The KfW Entwicklungsbank has commissioned this study to determine the feasibility of and preconditions for the South African Renewables Initiative (SARi) during the stage of its conceptualization. Special attention is to be paid to the role that the German government could play as an international funder of SARi and the implications of this support for the German government, German businesses, and the international climate change negotiations.
The project highlights the scope, development and implementation efforts of SARi, with a particular focus on the possibleRead more
The project focused on the German technology suppliers’ business opportunities in the CDM/JI-market, and formulated recommendations to strengthen companies involved. It therefore analyzed strengths and weaknesses of technology suppliers as well as success factors and barriers to participating in the CDM/JI-market. The aim of the project was to develop technology and host country specific recommendations to strengthen the role of German technology exporters in CDM/JI markets and to improve networking between certificate buyers and technology exporters.
The flexible mechanisms CDM andRead more
Environmental policy-makers and stakeholders from the non-governmental, academic and private sectors convened as part of the second ICAP Summer School for Emerging and Developing Countries. The intensive two-week training event provided insights into the complexities of emissions trading systems. Michael Mehling spoke about the challenges that arise during the implementation of theory into practice.Read more
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.Read more
Environmental policy-makers and stakeholders from the non-governmental, academic and private sectors convened in The Hague, The Netherlands from 26 July to 6 August 2010 as part of the second ICAP Summer School for Emerging and Developing Countries. The intensive two-week training event, designed and organised by the Ecologic Institute on behalf of and in collaboration with the International Carbon Action...Read more
In their study “Potential use of radioactively contaminated mining materials in the construction of residential homes from open pit uranium mines in Gabon and Niger” for the European Parliament, Tanja Srebotnjak and Sebastian Veit analyse the pollution of local environments, the known use of radioactively contaminated construction materials originating from old uranium mines in Gabon and Niger, and their impact on human health. The study examines the practices used in the exploration of uranium and the process of elimination and storage of contaminated materials.