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The future of energy supply and alternative sources: perspectives and interests in the United States

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5 June 2007
Ohrid
Macedonia, the former Yugoslav Republic of

At the American Corner of the city library in Skopje, Macedonia, Aaron Best discussed recent developments in energy and climate policy in the United States, seeking to explain the resurgent interest in these issues on the part of the American people.

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What Contribution Can Trade Policy Make Towards Combating Climate Change?

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. The study examined the economic, policy and legal aspects of the issue and included a quantitative evaluation of carbon dioxide emissions associated with specific traded and EU-produced goods. The study is available for download.Read more

Reviewing the Economic, Agricultural, and Trade Policy Impacts of European and U.S. Biofuels Policies

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24 May 2007
Brussels
Belgium

The United States -- though the 2005 Energy Policy Act -- and the European Union -- through the European Energy Policy -- created incentives for expanding biofuel production and use.  On 24 May 2007, the German Marshall Fund of the United States (GMF) convened a seminar in Brussels on "Transatlantic Approaches to Biofuels" and invited R. Andreas Kraemer of Ecologic Institute to provide indight to sustainability and trade policy aspects.

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Missed Chances on Energy Security

The EU-U.S. Summit on 30 April 2007 passed a statement on energy security, efficiency, and climate change that is strong on rhetoric but weak on substance. Sascha Müller-Kraenner, Director of the Europe program at the Nature Conservancy and Senior Policy Advisor to Ecologic Institute, provides some critical commentary on the substance of the summit.





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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

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