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The Different Paths to Climate Protection – Competitive or Complementary?

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7 September 2006
Berlin
Germany
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Climate change as a global phenomenon requires global action. The strategies of states are very multi-faceted and variable: next to the Kyoto Protocol (KP), which sets forth binding reduction targets, are a number of initiatives such as the Asian Pacific Partnership agreement for Clean Development and Climate (AP6) with a voluntary, technology-based approach, and the Action Program for climate protection put in place at the G8 Summit in Gleneagles. At the 9th climate talk it was debated whether these varied approaches are effective for climate protection, and to what extent they complement or compete and thus hinder one another.Read more

Efficiency of Resources - Innovations for the Environment and Jobs

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31 August 2006
Berlin
Germany
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On 31 August 2006 a conference on "Resource Efficiency - Innovations for the Environment and Job Creation", jointly organised by the German Federal Ministry of the Environment and IG Metall (Industrial Trade Union of Metalworkers), was held in Berlin. Central in the discussion was the intelligent use of energy and raw materials as a key component of increased employment and economic success. Participants agreed that only a linkage between economy and ecology through the use of energy-efficient products and procedures will both provide chances for the future and preserve natural resources. Ecologic supported the organisation of the conference.

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Public Acceptance of Renewable Energy - A Series of Workshops in Germany

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27 June 2006 to 14 December 2006
Germany

In this project Ecologic Institute and the Institute for Futures Studies and Technology Assessment (IZT) investigated the acceptance of renewable energies in Germany. While the IZT focused on the local level, Ecologic paid particular attention to the regional level. Ecologic Institute hosted five 'future workshops' from June to December 2006 to openly discuss and debate the issue...Read more

Can We Reconstruct Climate Policy? National Interests and International Action

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26 June 2006
Berlin
Germany
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Jonathan WienerThe Transatlantic Climate Dinner in honour of Dr. Jonathan B. Wiener focused on the question of how national interests can be engaged to establish a comprehensive and effective international climate change regime. The dinner's discussion showed that a future system can only be ecologically effective and economically efficient if all major emitting countries participate and show a common effort to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. However, Dr. Wiener made clear that major constraints of the current system must be overcome to achieve this. Read more

Socially Responsible Investing

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20 June 2006
Berlin
Germany
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Jacob ParkOn occasion of a special transatlantic lunch lecture on 20 June 2006, Jacob Park discussed the merits and future challenges related to socially responsible investing (SRI) focussing on past trends in the US and emerging opportunities in the developing world. The talk was followed by a lively discussion by the participating guests and...Read more

CO2 - Capture and Sequestration – A Political Chance for Coal as Climate Protection?

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24 May 2006
Berlin
Germany
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The main cause of global climate change is the burning of fossil fuels, especially coal. The future climate policy will encounter major challenges from an expected substantial buildup of coal-fired power plants, resulting from the security of supply and production cost reasons. Some experts hope for a clean solution to this problem by turning to Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS). The Climate Talk on 24 May 2006 focused on the questions, of whether climate policy can reconcile itself with coal-fired energy production by using CCS and what kind of problems and challenges can be expected from this new technology.Read more

The new National Allocation Plans (NAPs) – Lessons learned?

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11 April 2006
Berlin
Germany
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EU Member States have until the end of June 2006 to submit their National Allocation Plans (NAPs) to the European Commission. These plans are a decisive element of the preparation for the second phase (2008-2012) of EU Emissions Trading Scheme and thus a cornerstone of European climate policy. Currently, the Member States are hurriedly preparing their respective Plans. Again, as with the preparation of the first NAPs, some fundamental questions are raised, for example regarding allocation methods for emissions certificates, the emission caps, and the installations covered by the Scheme. But in contrast to 2004, when the NAPs for the first trading period (2005-2007) were drafted, this time the Member States can draw upon some experiences.Read more

The Global Oil Peak and Climate Change - Implications for Growth in Germany

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3 April 2006
Berlin
Germany
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meadowsThe implications of rising oil prices and the effects of climate change for growth in Germany were the topic of the Dinner Dialogue in honour of Dennis Meadows, co-author of "Limits To Growth". The 30 year update of the 1972 best seller has been the staring point for the discussion taking place in Berlin on 3 April 2006. Read more

Life at a Tipping Point – Legislative climate policies at the state level

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16 March 2006
Berlin
Germany
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marzilliThe US energy and climate policy – particularly political dynamics at the sub-national level – was the topic of the Transatlantic Climate Dinner in honour of Jim Marzilli.  Since 1990, Marzilli has been campaigning for environmental- and energy-sector reforms in the Massachusetts House of Representatives. Against the backdrop of increasingly dynamic climate and energy policy debates, the participants discussed the potential for reforms as well as possible hurdles at the city and state levels.  The Transatlantic Climate Dinner took place on March 16, 2006 in Berlin. Read more

Working Together Towards Nature Protection in the Caucasus

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9 March 2006
Berlin
Germany
The German development co-operation is putting five million Euro towards the establishment of a trans-border protected areas fund for the Southern Caucasus. The Federal Development Minister Heidemarie Wieczorek-Zeul made the announcement at the opening of the conference "Nature Protection in the Caucasus", which Ecologic organised, on 9 March 2006 in Berlin. Read more

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