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Beyond COP21: What does Paris mean for future climate policy?

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28 January 2016
Berlin
Germany
On 28 January 2016, Ecologic Institute held a workshop at the Federal Ministry for the Environment on "Beyond COP21: What does Paris mean for future climate policy?". Policy makers, negotiators and stakeholders discussed the implications of the Paris Agreement for climate policy with 120 participants from ministries, academia, business and civil society. It was the final event of a a series of events organised and papers written by Ecologic Institute for the German Federal Environment Agency, entitled „Improving climate protection – for Paris and beyond“.Read more

Assessment of Climate Change Policies in the Context of the European Semester - 2015

28 Country Reports 2015 and Monthly Progress Updates
This collection of reports assesses climate and energy policies in all 28 Members States of the European Union (EU). The reports were jointly produced by ICF International, Ecologic Institute and eclareon to support the Directorate General for Climate Action (DG CLIMA) of the European Commission in its contributions to the European Semester. Covering the state of policies in December 2014, the Country Reports provide insight into national policy developments and progress towards the achievement of the EU's climate and energy targets. So called Monthly progress Updates deliver information on more recent developments in the Member States on a monthly basis. The reports are available for download.Read more

Disruptive Oil Futures – Decarbonisation Dynamics after the Paris Climate Summit

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13 January 2016
Berlin
Germany
Speaker
Supply-side factors are key to explaining the dramatic fall of oil prices from over $100 per barrel since late 2013 that have eaten into the profits of oil companies. However, oil industry observers are increasingly drawing attention to the long-term disruptive potential of new technologies, design methods, and business models that could also herald strong competitive pressures by weakening consumer demand for oil. The results of the Paris Climate Summit with its call for rapid emission reduction, early peaking and green-house-gas neutrality can accelerate this trend and herald a paradigm shift. As the world begins to embrace a low-carbon future by 2050, as evidenced in the Paris Agreement and many private sector initiatives, what are the strategic implications – and opportunities – for oil companies and resource owners?Read more

EU Effort Sharing Decision after 2020

Auctioning of AEAs
In October 2014 the European Council decided to enhance the availability and use of existing flexibility instruments under the EU Effort Sharing Decision. The auctioning of Annual Emission Allocations (AEAs) is one option to enhance flexibility. A new Ecologic Paper discusses advantages and challenges of AEA auctioning. The paper is available for download.Read more

Selling Solar Services as a Contribution to a Circular Economy

The solar services sector sells the service of providing the use of solar electricity to its customer instead of selling solar PV systems (the product). This new business model can be seen as a radical innovation for the solar sector – as it is in other sectors. It is particularly interesting from the perspective of systemic eco-innovation fostering a carbon-free and circular economy. The policy brief is available for download.Read more

Climate and Energy Policy in Germany- Study Tour for Journalists from India

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27 September 2015 to 3 October 2015
Berlin, Freiburg and Stuttgart
Germany
A group of 10 leading journalists came to Germany from 27 September to 3 October 2015 in order to explore and discuss German climate and energy policy. Participants were able to speak with representatives from ministries, parliament, think tanks and businesses in Berlin, Freiburg and Stuttgart.Read more

Sustainable Urban Drainage Systems – complementing grey with green for improved adaptation

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18 October 2015
Bonn
Germany
On 18 November 2015, McKenna Davis, Fellow at Ecologic Institute, gave a presentation at the European Conference on Biodiversity and Climate Change on Sustainable Urban Drainage Systems. The biennial conference, organized by the German Federal Agency for Nature Conservation (BfN) and the European Network of Heads of Nature Conservation Agencies (ENCA), focused on "Nature-based solutions to climate change in urban areas and their rural surroundings: Linkages between science, policy and practice." The presentation slides are available for download.Read more

Climate-smart Agriculture and REDD+ Implementation in Kenya

REDD+ Law Project - Briefing Paper
Dooley, Elizabeth und Sophie Chapman 2014: Climate-smart agriculture and REDD+ implementation in Kenya. REDD+ Law Project - Briefing Paper. Cambridge Centre for Climate Change Mitigation Research, Cambridge.Read more

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