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Avoiding Carbon Leakage and Competitive Distortions: ETS Design and the Influence of Politics

27 March 2012
Costa Rica

The International Carbon Action Partnership (ICAP) successfully convened another ICAP training course on Emissions Trading for Emerging Economies and Developing Countries to build capacity in emissions trading systems (ETS). The ICAP Training Course 2012 took place in Alajuela (Costa Rica) from 19 to 28 March 2012. Benjamin Görlach and Michael Mehling of Ecologic Institute led the course and spoke about ways to avoid carbon leakage and competitive distortions as well as the impact of policies on the design of ETS.

The Training Course was the fifth of its kind and continues theRead more

Third I-CITE Study Tour: Transformation of the Energy Economy

17 March 2012 to 24 March 2012
Germany, Denmark

Europe is increasingly shifting toward renewable energy. Germany is transitioning away from nuclear power to renewable sources, and Denmark recently committed to achieving 35% green energy by 2020 and 100% renewable energy by 2050. To witness these changes take shape, a study tour was organized on the Transformation of the Energy Economy: Natural Gas, Renewable Energy, Smart Grids and Electric...Read more

The New Zealand Emissions Trading Scheme and the Role of the Forestry Sector - Study Tour

11 March 2012 to 16 March 2012
New Zealand

From 11 to 16 March 2012 Ecologic Institute and Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) hosted a one-week study tour in New Zealand for European foresters and forest policy experts to inform them about the integration of the forestry sector into its national emissions trading scheme. Traveling the length of New Zealand's north island, the participants met with forest landowners and managers...Read more

Renewable Energy Policy – The German Experience

3 February 2012
San Diego
United States

On 3 February 2012, the University of California at San Diego (UC-San Diego) hosted "An International Conference on Renewable Energy in the U.S., China, and the EU: Technology Trade and Policy." Dominic Marcellino, Fellow at Ecologic Institute Washington DC, served on a panel entitled "Policies on Renewable Energy: US, China, and EU Experiences." The presentation is available for download.

He gave a presentation [pdf, 2.9 MB, English] on the German experience with renewable energyRead more

Second I-CITE Study Tour: The Sustainable Transformation of Industrial Cities

8 January 2012 to 12 January 2012
Detroit, Pittsburgh
United States

As part of the I-CITE and ELEEP initiatives, Ecologic Institute and the Atlantic Council of the United States led a transatlantic contingent on a study tour of Detroit and Pittsburgh from 8 to 12 January 2012. The study tour is the second of three held as part of the I-CITE project funded by the European Union; its focus was the...Read more

Training Course "Energy for Development"

December 2011 to May 2012

This project's key objective is the conceptualisation and implementation of a training course on the theme of "energy for development", that is targeted at development cooperation professionsals, which will encounter energy issues in their work outside of the home country.

The materials produced for the training empower other trainers to carry out the course themselves. In addition to detailed facilitation guidelines, the project team elaborates all underlying documentation and necessary utensils. These include sets of powerpoint slides, but also aRead more

Survey on a European Union Programme for Social Change and Innovation

November 2011 to January 2012

The Committee of the Regions is engaged in the monitoring of the implementation of the Europe 2020 Strategy from the perspective of regional development and cohesion. This short survey by the Committee of the Regions serves the collection of opinion and feedback regarding the Europe 2020 initiatives for social change and innovation in the regions and EU Member States. Ecologic Institute and RIMAS are analysing the results in a ten-page report. The report is available for download.

Innovation has been placed at the heart of the Europe 2020 strategy and aims toRead more

Measuring Sustainability - Conceptual Foundations and Indicators

4 November 2011

As part of the Studium Oecologicum (ecological studies) initiated by the student initiative "Greening the University" Tanja Srebotnjak from Ecologic Institute gave a two-day seminar on measuring sustainability - conceptual foundations and indicators at the University of Tübingen. A total of 18 students representing a broad variety of disciplines and subject areas registered for the seminar and thereby earned not only coveted ECTS credits but also learned some useful facts about the sustainability debate, what it means to be sustainable and how it can be measured. PracticalRead more

Circum Mare Balticum - Workshop Series

24 October 2011 to 28 October 2011
Poland, Lithuania, Latvia

Efforts are underway to make climate data in the Baltic Sea region more easily accessible. As part of a project supported by the International Bureau of the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), a workshop series with representatives of science and practice from Germany, Poland, Lithuania and Latvia took place.Read more

Seminar of Current Developments in German and EU Environmental Law

24 October 2011
On 24 and 25 October 2011, Stephan Sina, Senior Fellow at Ecologic Legal, and Gesa Homann, Researcher at Ecologic Institute, held a seminar on current issues in German and European environmental law at the Berlin Academy of Public Administration (Verwaltungsakademie Berlin).Read more


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