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The Different Paths to Climate Protection – Competitive or Complementary?

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7 September 2006
Berlin
Germany
Speaker
Climate change as a global phenomenon requires global action. The strategies of states are very multi-faceted and variable: next to the Kyoto Protocol (KP), which sets forth binding reduction targets, are a number of initiatives such as the Asian Pacific Partnership agreement for Clean Development and Climate (AP6) with a voluntary, technology-based approach, and the Action Program for climate protection put in place at the G8 Summit in Gleneagles. At the 9th climate talk it was debated whether these varied approaches are effective for climate protection, and to what extent they complement or compete and thus hinder one another.Read more
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Climate Protection Programme for Developing Countries (CaPP)

August 2006 to March 2007

The project aims to provide expert policy advice to the GTZ by analysing legal, institutional and policy aspects of the international climate policy with a particular focus on issues of Germany and the EU. One of the main focus is the area of flexibility mechanism and in particular the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM). Ecologic also supports the GTZ at conferences and the organisation and implementation of side events.

The climate protection program for developing countries (CaPP) is a supranational project with the main focus on the realisation of the United Nations FrameworkRead more

Energy taxes in Europe

July 2006 to July 2007

Several European countries have introduced specific energy taxes or comprehensive ecological tax reforms in order to set economic incentives for the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions. These taxes and tax reforms are based on various approaches and models and have thus different impacts on the environment, economy and employment. In a systematic review of existing evaluations of energy taxes, INFRAS and Ecologic examined international experiences to inform the design of similar measures for Switzerland, such as the CO2 tax introduced in the beginning of 2008.

Effects of existingRead more

United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change

Handbook
The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) provides the basis for concerted international action to mitigate climate change and to adapt to its impacts. The Handbook aims at providing an overview of the institutional framework as well as the thematic work undertaken under the convention. It targets governments, researchers, non-governmental organisations and others interested in the international climate change negotiations. Read more

Can We Reconstruct Climate Policy? National Interests and International Action

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26 June 2006
Berlin
Germany
Speaker
Jonathan WienerThe Transatlantic Climate Dinner in honour of Dr. Jonathan B. Wiener focused on the question of how national interests can be engaged to establish a comprehensive and effective international climate change regime. The dinner's discussion showed that a future system can only be ecologically effective and economically efficient if all major emitting countries participate and show a common effort to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. However, Dr. Wiener made clear that major constraints of the current system must be overcome to achieve this. Read more

CO2 - Capture and Sequestration – A Political Chance for Coal as Climate Protection?

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24 May 2006
Berlin
Germany
Speaker
The main cause of global climate change is the burning of fossil fuels, especially coal. The future climate policy will encounter major challenges from an expected substantial buildup of coal-fired power plants, resulting from the security of supply and production cost reasons. Some experts hope for a clean solution to this problem by turning to Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS). The Climate Talk on 24 May 2006 focused on the questions, of whether climate policy can reconcile itself with coal-fired energy production by using CCS and what kind of problems and challenges can be expected from this new technology.Read more

Impacts of Climate Change on the Swiss Economy

May 2006 to July 2007
In response to new scientific results on global climate change and its impacts for human societies (Stern Review 2006, Fourth Assessment Report of IPCC), and as a contribution to the debate on international climate protection efforts after 2012, Switzerland has published a new strategy on its future climate policy in August 2007. Ecologic contributed to one of several studies that formed the basis for the development of this strategy. The study as well as related material is available for download. Read more

The new National Allocation Plans (NAPs) – Lessons learned?

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11 April 2006
Berlin
Germany
Speaker
EU Member States have until the end of June 2006 to submit their National Allocation Plans (NAPs) to the European Commission. These plans are a decisive element of the preparation for the second phase (2008-2012) of EU Emissions Trading Scheme and thus a cornerstone of European climate policy. Currently, the Member States are hurriedly preparing their respective Plans. Again, as with the preparation of the first NAPs, some fundamental questions are raised, for example regarding allocation methods for emissions certificates, the emission caps, and the installations covered by the Scheme. But in contrast to 2004, when the NAPs for the first trading period (2005-2007) were drafted, this time the Member States can draw upon some experiences.Read more

The Global Oil Peak and Climate Change - Implications for Growth in Germany

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3 April 2006
Berlin
Germany
Speaker
meadowsThe implications of rising oil prices and the effects of climate change for growth in Germany were the topic of the Dinner Dialogue in honour of Dennis Meadows, co-author of "Limits To Growth". The 30 year update of the 1972 best seller has been the staring point for the discussion taking place in Berlin on 3 April 2006. Read more

Life at a Tipping Point – Legislative climate policies at the state level

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16 March 2006
Berlin
Germany
Speaker
marzilliThe US energy and climate policy – particularly political dynamics at the sub-national level – was the topic of the Transatlantic Climate Dinner in honour of Jim Marzilli.  Since 1990, Marzilli has been campaigning for environmental- and energy-sector reforms in the Massachusetts House of Representatives. Against the backdrop of increasingly dynamic climate and energy policy debates, the participants discussed the potential for reforms as well as possible hurdles at the city and state levels.  The Transatlantic Climate Dinner took place on March 16, 2006 in Berlin. Read more

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