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Business game on Emissons Trading

The large difficulties involved in the implementation of emissions trading became apparent to the participants in a business game that was held at the "Europa.kult" Conference of the Heinrich Böll Stiftung. Although the participants could not agree on a joint National Allocation Plan at the end of the day, they gave positive feedback about the Conference. "Never have I elaborated such a complex issue in such short time with so much fun!" one of them stated.

Emissionshandel in Deutschland

Der Entwurf des Treibhausgas-Emissionshandelsgesetzes und der Verordnung zur Umsetzung der Emissionhandels-Richtlinie für Anlagen nach dem Bundes-Immissionsschutzgesetz
On 17 December 2003, the German Cabinet adopted the Emissions Trading Act and the Ordinance implementing Directive 2003/87/EC for Installations pursuant to Federal Emissions Protection, which represents a first comprehensive draft of the legal framework for an emissions trading system in Germany. They form the basis of the recent decision adopted by the Federal Bundestag on 12 March 2004 regarding the Emissions Trading Act. Contrary to the Cabinet decision the Emissions Trading Act now provides for enforcement on the Federal level without involvement of the Federal States. Read more

From Fossil to Future Fuels - 5. British-German Environment Forum in Berlin

BGEFGerman Federal Minister for the Environment Jürgen Trittin and the British Minister for Farming, Food and Sustainable Energy Lord Whitty of Camberwell opened the 5. British-German Environment Forum (BGEF). This year's event was dedicated to discussing strategies how to process "From Fossil to Future Fuels".
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Institutional Interaction to Address Greenhouse Gas Emissions from International Transport

ICAO, IMO and the Kyoto Protocol
In response to Article 2.2 of the Kyoto Protocol, the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) and the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) have begun to consider greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from international aviation and shipping. However, neither ICAO nor IMO have taken any effective action on the issue yet and progress can be characterised as slow. But there are options for furthering the progress within ICAO and IMO. Read more
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Production and Consumption of Ozone Depleting Substances 1986-1999

This report is a compilation of data on the global production and consumption of Ozone Depleting Substances (ODS) and a detailed explanation for the trends. The report updates and builds upon similar analyses published in the previous four years. Read more
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Emission impossible

In its August issue the magazin "Neue Energie" has published an article on the current developments of an EU emissions trading system. In this article Dr. Simon Marr, among others, is cited on the architecture of this system. Together with his colleague Axel Conrads he is working on the German draft law implementing a German emissions trading system on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for the Environment.

Legal Framework for a National Emissions Trading Scheme

June 2003 to December 2004
In order to implement its obligations to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, as required under the Kyoto Protocol, the European Community elaborated a directive establishing a community-wide greenhouse gas trading system. Ecologic has been commissioned by the German Federal Ministry for the Environmemnt to analyse the legal framework for implementing the directive in Germany and also to draft the implementing legislation. In addition Ecologic develops provisions for the implementation of the flexible Mechanisms under the Kyoto Protocol. Read more

National Allocation Plan for the European Emissions Trading System

July 2003 to March 2004
In order to comply with the European directive on emissions trading  the Member States have to establish so-called national allocation plans within a very short time frame which state the total number of allowances to be allocated and the rules of allocation. To establish such a plan in Germany, it is necessary to conduct an extensive data collection in order to understand the emissions of each installation which is covered by the directive. Read more
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Analysis of Germany's Reporting for the European Topic Centre on Air and Climate Change (ETC/ACC)

May 2002 to April 2003
This project deals with the reporting obligation of the European Community and the Member States under the EC greenhouse gas emissions monitoring mechanism. Ecologic also contributed to a report published by the European Environment Agency (EEA). Read more

Climate Protection by Environmental Fiscal Reform in the Areas of Transport and Households - Expert Interviews at European Level

September 2002 to October 2003

Within a project by the Cologne Center for Public Finance (FiFo), Ecologic presented the state of the art of fiscal policy instruments for climate protection in the areas of transport and private households. The report is part of the project "Ökologische Finanzreform - Weiterentwicklung der Ökologischen Steuerreform unter Klima- und Energieaspekten" ("Environmental Fiscal Reform - further development of the Environmental Tax Reform from climate and energy points of view"; FKZ 202 14 195) in behalf of the German Federal Environmental Agency.

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