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Responding to Environmental Conflicts: Implications for Theory and Practice

January 1998 to December 2002

In January 1999, Ecologic conducted the workshop on "Responding to Environmental Conflicts: Implications for Theory and Practice". The aim was to discuss how to prevent environmental conflicts using approaches in different policy fields. In particular, non-governmental ways to tackle the complex dynamics of this type of conflict were considered.

From 21-23 January 1999, Ecologic Institute directed in collaboration with the Zrínyi Miklós University of National Defence in Budapest, Hungary, a NATO Advance Research Workshop (ARW) entitled "Responding toRead more

Schöner Leben im Labor?

Geo-Engineering und das Recht, die Welt zu verändern
The debate about geo-engineering is unstoppable. Strong interests push for research and experimental application. Geo-engineering is a play for time, at best, but always also a dangerous deviation from emission reduction and climate change adaptation. Properly conducted, the debate can help clarify the design of international institutions, argue R. Andreas Kraemer and Ralph Czarnecki of the Ecologic Institute in an article in Internationale Politik, Germany's leading foreign policy magazine.Read more

R. Andreas Kraemer in the VROM International Affairs Think Tank of the Netherlands

April 2009

R. Andreas Kraemer of Ecologic Institute was invited to join the "VROM International Affairs Think Tank" advising the Ministry of Housing, Spatial Planning and the Environment (VROM). The group of high-level experts meets twice a year to discuss issues of strategic importance on the international agenda and to formulate advice to the Ministry.

The Think Tank helps the Ministry to prepare innovative international initiatives on topics of national priority. It is a modern response to challenges of contemporary European society where the supranational levelRead more

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Aktive Klimaaußenpolitik – Sechs Empfehlungen für den Außenminister

In a seminal online article in Internationale Politik, Germany's leading foreign policy magazine, Sascha Müller-Kraenner, Senior Policy Advisor of Ecologic Institute, and Martin Kremer address the newly appointed German Minister of Foreign Affairs with six recommendations for the development of an active climate foreign policy (in German).

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Insights from the Arctic Transform project integrated into the Arctic Governance Project

Results from Arctic TRANSFORM have been included in a compendium compiled by the Arctic Governance Project. Climate change has triggered a surge of research activity in the Arctic that attempts to address newly emerging concerns over governance, environmental impacts, traditional livelihoods, and expanding economic activity. The Arctic Governance Project aims to capture and assemble the best of these research efforts in order to lay the foundation for the way forward and communicate conclusions to policymakers.

Werdegang einer Milliardenspende

Wie die "U.N. Foundation" zur Verwirklichung internationaler Aufgaben beiträgt
An unprecedented donation by media mogul Ted Turner in 1997 resulted in the creation of a non-profit charity devoted to helping the United Nations achieve its objectives. The evolution, key activities and figures of the U.N. Foundation are briefly described in this article by Michael Mehling.


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Environmental Think Tanks as Actors and Research Objects – Comparing the U.S. and EU Perspectives

TimeLoc
12 October 2009
Berlin
Germany
Speaker

On 12 October 2009, a transatlantic Ecologic Dinner Dialogue was held in Berlin in honour of James G. McGann, Director of the “Think Tanks and Foreign Policy Program” of the Foreign Policy Research Institute (FPRI) at the University of Pennsylvania. In his talk, James G. McGann presented the findings of his latest research on environmental think tanks and laid out...Read more

Greening the Mediterranean

Europe's Environmental Policy Toward Mediterranean Neighbors
Twenty-one countries share the Mediterranean's coastline with no single country responsible for its environmental deterioration or its protection. They are collectively responsible for both. Over four decades, the environmental dimension of Europe's policy toward its Mediterranean neighbours has become increasingly prominent. This article by Pamela Lesser, Fellow with Ecologic Institute, Washington DC, published in the Mediterranean Quarterly, Volume 20, Issue 2, deals with Europe's environmental policy toward its Mediterranean neighbours and the newly launched Union for the Mediterranean.Read more

Ecologic Institute launches Washington DC office

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.

How to Tackle Climate Change?

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15 June 2007
Berlin
Germany

On 14-15 June 2007, the German Council on Foreign Relations (DGAP) convened the international conference "Europe and America: Managing the 21st Century's Agenda to look at an array of topical issues including global warming.  Stefan Theil, Bureau Chief of Newsweek in Germany moderated, and Patrick S. Moon, Director at the US Department of State, and R. Andreas Kraemer of Ecologic addressed the question "How to Tackle Climate Change?".Read more

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