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ICAP Training Course on Emissions Trading in Chile

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5 May 2014 to 14 May 2014
Santiago de Chile
Chile
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In May 2014, the 10th ICAP Training Course on Emissions Trading brought together experts from emerging economies and developing countries to learn about emissions trading as a tool for climate protection and to discuss the options of implementing such systems in developing countries. The session in Santiago was the tenth of its kind and continues a series of past ICAP events held in other cities including Berlin, The Hague, Beijing, Madrid, Dublin, and Istanbul. It was attended by 29 mid-career professionals from eleven countries. Benjamin Görlach and Pedro Barata led the course. Read more

Legal Instruments to Implement the Objective "Land Degradation Neutral World" in International Law

May 2014 to November 2014
The project Legal Instruments to implement the objective "Land Degradation Neutral World" in International Law was commissioned by the German Federal Environmental Agency. It aimed to explore the legal instruments in three different case study countries which could potentially be up-scaled to the international level to implement the land degradation neutrality target. The findings were translated into a breakdown of conceptual legal approaches to land degradation prevention, remediation/offsetting, and planning.Read more

Towards Sustainable Development Goals

This report, authored by Ecologic Institute, first describes the two processes for the development of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the post-2015 development agenda, and the options to integrate the results of both processes in order to arrive at one set of goals. It goes on to discuss the possible structure of a set of SDGs, and discusses a number of topic clusters, as an illustration of what possible SDGs could look like. The report is available for download.Read more

Combating Wildlife Crime: Efforts and Perspectives from the UK and Germany

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More than 100 participants from ministries, NGOs, embassies and research institutions came together in the British Embassy in Berlin. The event focused on how to more successfully prevent wildlife crime. Christiane Gerstetter remarked that environmental crime is considered as a difficult concept to implement and enforced even by many experts and practitioners. The ensuing panel discussion was moderated by R. Andreas Kraemer.Read more

Post-Carbon Cities in Europe: A Long-Term Outlook (POCACITO)

January 2014 to December 2016
In the transition to a post-carbon economy and sustainable societies, cities will be faced with unique challenges. POCACITO focused on uncovering how to improve the resilience of cities and regions in order to reduce existing and emerging conflicts over resources and their use in light of societal mega‐trends, environmental deterioration and climate change.Read more

Climate Change and Hydro-conflicts – the Research Project CLICO

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11 December 2013
Dresden
Germany

On 11 December 2013, Christiane Gerstetter of the Ecologic Institute presented the EU-funded project "Climate Change, Hydro-conflicts and Human Security (CLICO)" at the lecture series "Die Umwelt als Konfliktfeld" at the Technical University of Dresden. In CLICO, the Ecologic Institute was the leader of one work package conducting a policy analysis and giving policy recommendations. The presentation is available for download.

The lecture series of the winter semester 2013/14 focused on environmental conflicts. Speakers included members of research institutes and NGOs, focusing onRead more

The Role of Biodiversity in International Cooperation

December 2013 to December 2014
February 2015 to March 2015
What role does biodiversity play for human welfare and happiness? How do understandings of the connection between these issues differ between the global north and global south? In this project, commissioned by the GIZ (Deutsche Gesellschaft für internationale Zusammenarbeit), these questions were investigated against the background of the controversial discussion about the "commodification of nature", in order to assess differences and commonalities between various models of development. The project examined how different paradigms are applied in the practice of development cooperation.Read more

Climate Change and Hydro-conflicts – the Research Project CLICO

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5 December 2013
Berlin
Germany

On 5 December 2013, Christiane Gerstetter of the Ecologic Institute presented the EU-funded project "Climate Change, Hydro-conflicts and Human Security (CLICO)" at the lecture series "Ringvorlesung Entwicklungspolitik" at the Technical University of Berlin. The Ecologic Institute was the leader of one work package conducting a policy analysis and giving policy recommendations. The presentation is available for download.

The lecture series of the winter semester 2013/14 focused on water conflicts and water cooperation. Speakers included members of research institutes, NGOs and the GIZRead more

Options for Sustainable Food and Agriculture in the EU

Technology options for feeding 10 billion people
Global population growth, climate change, shifting consumer patterns, competing demands on and the environmental impacts from agricultural land use – the convergence of these issues places food security and sustainable land use in a precarious balance. Ecologic Institute contributed to the report 'Technology Options for Feeding 10 Billion People' commissioned by the STOA Panel of the European Parliament, which outlines the EU's role and potential options for responding to these challenges. The report is available for download.Read more

Black Carbon Emissions from Kerosene Lamps

Potential for a New CCAC Initiative
This policy brief contains recommendations for action from the Climate and Clean Air Coalition (CCAC) that would enhance existing efforts and achieve more rapid black carbon reductions and climate benefits. The policy brief is available for download.Read more

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