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Transatlantic Policy Options for Supporting Adaptations in the Marine Arctic (Arctic TRANSFORM)

January 2008 to June 2009

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.

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The Global Energy Crisis

January until March 2008
1 January 2008
United States

From January to March 2008, Stephanie Schlegel, Fellow at Ecologic, teaches a course on energy policy at the University of Denver. The course "The Global Energy Crisis" explores the trends, dilemmas and solutions of the global energy crisis, thereby also analysing the future role of energy efficiency, renewable energies and the link to climate policy.

Energy has become a basic requirement for our everyday life and for the global economy. At the same time, two billion people lack access to modern energy services. However, if they are to achieve a decent standard of living byRead more

Trade Related Measures and Climate Change Policies

December 2007 to July 2008

This project analysed the key legal, economic and environmental issues related to using specific trade-related measures as a means of supporting the EU's climate change objectives and policies. Three trade measures are examined: 1) carbon equalisation mechanisms; 2) export credits and investment guarantees; and 3) conditions on access to the EU carbon market. The primary focus of analysis is on the first measure: carbon equalisation measures.Read more

Bridging the Transatlantic Divide

Legal Aspects of a Link between Regional Carbon Markets in Europe and the United States
An earlier article by Michael Mehling in American University’s Sustainable Development Law and Policy journal assessed the prospects and legal implications of a link between regional trading systems in the US and the EU emissions trading system, highlighting the relevance of the respective constitutional and legal frameworks for such a link.

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Auctioning Emissions Credits – Silver Bullet or Abyss? Requirements and Options for Auction Design

26 November 2007
When designing emissions trading schemes, the decision on allocation methods is a crucial element. After a long and controversial debate, the German government has now decided to introduce the auctioning of credits. Approximately nine percent of all allowances will be given out against payment in the second trading period (2008–2012). In 2008, rules for the German auctioning system are expected to be specified by a regulation. Environmental economists tend to support auctioning for reasons of efficiency while many politicians and the public mostly expect the reduction of unwanted distributional effects (“wind-fall-profits”).Read more

Inclusion of Aviation in EU Emissions Trading

October 2007 to December 2008

The project develops the technical guidelines for the inclusion of aviation in the European emissions trading scheme. It identifies the relevant data and methodologies and assesses how the existing guidelines of the European Commission for the monitoring and reporting of greenhouse gas emissions can be applied to aviation. Against this background, the project drafts amendments to the existing guidelines that include the monitoring and reporting of aviation’s baseline data and annual emissions data.

Monitoring, reporting and verification of emissions data are crucial to theRead more

Europäische Klimapolitik – Erfolgsgeschichte oder Mogelpackung?

The article analyses current European climate policy at three different levels: efforts undertaken by European actors at the international level (G8 summit), the domestic climate protection targets agreed at European level (Council Conclusions), and the challenges their implementation is faced with. Read more

G8 Impact on International Climate Change Negotiations

Good or Bad?
Recent G8 summits have taken up the issue of climate change. Climate change featured high on the agendas of the 2005 summit in Gleneagles and the 2007 summit in Heiligendamm. Henrike Peichert and Nils Meyer-Ohlendorf analyse in this paper the recent G8 Summit outcomes and their practical impacts on international climate change negotiations under the UNFCCC. The paper argues that G8 Summit outcomes seem to yield overall positive influence on the UNFCCC processes, although more ambitious action needs to be taken and - most importantly - implemented. The paper was presented at the 2007 annual Conference of the British International Studies Association in Cambridge (BISA) and is available for download.

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Bioenergy and Climate Friendly Farming Practices: Approaches in Germany and the United States

17 August 2007

Bioenergy and climate friendly farming practices were discussed at the first in a series of Transatlantic Ecologic Riverside Chats that took place in Berlin on 17 August 2007. The event was held on the occasion of the visit of 30 farmers as well as policy makers, scientists, and journalists with an agricultural background from within Germany and the United States...Read more


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