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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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The Future Outlook & Post-2012 Discussion

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22 September 2009
Washington, DC
United States

Stakeholders and participants in the global carbon market convened in Washington DC at the annual Carbon Markets USA trade conference. Attendees examined the latest developments driving this evolving market, with a particular focus on the state of legislation in the United States and the progress in negotiations towards a global climate regime. Michael Mehling, president of the Ecologic Institute in Washington DC, was invited to address participants in the closing panel. In his address, he assessed the future outlook for climate negotiations and their implications for carbon markets around the globe.Read more

Taking Advantage of the Crisis: Synergies between Environmental Policy and Social Inclusion

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9 September 2009
Brussels
Belgium

"Emerging Stronger from the Recession to Tackle the Challenges of Social Cohesion and Sustainable Development" was the theme of an expert workshop convened by the European Commission (DG Employment) in Brussels on 9 September 2009.  Ecologic Institute contributed a background paper, and R. Andreas Kraemer was invited as keynote speaker on "Taking Advantage of the Crisis: Synergies between Environmental Policy and Social Inclusion".Read more

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The EU Emissions Trading Scheme: Experiences, Current State and Perspectives

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3 September 2009
Wanderath
Germany

From 30 August to 5 September 2009, the Foundation of German Business in cooperation with RWE organized a week-long summer academy for its scholarship holders on the present and future systems of energy supply. Benjamin Görlach, economist at Ecologic, gave a presentation on past experiences with, the current state of and the future outlook on the European Emissions Trading Scheme, one of the major EU climate policy instruments.

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Economic Stimulus Packages in Europe: Overview of National Measures and their Linkages to the Innovation Dimension of the Lisbon Agenda and Sustainable Development Strategies

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18 June 2009
Prague
Czech Republic

"Options and Opportunities for the future EU Sustainable Development Strategy" was the theme of the ESDN Conference 2009 in Prague on 17-19 June 2009, hosted by the Czech EU Presidency in cooperation with the Swedish EU Presidency.  Ecologic Institute contributed a background paper, and R. Andreas Kraemer of Ecologic Institute was invited to speak on "Economic Stimulus Packages in Europe", and comment on the coherence of policy strategies in Europe and the challenges of policy integration.

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A Climate Protection Law for Germany

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17 June 2009
Berlin
Germany

On behalf of the WWF, Ecologic Institute researched how middle and long term climate change goals could best be anchored in German law. At a Parliamentary Evening of the WWF on June 17th, Stephan Sina, Senior Fellow at Ecologic Institute, presented the expert report. Its results were discussed afterwards in a debate including the members of Parliament Eva Bulling-Schröter (Die Linke), Michael Kauch (FDP), Ulrich Kelber (SPD), Sylvia Kotting-Uhl (Bündnis 90/Grüne) and Prof. Dr. Stefan Rahmstorf (PIK). The Moderator was Regine Günther (WWF).Read more

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Global Climate Policy Debate - Lessons Learned and Preparations for Copenhagen

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12 June 2009
New York, NY
United States

On 12 June 2009, Michael Mehling of the Ecologic Institute in Washington DC moderated a plenary session on the “Global Climate Policy Debate” at Carbon Finance North America 2009, an annual trade conference organised in New York. The panel focused on preparations for a post-2012 climate regime and the integration of US policy into an international post-Kyoto agreement, reviewing developments since Poznan (COP 14) and expectations for Copenhagen (COP 15).

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Water Governance in Europe - the Water Framework Directive

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21 May 2009
Toronto

Nicole Kranz, Senior Fellow with Ecologic, recently spoke about European Water Governance at the H2Ontario Symposium on Integrated Water Management held on 21 and 22 May in Toronto, Ontario. The Symposium was aimed at discussing current approaches to Integrated Water Management in Canada as well as internationally and determining the way forward for current approaches underway in the Ontario Province.

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The Evolution of EU Environmental Governance

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22 April 2009
Washington, DC
United States

Ingmar von HomeyerIn this presentation Ecologic Senior Fellow Ingmar von Homeyer provided an analytical overview 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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Changing Arctic: Changing Planet

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28 March 2009
Aspen, CO
During the 2009 Aspen Environment Forum, the conversation addressed the changing Arctic in discussion with Sven Lindblad of Lindblad Expeditions, NOAA Administrator Jane Lubchenco, Climate Communications Director Susan Joy Hassol, Oceanographer Sylvia Earle, author Charles Wohlforth, Elizabeth Cheney of Shell Oil, Ecologic Institute Director R. Andreas Kraemer, and University of Alaska Chancellor Fran Ulmer. Aspen Institute's Executive Director of the Energy and Environment Program, David Monsma, moderatedRead more

21st Century International Environmental Governance: Solutions

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27 March 2009
Aspen, CO
United States

Solutions for International Environmental Governance were a theme of conversation at the 2009 Aspen Environment Forum.  Moderated by former US Senator Gary Hart, the discussants were the Minister of Environment of Panama Ligia Castro de Doens, Deputy Director in the Ministry of Environmental Protection of China Jia Feng, the Director of the North America office of UNEP Amy Fraenkel, Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution David Sandelow, the Director of the Global Environmental Governance Projects at Yale University Maria Ivanova, and Ecologic Institute Director R. Andreas Kraemer.

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Protecting the Arctic marine environment in a changing climate – options for transatlantic and international governance

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12 March 2009
Copenhagen
Denmark
At the International Scientific Congress “Climate Change: Global Risks, Challenges & Decisions”, experts presented a summary of scientific findings since the 2007 Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Assessment. The congress attracted broad international attention in the run-up to the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP-15) in Copenhagen in December 2009. In the session entitled “Integrating Climate Change into Global Sustainability”, Sandra Cavalieri presented transatlantic and international policy options to protect the Arctic marine environment that had emerged from the Arctic TRANSFORM project.Read more

Linking the EU's Emissions Trading System to a Future US Emissions Trading Scheme

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4 March 2009
Brussels
Belgium

Emissions trading systems emerging in the United States offer the opportunity of a future trading link to the European carbon market. While such a link promises more efficient allocation of resources in a larger and more liquid market, differences in the design of trading systems can undermine the effectiveness of the linked trading systems. In a presentation at the European Parliament in Brussels, Belgium, Michael Mehling and Jason Anderson provided legislators and their staff with an update of recent policy developments in the US and identified the prospects of an eventual market link across the Atlantic. This presentation and a series of commissioned background studies helped brief EU parliamentarians visiting the US in 2009.

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Ecological Tax Reform, an Example that Promotes Social Progress and Sustainable Development

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24 February 2009
Brussels
Belgium

In view of rising food and energy prices with impacts on vulnerable groups of society, the European Commission (DG Employment) convened a conference in Brussels on 24 February 2009 on social impacts of sustainable development, and policies aimed at making production and consumption more sustainable.  R. Andreas Kraemer of Ecologic Institute presented the success case of the German ecological tax reform, which creates jobs, helps stabilise social security systems, and induces improvements in energy efficiency and structural change.Read more

Climate Change as a Security Threat of the Next Generation for NATO

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24 February 2009
Brussels
Belgium

In the run up to the NATO Summit in Strasbourg-Kehl in April 2009, NATO Public Diplomacy Division and Carnegie Europe launched a discussion on "The Next Generation of Security Threats" and the reprogramming of NATO. They invited R. Andreas Kraemer of Ecologic Institute to provide keynote commentary on the question: "Should Climate Change be a Priority?" at the inaugural event of a new series.

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