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Conservation on Thin Ice: What You Need to Know about the Changing Arctic Environment

22 April 2013
Washington DC
United States

On the occasion of the launch of the 2013 Arctic Summer College, the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) Europe Program and Ecologic Institute welcomed William M. Eichbaum, vice president of Marine and Arctic Policy of the World Wildlife Fund, R. Andreas Kraemer, Director of Ecologic Institute, and Dr. Kelly K. Falkner, Director of Polar Programs of the National...Read more

Leveraging Funding for Renewables

16 April 2013

Reed Hundt, CEO of the Coalition for Green Capital and former Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, presented at an Ecologic Transatlantic Breakfast on 16 April 2013 in Berlin how private funds can be steered towards financing large scale deployment of renewable energies; building on the model used to unleash the telecommunications revolution, the energy sector needs to undergo a...Read more

Proposals on the International Governance of Geoengineering

20 March 2013

On 20 March 2013 Ecologic Institute presented the results of a research project on Regulatory and Governance Options for Geoengineering in the Federal Ministry for the Environment. The public event was part of the research project for the Federal Environmenrt Agency im Auftrag des Umweltbundesamtes (UBA), in which Ecologic Institute develops specific proposals for governance of geoengineering at the international...Read more

Policy Frameworks to Address Climate-Induced Risks to Human Security and Conflict - Recommendations

The Mediterranean, Middle East, and Sahel regions form a climate change "hot spot" that is expected to experience large climatic changes, with negative consequences for human security in the region. A new report by Ecologic Institute provides insights and recommendations on the policies and institutions needed to address water-related risks to human security and also prevent or reduce potential conflicts over water that may be caused or exacerbated by climate change. Effective climate change adaptation approaches are identified, and recommendations are given for policy makers at the EU and national level as well as for donors and actors at the international level. The report is now available for download.Read more

Is Human Security Relevant for Climate Adaptation?


There is ample evidence that climate change may threaten human security. An obvious conclusion would be to use human security as a way of framing climate adaptation policy-making. However, as a new paper shows, this is seldom done. A paper, presented by Katriona McGlade at the Third International Conference on Global Environmental Change and Human Security in Marrakesh, discusses if and how the concept of human security is being used in climate adaptation policies and whether the concept is relevant or useful in this context.

Climate change will have severe impacts on countries,Read more

International Governance of Geoengineering

5 November 2012 to 6 November 2012

International experts on geoengineering met at the workshop "International governance of geoengineering," organized by Ecologic Institute and the German Federal Environment Agency (Umweltbundesamt) from 5 to 6 November 2012 in Berlin.

The workshop is part of the research project Approaches to regulating the research and deployment of geoengineering  for the German Federal Environment Agency, in which Ecologic Institute develops objectives...Read more

Dissolving the 'Westphalian system'

Transnationalism in Transboundary Water Management
The "Westphalian system" of international relations, based on delineation, non-interference, and separation, hinders effective management of environmental resources, such as trans-boundary rivers. In this article, R. Andreas Kraemer of Ecologic Institute explains how cooperation and sharing responsibilities over watercourses between states provided the basis for the US Constitution and the institutional order of the EU, and now drive a new transnationalism that erodes the Westphalian system. The article is available for download.Read more

Effectiveness of Current Policy Frameworks in Mitigating Climate-induced Risks Relating to Human Security and Conflict (UN)

Case Study on the United Nations
The wide scope of the United Nations system permits coverage of a wide range of issues, but encounters challenges with institutional coordination, conflicting state interests and limited control over national or sub-national developments. Cross-sectoral work on climate, water, human security and conflict is limited, but improving. Overall, initiatives focusing on information collection and sharing, capacity-building and promoting cooperation are considered to have the highest potential for addressing climate and water-related human insecurity and conflict. The case study is available for download.Read more

Effectiveness of Current Policy Frameworks in Mitigating Climate-induced Risks Relating to Human Security and Conflict (EU)

Case Study on the EU
This case study reviews the effectiveness of EU-level policies and measures for addressing the impacts of climate change on water, conflict and human security. It draws attention to gaps in the current policy framework and outlines actors' expectations and demands for a future framework. The case study is available for download.Read more


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