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Considering Population and Emissions Together under a Novel Liability Framework

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8 October 2010
Tianjin
China

While the world waits for an international emissions reduction agreement under the UNFCCC, negotiating governments continue a stalemate on key issues. Historical emissions, population dynamics, and trade may be the missing pieces of the puzzle. Hannam (UNEP-Tongji Institute) and McGlynn (Ecologic Institute) connect these components under one framework for adjusting national emissions reduction responsibilities. To determine how much each nation should reduce emissions, they ask: Who benefits from past, present, and future emissions?

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Wildlife in a Changing Climate - How does climate change effect biodiversity and eco-systems and how to respond to it?

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30 September 2010
Berlin
Germany
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On 30 September 2010, a transatlantic Ecologic Dinner Dialogue on “Widlife in a Changing Climate - How does climate change effect biodiversity and eco-systems and how to respond to it?“ was held in Berlin in honour of Jeremy Symons, Senior Vice President for Conservation and Education of the US National Wildlife Federation (NWF). The discussion focused on exploring the main...Read more

The Ecological Footprint: How should we define prosperity in a world of scarce resources?

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15 September 2010
Berlin
Germany
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On 15 September 2010, an Ecologic Institute Dinner Dialogue took place in Berlin on the topic of the „Ecological Footprint“. The guest of honor was Mathis Wackernagel, president of the Global Footrprint Network. At the center of the discussion was the thesis that wealth and prosperity must be redefined...Read more

I-CITE: Transforming Economies through Community

September 2010 to August 2012

The Ecologic Institute and the Atlantic Council of the United States hosted three transatlantic study tours and a policy summit as part of a civil society dialogue focused on transformation processes in three areas: agriculture and forestry; industrial redevelopment; and the energy economy. The dialogue was sponsored by the European Union's External Action Service. For each event, a small group of Americans and Europeans comprised of policymakers, opinion leaders, the media, and business from an online network of mid-career leadership professionals came together.

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Earth Summit 2012: How it Can Help with a Global Climate Deal

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5 August 2010
Bonn
Germany

Civil society groups are spreading the word on the upcoming 2012 Earth Summit, a United Nations meeting on international environmental governance. Ecologic Institute’s Emily McGlynn stressed the importance of youth participation at a recent UNFCCC side event on preparation for the Earth Summit.

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Nach Kopenhagen – Europas Klimadiplomatie vor dem Neuanfang

"Nobody wanted anything from Europe, nobody needed to negotiate with Europe." This is how Sascha Müller-Kraenner summarizes the role of the European Union at the Copenhagen climate summit. In his article "After Copenhagen – A new start for Europe’s climate diplomacy," published in "Jahrbuch Ökologie 2011," Ecologic Institute's advisor and co-founder analyzes the new distribution of power at international climate negotiations.



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Der Rechtliche Rahmen von Geo-Engineering – Wer darf am Thermostat drehen?

For some, geo-engineering (the large-scale alteration of the Earth's physical or bio-chemical characteristics) is a "plan B" to deal with climate change. The German policy journal "Politische Ökologie" dedicated a recent issue (no. 120) to this topic. Ralph Bodle and R. Andreas Kraemer of Ecologic Institute put the spotlight on the existing and desirable international legal framework.Read more

Energy Security in 2050: A conversation about innovative policy-making

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9 June 2010
Berlin
Germany
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On 9 June 2010, an Ecologic Dinner Dinner Dialogue took place, featuring Vice Admiral Dennis McGinn (ret.) who shared his insights about the security implications of domestic energy supplies. In the face of climate change and growing concerns over energy supplies, Dennis McGinn stressed the need for innovative policy-making.

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From "Brokenhagen" to "Cancún Can!"

The Cancún Climate Summit and its Significance for Transatlantic Relations
The climate summit 2010 in Cancún has mostly been considered a success. The revival of multilateralism has been prized as the most important outcome. However, it remains that the most difficult decisions, were postponed in Cancún. Michael Mehling of Ecologic Institute outlines the importance of the results for transatlantic relations. The article is available for download.Read more

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