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Requirements Governing the Use of Mineral Secondary Building Materials and the Use of Mineral Waste as Filling Material

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20 May 2008 to 21 May 2008
Dessau
Germany
The German Federal Ministry for the Environment is currently working on legally binding requirements concerning the use of mineral waste in construction and in soil. A first draft of an Ordinance laying down requirements on the use of mineral secondary construction material in technical buildings (ErsatzbaustoffV) amending the Federal Soil Protection Ordinance (BBodSchV) was completed on 13 November 2007. This workshop taking place in Dessau on 20-21 May 2008 was dedicated to assessing the impacts of the Ordinance and thereby complemented consultations with the Bundesländer, stakeholders and other Ministries. Read more

Adapting/Adopting: Perspectives on International Cooperation in Addressing Climate Change

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6 May 2008
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Alina BokdeNicole WilkeOn May 6, 2008, an Ecologic International Riverside Chat brought together Alina Bokde and Nicole Wilke to discuss the topics of adaptation and adoption of climate policies in the context of addressing the challenges associated with climate change....Read more

International Cooperation on Climate and Energy

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4 May 2008 to 10 May 2008
Berlin, Dessau and Bonn
Germany
From 4 - 10 May 2008, a visitors programme on climate and energy issues took place in Berlin, Dessau and Bonn. The programme was organised by Ecologic in co-operation with the German Federal Foreign Office, addressing policy-makers on the state, regional and municipal level as well as journalists. It included appointments with experts from ministries, the UNFCCC, think tanks and NGOs as well as field visits to leading examples of the German "ecological industrial policy". Read more

New Threats Arising from Climate Change and Energy Scarcity – What Role for International Governance?

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24 April 2008
Brussels
Belgium
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At an Ecologic Dinner Dialogue in Brussels on 24 April 2008, Jamie Shea and Helga Schmid discussed the role for the EU and NATO in responding to threats arising from climate change. Jamie Shea is Head of Policy Planning at NATO. Helga Schmid is Policy Unit Director at the EU Council Secretariat. Both agreed on the importance of the issue. While it is already on the agenda and reflected in various EU documents, Jamie Shea laid out reasons why it is not yet at NATO’s agenda and made recommendations that could help change the current situation.

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The New Environmental Awareness in the United States: Successful Climate Protection at the Grassroots

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21 April 2008
Berlin
Germany
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John MorrillOn 21 April 2008, an Ecologic Transatlantic Breakfast was held in Berlin on the occasion of the visit of the energy manager with Arlington County (VA, USA), John Morrill. Mr. Morrill presented the on-going climate actions and progresses made so far for energy efficiency and emission reduction at both...Read more

Sustainable Transport - Goal or Myth

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16 April 2008
Berlin
Germany
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Sebastian BäckströmAn Ecologic Dinner Dialogue took place on the eve and in anticipation of the 3rd ETTAR (Environmental Technologies, Training and Awareness Raising) Workshop dealing with training and awareness-raising needs to improve the environmental performance of freight transport. Sebastian Bäckström (WSP, Sweden) shared his personal views about the need for more sustainable transport featuring low emissions and prices reflecting the environmental impact. Mr. Bäckström's starting point was that "something is wrong" in the organisation of current transport systems and transport patterns. Read more

How Much Does Nuclear Energy Really Contribute to Climate Protection?

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11 March 2008
Berlin
Germany
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The debate regarding the expansion of nuclear energy capacity has gained new prominence in the face of climate change. In scientific and political scenarios, nuclear energy is often seen as an important element of a future energy system. Against this backdrop, the Climate Talk tried to evaluate the actual contribution of nuclear energy towards greenhouse gas reduction targets. Taking into account existing and emerging alternatives, the experts assessed the future role of nuclear energy in the international climate policy regime.Read more

The Economics of Biodiversity Loss

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5 March 2008 to 6 March 2008
Brussels
Belgium

The workshop on the Review of the Economics of the Global Loss of Biological Diversity was organised by Ecologic on behalf of the European Commission's DG Environment and the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU). It brought together more than 80 experts in economics and ecology from more than 20 countries and several supranational...Read more

Power Grid 2.0: Will the Information Technology Fairy Kiss and Wake the Electric Utilities?

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27 February 2008
Berlin
Germany
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On 27 February 2008, an Ecologic Dinner Dialogue was held in honour of Suedeen Kelly, Commissioner at the U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). In her initial remarks, Suedeen Kelly pointed out that many electric utilities in the United States are indeed aware of the potential new grid technologies have – the “fairy kiss” by information technology seems to be happening. However, the deployment of smart grids is not going to happen on its own. Read more

Building Blocks: The Role of NGOs in International Environmental Governance

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25 February 2008
Berlin
Germany
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On 25 February 2008, an Ecologic Dinner Dialogue was held in Berlin in honour of Mark Halle, European Director of the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) as well as Global Director of Trade & Investment. Mark Halle introduced key aspects of the role of non-governmental organisations (NGOs) in international environmental governance (IEG). He pointed out that environmental issues for governments often come second, leaving NGOs as important actors in the field of IEG.  The decisive question of how to move environmental issues to the centre of political decision making still needs to be tackled. Read more

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