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Opportunities for German Biomass Companies in the U.S. Market

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23 March 2010
Berlin
Germany

In 2010 the German Energy Agency GmbH (dena) and the German American Chambers of Commerce (AHK USA) organized the 2nd German American Energy Conference. This year’s conference was themed „Promising Markets for Renewables and Energy Efficiency”. It offered information about current trends and support frameworks within U.S. and EU energy markets and how companies can benefit from them. The event attracted more than 400 participating experts and high level speakers. Within a panel discussion Stephanie Schlegel, Fellow und Coordinator Bioenergy and Agriculture at the Ecologic Institute spoke about opportunities for German biomass companies in the U.S. market and the relevance of sustainability requirements for the further development of transatlantic bioenergy markets.

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A Transatlantic Agenda for Global Nuclear Governance

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4 March 2010
Potsdam
Germany

"Towards a Nuclear Power Renaissance? – Challenges for Global Energy Governance" was the theme of the 7th Transatlantic Energy Governance Dialogue convened by the Global Public Policy Institute (GPPI) and the Brookings Institution, supported by the European Commission, in Potsdam, Germany, on 4 to 5 March 2010.  R. Andreas Kraemer of Ecologic Institute offered his reflections on the proceedings and spoke about "A Transatlantic Agenda for Global Nuclear Governance" at the concluding panel.

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BSEC to Host Seminar on Technology Cooperation for Climate Objectives

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3 December 2009
Berlin
Germany

The Berlin Seminar on Energy and Climate (BSEC) is hosting a seminar “International Technology Cooperation to Achieve Climate Objectives” on 3 December 2009 at the German Institute of Economic Research (DIW) in Berlin. Dominic Marcellino, Fellow at the Ecologic Institute in Washington, DC will outline how the diffusion of climate technologies can be supported with the mechanisms discussed in the UNFCCC negotiations. Dr. Ulf Moslener, KfW Development Bank, Energy Sector and Policy Division Asia, will talk about experiences in supporting developing countries with their creation of enablingRead more

Germany's Ecological Tax Reform: Perspectives from a Think Tank

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24 November 2009
Charlottesville
United States

On 24 November 2009, the Ecologic Institute was invited to address students in a lecture series titled “Generation Green: Germany and the Environment”  organized by the Center for German Studies at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Virginia. The course explored how and why Germany's Green movement addressed  pressing environmental challenges a generation before the release of Al  Gore's "An Inconvenient Truth", allowing students to consider how specific cultural contexts shape personal attitudes, public policies and  technological advances. Michael Mehling shared insights on “Germany's Ecological Tax Reform: Perspectives from a Think Tank”.Read more

Arctic Transform - Transatlantic Policy Options for Supporting Adaptation in the Marine Arctic

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16 November 2009
Brussels
Belgium
Since 2007, on initiative by the European Parliament, the European Commission (DG Relex) has sponsored transatlantic dialogues with a view to developing new approaches for handling global challenges. A conference in Brussels on 16 November 2009 reviewed the results of the first 5 pilot projects. R. Andreas Kraemer presented the outcomes of the Arctic Transform dialogue initiated by Ecologic Institute.Read more

Post- Kyoto Strategies Compared: European and North American Pathways to Low Carbon Market Economies

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30 October 2009
Vancouver
Canada

At the Institute for European Studies of the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Michael Mehling of the Ecologic Institute joined a panel on “Post- Kyoto Strategies Compared: European and North American Pathways to Low Carbon Market Economies” held on 30 and 31 October 2009. Participants analyzed the emergence of particular shapes and designs of Post-Kyoto strategies on both sides of the Atlantic, and the Ecologic Institute contributed a unique transatlantic perspective to the comparative discussion.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

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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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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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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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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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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Climate change USA? American Energy Policy under President Barack Obama

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10 February 2009
Essen
Germany

Aaron Best

At the EnergyAgency.NRW expert conference on future energies, expert speakers addressed the subject of efficient energy generation, especially regarding biomass, energy storage, geothermal energy, wind energy research and power plant technology. Aaron Best, Ecologic Senior Fellow, spoke in the opening plenary session, highlighting the nascent energy and climate policies of the new Obama administration.

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Government Policy: Helping or hindering sustainable growth in the New Energy Economy?

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29 December 2008
Ottawa
Canada

In the wake of the financial and economic crises of 2008, the role of public policy in promoting a shift towards low-carbon technologies, energy efficiency and renewable energies is reassessed.  On 29 October 2008, the Friedrich Ebert Foundation, Sustainable Prosperity, and the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) hosted a Canadian-German Dialogue in Ottawa, Ontario, on "Business, Environment, and Energy" and invited Hans-Joachim Ziesing of Ecologic to address the question "Government Policy: Helping or Hindering Sustainable Growth in the New Energy Economy?"

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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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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

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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