laid out reasons why it is not yet at NATO’s agenda and made recommendations that could help change the current situation.Read more
The Arctic TRANSFORM project developed transatlantic policy options for supporting adaptation in the marine Arctic environment based on input from more than 50 experts on Arctic policy in the areas of environmental governance, indigenous peoples, hydrocarbons, shipping, and fisheries. Emphasis was placed on cross-sectoral synergies, stakeholder participation, and governance options in the Arctic.Read more
On Earth Day 2013, the Center for Strategic and International Studies and Ecologic Institute officially launched the 2013 Arctic Summer College.
The book "Environmental Security in the Arctic Ocean" (Springer) documents the proceedings of the 2010 NATO Advanced Research Workshop (ARW) in Cambridge (United Kingdom) that was initiated and co-convened by Ecologic Institute. The partners were the Scott Polar Research Institute at the University of Cambridge and the Russian Academy of Sciences. In the book chapter "Transatlantic Policy Options to Address the Rapidly Changing Arctic," Sandra Cavalieri and R. Andreas Kraemer of Ecologic Institute present policy options for the EU and the US for addressing challenges in the changing Arctic, summarizing key findings of the transatlantic Arctic Transform dialogue.
Results from Arctic TRANSFORM have been included in a compendium compiled by the Arctic Governance Project. Climate change has triggered a surge of research activity in the Arctic that attempts to address newly emerging concerns over governance, environmental impacts, traditional livelihoods, and expanding economic activity. The Arctic Governance Project aims to capture and assemble the best of these research efforts in order to lay the foundation for the way forward and communicate conclusions to policymakers.