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Analysis of Yale-Environmental Performance Index (EPI)

October 2006 to November 2006

The Environmental Performance Index (EPI) identifies targets for several core environmental policy categories and measures how close countries come to meet them. Ecologic conducted a stocktaking and analysis of the data sources of the EPI for Germany, complemented by an assessment of the applied method and methodologies of the Index. Based on this assessment, both the scientific and political relevance of the index for German Environmental Policy performance were determined.

The Environmental Performance Index (EPI) is a research project aiming at establishing an internationalRead more

Global Environmental Governance and International Environmental Regimes

October 2006 to September 2009

During the last three decades, various environmental regimes have existed on the international level. With the continuously increasing institutionalisation of global environmental policy, the complexity of the various international environmental regimes is growing. This can be observed via intersections, interdependences and interactions, but also via conflicts between institutions and policy levels. While there is consensus both in the scientific as well as in policy circles that the architecture of global environmental policy was very successful in the past, there is also consensus thatRead more

Alive and Kicking

The First Meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol
In the end of 2005 the parties to the Kyoto Protocol convened to decide on a number of operational aspects of the international climate regime. More importantly, they also agreed to launch consultations on future mitigation commitments for the period after 2012, when the current "Kyoto targets" expire. Dr. Camilla Bausch and Michael Mehling analyse the outcome of the meeting in an article and discuss the summit’s significance as a first step in the further evolution of the international climate regime.Read more

European and International Environmental Policy

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6 June 2006
Berlin
Germany

In celebration of the 20th anniversary of the founding of the German Federal Ministry of Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU), a symposion was held in Berlin on 6 June 2006.  Camilla Bausch chaired the Forum on "European and International Environmental Policy".Read more

Would a United Nations Environment Organization Help to Achieve the Millenium Development Goals?

In this article Dr. Nils Meyer-Ohlendorf, Ecologic Senior Fellow, discusses the need for international environmental governance reform, the advantages and disadvantages of creating a United Nations Environment Organization (UNEO) and its potential in helping to achieve the Millennium Development Goals. The article is available for download.

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Institutional Interaction in Global Environmental Governance

Synergy and Conflict Among International and EU Policies
This systematic investigation of the interaction among international and European institutions provides both a theoretical framework for analysis and the first broad overview of this largely uncharted field of research. By offering detailed case studies and a systematic analysis of results, the book examines the effects of institutional interaction on environmental governance and explores the ways in which international and European Union policies can either reinforce or undercut one another.Read more

Strategic Workshop: Transatlantic Environmental Relations - Summary

This report summarizes the in-depth conversations of the workshop "Transatlantic Environmental Relations", concentrating on energy security, values and transatlantic communication. On 15 December 2005 Ecologic Institute, with support from the Robert Bosch Foundation, organized this workshop in Berlin to identify and raise awareness about those environmental policy issues. The workshop report is available for download.Read more

Transatlantic Environmental Relations – Background Briefing for Participants

Strategic Workshop
This background paper informs the participants of the Strategic Workshop about the three central topics energy security, values and transatlantic communication. It provides information on the background, suggests topics for discussion and recommends further literature on the topic. On 15 December 2005 Ecologic Institute, with support from the Robert Bosch Foundation, organized this workshop in Berlin to identify and raise awareness about those environmental policy issues. The paper is available for download.

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Strategic Workshop: Transatlantic Environmental Relations

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15 December 2005
Berlin
Germany

Apart from the issue of climate change, environmental topics currently attract little attention when transatlantic themes are debated. On 15 December 2005 Ecologic, with support from the Robert Bosch Foundation, organized a strategic workshop in Berlin to identify and raise awareness about those environmental policy issues of utmost importance to transatlantic relations.

Representatives from several transatlantic research institutes, think tanks and...Read more

Transatlantic Environmental Partnerships

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19 October 2005
Washington, DC
United States

U.S. and European views on a number of environmental issues, such as climate change or genetically modified organisms, are frequently viewed as irreconcilable. Interestingly, there seems to be more mutual understanding and agreement on the sub-national level. In recent years, a number of transatlantic partnerships between regional and local institutions have evolved in order to exchange information and best practices in the environmental policy area. Senior Fellow Markus Knigge presented his research on the role, functioning and the effectiveness of transatlantic environmental partnerships at an AICGS workshop on 19 October 2005 in Washington, D.C.

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