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Black Carbon Emissions from Kerosene Lamps - Study

Potential for a new CCAC Initiative
This study by Ecologic Institute examines the current landscape of lighting efforts and initiatives, as well as market growth and development for modern, sustainable off-grid lighting alternatives. The study considers the benefits and costs of upgrades in target regions, particularly Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia. Policy recommendations are given 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 study is available for download.Read more

Green Economy: The Next Steps

7 November 2013

At the UN sustainable development conference in Rio de Janeiro in 2012, the international community acknowledged the significance of the "Green Economy" as a means to support sustainable development. Unlike in other topic areas, there is no collective, coordinated follow-up process for the "Green Economy"; instead, it is now the task of individual countries to develop new initiatives and put...Read more

Climate and Clean Air Coalition – Addressing Climate Change and Municipal Solid Waste

10 October 2013 to 11 October 2013
The meeting of the Climate and Clean Air Coalition (CCAC) Municipal Solid Waste Initiative, from 10 to 11 October 2013 in Vienna, brought together participating cities and initiative partners to strengthen international action to reduce emissions of short-lived climate pollutants (SLCPs) from municipal solid waste. The CCAC Initiative fosters peer-to-peer knowledge exchanges, provides training opportunities, and continues to build a supportive global network of cities taking action on SLCPs. The major objective for this meeting was developing plans for direct and on-the-ground action that the CCAC and new participating cities can carry out jointly through 2014.Read more

Europe Beyond Aid (EBA)

October 2013 to December 2013

The project reviewed European environmental performance based on the Commitment to Development Index, which is annually published by the Center for Global Development. After assessing the indicators used in the Index and considering the policies of relevance, the Ecologic Institute developed policy recommendations at the national and European levels for improving environment and development. The draft report is available online via the Center for Global Development's website.

The project EuropeRead more

Climate Change, Water Conflicts and Human Security

Regional Assessment and Policy Guidelines for the Mediterranean, Middle East and Sahel
Climate change has and will continue to have far-reaching impacts on environmental, social and economic conditions. Increasingly, climate change and the associated increase in the frequency of extreme weather events such as floods, droughts and rising sea level is recognized as not only having humanitarian impacts, but also creating political and security risks that can affect national/regional stability and the welfare of people. This report presents a comprehensive regional assessment of these questions in the CLICO study area – the Mediterranean, Middle East, and Sahel - and is available for download.Read more

Black Carbon Emissions from Kerosene Lamps

July 2013 to November 2013

Around 1.3 billion people worldwide still lack access to electricity. For many, kerosene (paraffin) is a common lighting fuel and kerosene lamp use is widespread in the developing world. Research has shown that these lamps emit significant amounts of black carbon, 20 times more than previously estimated. In this project, Ecologic Institute examines the current landscape of lighting efforts and initiatives, as well as market growth and development for modern, sustainable off-grid lighting alternatives.

Although kerosene lamps constitute a smaller overall source of black carbonRead more

New Options for Strengthening Standards on Social and Environmental Responsibilities of Corporations and their Implementation

The negative external effects of profit oriented businesses on the environment and society have become increasingly visible following the financial crisis, and are most extreme in developing countries where high corruption rates often impede meaningful enforcement of existing legislation and where compensation measures for adversely affected groups rarely exist. Read more

ITESM@Ecologic 2013 – Summer School on Environment and Sustainability

10 June 2013 to 20 June 2013

Following a successful cooperation in 2012 between Ecologic Institute and the Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey (ITESM), a second edition of the Environment and Sustainability Summer School took place from 10 to 20 June 2013 in Berlin. A total of 60 students from northern Mexico participated in a series of lectures and activities designed to exhibit the...Read more

Towards New Development and Sustainable Development Goals

5 June 2013

The Konrad Adenauer Foundation conducted the conference "Towards new development and Sustainable Development Goals" on 5 June 2013 in Berlin. Dr. Nils Meyer-Ohlendorf, Senior Fellow, spoke at the event. 

Policy Frameworks to Address Climate-Induced Risks to Human Security and Conflict - Recommendations

The Mediterranean, Middle East, and Sahel regions form a climate change "hot spot" that is expected to experience large climatic changes, with negative consequences for human security in the region. A new report by Ecologic Institute provides insights and recommendations on the policies and institutions needed to address water-related risks to human security and also prevent or reduce potential conflicts over water that may be caused or exacerbated by climate change. Effective climate change adaptation approaches are identified, and recommendations are given for policy makers at the EU and national level as well as for donors and actors at the international level. The report is now available for download.Read more


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