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State of Play on the "Green Deals" in the EU and US

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20 November 2019
online
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In this EFEX webinar Doug Sims, Director of Strategy and Finance at the Center for Market Innovation (Natural Resources Defense Council), and Quentin Genard, Head of the Brussels Office at E3G (Third Generation Environmentalism), will discuss the existing and evolving concepts behind a "green deal" in the US and EU, try to identify differences and similarities and debate pros and cons. The discussion will then shift to policy details, more specifically the proposed funding mechanisms for a new deal in both the US and EU (or lack thereof). The webinar will be moderated by Matthias Duwe, Head, Climate, at Ecologic Institute. Please, register to attend.Read more

Governing for 2050: Climate framework laws in the EU, the US and beyond

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14 November 2019
online
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In this EFEX webinar, Michael Mehling, Deputy Director of the Center for Energy and Environmental Policy Research at MIT, and Matthias Duwe, Head Climate at Ecologic Institute, will discuss the state of play of climate framework laws, drawing on specific examples from the EU and the sub-national level in the US and experiences in other parts of the world. The webinar will be moderated by Arne Riedel, a Fellow and legal expert at Ecologic Institute. Please, register to attend.Read more

How Will the Climate for Transatlantic Cooperation Change Following the 2020 US Election?

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9 October 2019
Berlin
Germany
The European Union and the United States share many values, principles and interests, and there is a rich tapestry of transatlantic relations at many levels and across a range of policy fields. At present, however, on climate change and climate action, – as well as other important areas of policy – the EU and the US are pulling in different, sometimes opposite directions. Led by keynote comments from author and academic Bruce Stokes, a small group of experts engaged in a round-table discussion to explore the prospects for post-election transatlantic relations and cooperation across a range of related policy fields.Read more

Stakeholder Engagement in the EU: Preparing National Energy and Climate Plans

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25 June 2019
online
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This EFEX webinar explores the success of stakeholder participation in the National Energy and Climate Plans (NECP) preparation process as well as its scope, best practice examples and value added for EU climate policy. A panel of expert speakers – Elisa Martellucci and Agnese Ruggiero of Carbon Market Watch and David Donnerer of Energy Cities – draw on their experiences with the PlanUp project, discussing the EU perspective as well as the dialogues it organized between stakeholders and ministry officials. The panel is moderated by Matthias Duwe, Head Climate at Ecologic Institute.Read more

The Future of Coal – The Economics and Politics of the German Coal Phase Out

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14 May 2019
online
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In January 2019, a stakeholder commission established by the German government agreed upon a schedule to decommission coal-fired power plants by 2038 at the latest and a framework for financial assistance to regions affected by the transition. Environmental groups have argued for years that Germany will not get back on track to its climate targets if it does not tackle the coal question. However, as a historic ingredient of Germany's industrial might, coal as source of energy was considered taboo for policy-makers until recently. How did this major paradigm shift come about – and what made an agreement among different stakeholders possible?Read more
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About the Transatlantic Program

Welcome to the Transatlantic Program at Ecologic Institute.

Ecologic Institute's Transatlantic Program strengthens transatlantic relations in the field of environmental policy, as well as in the integration of environmental concerns into other areas of policy, such as foreign relations and trade. Since 2001, the program has focused on transatlantic relations both between individual countries and among the European Union, Canada, Latin America, the Caribbean and the United States.

In 2008, the Ecologic Institute, Washington DC office was founded to strengthen the bridge across the Atlantic. Two of its key programs, "Europe and its Policies" and "Transatlantic Outreach" enhance exchange about environmental policy developments in the European Union.