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An Assessment of the Balancing of EU Development Objectives with Other Policies and Priorities

The study "An Assessment of the Balancing of EU Development Objectives with Other Policies and Priorities", to which Ecologic Institutes scientists Christiane Gerstetter and Jenny Kirschey contributed, evaluates the coherence between the EU’s development policies and its other policies. Its authors describe the positive and negative impacts of these policies on development priorities and provide recommendations to achieve better policy coherence. The study was commissioned by the European Parliament and is available for download.Read more

Climate Change Adptation and Water Integrity

A Global Challenge to Address Local Realities
Martinez, Grit and Teun Bastemeijer 2011: "Climate Change Adaptation and Water Integrity. A Global Challenge to Address Local Realities.", in: Gareth Sweeney; Rebecca Dobson; Krina Despota and Dieter Zinnbauer (eds.): Global Corruption Report: Climate Change: Earthscan, 284-288.

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Perspectives for Stability and Democracy in Pakistan

March 2011 to April 2011

How can we foster democratic development in Pakistan? What role could the European Union play? These questions were addressed in a joint workshop of the European Parliament's Committee on Foreign Affairs and Delegation for Relations with South Asia on 30 March 2011 in Brussels that was organized by Ecologic Institute. The European Parliament has recently published the thoroughly reviewed report of the workshop, in which Ecologic Institute has compiled keyRead more

The Social Dimension of Biodiversity Policy

The scope of this study is to make a progressive contribution to a better understanding of the social aspects of biodiversity as well as of the disproportionate risk of biodiversity loss to certain groups of people across countries in different world regions.Read more

The State of International Climate Negotiations After Cancún: Prospects for Progress and Potential Challenges

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24 February 2011
Berlin
Germany

At an event hosted by the Mexican Embassy, Dr. Camilla Bausch of Ecologic Institute and Secretary Miriam Medel of the Mexican Embassy in Berlin discussed the results of the latest international climate negotiations which were held in Cancún, Mexico, end of 2010. The event was opened by the Mexican Ambassador Francisco N. González Díaz. The dialogue was initiated by Ecologic Institute’s Ecoscholars.Read more

Increasing the Impact of EU Development Policy

In December 2010, the EU Commission published a Green Book on the future of EU development policy, entitled "EU development policy in support of inclusive growth and sustainable development - Increasing the impact of EU development policy." Christiane Gerstetter and Benjamin Görlach of Ecologic Institute responded to a question from the European Parliament on the relationship between climate change, biodiversity and development. The brief is available for download.Read more

Dr. Jonathan Pershing and Dr. Urban Rid discuss global climate policy

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17 February 2011
Berlin
Germany

Dr. Jonathan Pershing, US Deputy Special Envoy for Climate Change, and Dr. Urban Rid, Director-General at the German Federal Environment Ministry, discussed the future of international climate policy at an event hosted by the American Embassy in Berlin. The dialogue was initiated by Loni Gardner and moderated by Dr. Camilla Bausch, both from Ecologic Institute. 

The roundtable event linked Dr. Pershing live from Washington D.C. with Dr. Rid. About 40 key stakeholders from ministries, non-governmental organizations, business and the scientific community attendedRead more

Public panel discussion: Climate Change, Human Security, and Conflict in Africa

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17 February 2011
Berlin
Germany

A mass of unstable states plagued by many conflicts – this is how Africa is frequently depicted. Climate change is expected to seriously affect many people in Africa, many of whom are poor. Climate change has been linked to both negative effects on human security – a state in which people live free from fear and free from want – and to the rise of violent conflicts. In order to find out to what extent this picture is adequate and to discuss potential policy responses, a public panel discussion titled "Climate change, human security, and conflict in Africa", was organised by EcologicRead more

Comments on European Commission’s Green Book on Development Policy – Brief to the European Parliament

February 2011

In December 2010, the EU Commission published a Green Book on the future of EU development policy, entitled "EU development policy in support of inclusive growth and sustainable development - Increasing the impact of EU development policy." At the request of the European Parliament, Ecologic Institute commented on certain aspects of the Green Book. The brief is available for download.

Christiane Gerstetter and Benjamin Görlach of Ecologic Institute responded to a question from the EuropeanRead more

Land Policies and Development - Study for the European Parliament

December 2010 to June 2011
In a policy brief for the European Parliament, researchers at Ecologic Institute examine how access to land affects development and poverty eradication in developing countries. The authors discuss the assumption that land ownership increases productivity and provide an overview of land reforms and large-scale land acquisitions in developing countries. Finally, the brief provides a series of recommendations for European policy-makers. The brief is available for download.Read more

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