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More Drops for Crops – Risks in Agricultural Waste Water Reuse: Precautionary and Mitigation Measures

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17 December 2008
Ismailia
Egypt

The exchange of experiences related to the treatment and reuse of wastewater in the Mediterranean region and Europe was the purpose of the INNOVA-Med capacity building course in Ismailia, Egypt. Cornelius Laaser, Researcher at Ecologic, presented precautionary and mitigation measures in agricultural wastewater reuse, based on a case study from Wolfsburg, Germany.Read more

Delivering on the EU's Climate Commitments: State of Play of Europe's New Climate and Energy Legislation

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10 December 2008
Poznàn
Poland

During the Climate Negotiation Summit in Poznàn, Poland, on 10 December 2008, R. Andreas Kraemer of Ecologic moderated a Side Event of the European Commission, the European Parliament, and the French Presidency of the European Union on "Delivering on the EU's Climate Commitments: State of Play of Europe's New Climate and Energy Legislation".Read more

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Aviation in the EU emission Trading Scheme (EU-ETS)

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10 December 2008
Poznàn
Poland

During the Climate Negotiation Summit in Poznàn, Poland, on 10 December 2008, R. Andreas Kraemer of Ecologic moderated a side event of the European Commission on "Aviation in the EU Emissions Trading Scheme (EU-ETS)". The event explored how aviation activities will be included in the EU's Emissions Trading Scheme from 1 January 2012 and provided details of the next steps for implementation.Read more

Transatlantic Energy Security: An Environmental and/or National Security Issue?

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2 December 2008
Washington, DC
United States

Against a backdrop of increasing scarcity of and potential conflict over fossile energy resources, and a reassessment of the impact of climate change on national or collective security, the Friedrich Ebert Foundation Washington DC, and the Institute for the Analysis of Global Security (AIGS) convened a Roundtable on Transatlantic Energy Security in Washington DC on 2 December 2008.  Camilla Bausch of Ecologic and Neil Brown, Special Advisor on Energy and Environment to Senator Richard Lugar (R-IN) provided the introduction and set the theme for the event.

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Climate change: Identifying the impacts on public finances

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26 November 2008
Berlin
Germany

In an explorative study commissioned by the Federal Ministry of Finance, the Ecologic Institute is currently analysing the long-term impacts of climate change on Germany’s financial budget. On 26 November 2008, Ingo Bräuer presented first results to the Ministry’s Working Group on Public Finance and discussed methodological questions with the experts in the audience.

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Threats and Opportunities in a Changing Arctic: Policy Challenges and Transatlantic Relations

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14 November 2008
Smithfield, RI
United States
R. Andreas Kraemer of Ecologic Institute gave a keynote presentation on "Threats and Opportunities in a Changing Arctic: Policy Challenges and Transatlantic Relations" at the John H. Chafee Center for International Business of Bryant University in Smithfield, Rhode Island, on 14 November 2008. The presentation draws on the transatlnatic Arctic Transform dialogue.Read more

Environmental and Resource Polices in the Context of the UN - A Chance for Cooperation?

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9 October 2008
Hamburg
Germany

Since the Security Council debated the security implications of climate change in April 2007, security aspects of climate change rank high on the political agenda of the UN. In a presentation at Haus Rissen Hamburg, Nils Meyer-Ohlendorf discussed the contribution of the UN to environmental security.

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Hertie School of Governance Courses on international energy and climate policy

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Fall Term of 2008
1 October 2008
Berlin
Germany

The Hertie School of Governance and Ecologic Institute cooperated on international energy and climate policies as agents of change. During the fall term of 2008, Sascha Müller-Kraenner, Partner of Ecologic, taught a course on "International energy and climate policy" at the Hertie School of Governance.

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Renewable-Energy-Sources-Act - The Amendment 2008/09

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25 September 2008
Weimar
Germany

During a further vocational training for management assistants in the energy sector Ms. Hanna Schumacher gave an introduction to the German Renewable Energy Sources Act (EEG) with a focus on the amendment which will come into force in 2009.

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Climate Change: Are Border Adjustment Measures only the Third-Best Option (Out of Three)?

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15 September 2008
Berlin
Germany

Border Adjustment Measures (BAM) have been discussed as a tool to equalize costs that industries with stringent greenhouse gas requirements have to bear, as some international competitors do not face these costs and allegedly enjoy a free ride. At a workshop of the German Federal Environment Agency (UBA), Nils Meyer-Ohlendorf and Michael Mehling discussed whether BAM are an adequate tool to address competitiveness concerns arising from the EU's ambitious climate change policies.

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Biofuels: Between Energy Security and Climate Change - Latin America and the international discussion

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28 August 2008
Rio de Janeiro
Brazil

This workshop from 28-29 August 2008 in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) aimed towards a common understanding between representatives of Latin America, Asia, Europe and the US on future biofuel development. Timo Kaphengst outlined in his presentation the renewable energy policy of the European Union, more specifically the main controversies within decision-making bodies of the EU on biofuel targets and sustainability standards.

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Development of an International Carbon Market and Options for Lining the EU Emission Trading Scheme with other Trading Systems

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3 July 2008
Munich
Germany

German industry is reassessing climate policies and its impacts for sectors or individual businesses in the context of economic globalisation and in future internationally coordinated carbon markets. The top indusry associations in Bavaria and the "Business for Climate Protection Initiative" of the German Industries Association (BDI) invited R. Andreas Kraemer to speak on carbon markets and linking at their conference on "Climate Policy in Berlin and Brussels" in Munich on 3 July 2008.Read more

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Linking CAP & WFD Facts – Results - Upcoming issues

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16 June 2008
Brussels
Belgium

The meeting, which took place at COPA-COGECA in Brussels, was attended by representatives from different agricultural unions of the EU. Thomas Dworak focused his lecture on the main links between the Water Framework Directive (WFD) and the Common Agricultural Policy.

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Climate Change and the Economy

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28 April 2008
Berlin
Germany

As part of the celebration of its 25th anniversary, the American Institute for Contemporary German Studies (AICGS) hosted a workshop on "Globalization, Trade, and Environment: German-American Cooperation or Confrontation?" in Berlin on 28 April 2008.  R. Andreas Kraemer of Ecologic moderated the panel on Climate Change and the Economy.

The Speakers were:

  • Claudia Kemfert, German Institute for Economic Research (DIW)
  • Sascha Müller-Kraenner, The Nature Conservancy (TNC)
  • Miranda Schreurs,
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Transboundary Regimes: The Amudarya - Insights from the Newater project

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22 April 2008
Tashkent
Uzbekistan

On occasion of a policy briefing, Nicole Kranz of Ecologic Institut presented the first results of a study on factors favoring and hindering adaptive transboundary water management regimes in the Amudarya basin.

The meeting, which took place at the Tashkent Institute for Irrigation and Melioration, was attended by representatives from donor organisations and researchers from Uzbekistan and Tajikistan involved with information exchange practices inRead more

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Renewable Energy: A Boom for Europe?

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17 March 2008
Denver
United States

On 23 January 2008 the European Commission put forth an integrated proposal for Climate and Renewable Energy Action. The Commission’s ambitious objective to achieve an overall binding target for the European Union of 20% renewable energy by 2020 and a 10% minimum target for the market share of biofuels by 2020, has received much attention around the world.  At the ACG’s dinner discussion “Renewable Energy: A Boom for Germany and Europe?” Stephanie Schlegel, Fellow at Ecologic Institute, gave a presentation on the current policies and developments of renewable energy in the European Union.

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European and American Approaches to Climate Change: Prospects for a Common Trans-Atlantic Agenda

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9 March 2008
Copenhagen
Denmark

Chaired by Madeleine Albright, the Aspen Atlantic Group (AAG) is an initiative of former serving North American and European foreign ministers, from across the political spectrum.  The AAG dedicated ist 8th Meeting on 6 to 9 March 2008 in Copenhagen, Denmark, to the Political Implications of Climate Change, and invited R. Andreas Kraemer to speak on European and American Approaches to Climate Change: Prospects for a Common Transatlantic Agenda. Deliberations at the meeting covered a range of topics, including U.S. movement to address climate change, the integration of emerging countries, the national security implications of a climate shift, the prospects of a global deal during the Copenhagen 2009 summit, and European and American approaches for dealing with this issue.Read more

If biofuels are the answer – what is the question? A review on the benefits and drawbacks of biofuels from an environmental, development, and climate perspective

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5 March 2008
Denver
United States

Stephanie Schlegel gave a presentation discussing the current bioenergy policy in the U.S. and the European Union. The presentation focused on the analysis of current support schemes for biofuels and compared the expectations and objectives to the actual impacts and results of bioenergy policy approaches from an environmental, climate and development perspective.

Around the world, biofuels are promoted as the solution to various problems such as security of energy supply and the challenge of climate change. However, numerous recent studies have shown that although bioenergy hasRead more

The EU‘s new Climate and Energy Package: A breakthrough in Europe's Renewable Energy Politics?

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26 February 2008
Denver

At a panel discussion, Stephanie Schlegel, Fellow at Ecologic, gave a presentation on the current achievements and crucial discussion points of renewable energy politics in Europe. The presentation focused on the developments in the context of the "Climate action and renewable energy package" - the recently published legislative proposal of the European Commission.

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From Biofuel Standards to an International Standard-setting Scheme for the Sustainable Use of Natural Resources

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23 February 2008
Berlin
Germany

As part of a series of European conferences on human dimensions research, the Berlin conference this year focused on governance of social-ecological change. Timo Kaphengst showed in his presentation, how the current debate on sustainable standards for biofuels could be used to create an international standard-setting scheme for the sustainable use of all natural resources.

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