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Sustainable Energy and Resource Efficiency – Key Issues for Sustainable Development

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9 May 2007
New York, NY
United States

Sustainable energy and resource efficiency to be achieved through efficiency in energy use, renewable energy supplies, and technological innovation was the subject of a panel discussion presented by the German Federal Ministry for Environment on the occasion of the 15th Session of the UN Commission on Sustainable Development (CSD) in New York, NY, on 9 May 2007.  R. Andreas Kraemer of Ecologic Institute moderated the event.

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EU Energy and Climate Policy: the External Dimension

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3 May 2007
New York, NY
United States

The New York Political Salon, initiated and coordinated by Steven E. Sokol of the American Council on Germany and hosted by the Shelly and Donald Rubin Foundation, convenes regular meetings for younger professionals from different countries and divers professions (media, business, academia, and non-profit) to discuss current political issues of common concern.  R. Andreas Kraemer of the Ecologic Institute was invited to make a presentation and lead a discussion on the extraterritorial effects of energy and climate policies of the European Union.Read more

Das zukünftige Klimaschutz-Regime der Vereinten Nationen

Ein Wegweiser durch die Verhandlungsarchitektur
In their recent article, Dr. Camilla Bausch and Michael Mehling, analyse the main negotiation and discussion tracks under the United Nations for the further evolution of the international climate regime beyond 2012. Read more
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Trade Policy and Climate Change

April 2007 to June 2007
Ecologic led a study examining the potential contributions that trade policy could make to combating climate change. The objective of the study was to provide Members of the European Parliament with an assessment of the relationships between international trade and climate change, and to identify possible means of using trade policy options to combat the problem.Read more

Future Climate Change Policy: Looking beyond 2012

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11 April 2007 to 12 April 2007
Prague
Czech Republic
Scientific evidence that climate change is caused by human activity has boosted ongoing efforts to address the problem. Now the focus is primarily on what will happen after 2012 when the validity of the Kyoto Protocol, an international treaty designed to limit global greenhouse gas emissions, expires. From 11-12 April 2007, representatives of the EU, the World Bank and the new EU Member States met in Prague to discuss the challenges ahead. Read more
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Nach wie vor weltweit steigende CO2-Emissionen

Since the signing of the Kyoto Protocol in 1997, climate protection and the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions are binding targets for many countries. However, total global emissions have not reached intended targets, indicated by the continued increase in CO2, which is the most significant greenhouse gas. In 2006 total global CO2 emissions reached 29 Billion tonnes, representing a 2.6% increase over the preceding year and an increase of nearly a third from 1990. In his report, Dr. Hans-Joachim Ziesing, Senior Policy Advisor at Ecologic, presents the development of emissions in the EU and proposes a common implementation of climate protection targets to insure the EU's leading role in climate protection. Read more

Allocation of Greenhouse Gas Allowances in the United States – A Northeastern Example

The Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) initiated the first regional greenhouse gas emissions trading system in the United States. This cap-and-trade program will begin on 1 January 2009 and will include sources from the electricity generating sector. The article by Camilla Bausch and Sandra Cavalieri analyses the implementation design of the RGGI trading scheme and its significance for the evolution of the international carbon market. Read more

Design of International Climate Policy

April 2007 to December 2008

The project’s objective is to provide expert policy advice to the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety in the field of international climate policy. Ecologic will focus on institutional design and organisation of the international negotiation process in the context of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change and its Kyoto Protocol. Special attention will be given to the various questions relating to the future development of the international climate change regime beyond the year 2012.

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Policy Trends in Germany and European Union

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24 February 2007
Tokyo
Japan

Japan finds herself at a cross-road concerning its position and role in international climate protection policy. Economically and strategically caught between China and the United States - competing as well as cooperating with both - a balance between climate change mitigation and adaptation needs to be found. R. Andreas Kraemer of Ecologic was invited to the International Symposium "Future International Framework on Climate Change (Post-Kyoto) and Clean Development Mechanism (CDM)" to speak about and explain "Policy Trends in Germany and the European Union".Read more

Climate Change and Water Adaptation Issues

EEA Technical report No 2/2007
The impact of climate change on Europe's water resources is a critical issue for people's lives and the economy. Even if emissions of greenhouse gases were stabilised today, increases in temperature and the associated impacts, including water availability and flooding, will continue for many decades to come. This report, which was published by the European Environment Agency (EEA) in February 2007 and co-authored by Ecologic, shows that there is a need to adapt to climate change for water resource policy and regulation across Europe. The report assesses the strengths and weaknesses of current policies and regulations, and describes progress and activities in European countries. Read more

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