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Towards a Stronger System of International Environmental Governance

December 2004 to July 2005
Launched in 2003, a French Initiative gave new impetus into the debate about upgrading UNEP to a United Nation Environment Organisation (UNEO). In this context Ecologic - in cooperation with IDDRI - organizes a conference in May 2005. It is the conference's objective to discuss and explore the potential benefits of a UNEO. 2004 Nobel Peace Prize Winner Prof. Wangari Maathai as well as Federal Minister of Environment Juergen Trittin will be among the conference's speakers.Read more

Reforming International Environmental Governance.

An Institutionalist Critique of the Proposal for a World Environment Organisation
In this article Sebastian Oberthür and Thomas Gehring argue that a World Environment Organisation (WEO) does not promise to enhance international environmental governance. The authors claim that the establishment of an international organisation alone in a policy field currently populated by regimes cannot be expected to significantly improve environmental governance because there is no qualitative difference between these two forms of governance institutions. This article does not address in detail or extend upon recent proposals for giving more importance to the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) or for upgrading it to a special UN organisation.Read more

Specific Needs of Developing Countries - Design Option for a UNEO

December 2004 to January 2005
Launched in 2003, the "French Initiative" gave new impetus into the debate about upgrading UNEP to a full-fledged UN Agency. In this project, Ecologic analyses the specific challenges for developing countries in implementing international environmental policies. Based on the findings Ecologic designs options for a future United Nations Environmentmal Organisation (UNEO). The project's policy paper is available for download. Read more

4th Transatlantic Dialogue on Precaution

19 September 2004 to 21 September 2004
Durham, NC
United States
"Risk Management in a Complex World" was the theme of the 4th Transatlantic Dialogue on Precaution, held at Duke University, Durham, NC, USA, on 19-21 September 2004, and hosted by the Duke Center for Environmental Solutions. R. Andreas Kraemer, who attended also the previous dialogues in the series, contributed as discussant on ozone depletion and climate change.Read more

New Directions in Global Environmental Governance

23 August 2004

International environmental governance, concerns about its current state and options to strengthen the global environmental regime were the subject of the Dinner Dialogue with Maria H. Ivanova, Director of the Global Environmental Governance Project at Yale University. The discussion started off with an assessment of UNEP's achievements. It focused on ways of reforming and strengthening the current system of international...Read more

Vorbereitung eines PRTR für Deutschland

Striegel, Gabriel; Barbara Rathmer, Christian Kühne et al. 2004: Vorbereitung eines PRTR für Deutschland. Landesanstalt für Umweltschutz Baden-Württemberg/Ecologic/Fraunhofer Inst. f. Systemtechnik und Innovationsforschung (ISI)/ RISA Sicherheitsanalysen.Read more

UNEP Round Table

2 February 2004 to 3 February 2004
Cecilienhof, Potsdam

The Round Table is intended to further the international discussion on the issue of universal membership in UNEP and to possibly develop a common understanding and set of strategies within the European Union.

A universal membership of each UN Member States in the Governing Council of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) could increase UNEP's legitimacy and enhance...Read more

Information Exchange and Observer Status: The World Trade Organisation and Multilateral Environmental Agreements

Paragraph 31 (ii) of the Doha Ministerial Declaration
A report by Prof. Konrad von Moltke on the state of WTO-negotiations on paragraph 31 (ii) Doha Development Agenda (Information Exchange between MEAs and the WTO and Observer Status of MEA-Secretariats in relevant WTO Committees) has now been published. The report was presented by Matthias Buck (policy advisor of Ecologic) at the EU-China-Dialogue on Trade and Environment, 24-25 July 2003 in Dalian, China.Read more

Relationship between the United Nations and Civil Society

13 December 2003

The report of the "Panel of Eminent Persons on civil Society and UN Relationships", which was established by the United Nations' Secretary-General Kofi Annan to advise on improving the involvement of civil society organisations in the work of the UN, has been published. Juan Mayr is member of the panel and former minister of environment in Columbia. In December 2003, he was...Read more


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