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Allocation of Emission Rights in Germany – a First Assessment

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14 December 2004
Berlin
Germany
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At the third Climate Talk a first review of the allocation of CO 2 -emission-rights in Germany was conducted. Experts from business, science, and government discussed the practical and legal difficulties of allocation, both for industry and administration. Presentations were given by Dr. Simon Marr (Deutsche Emissionshandelsstelle - DEHSt), Dr. Jürgen Altenburg (RWE Power AG) and Peter Ebsen (Baker& McKenzie LLP).Read more

The Impacts of Russian Ratification and American Election on the Climate Regime

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6 December 2004
Berlin
Germany
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International climate policy, the significance of Russia's ratification of the Kyoto Protocol and the US elections were the subject at the Dinner Dialog on 6 December 2004. It was held in honour of Oran Young, university professor in the U.S. and in Norway. The institutional structure and goals of the international climate regime, the opportunities, both for the further development of existing structures and agendas and for the creation of possible new regimes as well as the need for concrete action, were vividly and controversially discussed. Read more

Consequences of Germany's Ecological Tax Reforms

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16 November 2004
Berlin
Germany
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Results of a study on the positive effects of the ecological tax reform were presented to the public on Tuesday, 16 November 2004 in Berlin. Along with a number of enterprises that reported on their experiences, the President of the Federal Environmental Agency, Prof Dr. Andreas Troge and eco-tax experts Dr. Reinhard Loske (Bündnis 90/Die Grünen) and Michael Müller (SPD)...Read more

On Top of a Melting World: the Impact of Climate Change on Indigenous People in the Arctic Region

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13 October 2004
Berlin
Germany
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The Arctic has been described as an indicator region for global environmental health. Both in the case of persistent organic pollutants and in the case of global warming, detrimental effects on indigenous peoples are becoming visible throughout the region - impacts that will also be felt in other parts of the world. A Dinner Dialogue with John Crump discussed possible impacts and the actions taken by the Arctic Council in response to these threats. The Dinner Dialogue took place in Berlin on 13 October 2004.Read more

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
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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

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