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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

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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

Transatlantic Farmer-to-Farmer Exchange on Bioenergy and Climate Friendly Farming Practices

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8 August 2007 to 19 August 2007
Brandenburg, Kansas and Missouri
On 9-19 August 2007, a transatlantic Farmer-to-Farmer exchange program brought together 30 farmers, policy makers, scientists, and journalists from the United States and Europe with an agricultural background. The program included field visits to farms and biomass processing facilities in Germany and the U.S. as well as visits to research institutes to see experimental bioenergy cropping, climate friendly agricultural practices and to discuss the link between climate and agricultural policy.Read more

Evaluation of the German "Double-Presidency" through a Climate Protection Policy Lens

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28 July 2007
Berlin
Germany
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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

Climate Policy Map

July 2007 to May 2008

The online Climate Policy Map offers interactive information on international climate policy that allows international cross-comparisons of key climate-related statistics and policies. Using the website’s Map Creator feature, visitors can create maps on climate policy by combining multifaceted information on climate policy with data on energy supplies and socio-economic factors for 14 countries and regions. In addition, the downloadable Country Fact Sheets and Issue Fact Sheets summarise information on climate policy for specific countries and issues. The Legal Basis portion of theRead more

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What contribution can trade policy make toward combatting climate change?

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27 June 2007
Brussels
Belgium

Ecologic led a study examining the potential contributions that trade policy could make to combating climate change. R. Andreas Kraemer, Director of Ecologic, made a presentation of the results before the European Parliament's Committee on International Trade.Read more

Comparative Domestic Policies – Experiences at the Subnational Level

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12 June 2007
Berlin
Germany
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Miranda SchreursOn 12 June, 2007, a transatlantic Ecologic Dinner Dialogue was held in Berlin with Miranda A. Schreurs, Associate Professor in the Department of Government at the University of Maryland, College Park. In her talk, Miranda Schreurs highlighted the increasing role of the sub-national level in the United States, especially with regard to...Read more

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