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Effectiveness of Current Policy Frameworks in Mitigating Climate-induced Risks

Relating to Human Security and Conflict (Israel/Palestine)
This case study analyses policy-frameworks in Israel and the occupied Palestinian Territory (oPT) which are relevant for addressing water-related impacts of climate change that could have negative impact on human security and conflict. The effectiveness of these policy frameworks is analyzed, based mainly on interviews with Israeli and Palestinian experts. The case study is available for download.Read more

The Effectiveness of Policy Frameworks for Addressing Climate-induced Risks to Human Security and Conflict

Report on Stakeholder Perspectives and Demands
The Ecologic Institute report is based, inter alia, on over 70 interviews conducted with policy-makers and experts in Ethiopia, Morocco, Israel and the occupied Palestinian Territories (oPT), as well as representatives of the EU and the UN. The report assesses not only the effectiveness of existing measures for addressing hydro-climatic risks, but also collects perspectives on how these policies should develop.Read more

The Effectiveness of Policy Frameworks for Addressing Climate-induced Risks to Human Security and Conflict (short version)

Report on Stakeholder Perspectives and Demands (short version)
This is the short version of a longer analysis of the effectiveness of policy frameworks for addressing hydro-climatic hazards and their impacts on human security and conflict, which is based mainly on interviews conducted with policy-makers and experts in Ethiopia, Morocco, Israel and the occupied Palestinian Territories (oPT), as well as representatives of the EU and the UN. This short version is available for download.Read more

Ecoscholars Event: Global Climate Policy After Durban

16 February 2012

On 16 February 2012, Ecoscholars held an evening discussion in conjunction with the Hertie School of Governance. The event focused on the state of global climate after the latest round of UN negotiations, held in Durban, South Africa in November - December 2011. Opening talks were given by two expert speakers examining differing aspects of the negotiations and future scenarios for climate policy. These opening talks were followed by a question and answer session from the Ecoscholars participants, as well as informal discussion over food and drinks.

Dr. Susanne Dröge, Head of theRead more

Regulatory and Governance Options for Geoengineering

December 2011 to December 2012

In this research project for the Federal Environment Agency, Ecologic Institute develops specific proposals for governance of geoengineering at the international level. Based on a comprehensive analysis of regulatory framework and its gaps, the study identifies general options and specific recommended actions for the effective governance of geoengineering. A key consideration is that the recommendations can be implemented in practice.

Geoengineering is a generic term describing a range of concepts and techniques which are intended to reduce climate change or its compactsRead more

Perspective: The European Union

International Perspectives in the Run-Up to the UN Climate Change Conference 2011 in Durban
This article provides a stock-take of the state of the European Union's (EU) position heading into the climate change negotiations in Durban in late 2011. A long-time champion of an effective global system under the auspices of the UN, the EU finds itself in a difficult position as the future of the Kyoto Protocol is seen to being a stake at the summit in South Africa. With a number of other industrialised countries jumping ship and declaring their unwillingness to continue the Protocol in a Second Commitment Period, the EU is feeling ever more exposed and under pressure to declare for the continuation of Kyoto.Read more

Saudi-German Youth Forum

13 November 2011 to 22 November 2011
Berlin, Hamburg

Where do Saudia Arabia and Germany stand in the area of renewable energies and energy efficiency? Which initiatives and projects are leading? Who is driving  development – and how can Saudi  Arabia profit from Germany’s experiences? These and other questions framed the Saudi Germany Youth Forum that took place 13 to 22 November 2011 in Berlin and Hamburg. The program,...Read more

Governance of Geoengineering

August 2011 to November 2011

In this project for the German Parliament, Ecologic Institute analyses the legal framework applicable to geoengineering, identifies regulatory gaps and develops governance criteria for decision-makers. The study focuses on international law. Based on the legal analysis, the study explores the design of appropriate governance structures and the relevant actors for its implementation.

Ecologic Institute builds on its previous work on geoengineering in analysing  these questions and providing criteria for governance. The study is written in collaboration with theRead more

Addressing the Challenge of Global Climate Mitigation

An Assessment of Existing Venues and Institutions
Recent years have seen the climate negotiations under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change fail to achieve a major breakthrough on climate change mitigation, and no such breakthrough is expected in the near future. In a study commissioned by the Friedrich Ebert Foundation, Dr. Camilla Bausch and Michael Mehling evaluate various venues and institutions addressing the climate challenge, and assess their influence on the future of global mitigation efforts. The study is available for download.Read more

Regional Availability of Climate Knowledge in the Baltic Sea Region

15 June 2011 to 17 June 2011
Berlin and Timmendorfer Beach
How does the communication between providers of climate data and political decision makers work? This question was the central point of a three-day workshop held in Berlin and Timmendorfer Beach from 15 to 17 June 2011. Scientists and stakeholders from administrations and political bodies from different Baltic countries first met at Ecologic Institute in Berlin to discuss different aspects of the availability of regional climate facts. The second part of the workshop was held at a local Baltic venue - in Timmendorfer Strand, where a case study on the engagement of local stakeholders was examined.Read more


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