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Protection of Investment through the International Human Rights Law?

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25 September 2014
Brussels
Belgium

Dr. Nils Meyer-Ohlendorf; Head Global Policies, spoke at the conference "Trade Unions as actors in EU and International Investment Policy". The European Trade Union Confederation organized the Conference on 25 September 2014 in Brussels and brought together senior trade unionist, functionaries and experts.

In his presentation, Nils Meyer-Ohlendorf raised the question whether international human rights law provides for protection of investment similar to the guarantees enshrined in investment protection treaties. He also discussed whether investment protection is necessaryRead more

Training for Lebanese Climate Negotiators 2014

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24 September 2014 to 25 September 2014
Beirut
Lebanon
In September 2014, Dr. Camilla Bausch and Lena Donat conducted a 2-days training to enhance the negotiation skills of Lebanese negotiators at the international negotiations on climate change. The final workshop report is available for download.Read more

The Role of Law and Institutions in Shaping European Climate Policy

Institutional and Legal Implications of the Current Climate Policy Instrument Mix
This report, created as part of the CECILIA2050 project, gives an overview of climate policy approaches in Germany, Poland, the United Kingdom, as well as the European Union as a whole. After highlighting the different legal and institutional structures, it provides conclusions and recommendations regarding the regulatory approach.Read more

A Dynamic Adjustment Mechanism for the 2015 Climate Agreement

In this article, Ecologic Institute's Lena Donat and Ralph Bodle provide a structured approach for developing and evaluating options for a dynamic adjustment mechanism in the 2015 climate agreement. To ensure that the 2015 Agreement, that is currently being negotiated under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), provides an effective response to climate change over time, it needs to encorporate flexible and dynamic elements. This should include a possibility for Parties to regularly adjust their mitigation commitments so as to increase the level of ambition and to reflect changing circumstances.Read more

Training for Lebanese Climate Negotiators 2014

August 2014 to October 2014
How can Lebanon engage more effectively in the international climate negotiations? How do the negotiations work in practice and what tips and tricks can Lebanese negotiators avail themselves to influence the outcome? These questions become especially relevant in the run up towards a new climate agreement, expected to be adopted in 2015 in Paris. In September 2014, Dr. Camilla Bausch and Lena Donat conducted a 2-days training to enhance the negotiation skills of Lebanese negotiators.Read more

Wishful and Fearful Thinking about International Law and Climate Engineering

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18 August 2014 to 21 August 2014
Berlin
Germany

At the international Climate Engineering Conference from 18 to 21 August 2014, Dr. Ralph Bodle, Senior Fellow at Ecologic Institute, was a speaker and panelist on international law and governance of climate engineering and related research.

The conference was organised by the Institute of Advanced Sustainability Studies (IASS). More than 300 participants from the research, policy and civic communities discussed the highly complex and interlinked ethical, social and technical issues regarding climate engineering.

Climate engineering or 'geoengineering' refers to the deliberateRead more

Criteria for Evaluating Climate Policy Scenarios

The international community has come up with numerous and often complex suggestions for the design of a new climate agreement to be adopted during the 21st session of the Conference of the Parties (COP21) in Paris in 2015 (‘2015 Agreement’). These design options are currently being discussed under Workstream 1 of the ‘Ad-hoc Working Group on the Durban Platform for Enhanced Action’ (ADP) by Parties to the UNFCCC. This report provides a practical criteria matrix to assist policy makers in evaluating and comparing different proposals for the 2015 Agreement.Read more

Ecologic Staff Participates in EU Consultation on Investment Protection in TTIP

Christiane Gerstetter and Max Grünig, Senior Fellows at the Ecologic Institute, have prepared a submission for the EU Commission's online consultation on investment protection in the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP). The submission is available for download.Read more

Understanding the Damages of Environmental Crime

Review of the availability of data
An important part of the work for the "European Union Action to Fight Environmental Crime" (EFFACE) project, coordinated by Ecologic Institute, is the analysis of the costs and impacts of environmental crime. The work includes the collection and analysis of data and information on the extent and the impacts of environmental crime and attempts to estimate the economic costs of the different types of environmental crime. The report "Understanding the Damages of Environmental Crime" is available for download.Read more

Options and Proposals for the International Governance of Geoengineering

Auf Grundlage einer umfassenden Analyse des bestehenden Regelungsrahmens und seiner Lücken entwickeln die Autoren und Autorinnen des Ecologic Instituts in dieser Studie allgemeine Optionen und konkrete Handlungsempfehlungen für die wirksame Governance von Geoengineering. Ein zentrales Anliegen ist, dass die Empfehlungen praktisch umsetzbar sind. Die Studie steht als Download zur Verfügung.Read more

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