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Presentations – Transatlantic Program

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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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How to Tackle Climate Change?

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15 June 2007
Berlin
Germany

On 14-15 June 2007, the German Council on Foreign Relations (DGAP) convened the international conference "Europe and America: Managing the 21st Century's Agenda to look at an array of topical issues including global warming.  Stefan Theil, Bureau Chief of Newsweek in Germany moderated, and Patrick S. Moon, Director at the US Department of State, and R. Andreas Kraemer of Ecologic addressed the question "How to Tackle Climate Change?".Read more

Assessing European and U.S. Policies; Biofuels Production, Trade and Sustainability

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25 May 2007
Berlin
Germany

The United States  –  though the 2005 Energy Policy Act – and the European Union – through the European Energy Policy – created incentives for expanding biofuel production and use.  On 25 May 2007, the German Marshall Fund of the United States (GMF) and DaimlerChrysler convened a conference in Berlin on "Transatlantic Approaches to Biofuels".  R. Andreas Kraemer of Ecologic spoke on Assessing European and U.S. Policies.

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Biofuels as Part of a Climate Protection and Economic Growth Strategy – Comparing Scientific and Industrial Perspectives

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25 May 2007
Berlin
Germany

The United States – though the 2005 Energy Policy Act – and the European Union – through the European Energy Policy – created incentives for expanding biofuel production and use. On 25 May 2007, the German Marshall Fund of the United States (GMF) and DaimlerChrysler convened a conference in Berlin on "Transatlantic Approaches to Biofuels". R. Andreas Kraemer of Ecologic moderated the discussion on assessing European and U.S. policies.

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Reviewing the Economic, Agricultural, and Trade Policy Impacts of European and U.S. Biofuels Policies

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24 May 2007
Brussels
Belgium

The United States -- though the 2005 Energy Policy Act -- and the European Union -- through the European Energy Policy -- created incentives for expanding biofuel production and use.  On 24 May 2007, the German Marshall Fund of the United States (GMF) convened a seminar in Brussels on "Transatlantic Approaches to Biofuels" and invited R. Andreas Kraemer of Ecologic Institute to provide indight to sustainability and trade policy aspects.

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Trans-Atlantic Cooperation: Infrastructure Needed

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17 May 2007
Madison, Wisconsin

Numerous states and cities have learning alliances, agreements and partnerships for improving environmental policies and practices.  These arrangements often begin with one or two visits, and then die slow deaths due to their extensive workload, limited funding and the transition of employee. For its International Ecological Policy Dialogue on 18 to 20 June 2007 in Madison, Wisconsin, the US Multi-State Working Group on Environmental Performance (MSWG) invited R. Andreas Kraemer to present European experience with policy learning processes as well as sketch the outlines of a strongerRead more

Paying for Water and Sanitation: Utility Structures in Germany

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22 March 2007
Atlanta, Georgia
United States

Over the coming years, a trillion dollars worth of investment in water and sanitation infrastructure is needed in the United States of America.  It is not clear how such investment can be financed, and those responsible in the USA are looking for institutional and organisational solutions.  To this end, the US Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA) and other held a conference on "Paying for Sustainable Water Infrastructure" in Atlanta, Georgia, on 21-23 March 2007.  R. Andreas Kraemer presented the municipal structures for water supply and sewerage in Germany.Read more

Fighting Corruption in the Water Sector – Bellagio Forum at the 4th World Water Forum and Expo

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19 March 2006
Mexico City
Mexico
Ecologic Institute, as a Member of the Bellagio Forum for Sustainable Development (BFSD), partnered with the World Conservation Union (IUCN) and Transparency International (TI) to convene an awareness-raising event showcasing the new Water Integrity Network (WIN) at the 4th World Water Forum in Mexico. It highlighted the importance of improving integrity and governance structures in the sector, as a precondition for meeting the ambitious Millennium Development Goals.Read more

RhineNet - Linking-up the public for sustainable water management in the Rhine basin

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18 March 2006
Mexico City
Mexico

The RhineNet project, a multi-stakeholder initiative to foster sustainable water management through strengthening public participation in the Rhine basin, was featured as a local action at the World Water Forum held in Mexico City in March 2006. Nicole Kranz, Fellow with Ecologic, presented the key aspects and lessons learned of RhineNet on behalf of the entire project team in a session organized by the International Network of Basin Organization (INBO) on “Users’ and public participation and common cause in basin management“.Read more

Transatlantic Environmental Partnerships

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19 October 2005
Washington, DC
United States

U.S. and European views on a number of environmental issues, such as climate change or genetically modified organisms, are frequently viewed as irreconcilable. Interestingly, there seems to be more mutual understanding and agreement on the sub-national level. In recent years, a number of transatlantic partnerships between regional and local institutions have evolved in order to exchange information and best practices in the environmental policy area. Senior Fellow Markus Knigge presented his research on the role, functioning and the effectiveness of transatlantic environmental partnerships at an AICGS workshop on 19 October 2005 in Washington, D.C.

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Feed-In Tariffs’ and Eco-Taxes’ Contributions to Innovation - Experiences from Germany

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12 October 2005
Washington, DC
United States

On 12 October 2005, the Climate Policy Center and the German Marshall Fund of the United States conducted an international workshop designed to clarify and improve R&D strategy for climate change solutions. The one day meeting helped experts in the United States and Europe focus on key strategic questions about relevant R&D priorities and policies. Senior Fellow Markus Knigge gave a presentation on the impacts of the German Renewable Energy Sources Act and the Eco-taxes on innovation and commercialisation of clean technologies.

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Montreal Strategic Climate Change Workshop on Sub-National Strategies for Clean Energy Investment, Technology Deployment and Innovation

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3 October 2005
Montreal
Canada

The G8 climate change outcomes, recent action in the U.S. Senate and developments on the subnational levels within the U.S. constitute a potential crossroad for transatlantic climate change policy. In light of these developments, Senior Fellow Markus Knigge participated in an expert policy maker seminar on subnational strategies for clean energy investment, technology deployment and innovation.

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High-Level Transatlantic Dialogue on Climate Change: Broadening Participation, Reducing Costs

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20 September 2005
Washington, DC

“A Bridge to the Future: the High-Level Trans-Atlantic Dialogue on Climate Change” is a series of meetings bringing together a selected group of distinguished policy players from diverse backgrounds to explore possibilities for finding common ground on energy and climate policy across the Atlantic. Markus Knigge, Senior Fellow at Ecologic, participated in the second session of this dialogue, which was held in Washington DC September 20 - 21, 2005.

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Think Tanks as Players in Global Governance

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12 August 2005
Hamburg
Germany

The worldwide emergence of public policy research organizations has occurred only recently. Compared to the US, the concept of “think tanks” is relatively new in Germany, and there are only a very limited number of institutions active in policy research and policy consulting. On 12 August 2005 Markus Knigge, Fellow at Ecologic, gave a presentation at the Bucerius Summer School on how Ecologic - one of the few German think tanks - contributes to environmental policy making on the German, European and international level.

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Transatlantic Environmental Relations at the Subnational Level

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12 July 2005
Berlin
Germany

Local and regional institutions are essential for effectively tackling local environmental problems and for implementing policies that address global environmental challenges. In recent years, a number of transatlantic partnerships between regional and local institutions have evolved in order to change information and best practices in the environmental policy area. The Heinrich Boell Foundation organised an informal dinner on 12 July 2005 during which Ecologic Fellow Markus Knigge gave a speech on the role, the functioning and the effectiveness of transatlantic environmental partnerships, and discussed his findings with the participants present.

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Avoiding Resource Wars – How to Design Fair Resource Using Regimes?

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29 April 2005
Loccum
Germany

"Investing in Ecology and Peace: Perspectives of Transatlantic Cooperation" was the theme of a conference at the Protestant Academy of Loccum, Germany, organised in cooperation with the Konrad-Adenauer-Foundation, the Heinrich Boell Foundation, and the UNEP Finance Initiative (UNEP FI) of the United Nations Environment Programme.  R. Andreas Kraemer prepared the discussion on "How to Prevent Wars over Natural Resources?", thereby responding to the Worldwatch Institute's "State of the World 2005" summary presented by Michael Renner.Read more

Evolving Climate Policies in Europe and the US: Oceans Apart?

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23 September 2004
Washington, DC
United States

Developing and implementing emissions trading and other measures in climate protection policy were discussed at a Lunch Discussion on 23 September 2004, in Washington, DC.  The event focused on experiences and opportunities for transatlantic cooperation.  It was co-hosted by the Heinrich Boell Foundation and the Center for Transatlantic Relations of Johns Hopkins University; Ecologic director R. Andreas Kraemer spoke on the EU Emissions Trading Scheme.Read more

4th Transatlantic Dialogue on Precaution

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19 September 2004 to 21 September 2004
Durham, NC
United States
"Risk Management in a Complex World" was the theme of the 4th Transatlantic Dialogue on Precaution, held at Duke University, Durham, NC, USA, on 19-21 September 2004, and hosted by the Duke Center for Environmental Solutions. R. Andreas Kraemer, who attended also the previous dialogues in the series, contributed as discussant on ozone depletion and climate change.Read more

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