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Reindustrialisation of Europe – Cure or curse?

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6 December 2010
Brussels
Belgium

Demographic change will, in the long term, lead to shrinking and ageing populations in Europe. At the same time, younger economies are eying the international markets. Can a European reindustrialisation be successful under these circumstances? Max Grünig Fellow at Ecologic Institute Berlin was searched for an answer to this question at the Committee of the Regions. A full report based on the participant’s presentation can be downloaded.

In the next 50 years, populations will age and shrink in the large majority of European regions. This will have a considerableRead more

Electric mobility

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4 December 2010
Berlin
Germany

Electric vehicles can potentially make significant contributions towards achieving the EU’s climate protection goals in the transport sector. In the context of the Dresden university days on ecological-social market economy and sustainability, Max Grünig, Fellow at Ecologic Institute Berlin, presented a summary of the potential and limitations of electric vehicles.

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ESDN Workshop on Measuring Welfare in the Context of Sustainable Development "Beyond GDP"

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2 December 2010
Berlin
Germany

The European Sustainable Development Network (ESDN) convened a workshop on "Reforms for Measuring Welfare and Wealth in the Context of Sustainable Development" in Berlin on 2 and 3 December 2010. R. Andreas Kraemer of Ecologic Institute moderated the event discussing "Beyond GDP", which was hosted by the German Federal Ministry of Environment (BMU) and the German Bank for Reconstruction (KfW).

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Strategic approaches and tools of the 6th EAP: the Thematic Strategies

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25 November 2010
Brussels
Belgium

Ingmar von Homeyer, Ecologic Institute Senior Fellow and Head of the Ecologic Institute representation in Brussels, provided an assessment of the Thematic Strategies as the most important ‘tool’ of the European Union’s 6th Environment Action Programme (6EAP) at a conference organised by Brussels Environment in the context of the 2010 Belgian EU Presidency.

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What Arctic Policy for Europe?

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23 November 2010
Berlin
Germany
Climate change brings significant changes to the Arctic, resulting in a new geopolitical dynamics and challenges in the relations between Arctic and non-Arctic nations. On 23 November 2010, the German Konrad Adenauer Foundation convened an expert meeting in Berlin to discuss the strategic, military and political challenges, the role of the EU, and implications for resource, energy and climate policy. R. Andreas Kraemer of Ecologic Institute was invited as keynote speaker on EU Arctic Policy in the context of regional environmental governance.Read more

The Missing Link to Sustainable Mobility

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23 November 2010
Washington, DC
United States

The results of the study "Connecting public transportation with car and bike sharing programs" were presented by Dominic Marcellino at a transportation policy workshop organized by Ecologic Institute, the Heinrich Böll Foundation, and the Brookings Institution.

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South African - German Workshop in Water and Land Management

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8 November 2010
Pretoria
South Africa

South African land and water reform processes, as well as the interaction between water, agriculture and climate change in the EU, were the subjects of a workshop in Pretoria, South Africa, in which Christiane Gerstetter, Sandra Naumann and Nicole Kranz participated as representatives of Ecologic Institute. The workshop was organised by the Water Governance Group of the South African Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR). Ecologic Institute’s presentations are available for download.

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Certification Schemes and Cross Compliance – Synergies to explore?

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7 November 2010
Brussels
Belgium

At the 7th meeting of the European Commission‘s "Expert Group on Cross Compliance" Stephanie Schlegel, Fellow at Ecologic, gave a presentation on cross compliance and certification schemes, discussing the potential links and synergies between the two approaches. Her presentation is available for download.Read more

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Environmental Tax Reform - Insights from a biodiversity protection perspective

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29 October 2010
Dublin
Ireland

A gradual shift of today’s taxes away from personal income and capital- and towards taxes on consumption, pollution, and inefficient use of energy and resources can boost employment, eco-innovation and protect the environment. In this context, biodiversity protection also plays an important role. Building on previous work related to the use of market-based instruments in the field of nature conservation at the EU and global levels, Sandra Naumann gave a presentation on “Preserving Biodiversity with Market Incentives” at the “Environmental Tax Reform - learning from the past, and inventing the future” conference in Dublin, Ireland. The focus on her presentation was the success or failure of these instruments and their potential for further use in the future.Read more

Green Growth - Globalisation and Science

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28 October 2010
Munich
Germany

Leading German daily newspaper Sueddeutsche Zeitung and the Hypo Verein Bank convened their 9th Expert Forum Mittelstand in Munich (Germany) on 28 October 2010.  The Forum discussed green growth, innovation and competiveness, and the role of small and mid-sized businesses – the German "Mittelstand" – in the wider context.  R. Andreas Kraemer of Ecologic Institute and Klaus Töpfer of IASS Potsdam provided perspectives on science and globalisation.

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Analysis of the German Renewable Energy Action Plan

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27 October 2010
Berlin
Germany

Do the National Renewable Energy Action Plans concerning Member States’ goals for 2020 address the long-term restructuring of electricity generation? Do they consider possibilities for European cooperation? The Ecologic Institute examined these questions in its analysis of the German Renewable Energy Action Plan commissioned by the European Green Foundation. Ecologic Institute Senior Fellow Stephan Sina presented the results of this study as a panelist at a discussion hosted by the Heinrich Böll Foundation on 27 October 2010.

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Renewable Energy as a Central Building Block of Climate Protection Policy

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15 October 2010
Dresden
Germany

As part of the annual conference of the physics student council of Cusanuswerk “Energy isn’t only in chocolate – intelligent energy use: ecological and efficient” in Dresden, Stephan Sina, Senior Fellow at Ecologic Institute and former Cusanuswerk scholarship recipient, held a lecture on “Renewable Energy as a Central Building Block of Climate Protection Policy” on 15 October 2010.

His lecture gave an overview of the legal and political conditions in which the advancement of renewable energies in Germany and Europe takes place, complementing the mostly technology-focusedRead more

Electric Vehicles and the Electricity Sector - Interactions and Limitations

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14 October 2010
Brussels
Belgium

Electric vehicles can potentially make significant contributions towards achieving the EU’s climate protection goals in the transport sector. In the context of a stakeholder workshop convened by the DG Environment of the European Commission  in Brussels, Max Grünig, Fellow at Ecologic Institute Berlin, presented a summary of the interactions between the energy sector and electric vehicles.

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Energy Infrastructure – How the US and Germany will lead by example

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14 October 2010
Washington, DC
United States

On 14 October 2010, the German American Energy Forum - a one-day international event that aims to open a dialogue between experts on various energy issues - was held in Washington DC Michael Mehling, President of Ecologic Institute, Washington DC, moderated the first panel focused on energy infrastructure. Ecologic Institute is a supporting partner.

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Environmental State-Change in the Arctic Ocean

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13 - 15 October 2010
13 October 2010
Cambridge
United Kingdom
Ecologic Institute co-convened the NATO Advanced Research Workshop (ARW) on "Environmental Security in the Arctic Ocean" in Cambridge, England, on 14 to 17 September 2010.  R. Andreas Kraemer of Ecologic Institute introduced and moderated the session entitled "Environmental State-Change in the Arctic Ocean" on the consequences of environmental change for security. Read more

Considering Population and Emissions Together under a Novel Liability Framework

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8 October 2010
Tianjin
China

While the world waits for an international emissions reduction agreement under the UNFCCC, negotiating governments continue a stalemate on key issues. Historical emissions, population dynamics, and trade may be the missing pieces of the puzzle. Hannam (UNEP-Tongji Institute) and McGlynn (Ecologic Institute) connect these components under one framework for adjusting national emissions reduction responsibilities. To determine how much each nation should reduce emissions, they ask: Who benefits from past, present, and future emissions?

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The Arctic Today - Finding Common Transatlantic Ground

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29 September 2010
Ottawa
Canada
As the Cold War ends and the ice is melting in the Arctic, security and arms control, climate change and energy, present a new situation for the relations among nations and the joint management of the region. On 29 September 2009, the Friedrich Ebert Foundation and the Rideau Institute convened an expert meeting in Ottawa to take stock of "The Arctic Today and Finding Common Transatlantic Ground". R. Andreas Kraemer of Ecologic Institute acted as discussant and moderated a session on energy and the environment. The key findings and a summary report of the Arctic Future Forum in Ottawa, ON, on 29 September 2009 is available download.Read more

Costs and Benefits of Climate Change Adaptation Measures in the Energy Sector – Development of a Methodology

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23 September 2010
Berlin
Germany
Climate change requires adaptation measures in multiple areas, including, among others, the energy sector. At a stakeholder workshop, Max Grünig, Fellow at Ecologic Institute Berlin, presented a methodology for assessing costs and benefits of such measures.Read more

An Assessment of Technology Transfer Proposals and Needs for Diffusion

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13 September 2010
Washington, DC
United States

Building from previous work related to technology transfer within the international climate change negotiations, Dominic Marcellino, Fellow at Ecologic Institute, gave an overview of the current state of the negotiations and needs for diffusion at a conference held by the American Institute for Contemporary German Studies (AICGS).

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Policies Relevant to Achieve a One-Planet Economy

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8 September 2010
Brussels
Belgium

The One Planet Economy Network held its Workshop on Scenarios and Policy Analysis in Brussels (Belgium) on 8 and 9 September 2010.  R. Andreas Kraemer moderated the workshop, which was part of the One Planet Economy Network: European Union (OPEN:EU) joint research project sponsored by the European Commission, DG Research, as part of the 7th Framework Programme for Research.

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