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Legal Implementation of the European Directive on Emissions Trading

January 2005 to March 2006
In order to implement its obligations to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, as required under the Kyoto Protocol, the European Community elaborated a directive establishing a community-wide greenhouse gas trading system. Ecologic has been commissioned by the German Federal Ministry for the Environment to analyse the legal framework for implementing the directive in Germany and also to draft the implementing legislation. In addition Ecologic developed provisions for the implementation of the flexible Mechanisms under the Kyoto Protocol. Read more
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Behavioural Motives Within European Climate Policy and Their Implications for the Fulfilment of the European Kyoto Target

As the first commitment period of the Kyoto Protocol from 2008 to 2012 is drawing near, it is becoming evident that some countries will face major difficulties in fulfilling their commitments under the EU Burden Sharing Agreement, while other countries are already close to achieving their targets. What is the motivation of countries that carry out an effective climate policy, and how do countries that are far away from achieving their reduction targets justify their behaviour? In her essay on European climate policy, Helen Lückge looks at these questions from an economic point of view.Read more
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Costs of Climate Change

May 2005 to December 2005
As the impacts of climate change are beginning to become visible, there is growing concern about the possible costs of inaction. However, before adequate assessments of the costs of climate change impacts can be made, there are various methodological questions to consider. As part of Ecologic’s framework contract with the EEA on environmental-economic activities, FEEM, IVM and Ecologic perform a review of studies on the costs of climate change impacts and give methodological recommendations for future evaluations. Read more

Institutional Design of International Climate Policy

May 2005 to March 2007
The project objective is to provide expert policy advice to the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety in the field of international climate policy. The topic areas of Ecologic are the institutional design and organisation of the international negotiation process in the context of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change and its Kyoto Protocol, as well as the further elaboration of the compliance system of the Kyoto Protocol. Furthermore the project analyse various questions relating to the future development of the international climate change regime beyond the year 2012. Read more

Carbon Trading Across National Boundaries

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19 April 2005
Berlin
Germany
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This workshop with Sam Napolitano offered a platform for policy-makers and researchers to discuss further developments in carbon trading and other climate policy instruments. In his presentation Sam Napolitano, director of the Clean Air Markets Program of the US EPA, gave a wide overview of experiences with cap-and-trade systems in the US on state and regional level. In particular, he...Read more

Air Emissions Cap&Trade Programs: Revolution and Evolution in the U.S.

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19 April 2005
Berlin
Germany
Speaker

napolitanoEuropean Emission trading of CO2 certificates started at the beginning of 2005. A totally new environmental policy instrument for the European market economy was introduced which has to be proven in the first allocation period from 2005-2007. The U.S. is considered to be the leader concerning Cap&Trade. First steps with the concept of marketable emission permits...Read more

Arctic Early Warning - The Impact of Climate Change on the Indigenous Peoples of the Arctic

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18 May 2005
Berlin
Germany
The Impact of Climate Change on the Indigenous Peoples of the Arctic was the theme of a an Expert Roundtable with Representatives of Circumpolar Indigenous Peoples moderated by R. Andreas Kraemer in the context of opening the new Canadian Embassy in Berlin. It was convened jointly by the Embassy of Canada in Berlin, in partnership with the German Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ecologic, and the Indigenous Peoples’ Secretariat of the Arctic Council on 18 May 2005.Read more

Transatlantic Climate Dinners - Wine & Ideas from the New World

February 2005 to December 2005

gmfTransatlantic Climate Dinners - Wine & Ideas from the New World will bring U.S. climate policy experts together with their German counterparts to discuss policies, strategies and recent developments in the climate debate in an informal yet private atmosphere.  Dinner participants will include senior experts from government, research, civil society, and business.  Transatlantic Climate Dinners are partRead more

Capacity Building in the New Member States on Further Climate Change Action (post-2012)

December 2004 to December 2007

This project convened about 350 participants from business, politics, academia and civil society in a series of 10 events. Ministers of Environment of the respective host country opened these meetings. These events were intended to prepare the ground for further discussion in the new EU Member States (NMS) and Candidate Countries (CC) on further climate change action (post-2012) and to create additional public awareness.

The project produced a number of  Read more

The Impacts of Russian Ratification and American Election on the Climate Regime

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6 December 2004
Berlin
Germany
Speaker
International climate policy, the significance of Russia's ratification of the Kyoto Protocol and the US elections were the subject at the Dinner Dialog on 6 December 2004. It was held in honour of Oran Young, university professor in the U.S. and in Norway. The institutional structure and goals of the international climate regime, the opportunities, both for the further development of existing structures and agendas and for the creation of possible new regimes as well as the need for concrete action, were vividly and controversially discussed. Read more

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