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Kyoto and Beyond - Climate Change and Transatlantic Storms

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6 October 2004
Berlin
Germany
Speaker
International Climate Protection Policy was the subject at the Dinner Dialogue in honor of Lee Lane, Executive Director of the Climate Policy Center in Washington DC. The roots and the role of growing US conservatism as the driving force of American climate policy were controversially discussed, as well as the most efficient and promising approaches to tackle climate change issues. The Dinner Dialogue took place on 6 October 2004 in Berlin. Read more

Evolving Climate Policies in Europe and the US: Oceans Apart?

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23 September 2004
Washington, DC
United States

Developing and implementing emissions trading and other measures in climate protection policy were discussed at a Lunch Discussion on 23 September 2004, in Washington, DC.  The event focused on experiences and opportunities for transatlantic cooperation.  It was co-hosted by the Heinrich Boell Foundation and the Center for Transatlantic Relations of Johns Hopkins University; Ecologic director R. Andreas Kraemer spoke on the EU Emissions Trading Scheme.Read more

Renewable Energy Sources Act (EEG) - Register of installations

September 2004 to August 2005
The amendment of the Renewable Energy Sources Act (EEG) provides for a register of installations for the purpose of increasing transparency and simplifying the nation-wide equalisation mechanism. Ecologic is supporting the German Federal Ministry for the Environment in answering the legal questions in this context. The observation and analysis of the revision of the German energy laws under the viewpoint of its impacts on the promotion of renewable energies ist another main focus of this project. Read more

The Linking Directive – Can JI and CDM be Safety Valves for the European Emissions Trading System?

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11 August 2004
Berlin
Germany
Speaker
The Linking Directive was the topic of the Climate Talk event which took place on 11 August. Experts from business, science, and government discussed the legal framework and the difficulties of putting JI (Joint Implementation) and CDM (Clean Development Mechanism) into practice within the framework of the European emissions trading scheme. Presentations were given by Dr. Patrick Graichen (Federal Government for the Environment - BMU), Thomas Langrock (German Agency for Emissions Trading - DEHSt) and Dr. Sascha Lafeld (3C).Read more
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Effects of Germany's Ecological Tax Reforms

July 2004 to April 2005

Since its inception in 1999, the German Ecological Tax Reform has been the subject of major debate. Although it has proven to be an effective instrument for reducing CO2 emissions and for stimulating employment and innovations, the Ecological Tax Reform is still heavily criticised or rejected outright, mainly because of its alleged impacts on economic competitiveness. Against this background, Ecologic and the German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin) have investigated the effects that the reform has had on the environment, employment and technological innovations. The results andRead more

Climate Protection and Competition

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17 June 2004
Berlin
Germany
Speaker
The first Climate Talk discussion revolved around "Climate Protection and Competition", as the contemporaneous debates between EU member states about the National Allocation Plans had raised many questions about climate protection measures and the distortion of competition. Presentations were given by Dr. Simon Marr (Deutsche Emissionshandelsstelle – DEHSt) and Steffen Hentrich (Rat von Sachverständigen für Umweltfragen – SRU).Read more

Global Warming and Implementation of the Kyoto Protocol

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5 May 2004
Berlin
Germany
Speaker
"The Transatlantic Dialogue on climate change is as important as ever". This was one of the results of a Dinner Dialogue with Prof. David A. Wirth. 19 representatives from policy making, research institutes, NGOs and business came together to informally discuss climate change and the future of the Kyoto Protocol from a transatlantic perspective.Read more

Side Event on Renewable Energies at the UN CSD-12

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28 April 2004
New York
United States

At the 12th session of the UN Commission on Sustainable Development, Ecologic supported the German Ministry of Environment in organising a side event on renewable energies in New York. With some 250 participants, the side event was one of the largest of its kind at CSD-12. Keynote speakers included Norwegian Environment Minister and CSD Chair Børge Brende, US Under Secretary...Read more

Emissionshandel in Deutschland

Der Entwurf des Treibhausgas-Emissionshandelsgesetzes und der Verordnung zur Umsetzung der Emissionhandels-Richtlinie für Anlagen nach dem Bundes-Immissionsschutzgesetz
On 17 December 2003, the German Cabinet adopted the Emissions Trading Act and the Ordinance implementing Directive 2003/87/EC for Installations pursuant to Federal Emissions Protection, which represents a first comprehensive draft of the legal framework for an emissions trading system in Germany. They form the basis of the recent decision adopted by the Federal Bundestag on 12 March 2004 regarding the Emissions Trading Act. Contrary to the Cabinet decision the Emissions Trading Act now provides for enforcement on the Federal level without involvement of the Federal States. Read more

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