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Energy and Climate Finance

spring term 2014
1 January 2014 to 31 May 2015
Washington, DC
United States
The course Energy and Climate Finance introduces students to environmental markets and the policies that create them, focusing mainly on emissions trading systems (ETS) to mitigate climate change. The course also provides an introduction to attributes of the financial sector through its analysis of markets for environmental commodities. Ecologic Fellow Elizabeth Zelljadt has taught this course in summer 2014.Read more

ELEEP Network – Emerging Leaders in Environmental and Energy Policy

Ecologic Institute and the Atlantic Council of the United States co-organize the Emerging Leaders in Environmental and Energy Policy Network (ELEEP). ELEEP was created under the I-CITE project, which was funded by the European Union's External Action Service. In early 2012, the ELEEP Network was awarded additional support by the Robert Bosch Stiftung, which provided for two study tours and other events in the second half of the year. The ELEEP Network has received additional funding from the European Union under the auspices of the EU's "Transatlantic Civil Society Dialogues EU-USA 2012"; with this grant, Ecologic Institute and the Atlantic Council will conduct “The ELEEP Energy and Climate Dialogue” from January 2013 through mid-2014. In addition to a second round of funding from the European Union, the Robert Bosch Stiftung has also provided a second round of support to ELEEP through mid-2014.

Energiewende Made in the USA - Luncheon with Amory Lovins

27 November 2013

On 27 November 2013, Amory Lovins, the American physicist and environmental scientist, visited Ecologic Institute in Berlin. During a luncheon he spoke to the audience about the most important research findings of his most recent book: "Reinventing Fire." Amory Lovins is one of the cofounders, the chief scientist, and the chairman emeritus of the Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI), a research...Read more

European Union Action to Fight Environmental Crime - An EU Research Project

12 November 2013

On 12 November 2013, Christiane Gerstetter of the Ecologic Institute presented the EU-funded project "European Union Action to Fight Environmental Crime" (EFFACE) during a seminar on environmental crime at Tilburg University in the Netherlands. Ecologic Institute is the coordinator of the EFFACE project. The presentation slides are available for download.

The seminar on "Environmental Crime and the World" was held at on 11/12 November 2013. The seminar brought together researchers, mainlyRead more

Ecologic Institute at the International Climate Summit COP19 in Warsaw

Between 11 November and 22 November 2013 the 19th Conference of the Parties (COP 19) to United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) was held in Warsaw (Poland). Ecologic Institute supported the negotiations via its legal expertise and also presented the results of its research projects during various sessions of the event. In addition, a transatlantic expert group attended the conference and was guided through the negotiations by Ecologic Institute staff. The slides from the first presentation and a new policy brief are available for download.

Green Economy: The Next Steps

7 November 2013

At the UN sustainable development conference in Rio de Janeiro in 2012, the international community acknowledged the significance of the "Green Economy" as a means to support sustainable development. Unlike in other topic areas, there is no collective, coordinated follow-up process for the "Green Economy"; instead, it is now the task of individual countries to develop new initiatives and put...Read more

Global Governance Perspectives for Sustainable Land Use: ‘Blind Spots’ and ‘Windows of Opportunity’

29 October 2013

Stephanie Wunder from Ecologic Institute and Franziska Wolff from Oeko-Institut presented key findings of the GLOBALANDS project at the Global Soil Week 2013 in Berlin. In their presentation, they identified current windows of opportunities for an international approach for sustainable land use governance. One example is the further development of Sustainable Development Goals. The presentation is available for download.Read more

International Capacity Building Workshop on Environmental Information Systems

29 October 2013 to 30 October 2013

The workshop "Electronic PRTR Systems-Using Open Source for providing Open Data" discussed tools for implementing the international obligation under the PRTR Protocol to establish publicly accessible pollutant release and transfer registers (PRTR). It was hosted in Berlin, Germany by the German Federal Environment Agency (Umweltbundesamt) on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety...Read more

Training for Lebanese Negotiators in the International Climate Negotiations 2013

October 2013 to December 2013
Ecologic Institute designs and conducts a workshop to enhance the negotiating capacity of Lebanon in the international climate change negotiations. The workshop targets representatives from ministries, academia and civil society and provides background and practical knowledge on the negotiations.Read more

Climate and Clean Air Coalition – Addressing Climate Change and Municipal Solid Waste

10 October 2013 to 11 October 2013
The meeting of the Climate and Clean Air Coalition (CCAC) Municipal Solid Waste Initiative, from 10 to 11 October 2013 in Vienna, brought together participating cities and initiative partners to strengthen international action to reduce emissions of short-lived climate pollutants (SLCPs) from municipal solid waste. The CCAC Initiative fosters peer-to-peer knowledge exchanges, provides training opportunities, and continues to build a supportive global network of cities taking action on SLCPs. The major objective for this meeting was developing plans for direct and on-the-ground action that the CCAC and new participating cities can carry out jointly through 2014.Read more


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