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The National Climate Protection Program – Consequences for Climate Policy, Emissions Trading and Sectors not covered in Emissions Trading

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13 August 2005
Berlin
Germany
Speaker
The new National Climate Protection Program, as agreed upon by the federal government on 13 July, was the subject of the "Climate Talk" on 13 August 2005. Experts from business, science and politics discussed the economic and political meaning of the program, particularly against the backdrop of emissions trading, Germany's (formerly) leading role in climate protection and Germany's 2012-emissions-reduction-goals. Presentations were given by Astrid Harnisch (Federal Ministry of the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Protection, BMU), Regine Günther (WWF) and Sven Reinhardt (CDU/CSU-faction).Read more
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Nuclear Phase-out and Renewable Energy in Sweden

July 2005 to August 2005
In 1980, Sweden decided to phase out nuclear energy. In 2004, however, an IEA study showed that Sweden had the highest production of nuclear energy per citizen, whereas the use  of wind power potential, for instance, was only recently seriously furthered.  Ecologic brings critical light to the inconstant swedish energy policy, and their effects on nuclear and renewable power. Read more
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Behavioural Motives Within European Climate Policy and Their Implications for the Fulfilment of the European Kyoto Target

As the first commitment period of the Kyoto Protocol from 2008 to 2012 is drawing near, it is becoming evident that some countries will face major difficulties in fulfilling their commitments under the EU Burden Sharing Agreement, while other countries are already close to achieving their targets. What is the motivation of countries that carry out an effective climate policy, and how do countries that are far away from achieving their reduction targets justify their behaviour? In her essay on European climate policy, Helen Lückge looks at these questions from an economic point of view.Read more

Costs of Climate Change

May 2005 to December 2005
As the impacts of climate change are beginning to become visible, there is growing concern about the possible costs of inaction. However, before adequate assessments of the costs of climate change impacts can be made, there are various methodological questions to consider. As part of Ecologic’s framework contract with the EEA on environmental-economic activities, FEEM, IVM and Ecologic perform a review of studies on the costs of climate change impacts and give methodological recommendations for future evaluations. Read more

Arctic Early Warning - The Impact of Climate Change on the Indigenous Peoples of the Arctic

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18 May 2005
Berlin
Germany
The Impact of Climate Change on the Indigenous Peoples of the Arctic was the theme of a an Expert Roundtable with Representatives of Circumpolar Indigenous Peoples moderated by R. Andreas Kraemer in the context of opening the new Canadian Embassy in Berlin. It was convened jointly by the Embassy of Canada in Berlin, in partnership with the German Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ecologic, and the Indigenous Peoples’ Secretariat of the Arctic Council on 18 May 2005.Read more

Institutional Design of International Climate Policy

May 2005 to March 2007
The project 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. The topic areas of Ecologic are the institutional design and organisation of the international negotiation process in the context of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change and its Kyoto Protocol, as well as the further elaboration of the compliance system of the Kyoto Protocol. Furthermore the project analyse various questions relating to the future development of the international climate change regime beyond the year 2012. Read more

Fortentwicklung und weitere Ausgestaltung des Kyoto-Protokolls

Insbesondere Querbezüge zwischen dem System der Erfüllungskontrolle, den flexiblen Mechanismen und den Berichts- und Inventarisierungspflichten
Oberthür, Sebastian 2005: Fortentwicklung und weitere Ausgestaltung des Kyoto-Protokolls. Insbesondere Querbezüge zwischen dem System der Erfüllungskontrolle, den flexiblen Mechanismen und den Berichts- und Inventarisierungspflichten. Ecologic, Berlin.Read more

Carbon Trading Across National Boundaries

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19 April 2005
Berlin
Germany
Speaker

This workshop with Sam Napolitano offered a platform for policy-makers and researchers to discuss further developments in carbon trading and other climate policy instruments. In his presentation Sam Napolitano, director of the Clean Air Markets Program of the US EPA, gave a wide overview of experiences with cap-and-trade systems in the US on state and regional level. In particular, he...Read more

Air Emissions Cap&Trade Programs: Revolution and Evolution in the U.S.

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19 April 2005
Berlin
Germany
Speaker

napolitanoEuropean Emission trading of CO2 certificates started at the beginning of 2005. A totally new environmental policy instrument for the European market economy was introduced which has to be proven in the first allocation period from 2005-2007. The U.S. is considered to be the leader concerning Cap&Trade. First steps with the concept of marketable emission...Read more

Kyoto Protocol Ratification – So what?

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10 March 2005
Berlin
Germany
Speaker
After years of political debate, the Kyoto Protocol came into force on 16 February 2005. Against this background, the fourth Climate Talk posed questions regarding what climate politics and economic effects the Kyoto Protocol in its present form will have and which (further) steps for the path to a "Carbon Constrained Economy" (Tony Blair) are necessary. Presentations were given by Dr. Hermann Ott (Head of the Wuppertal Institute Berlin Office) and by Dr. Hans-Joachim Ziesing (Senior Executive of the German Institute for Economic Research).Read more

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