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Copenhagen Climate-Change Conference: What is the Deal? Global Perspectives on a Failed Global Climate Change Agreement

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12 December 2009
Boston
United States

International climate negotiations featured in a panel discussion on 2 December 2009 at the Center for German and European Studies of Brandeis University in Boston, where the Ecologic Institute was asked to provide expert insights on the likely outcome of the Copenhagen climate change summit later that month. Titled “Copenhagen Climate-Change Conference: What is the Deal? Global Perspectives on a Failed Global Climate Change Agreement”, this panel attracted a large number of participants to discuss the prospects for a legally binding climate change agreement.Read more

Certification of Biofuels

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11 December 2009
Potsdam
Germany

The international debate on biofuels is mostly dominated by environmental and economic aspects while the question of how biofuels can be produced in a socially acceptable way is not systematically tackled. The project "Biofuel as Social Fuel" examines for two regions in Germany and Brazil the social dimension of biofuel production. Timo Kaphengst gave a lecture at the project`s kick-off event stressing the role of certification systems in biofuel governance.

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The WTO Judicial Decision-Makers: How Do They Deal with Multilateral Environmental Agreements?

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4 December 2009
Amsterdam
Netherlands

Christiane Gerstetter, Fellow at the Ecologic Institute, contributed a paper to and gave a presentation at the Amsterdam Conference on the Human Dimensions on Global Environmental Change. She discussed how the Dispute Settlement Bodies of the World Trade Organization (WTO) deal with international environmental law, thus contributing to the conference’s section on actors in international environmental governance. The paper and the presentation are available for download.

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BSEC to Host Seminar on Technology Cooperation for Climate Objectives

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3 December 2009
Berlin
Germany

The Berlin Seminar on Energy and Climate (BSEC) is hosting a seminar “International Technology Cooperation to Achieve Climate Objectives” on 3 December 2009 at the German Institute of Economic Research (DIW) in Berlin. Dominic Marcellino, Fellow at the Ecologic Institute in Washington, DC will outline how the diffusion of climate technologies can be supported with the mechanisms discussed in the UNFCCC negotiations. Dr. Ulf Moslener, KfW Development Bank, Energy Sector and Policy Division Asia, will talk about experiences in supporting developing countries with their creation of enablingRead more

The international Climate Negotiations in Copenhagen – Prospects for Climate Protection

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25 November 2009
Kassel
Germany

The final event of the 13th Hessian Climate Protection Forum was a high level panel discussion on the international climate negotiations in Copenhagen. Panelists included the Hessian Secretary of State Mark Weinmeister, Wintershall Board Member Dr. Gerhard König, Franzjosef Schafhausen from the Federal Ministry for the Environment, and Dr. Camilla Bausch from the Ecologic Institute. Journalist Thomas Hanke (Handelsblatt) moderated the panel.Read more

Germany's Ecological Tax Reform: Perspectives from a Think Tank

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24 November 2009
Charlottesville
United States

On 24 November 2009, the Ecologic Institute was invited to address students in a lecture series titled “Generation Green: Germany and the Environment”  organized by the Center for German Studies at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Virginia. The course explored how and why Germany's Green movement addressed  pressing environmental challenges a generation before the release of Al  Gore's "An Inconvenient Truth", allowing students to consider how specific cultural contexts shape personal attitudes, public policies and  technological advances. Michael Mehling shared insights on “Germany's Ecological Tax Reform: Perspectives from a Think Tank”.Read more

Arctic Transform - Transatlantic Policy Options for Supporting Adaptation in the Marine Arctic

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16 November 2009
Brussels
Belgium
Since 2007, on initiative by the European Parliament, the European Commission (DG Relex) has sponsored transatlantic dialogues with a view to developing new approaches for handling global challenges. A conference in Brussels on 16 November 2009 reviewed the results of the first 5 pilot projects. R. Andreas Kraemer presented the outcomes of the Arctic Transform dialogue initiated by Ecologic Institute.Read more

A Climate Protection Act for Germany

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10 November 2009
Berlin
Germany
Christiane Gerstetter, Fellow Ecologic Legal, spoke on the legal feasibility of adopting a climate change act in Germany, modeled on the UK Climate Change Act. The presentation was a contribution to a seminar entitled "How legally-binding targets can promote more effective national climate change policy" held in the British Embassy. The presentation was based on an earlier legal expertise by Ecologic Legal on the topic, which the WWF had sponsored. It is available for download.Read more
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The Cost of Policy Inaction (COPI) on Biodiversity

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5 November 2009
Frankfurt am Main
Germany

On 5 November 2009, the Biodiversity and Climate Research Centre (BiK-F) in Frankfurt/Main hosted a workshop focusing on “Opportunities and limits of the ecosystem services concept.” Holger Gerdes, Fellow at the Ecologic Institute, gave a presentation on the application of the ecosystem services concept in policy consultancy.

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Post- Kyoto Strategies Compared: European and North American Pathways to Low Carbon Market Economies

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30 October 2009
Vancouver
Canada

At the Institute for European Studies of the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Michael Mehling of the Ecologic Institute joined a panel on “Post- Kyoto Strategies Compared: European and North American Pathways to Low Carbon Market Economies” held on 30 and 31 October 2009. Participants analyzed the emergence of particular shapes and designs of Post-Kyoto strategies on both sides of the Atlantic, and the Ecologic Institute contributed a unique transatlantic perspective to the comparative discussion.Read more

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Trends in EU Energy and Climate Change Policy

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23 October 2009
Indianapolis, Indiana
United States

The Indiana University European Union Center organized a full-day conference entitled "European Union Regulatory Policy: Lessons for Indiana." Dominic Marcellino gave a presentation on the development of EU energy and climate policy over the past decade, pointing out trends and possible future developments, and highlighting implications for Indiana.

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Economic Instruments between Kyoto and Copenhagen: quo vadis Climate Protection?

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16 October 2009
Münster
Germany

From 15-16 October 2009, the Center for Foreign Trade Law at the Institute for Public Economic Law of the Westphalian Wilhelms University in Münster hosted its 14th Foreign Trade Law Day, focusing on energy and climate change. At this conference, Benjamin Görlach, economist for the Ecologic Institute, delivered a presentation entitled ‘Economic Instruments between Kyoto and Copenhagen: quo vadis Climate Protection?’

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Current Developments in US American Climate Policy

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October 2009
16 October 2009
Berlin
Germany

The "Berlin Seminar on Energy and Climate" (BSEC) was launched in October 2009. BSEC is a joint initiative sponsored by Ecologic Institute, The Climate Policy Initiative (CPI), the German Institute of Economic Research (DIW), the Öko-Institut, the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) and the Technical University of Berlin (TU). The BSEC's first event focused on "Linking national and international efforts on carbon pricing." Dr. Camilla Bausch, Head of Climate & Energy at the Ecologic Institute, spoke on current developments in American climate policy.

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Stakeholder Participation and Sustainable Development Strategies - practical examples of the European experience

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16 October 2009
Budapest
Hungary

At the sixth and final EPOS Network Meeting that took place on the 15th and-16th October 2009 in Budapest, Doris Knoblauch presented the analysis of the stakeholder participation processes that took place within the federal or national sustainable development strategies in five European countries. The project revealed that a major challenge was how to deal with all the input generated through the participation processes.

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Constraints to wastewater treatment and reuse in Mediterranean Partner Countries

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9 October 2009
Girona
Spain

In the context of the Coordination Action INNOVA-MED, an international conference took place on innovative processes and practices for wastewater treatment and re-use in the Mediterranean region. Eleftheria Kampa, Senior Fellow with the Ecologic Institute, gave a lecture on the constraints to the broader application of treatment and reuse technologies in Mediterranean Partner Countries of North Africa and Middle East.

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The Kyoto Protocol and the current climate negotiations

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7 October 2009
Berlin
Germany

Christiane Gerstetter of Ecologic Legal, gave a presentation to young diplomats, participating in the 4th Executive Seminar for Diplomats from Latin America and the Caribbean on the international legal framework for climate protection and the current climate negotiations.Read more

Reflections on the Role of Foundations in Promoting Renewable Energies

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2 October 2009
Anchorage, Alaska
United States

The potential for renewable energies is greater in the US than in Germany, and foundations can do much to unlock growth, help create jobs, stabilise communities, and phase out fossil energies and atomic power.  R. Andreas Kraemer of Ecologic Institute presented the German experience at the EGA Fall Retreat in Anchorage, Alaska, on 2 October 2009.

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The Arctic Tomorrow - Confrontation or Cooperation?

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29 September 2009
Ottawa
Canada
In the North polar region, key nations of the world will answer the key question: Will confrontation or cooperation reign in the Arctic of Tomorrow. R. Andreas Kraemer of Ecologic Institute sketched the future as keynote panellist at the Arctic Future Forum of the Friedrich Ebert Foundation and the Rideau Institute in Ottawa, ON, on 29 September 2009. The Forum focused on security and arms control, climate change and energy. The key findings and a summary report of the Arctic Future Forum in Ottawa, ON, on 29 September 2009 is available download.Read more
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Carleton University Podcast Interview: R. Andreas Kraemer on Trans-national Policy Learning

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28 September 2009
Ottawa
Canada

In a Carleton University Podcast Interview conducted by Helen Morris, R. Andreas Kraemer, Director of Ecologic Institute in Berlin, discusses policy co-operation in the area of European environmental governance.  He focuses on some of the challenges facing different policy communities such as transport, energy, and agriculture when trying to work together on environmental concerns.  He also highlights the potential for sharing ideas and for Canadians and Europeans to learn from each others' experiences.

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European Environmental Governance: Options for Cooperation

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28 September 2009
Ottawa
Canada

Successive policy challenges and EU enlargement have added layers of policy, legislation, and institutions to create the current system for addressing environment, climate, energy, and sustainable development. R. Andreas Kraemer of Ecologic Institute was invited to speak on "European Environmental Governance: Options for Cooperation" at the Centre for European Studies of Carleton University, Ottawa, ON, on 28 September 2009.

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