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Presentations – Transatlantic Program

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Assessing Prospects and Limits of Shale Gas in Europe

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12 May 2011
Budapest
Hungary

Economist and Fellow at Ecologic Institute Berlin, Max Grünig participated and chaired in the Ninth Transatlantic Energy Governance Dialogue on Shale Gas, on 12 and 13 May 2011 in Budapest (Hungary). The full report of the event is available for download.

Participants explored the question of whether Shale Gas is a "game changer" for European energy security, In particular, Max Grünig moderated the working group on "Assessing Prospects and Limits of Shale Gas in Europe". The event was organised by the Central European University, in partnership with the Brookings InstitutionRead more

The New North: How European is the Arctic?

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10 May 2011
Berlin
Germany

Hannah Strauss, visiting scholar at Ecologic Institute, together with other experts on the Arctic and H.E. Danish Ambassador Per Poulsen-Hansen, discussed Europe’s impact on and interest in a "New North". The panel discussion was preceded by a presentation of Matthias Hannemann’s recent book, "Der Neue Norden. Die Arktis und der Traum vom Aufbruch", and focused on various aspects related to the political and economic development of the Arctic region.Read more

Climate and Energy Policy in Germany and the EU

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15 March 2011
Philadelphia, PA
United States

With Arabia in turmoil and nuclear tragedy at Fukushima, Japan, the US rethinks energy dependence on unstable or hostile parts of the world, and looks anew at sustainable energy options.  R. Andreas Kraemer of Ecologic Institute presented German and EU experience at the University of Pennsylvania's International Relations Program on 15 March 2011.

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Environmental Impacts of Arctic Shipping

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22 February 2011
Berlin
Germany

Sandra Cavalieri, Fellow and Arctic Programme Coordinator at Ecologic Institute, spoke to decision-makers, scientists and industry experts on the environmental impacts of Arctic Shipping at the Symposium on Arctic shipping held at the Canadian Embassy in Berlin on 22 February. The presentation is available for download.Read more

Dr. Jonathan Pershing and Dr. Urban Rid discuss global climate policy

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17 February 2011
Berlin
Germany

Dr. Jonathan Pershing, US Deputy Special Envoy for Climate Change, and Dr. Urban Rid, Director-General at the German Federal Environment Ministry, discussed the future of international climate policy at an event hosted by the American Embassy in Berlin. The dialogue was initiated by Loni Gardner and moderated by Dr. Camilla Bausch, both from Ecologic Institute. 

The roundtable event linked Dr. Pershing live from Washington D.C. with Dr. Rid. About 40 key stakeholders from ministries, non-governmental organizations, business and the scientific community attendedRead more

Financing energy efficiency measures and R&D in emerging economies: A comparative analysis EU-US

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12 February 2011
Berkeley, California
United States

Part of the project "Transatlantic Opportunities for Meeting Global Challenges in Energy Efficiency and Low Carbon Technology", Dominic Marcellino (Ecologic Institute Fellow) presented the results of a research paper, which was written with Christiane Gerstetter, at a conference in Berkeley, California. The conference, held at University of California, Berkeley, on 11 and 12 February 2011, where researchers delivered initial results.

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Arctic Frontiers Conference - EU Arctic Footprint and Policy Assessment

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25 January 2011
Tromsø
Norway

Emily McGlynn, Transatlantic Fellow at Ecologic Institute, spoke to decision-makers, policy analysts, scientists and students at the Arctic Frontiers Conference in Tromsø, Norway (28 January 2011) about the EU's impact on the Arctic environment. Arctic stakeholders were very interested to hear the results of the EU Arctic Footprint and Policy Assessment Project, as coordinated by Ecologic Institute.

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EU Arctic Footprint and Policy Assessment

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25 January 2011
Tromsø
Norway

Emily McGlynn, Transatlantic Fellow at Ecologic Institute, presented the EU Arctic Footprint and Policy Assessment project to Arctic indigenous stakeholders at a side event organized by the European Commission, DG MARE during the Arctic Frontiers conference in Tromsø, Norway on 25 January 2011. The EU Arctic Footprint report was discussed alongside other EU Arctic policy developments.

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EU Arctic Footprint and Policy Assessment

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8 December 2010
Paris
France
Sandra Cavalieri, Fellow and Arctic Programme Coordinator at Ecologic Institute, presented the results of the EU Arctic Footprint and Policy Assessment project at a conference hosted by the European Space Agency (ESA) on 8 December 2010 in Paris, France. The results show Europe’s Arctic environmental footprint from a broad range of sources, and added to the discussion on how ESA can improve its satellites and remote sensing data to contribute to the EU’s Arctic policy development. The presentation is available for download.Read more

What Arctic Policy for Europe?

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23 November 2010
Berlin
Germany
Climate change brings significant changes to the Arctic, resulting in a new geopolitical dynamics and challenges in the relations between Arctic and non-Arctic nations. On 23 November 2010, the German Konrad Adenauer Foundation convened an expert meeting in Berlin to discuss the strategic, military and political challenges, the role of the EU, and implications for resource, energy and climate policy. R. Andreas Kraemer of Ecologic Institute was invited as keynote speaker on EU Arctic Policy in the context of regional environmental governance.Read more

The Missing Link to Sustainable Mobility

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23 November 2010
Washington, DC
United States

The results of the study "Connecting public transportation with car and bike sharing programs" were presented by Dominic Marcellino at a transportation policy workshop organized by Ecologic Institute, the Heinrich Böll Foundation, and the Brookings Institution.

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Energy Infrastructure – How the US and Germany will lead by example

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14 October 2010
Washington, DC
United States

On 14 October 2010, the German American Energy Forum - a one-day international event that aims to open a dialogue between experts on various energy issues - was held in Washington DC Michael Mehling, President of Ecologic Institute, Washington DC, moderated the first panel focused on energy infrastructure. Ecologic Institute is a supporting partner.

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Environmental State-Change in the Arctic Ocean

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13 - 15 October 2010
13 October 2010
Cambridge
United Kingdom
Ecologic Institute co-convened the NATO Advanced Research Workshop (ARW) on "Environmental Security in the Arctic Ocean" in Cambridge, England, on 14 to 17 September 2010.  R. Andreas Kraemer of Ecologic Institute introduced and moderated the session entitled "Environmental State-Change in the Arctic Ocean" on the consequences of environmental change for security. Read more

Considering Population and Emissions Together under a Novel Liability Framework

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8 October 2010
Tianjin
China

While the world waits for an international emissions reduction agreement under the UNFCCC, negotiating governments continue a stalemate on key issues. Historical emissions, population dynamics, and trade may be the missing pieces of the puzzle. Hannam (UNEP-Tongji Institute) and McGlynn (Ecologic Institute) connect these components under one framework for adjusting national emissions reduction responsibilities. To determine how much each nation should reduce emissions, they ask: Who benefits from past, present, and future emissions?

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The Arctic Today - Finding Common Transatlantic Ground

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29 September 2010
Ottawa
Canada
As the Cold War ends and the ice is melting in the Arctic, security and arms control, climate change and energy, present a new situation for the relations among nations and the joint management of the region. On 29 September 2009, the Friedrich Ebert Foundation and the Rideau Institute convened an expert meeting in Ottawa to take stock of "The Arctic Today and Finding Common Transatlantic Ground". R. Andreas Kraemer of Ecologic Institute acted as discussant and moderated a session on energy and the environment. The key findings and a summary report of the Arctic Future Forum in Ottawa, ON, on 29 September 2009 is available download.Read more

An Assessment of Technology Transfer Proposals and Needs for Diffusion

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13 September 2010
Washington, DC
United States

Building from previous work related to technology transfer within the international climate change negotiations, Dominic Marcellino, Fellow at Ecologic Institute, gave an overview of the current state of the negotiations and needs for diffusion at a conference held by the American Institute for Contemporary German Studies (AICGS).

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The Divergent Paths of Renewable Energy in Germany and the United States – An Institutional and Cultural Explanation

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2 September 2010
Washington, DC
United States

Why has Germany become a world leader in developing and installing renewable energy, while the United States was a laggard until recently? For the past few years, Christoph Stefes of the University of Colorado Denver and Ecologic Institute Berlin as well as Frank Laird of the University of Denver have conducted research to answer this question. They have recently presented the results of this research, which received generous funding from the National Science Foundation, at an event of Ecologic Institute Washington, DC.

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Keynote Address: Germany as a Model? Local, Regional and National Approaches to Sustainability

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26 June 2010
Berlin
Germany

In a Faculty and Expert Seminar, R. Andreas Kraemer of Ecologic Institute delivered the Keynote Address to an audience of mainly US and Canadian university and college faculty.  The group travelled to Berlin and Brandenburg to study local, regional and national approaches to sustainability.  The Studienform Berlin organised the study tour as part of the Transatlantic Climate Bridge.

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The Energy Policy and Regulation Landscape: Challenges and Opportunities

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20 April 2010
Chapel Hill, NC
United States

In celebration of the 10th anniversary of its Center for Sustainable Enterprise, the University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler Business School hosted a conference on Global Innovations in Energy: How Business Is Addressing Climate Change in Chapel Hill, NC, on 20-21 April 2010.  R. Andreas Kraemer of Ecologic Institute provided a European perspective to a plenary session on The Energy Policy and Regulation Landscape: Challenges and Opportunities.

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Energy in Germany - Presentation to US Congress Chiefs of Staff

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30 March 2010
Berlin
Germany

The 2010 Senior Congressional Staff Study Tour of Germany brought Chiefs of Staff of members of the US Congress to Berlin and Cologne to take stock of the political situation in Germany after the federal election in September 2009 and before the vote in North Rhine-Westphalia in May 2010. On invitation by The United States Association of Former Members of Congress (USAFMC), R. Andreas Kraemer of Ecologic Institute led a discussion on the current trends and outlook for energy policy in Germany and the European Union.

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