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

15 September 2010

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

International Trade Policy in the Context of Climate Change Imperatives

In their policy paper "International Trade Policy in the Context of Climate Change Imperatives" for the Committee on International Trade, Christiane Gerstetter, Michael Mehling und Tanja Srebotnjak examine the relationship between trade and climate change as well as the potential of trade and trade policies to contribute to climate change mitigation and adaptation.Read more

Analysis of the South African Renewables Initiative (SARi)

August 2010 to December 2010

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

Chances and Barriers for Technology Providers in the CDM and JI Markets

August 2010 to June 2011

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

Emissions Trading: From Theory to Practice

6 August 2010
The Hague

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

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

5 August 2010

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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ICAP Summer School for Emerging and Developing Countries, The Hague, 2010

26 July 2010 to 6 August 2010
The Hague

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

Study on the Use of Radioactively Contaminated Materials in the Construction of Residential Buildings in Gabon and Niger

July 2010 to September 2010

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.

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Prospects for Sustainable Bioenergy Production in Selected Former Communist Countries

A new publication in the journal "Ecological Indicators" by Tanja Srebotnjak, from Ecologic Institute, and Peter Hardi, from the Central European University in Hungary, examines the potentials for sustainable bioenergy production in Bulgaria, Romania and the former Soviet republics in Central Asia. The study draws on official statistics and modeling results and concludes that bioenergy potentials are highest in Bulgaria, Romania, and Kazakhstan but depend on several factors including crop choice, climatic conditions, availability of suitable land, and the institutional and legal infrastructure.Read more


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