After the disappointing climate summit in Copenhagen in late 2009, parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and Kyoto Protocol are continuing their search for common ground in order to build a future climate change regime. Currently, they are preparing for the upcoming climate summit at the end of the year in Mexico, their first conference of the parties since Copenhagen. Dr. Camilla Bausch and Dr. Ralph Bodle of Ecologic Legal continue to support the German delegation and EU team in the negotiations. In this capacity, they participated in the negotiations in June and August 2010 in Bonn and will travel to China in October to continue this work.
On 20-27 April 2009, the Ecologic Institute launches its newly established Washington DC office with a series of events focused on transatlantic environmental policies. Over the course of this week, Ecologic will partner with established civil society and educational institutions to address a range of timely issues, from new challenges for Arctic governance over comparative approaches to green recovery to transatlantic experiences with the promotion of renewable energy sources.
Ecologic Institute's roots stem from the early 1970s. In the wake of the 1972 United Nations Conference on the Human Environment in Stockholm, many countries began developing their environmental research, policies and institutions.
Matthias Buck, Simon Marr - both Ecologic Alumni - and Moritz Reese from the German Environmental Advisory Council have become managing editors of JEEPL, a new Journal on EU environmental and planning law. The first issue was published in July 2004 on the overarching theme emissions trading.