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Investment regimes - Achilles' heel of international economic policy?

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23 March 2004
Berlin
Germany
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Why did Cancún fail to achieve an agreement on investment? This was the main question discussed during this Dinner Dialogue with Prof. Dr. Konrad von Moltke on 23 March 2004 in Berlin. Seventeen representatives from policy making, research, NGOs and business came together to informally discuss the importance of investment agreements with regard to the environment, development and sustainability.

"It is...Read more

National Sustainable Development Strategy in Germany

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18 March 2004 to 19 March 2004
Germany
As part of the Sustainable Development Strategy process, a conference entitled "Dialogue for the National Sustainable Development Strategy: How could its environmental profile be strengthened?" will be held on 18-19 March 2004. By means of this conference, the German Federal Environment Ministry is seeking to engage all stakeholders in a dialogue, to reflect on achievements and to come up with proposals for the further development of the strategy. Read more

Expert Meetings on BREF "Waste Treatment Industries"

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15 April 2003
25 July 2003
5 March 2004
Berlin
Germany

As part of implementing the Directive on Integrated Pollution Prevention and Control (IPPC-Directive), the Best Available Techniques (BAT) for waste treatment industries were identified in a European-wide process and described in the BAT REFerence document (BREF) "waste treatment industries".

Three expert meetings aimed at co-ordinating, developing and approving the German contribution to the formulation of the BREF "waste treatment industries". About...Read more

Action Programme 'Sustainable Consumption and Production Patterns' for Germany

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16 February 2004 to 17 February 2004
Berlin
Germany
The issue of "Sustainable Consumption and Production Patterns" has gained a new impetus in international debates as a result of the World Summit on Sustainable Development in Johannesburg 2002. The States now face the challenge of fleshing out the "10-year-framework for programmes" by integrating programme content at their respective national levels. Germany currently faces a multitude of approaches and initiatives to promote sustainable production and consumption patterns,  and the challenge now lies in how to consolidate these methods. Ecologic supports the German Federal Environmental Ministry and the Federal Environment Agency in this project. Read more

Sustainable Consumption and Production Patterns National Dialogue on the Follow-up of the World Summit on Sustainable Development

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16 February 2004 to 17 February 2004
Berlin
Germany
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The issue of "Sustainable Consumption and Production Patterns" has gained a new impetus in international debates as a result of the World Summit on Sustainable Development in Johannesburg in 2002. The states now face the challenge of fleshing out the "10-Year-Framework of Programmes" by integrating programme content at their respective national levels. Germany can refer to a multitude...Read more

UNEP Round Table

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2 February 2004 to 3 February 2004
Cecilienhof, Potsdam
Germany
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The Round Table is intended to further the international discussion on the issue of universal membership in UNEP and to possibly develop a common understanding and set of strategies within the European Union.

A universal membership of each UN Member States in the Governing Council of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) could increase UNEP's legitimacy and enhance...Read more

Does European Regulation Threaten the German Water Sector?

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21 January 2004
Berlin
Germany
The German drinking water supply system is under pressure: European Commission plans indicate that the water supply should no longer be subject to municipal self-administration, but instead to European competition rules, and maybe even to a mandatory tendering procedure. Such a development would have far-reaching effects on the German drinking water supply. Against this background, Ecologic, in co-operation with the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung, invited political actors from the European and national level, as well as representatives from the water industry, to an expert workshop that took place on 21 January 2004 in Berlin. Read more

Relationship between the United Nations and Civil Society

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13 December 2003
Berlin
Germany
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The report of the "Panel of Eminent Persons on civil Society and UN Relationships", which was established by the United Nations' Secretary-General Kofi Annan to advise on improving the involvement of civil society organisations in the work of the UN, has been published. Juan Mayr is member of the panel and former minister of environment in Columbia. In December 2003, he was...Read more

Economic Analysis according to the WFD: Status of Implementation - an International Exchange of Experience

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20 November 2003 to 21 November 2003
Berlin
Germany
Ecologic organises an international workshop on the "Economic Analysis according to the EU Water Framework Directive: Present status of Implementation" that will take place on 20 - 21 November 2003 on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear safety (BMU). The workshop is intended to further the international exchange of experience and addresses Member States and first Round Accession Countries. Read more

UN-Reform and the Future of UNEP

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5 November 2003
Berlin
Germany
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On 5 November 2003 Prof. Peter M. Haas gave a guest talk at Ecologic, Berlin. His presentation entitled "UN-Reform and the Future of UNEP" provided a basis for a lively discussion with Ecologic's scientists on international environmental regime development. His paper 'Is there a Global Governance Deficit and What Should be Done About It?', based on the presentation to Ecologic,...Read more

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