The project aims to provide expert policy advice to the GTZ by analysing legal, institutional and policy aspects of the international climate policy with a particular focus on issues of Germany and the EU. One of the main focus is the area of flexibility mechanism and in particular the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM). Ecologic also supports the GTZ at conferences and the organisation and implementation of side events.
The climate protection program for developing countries (CaPP) is a supranational project with the main focus on the realisation of the United Nations FrameworkRead more
While Germany has introduced a comprehensive ecological tax reform (ETR) in 1999, Poland has taken only first steps into this direction. In order to intensify the exchange between German and Polish experts from politics, research and NGOs, the Polish Ministry of the Environment together with the German Ministry of the Environment organised a workshop in Warsaw during which the design of the German ecological tax reform and its implications were discussed. Helen Lückge, Fellow at Ecologic, presented the economic implications of the German ETR.Read more
Several European countries have introduced specific energy taxes or comprehensive ecological tax reforms in order to set economic incentives for the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions. These taxes and tax reforms are based on various approaches and models and have thus different impacts on the environment, economy and employment. In a systematic review of existing evaluations of energy taxes, INFRAS and Ecologic examined international experiences to inform the design of similar measures for Switzerland, such as the CO2 tax introduced in the beginning of 2008.
Effects of existingRead more