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Tough Choices - Land Use under a Changing Climate: German-US Conference and Scientific Field Trip

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2 October 2008 to 4 October 2008
Berlin
Germany

From 2 to 4 October 2008, a joint German-US conference convened 80 scientists from both sides of the Atlantic to address future land use strategies and identifying common research goals. A complementing post-conference program included field visits to the Leibniz-Centre for Agricultural Landscape Research (ZALF) and the German Meteorological Service (DWD).

The joint conference focused on the conflict between future land...Read more

The De-Nationalization of Transatlantic Environment Relations: How Sub-national Partnerships Transform the Transatlantic Energy and Climate Debate

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24 September 2008
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Dale MedearisAt an Ecologic Transatlantic Luncheon on 24 September 2008, Dale Medearis spoke about trends in climate and energy policy in the United States at the national, state and local level. Dale Medearis is senior environmental planner for the Northern Virginia Regional Commission, where he leads the regional climate and energy programs and manages...Read more

Transatlantic Policy Options for Climate Adaptation in the Marine Arctic – Expert Workshop Synthesis Report

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11 September 2008 to 12 September 2008
Berlin
Germany

On 11 and 12 September 2008 in Berlin, Germany, Arctic TRANSFORM held an Expert Workshop, which brought together more than 50 experts on Arctic policy in the areas of environmental governance, indigenous peoples, hydrocarbons, shipping, and fisheries. The workshop was designed to examine policy options for confronting the rapid changes occurring in the Arctic. The workshop synthesis report summarises the key policy insights that emerged during the workshop. Emphasis is placed on cross-sectoral synergies, stakeholder participation, and governance options in the Arctic.

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ETTAR - Environmental Technologies Training and Awareness-Raising in the Transport Sector

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9 September 2008
Brussels
Belgium

The ETTAR project ended with its final conference in Brussels to discuss the conclusions reached by the working groups. A total of three workshops had been held in the year leading up to the conference.

Background notes were prepared in advance of the workshops and policy briefs were produced in order to disseminate findings and recommendations. A final report summarised these...Read more

EPOS Summer School on Methods and Tools for Impact Assessment

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16 June 2008 to 20 June 2008
Berlin
Germany
Ecologic, together with IÖW – Institute for Ecological Economy Research, will host a summer school on Methods and Tools for Impact Assessment from 16 - 20 June this year in Berlin. The summer school addresses young scientists and consultants from European institutes who are involved in sustainable development and environmental research and want to improve their knowledge and skills in impact assessment. The programme combines input lectures with practical training sessions on relevant methods, such as stakeholder participation, scenario building, multi-criteria analysis, and cost-benefit analysis. Read more

Sustainable Biofuel Production in Tropical and Subtropical Countries

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12 June 2008
Brussels
Belgium

On 12 June 2008, the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety Committee of the European Parliament hosted a roundtable on the Sustainable Biofuel Production in Tropical and Subtropical Countries. The event was chaired by MEP Anders Wijkman, Rapporteur for the Renewables Directive in ENVI.

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There are very good preconditions for biofuel...Read more

Johns Hopkins University Summer School: 'Anything is Possible'

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9 June 2008 to 20 June 2008
Berlin, Germany and Brussels
Belgium

Ecologic taught a Johns Hopkins Summer School on European Environmental Politics on 9-20 June 2008. Ecologic staff members and guest speakers conducted lessons on subjects, ranging from European Integration to European Water Policies. Johns Hopkins students also met with a variety of stakeholders in Berlin and Brussels to discuss European Environmental Policy.

To study German nature conservation policies, students visited the...Read more

Fulbright Seminar 'Science and Society: The Impact of Science on Policy Formulation'

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8 June 2008 to 21 June 2008
Berlin and Brussels

The Fulbright German Studies Seminar 2008 brought 17 scholars from US universities and colleges to Berlin and Brussels for a two-week study tour on "Science and Society: The Impact of Science on Policy Formulation" focusing on governance at the science-policy interface in Germany and the European Union. R. Andreas Kraemer of Ecologic advised on scoping and concept development and was key-note...Read more

Effort Sharing and Clean Development Mechanism in the EU Climate Package

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3 June 2008
Brussels
Belgium
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As an input to the European Parliament (EP) debate on the EU Climate Package, Ecologic led the organisation of a workshop entitled "Effort sharing under the Climate Package - assessing the role of the Clean Development Mechanism" on behalf of the EP directorate for Internal Policies. The workshop was held on 3 June 2008 at the European Parliament. It was chaired by Satu Hassi, MEP, and moderated by R. Andreas Kraemer, Director of Ecologic.Read more

Bio-energy and its Controversial Role in EU Climate Policy

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29 May 2008
Berlin
Germany
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In January 2008, the European Commission published ambitious targets with regard to the future share of biofuels in the transport sector. By 2020, 10% of the fuels used in transport shall be biofuels. Furthermore, in the climate policies of individual Member States, biofuels also play an important role. However, more and more critics argue against the use of bio-energy. Controversies emerge concerning the climate footprint of bio-energy and the effects of biomass use on biodiversity and food security. The Climate Talk convened experts who discussed potential strategies to address these problems.Read more

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