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Investor-state Dispute Settlement under TTIP - a Risk for Environmental Regulation?

In this study for the Heinrich Böll Foundation, Christiane Gerstetter and Nils Meyer-Ohlendorf of Ecologic Institute look at the "I" in TTIP, investment rules in the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership under negotiation between the US and the EU. They assess the impact of investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS) rules on environmental regulation by analysing existing case law. The study is available for download.Read more

Rational Cost-Benefit Analysis, Level of Information and Conclusion of the Survey

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29 January 2014
Berlin
Germany

During this speech Max Grünig, Senior Fellow at Ecologic Institute, presented further results of the summer 2013 survey of all German-operators with their acquisition strategies in the second and third trading period. The presentation slides are available for download.

His key messages included:

  • The fee settlement by the intermediaries occurred mainly
    • fixed costs per executed trade contract
    • with a fee per emission allowance
    • as a relative mark up to the purchase price
  • The fee per emission allowance was used most in the second trading
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Results of the Survey - Market Access, Costs and Trading Strategies

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29 January 2014
Berlin
Germany

In this presentation Max Grünig, Senior Fellow at Ecologic Institute, presented and analyzed the main results of the summer 2013 survey of all German-operators with their acquisition strategies in the second and third trading period. He also gave an overview of the plant operators who participated in the survey. The presentation slides are available for download.

Max Grünig's presentation contained the following key results:

  • The internal offsetting and the use of intermediaries were by far the most widely used acquisition channels for operators in the second trading
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Lessons from the Energiewende for the US Context

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27 November 2013
Berlin
Germany
Speaker
At an Ecologic Institute Dinner Dialogue on 27 November 2013, Co-founder and CEO of the Rockey Mountain Institute (RMI), Armory Lovins, discussed successes and challenges of the German Energiewende with a group of German energy and climate experts.Read more

Legal Implications of TTIP for the Acquis Communautaire in ENVI Relevant Sectors

Ecologic Institute and BIO IS were commissioned by the European Parliament to investigate the potential impacts of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) on the EU’s environmental and food safety policies and the EU’s right to regulate. TTIP is currently being negotiated between the US and the EU. The study provides recommendations regarding the role of the European Parliament in the negotiation of TTIP. The study is available for download.Read more

Study on the EU-US Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP)

July 2013 to October 2013

In this project, Ecologic Institute and BIO IS have been commissioned by the European Parliament to investigate the potential impacts of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) on the EU’s environmental and food safety policies and the EU’s right to regulate. TTIP is being negotiated between the US and the EU. The study provides recommendations regarding the role of the European Parliament in the negotiation of TTIP. The study is available for download.

In 2013, US and EU officials have begun negotiations on a free trade agreement dubbed theRead more

The New Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP): A Focus on the Environment

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13 June 2013
Berlin
Germany

On 13 June 2013, the AICGS Business & Economics Program and the Ecologic Institute hosted a workshop entitled "The New Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP): A Focus on the Environment" at the Ecologic Institute Berlin office. Environmental aspects have not always been a primary consideration in international trade and investment agreements. The event was thus aimed at ensuring environmental...Read more

The New Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership: Aligning Investment, Patents, and Privacy Protection

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23 April 2013
Washington, DC
United States
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On 23 April 2013 AICGS and the Ecologic Institute hosted an afternoon workshop on "The New Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership: Aligning Investment, Patents, and Privacy Protection" in Washington, DC. The workshop was comprised of two panels. Panel One discussed "Transatlantic Trade and Investment Protection" and Panel Two examined "Patents, Copyrights, and Privacy." Most panelists expressed their support for the...Read more

The New Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP): A Focus on the Environment

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On 13 June 2013, the AICGS Business & Economics Program and the Ecologic Institute hosted a workshop entitled "The New Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP): A Focus on the Environment" at the Ecologic Institute Berlin office. Environmental aspects have not always been a primary consideration in international trade and investment agreements. The event was thus aimed at ensuring environmental objectives are given proper consideration in the negotiations regarding the planned trade and investment agreement between the EU and the US.

On the occasion of the 30 yearRead more

Discussion on TTIP in the European Parliament

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5 June 2013
Brussels
Belgium

On 5 June 2013, Christiane Gerstetter of Ecologic Institute participated in a panel discussion in the European Parliament on the planned EU–US Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) agreement. Her input focused on ways to ensure that the agreement incorporates and results in some environmental benefits. The discussion was organized by the Greens/EFA as part of a series of similar events in Berlin and Paris.

The US and EU recently decided to embark on negotiations of a trade and investment agreement, going beyond the current multilateral trade rules contained in WTO lawRead more

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