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Keynote Address: Germany as a Model? Local, Regional and National Approaches to Sustainability

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26 June 2010
Berlin
Germany

In a Faculty and Expert Seminar, R. Andreas Kraemer of Ecologic Institute delivered the Keynote Address to an audience of mainly US and Canadian university and college faculty.  The group travelled to Berlin and Brandenburg to study local, regional and national approaches to sustainability.  The Studienform Berlin organised the study tour as part of the Transatlantic Climate Bridge.

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Do hydro-climatic hazards intensify social tensions and conflicts?

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15 June 2010
Marseille
France

In recent years, it has almost become conventional wisdom that climate change is a threat to human security. Both politicians and scientists have called climate change a conflict trigger or multiplier. However, empirically-based research on the relationship between climate change, resource scarcity and conflict is often absent. At the workshop on "Climate-induced migration in the MENA", Maria Berglund presented the FP7 project "Climate change, Hydro-conflicts and Human Security (CLICO)", aiming to address these research gaps.Read more

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Quo vadis Carbon Trading?

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28 May 2010
Berlin
Germany
R. Andreas Kraemer of Ecologic Institute moderated a panel entitled "Quo Vadis Carbon Trading?" at the conference "The Great Transformation – Greening the Economy", which was jointly organized by the Heinrich Böll Stiftung, the Center for American Progress, and the Mercator Foundation. The panel focussed on economic instruments in climate policy, the EU Emission Trading Scheme and its links to carbon markets and also Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) projects in other countries.

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Climate and energy policy under Obama

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27 May 2010
Erfurt
Germany
At the invitation of the U.S. Consulate General Leipzig Katharina Umpfenbach held a lecture on U.S. climate and energy policy on 27 May 2010. The event was part of a lecture series titled “Obama and the ‘new’ U.S.” organised jointly by the political science faculty of the University of Erfurt, the Regional Center for Political Education and the U.S. Consulate General.Read more

The role of think tanks in the EU environmental policy process

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30 April 2010
Bruges
Belgium

Over the years the number of think tanks in Brussels has increased significantly. Against this general backdrop, the lecture by Ecologic Senior Fellow Ingmar von Homeyer at the College of Europe in Bruges focussed on environmental think tanks dealing with EU environmental policy. He argued that the role and characteristics of the environmental think tanks differ significantly from those of the Brussels “generalist” think tanks, which focus on a much broader spectrum of EU policies than their environmental counterparts.Read more

Addressing Global Warming Using Market-based Mechanisms

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30 April 2010
Annapolis, Maryland
United States

The Political Science Department of the United States Naval Academy offers a course to 3rd and 4th year Political Science majors on Energy and Security. Dominic Marcellino, Fellow at Ecologic Institute, was invited to provide a guest lecture on the use of market mechanisms in climate change policy.

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Exploring new options for energy efficiency financing

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23 April 2010
Washington, DC
United States

Culminating the celebration of two years in Washington DC, Ecologic Institute held a policy development workshop with Worldwatch Institute entitled "Sustaining Energy Efficiency Investments in Challenging Financial Environments." The workshop gathered energy efficiency policy experts from NGOs, research organizations, and federal and local government.Read more

Policy Consulting by Intermediary Organizations (2010)

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Summer Term 2010
1 April 2010
Bremen
Germany
Christiane Gerstetter and Doris Knoblauch, Fellows of Ecologic Legal, are teaching a seminar at the University for Applied Sciences Bremen in the summer term 2010. The seminar is entitled "Policy consulting by intermediary organisations" and is part of the International Degree Course in Policy Management; its aim is to provide students with first-hand insights into the work of an environmental think tank. Read more

Ecosystem Services and Land Use

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Summer Term 2010
1 April 2010 to 30 September 2010
Berlin
Germany

During the summer semester 2010, the Research Group Ecosystem Services will organise a course on "Ecosystem Services and Land Use" at the Humboldt University Berlin. The course is geared toward Bachelor’s and Master’s students in geography or related disciplines. In this context, Holger Gerdes, Fellow at Ecologic Institute, will teach a class on the valuation of ecosystem services.

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Energy in Germany - Presentation to US Congress Chiefs of Staff

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30 March 2010
Berlin
Germany

The 2010 Senior Congressional Staff Study Tour of Germany brought Chiefs of Staff of members of the US Congress to Berlin and Cologne to take stock of the political situation in Germany after the federal election in September 2009 and before the vote in North Rhine-Westphalia in May 2010. On invitation by The United States Association of Former Members of Congress (USAFMC), R. Andreas Kraemer of Ecologic Institute led a discussion on the current trends and outlook for energy policy in Germany and the European Union.

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Water Corruption and Integrity, Environment and Climate Change

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29 March 2010
Berlin
Germany

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.

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International Agreements on Climate Change, Biodiversity and Public Participation - an Introduction

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29 March 2010
Ramallah

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

The EU's Emission Trading Scheme

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25 March 2010
New Brunswick
United States

Ecologic Institute was invited to participate in a conference on "Climate Change Policy: Lessons from the European Experience" hosted on 25 and 26 March 2010 by the Center for European Studies at Rutgers University as part of "Lessons from Europe", a two-year program of events exploring what US policy-makers and citizens can learn from the experiences of European democracies in addressing 21st century policy challenges.Read more

Update on North American Carbon Trading Initiatives

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24 March 2010
Vancouver
Canada

European insights from the integration of emissions trading systems helped inform participants at GLOBE 2010, North America’s largest international conference on business and the environment. Michael Mehling of the Ecologic Institute in Washington DC joined a panel sponsored by the German Consulate General in Vancouver.Read more

Opportunities for German Biomass Companies in the U.S. Market

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23 March 2010
Berlin
Germany

In 2010 the German Energy Agency GmbH (dena) and the German American Chambers of Commerce (AHK USA) organized the 2nd German American Energy Conference. This year’s conference was themed „Promising Markets for Renewables and Energy Efficiency”. It offered information about current trends and support frameworks within U.S. and EU energy markets and how companies can benefit from them. The event attracted more than 400 participating experts and high level speakers. Within a panel discussion Stephanie Schlegel, Fellow und Coordinator Bioenergy and Agriculture at the Ecologic Institute spoke about opportunities for German biomass companies in the U.S. market and the relevance of sustainability requirements for the further development of transatlantic bioenergy markets.

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When Their Home is Submerged – Who will take the climate refugees in?

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11 March 2010
Berlin
Germany

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).

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A Transatlantic Agenda for Global Nuclear Governance

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4 March 2010
Potsdam
Germany

"Towards a Nuclear Power Renaissance? – Challenges for Global Energy Governance" was the theme of the 7th Transatlantic Energy Governance Dialogue convened by the Global Public Policy Institute (GPPI) and the Brookings Institution, supported by the European Commission, in Potsdam, Germany, on 4 to 5 March 2010.  R. Andreas Kraemer of Ecologic Institute offered his reflections on the proceedings and spoke about "A Transatlantic Agenda for Global Nuclear Governance" at the concluding panel.

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EU Environmental Governance: from Addressing Acute Environmental Threats to Coping with Climate Change

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22 February 2010
Singapore

In this presentation Ecologic Senior Fellow Ingmar von Homeyer provided an overview of the development of EU environmental governance from the early 1970s up to the present. He argued that EU environmental governance can be described as an amalgam of four to five environmental governance regimes which have successively been layered on top of each other over the past 35 years.

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