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European Policies and Attitudes on Renewable Energies and innovative policies towards sustainability – US and NZ Perspectives

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28 November 2007
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J. Morgan WilliamsJay BenforadoOn 28 November 2007, an Ecologic Transatlantic Riverside Chat brought together Dr. J. Morgan Williams and Jay Benforado to share and discuss perspectives on European policies regarding renewable energy and innovative approaches towards sustainability. The speakers highlighted the strength of European and German positive attitudes towards renewable energy, while stressing the continuous challenge the transition towards a sustainable energy system still imposes. Opportunities and challenges for innovation and leadership were the recurring central themes of the discussion, which took place between policy makers and representatives from think tanks, business, NGOs and Academia. Read more

Auctioning Emissions Credits – Silver Bullet or Abyss? Requirements and Options for Auction Design

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26 November 2007
Berlin
Germany
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When designing emissions trading schemes, the decision on allocation methods is a crucial element. After a long and controversial debate, the German government has now decided to introduce the auctioning of credits. Approximately nine percent of all allowances will be given out against payment in the second trading period (2008–2012). In 2008, rules for the German auctioning system are expected to be specified by a regulation. Environmental economists tend to support auctioning for reasons of efficiency while many politicians and the public mostly expect the reduction of unwanted distributional effects (“wind-fall-profits”).Read more

Beyond GDP - Measuring Progress, True Wealth, and the Well-being of Nations

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19 November 2007 to 20 November 2007
Brussels
Belgium

The international conference "Beyond GDP" brought together over 650 participants to discuss how measures of progress, true wealth, and well-being can be improved and integrated into decision-making. Ecologic Institute led the project team organising the conference, which took place in November 2007 within the main chamber of the European Parliament and featured several high-level speakers, including Hans-Gert Pöttering, President of...Read more

Public Participation in the Environmental Regulatory Process and its Influence on Environmental Outcomes

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7 November 2007
Berlin
Germany
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On 7 November 2007, an Ecologic Transatlantic Lunch Dialogue was held in Berlin in honour of Jason Johnston. Jason Johnston is the Robert G. Fuller, Jr. Professor and Director, of the Program on Law, Environment and Economy at the University of Pennsylvania Law School in Philadelphia, PA USA. The transatlantic...Read more

From Monitoring to Programmes of Measures

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24 October 2007 to 25 October 2007
Brussels
Belgium

The workshop conclusions were presented at the Water Directors‘ meeting on 29-30 November 2007 in Lisbon.

With the workshop “From Monitoring to Programmes of Measures” Germany and the UK continued their traditional series of jointly organised technical seminars on water resources management. The workshop was hosted by the Water Working Group of the German Federal States (Länderarbeitsgemeinschaft...Read more

Transatlantic perspectives on biodiversity and climate change

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11 October 2007
Berlin
Germany
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On 11 October 2007, a transatlantic Ecologic Dinner Dialogue was held in Berlin to celebrate the launch of The Nature Conservancy’s (TNC) first European office and to discuss EU and US policies on biodiversity and climate change. The guest of honor, Rebecca Patton, Chief Conservation Strategies Officer for The Nature Conservancy (TNC), was joined by her colleagues Sascha Müller-Kraenner, the new European Representative as well as Roberto Troya, Director of International Government Relations and Andreas Lehnhoff, Director for the Mesoamerica & Caribbean for the Conservancy. The keynote speaker was Miranda Schreurs, Professor at the Free University in Berlin, who is an expert in transatlantic environmental policy. Read more

Come to where the future is - Communication strategies for sustainable consumption

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18 September 2007
Berlin
Germany
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Environmental and climate protection require new, innovative products and modified consumption habits. How can companies better market sustainable products? How can consumers be won over to sustainable consumption? Which responsibilities lie with companies, industry and consumer groups and policy?

Sustainability Lounge is an independent forum in the field of economics – policy – sustainability. In this forum, innovative concepts within...Read more

Dialogue Sustainability and CSR

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September 2007
15 September 2007
Berlin
Germany
This project supports the German Council for Sustainable Development (RNE) with the continuation of its activities in the area of Corporate Social Responsibility. Activities are centred around a stakeholder workshop, which will offer a forum for the discussion of current approaches as well as future steps. The interactive concepts brings together representatives from the business community as well as civil society in Berlin in September 2007. The project consortium not only provides conceptual advice to the Council but is also responsible for innovative facilitation methods at the event as well as all organisational matters. Read more

Bioenergy and Climate Friendly Farming Practices: Approaches in Germany and the United States

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17 August 2007

Bioenergy and climate friendly farming practices were discussed at the first in a series of Transatlantic Ecologic Riverside Chats that took place in Berlin on 17 August 2007. The event was held on the occasion of the visit of 30 farmers as well as policy makers, scientists, and journalists with an agricultural background from within Germany and the United States...Read more

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