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Von Europas Fehlern lernen

Beim Klimaschutz gerieten die USA ins Hintertreffen. Sie holen schnell auf.
"Europe's Bid – What we can offer Barack Obama" is the theme of the first issues in 2009 of the journal "Internationale Politik", published by the German Council on Foreign Relations (DGAP).  R. Andreas Kraemer contributed a preview of the possibilities for future cooperation between the US and Europe in climate and energy policy for jointly meeting the transformational challenges ahead, and in the Arctic, where the future of international relations may well be decided. Read more

Evaluation of Berlin's Energy Programme 2006-2010

January 2009 to June 2009
With the aim of contributing its fair share to climate mitigation, the Senate of Berlin adopted a comprehensive Energy Programme for the period 2006-2010. Ecologic Institute contributed to a mid-term review of the program that served to assess the progress made and recommend steps for the further development of climate and energy policies in the Federal State of Berlin.Read more

Linking the EU's Emissions Trading System to Any Future US Emissions Trading Scheme

Emissions trading systems emerging in the United States offer the opportunity of a future trading link to the European carbon market. While such a link promises more efficient allocation of resources in a larger and more liquid market, differences in the design of trading systems can undermine the effectiveness of the linked trading systems. The study is available for download.Read more

Regional Climate Change Adaptation Strategies (RCCAS)

January 2009 to September 2009

The scarcity of concrete regional adaptation strategies (RAS) across the EU suggests that guidelines for designing regional strategies can be helpful in assisting regions to prepare for the effects of climate change. This Policy Guidance is intended to assist regional authorities and other regional bodies formulating RAS. It draws on the experience of thirty-one regional adaptation strategies, a review of existing guidance documents, and on the results of a stakeholders’ workshop that conveyed regional authorities to discuss a draft of this guidance.

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A Climate Protection Law for Germany

January 2009 to April 2009

Although climate change is one of the greatest challenges of our time, the time scale for climate change targets at the international, European, and national level has, until now, been confined to 2020. Great Britain, the first country to go beyond this time scale, passed a climate protection law at the end of 2008 with climate protection goals going until 2050, entailing government reporting obligations and an independent advisory committee. On behalf of WWF Germany, Ecologic Institute researched how middle and long term climate change goals could best be anchored in German law.

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Forum for Sustainable Agricultural Policies 2013 (ILR-2013) - Event Series on the Future of Agricultural Regions

14 January 2009 to 17 March 2011
Rural areas face a number of new challenges such as climate change, biodiversity loss and the increasing demand for biomass. This series of conferences and workshops with different themes and a wide range of actors investigated new strategies for innovation in rural areas, compliant with environmentally friendly economic activities:Read more

Transforming Economies through Green Investment

January 2009 to December 2009

Cover smallIn his 2010 State of the Union address, President Obama declared the need for "serious investments in clean energy" because "the nation that leads the clean energy economy will be the nation that leads the global economy". He urged Congress to pass legislation that promotes innovation and generates jobs as Americans rebuild infrastructures and manufacture the products of tomorrow. In a new paper funded by the German Marshall Fund of the United States under the Transatlantic Climate Bridge initiative, authors from the Ecologic Institute in Washington DC and Berlin identify investment needs and policy incentives required to achieve this transition to a clean energy economy.

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Contribution to the 2011 Flagship Survey of the German Advisory Council on Global Change

January 2009 to March 2009

Ecologic Institute contributed to the main survey of the German Advisory Council on Global Change (Wissenschaftlicher Beirat der Bundesregierung Globale Umweltveränderungen, WBGU) for 2011. In its analysis for the WBGU, Ecologic Institute analyzed the American, British, Chinese, German, Japanese and South Korean economic and financial stimulus packages and their environmental implications. The analysis is available for download.

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Government Policy: Helping or hindering sustainable growth in the New Energy Economy?

29 December 2008

In the wake of the financial and economic crises of 2008, the role of public policy in promoting a shift towards low-carbon technologies, energy efficiency and renewable energies is reassessed.  On 29 October 2008, the Friedrich Ebert Foundation, Sustainable Prosperity, and the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) hosted a Canadian-German Dialogue in Ottawa, Ontario, on "Business, Environment, and Energy" and invited Hans-Joachim Ziesing of Ecologic to address the question "Government Policy: Helping or Hindering Sustainable Growth in the New Energy Economy?"

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La politique climatique de la grande coalition

Rétrospective et perspectives
In 2006/2007, climate change experienced both a remarkable and unexpected increase in significance in political and public perception. In Germany, the grand coalition took up the issue and chancellor Angela Merkel gave climate change top priority for both the German EU-Presidency and "her" G8-Summit. Dr. Camilla Bausch and Benjamin Görlach take stock of German climate policy since the dual presidency in 2007 and provide an outlook for the future.Read more


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