The Water Integrity Network (WIN), hosted by Transparency International (TI) in Berlin, convened 20 experts for a consultation on the nexus of water corruption and integrity, environment and climate change. The consultation on 29 March 2010 was held in the headquarter of the Heinrich Boell Foundation; it was chaired by R. Andreas Kraemer of Ecologic Institute, and supported by Grit Martinez of Ecologic Institute and WIN.Read more
Christiane Gerstetter, Fellow Ecologic Legal, provided an introduction to various international agreements to a Palestinian audience during a workshop in Ramallah on 29-30 March 2010. The workshop was convened by the Environmental Quality Authority of the Palestinian National Authority (PNA). Its aim was to raise awareness among Palestinians about international environmental agreements.Read more
As part of this year’s theme “Climate Change and Security Policy,” the Tönissteiner Kreis held this panel discussion in cooperation with the International Club of the Federal Foreign Office of Germany. Stephan Sina from Ecologic Institute along with Steffen Bauer (German Development Institute) and Bernd Mesovic (Pro Asyl) sat on the panel. The discussion was moderated by Dagmar Dehmer (Tagesspiegel).Read more
Climate change poses several threats to human security. Hydro-climatic hazards such as droughts and floods have the potential to trigger or exacerbate social tensions, intra- and inter-state conflict. The EU-funded project CLICO will examine the relationships between hydro-climatic hazards, human security and conflict. The project will also develop recommendations for the best types of policies and institutions to avoid or better prepare for water conflicts related to climate change.
Potential links between climate change impactsRead more
Enhanced environmental protection in European Neighbourhood Policy (ENP) countries would have positive impacts. In a project for the European Commission, Ecologic Institute analyzed the social and economic benefits of enhanced environmental protection in ENP countries. The results are available for download now.
Objective and Purpose of the Project
The project’s purpose is to improve the capacity of European Neighbourhood Policy (ENP) countries and the Russian Federation countries to develop strategies and to prioritise convergence of theirRead more
The international debate on biofuels is mostly dominated by environmental and economic aspects while the question of how biofuels can be produced in a socially acceptable way is not systematically tackled. The project "Biofuel as Social Fuel" examines for two regions in Germany and Brazil the social dimension of biofuel production. Timo Kaphengst gave a lecture at the project`s kick-off event stressing the role of certification systems in biofuel governance.Read more
The Ecologic Institute presented its policy brief on the transfer of climate technology to developing countries at a side event on 11 December 2009 at the UNFCCC COP15 in Copenhagen. The policy brief, addressed primarily to UNFCCC negotiators, surveys Party positions on technology transfer in the UNFCCC negotiations and tested areas of contention against evidence in the academic literature offering...Read more