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Climate Change and the Concept of Environmental Security under the Obama administration

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5 March 2009
Berlin
Germany
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Sherri-GoodmanAt an Ecologic Dinner Dialogue on 5 March 2009, Sherri Goodman spoke about the current developments in the concept of environmental security under the new Obama administration. Sherri Goodman - now chief counsel for the Center for Naval Analyses (CNA), a military think tank, served as Deputy under Secretary of Defense for Environmental Security...Read more

Climate Change and Coastal Zone Management

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14 October 2008
Berlin
Germany
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Michael K. OrbachOn 14 October 2008, an Ecologic Dinner Dialogue was held in honour of Dr. Michael K. Orbach. Mike Orbach is Professor of the Practice of Marine Affairs and Policy and Director of the Duke University Marine Laboratory at the Duke University’s Nicholas School of the Environment (Beaufort, North...Read more

New Threats Arising from Climate Change and Energy Scarcity – What Role for International Governance?

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24 April 2008
Brussels
Belgium
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At an Ecologic Dinner Dialogue in Brussels on 24 April 2008, Jamie Shea and Helga Schmid discussed the role for the EU and NATO in responding to threats arising from climate change. Jamie Shea is Head of Policy Planning at NATO. Helga Schmid is Policy Unit Director at the EU Council Secretariat. Both agreed on the importance of the issue. While it is already on the agenda and reflected in various EU documents, Jamie Shea laid out reasons why it is not yet at NATO’s agenda and made recommendations that could help change the current situation.

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Sustainable Transport - Goal or Myth

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16 April 2008
Berlin
Germany
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Sebastian BäckströmAn Ecologic Dinner Dialogue took place on the eve and in anticipation of the 3rd ETTAR (Environmental Technologies, Training and Awareness Raising) Workshop dealing with training and awareness-raising needs to improve the environmental performance of freight transport. Sebastian Bäckström (WSP, Sweden) shared his personal views about the need for more sustainable transport featuring low emissions and prices reflecting the environmental impact. Mr. Bäckström's starting point was that "something is wrong" in the organisation of current transport systems and transport patterns. Read more

Power Grid 2.0: Will the Information Technology Fairy Kiss and Wake the Electric Utilities?

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27 February 2008
Berlin
Germany
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On 27 February 2008, an Ecologic Dinner Dialogue was held in honour of Suedeen Kelly, Commissioner at the U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). In her initial remarks, Suedeen Kelly pointed out that many electric utilities in the United States are indeed aware of the potential new grid technologies have – the “fairy kiss” by information technology seems to be happening. However, the deployment of smart grids is not going to happen on its own. Read more

Building Blocks: The Role of NGOs in International Environmental Governance

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25 February 2008
Berlin
Germany
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On 25 February 2008, an Ecologic Dinner Dialogue was held in Berlin in honour of Mark Halle, European Director of the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) as well as Global Director of Trade & Investment. Mark Halle introduced key aspects of the role of non-governmental organisations (NGOs) in international environmental governance (IEG). He pointed out that environmental issues for governments often come second, leaving NGOs as important actors in the field of IEG.  The decisive question of how to move environmental issues to the centre of political decision making still needs to be tackled. Read more

Transatlantic perspectives on biodiversity and climate change

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11 October 2007
Berlin
Germany
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On 11 October 2007, a transatlantic Ecologic Dinner Dialogue was held in Berlin to celebrate the launch of The Nature Conservancy’s (TNC) first European office and to discuss EU and US policies on biodiversity and climate change. The guest of honor, Rebecca Patton, Chief Conservation Strategies Officer for The Nature Conservancy (TNC), was joined by her colleagues Sascha Müller-Kraenner, the new European Representative as well as Roberto Troya, Director of International Government Relations and Andreas Lehnhoff, Director for the Mesoamerica & Caribbean for the Conservancy. The keynote speaker was Miranda Schreurs, Professor at the Free University in Berlin, who is an expert in transatlantic environmental policy. Read more

Comparative Domestic Policies – Experiences at the Subnational Level

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12 June 2007
Berlin
Germany
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Miranda SchreursOn 12 June, 2007, a transatlantic Ecologic Dinner Dialogue was held in Berlin with Miranda A. Schreurs, Associate Professor in the Department of Government at the University of Maryland, College Park. In her talk, Miranda Schreurs highlighted the increasing role of the sub-national level in the United States, especially with regard to...Read more

Financing of Investments in the Water Infrastructure

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17 April 2007
Berlin
Germany
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Jay BenforadoOn 17 April 2007, a transatlantic Ecologic Dinner Dialogue was held in Berlin in honour of Jay Benforado, Director of the National Center for Environmental Innovation at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). In his talk, Jay Benforado discussed the financing of water infrastructure in the US, needed investments over the next...Read more

Rescuing a Planet Under Stress and a Civilization in Trouble

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22 January 2007
Berlin
Germany
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Lester BrownThe Washington Post called Lester Brown "one of the world's most influential thinkers." The Telegraph of Calcutta refers to him as "the guru of the environmental movement." While visiting Germany in order to launch the German edition of his book "Plan B 2.0: Rescuing a Planet Under Stress and a Civilization in Trouble", he gave a talk in Berlin on 22 January 2007. Read more

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