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On Top of a Melting World: the Impact of Climate Change on Indigenous People in the Arctic Region

13 October 2004
The Arctic has been described as an indicator region for global environmental health. Both in the case of persistent organic pollutants and in the case of global warming, detrimental effects on indigenous peoples are becoming visible throughout the region - impacts that will also be felt in other parts of the world. A Dinner Dialogue with John Crump discussed possible impacts and the actions taken by the Arctic Council in response to these threats. The Dinner Dialogue took place in Berlin on 13 October 2004.Read more

Kyoto and Beyond - Climate Change and Transatlantic Storms

6 October 2004
International Climate Protection Policy was the subject at the Dinner Dialogue in honor of Lee Lane, Executive Director of the Climate Policy Center in Washington DC. The roots and the role of growing US conservatism as the driving force of American climate policy were controversially discussed, as well as the most efficient and promising approaches to tackle climate change issues. The Dinner Dialogue took place on 6 October 2004 in Berlin. Read more

Effects of Germany's Ecological Tax Reforms

July 2004 to April 2005

Since its inception in 1999, the German Ecological Tax Reform has been the subject of major debate. Although it has proven to be an effective instrument for reducing CO2 emissions and for stimulating employment and innovations, the Ecological Tax Reform is still heavily criticised or rejected outright, mainly because of its alleged impacts on economic competitiveness. Against this background, Ecologic and the German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin) have investigated the effects that the reform has had on the environment, employment and technological innovations. The results andRead more

Climate Talk

Climate Talk is a platform for experts to discuss the current political, legal and economic issues surrounding climate protection on a regular basis. Selected climate protection experts from min-istries and agencies, businesses, associations, unions, NGOs, law firms, consultancies, and aca-demia are invited.

Datengrundlage Emissionshandel in Deutschland

The National Allocation Plan (NAP) stipulates the rules for the allocation of allowances to the installations participating in emissions trading. The allowances are allocated on the basis of the actual CO2 emissions of the individual installations. To determine the quantity of emissions, data was gathered on a voluntary basis through a comprehensive data enquiry by the German Federal Ministry for the Environment. This article reports on the results of the data enquiry.

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Side Event on Renewable Energies at the UN CSD-12

28 April 2004
New York
United States

At the 12th session of the UN Commission on Sustainable Development, Ecologic supported the German Ministry of Environment in organising a side event on renewable energies in New York. With some 250 participants, the side event was one of the largest of its kind at CSD-12. Keynote speakers included Norwegian Environment Minister and CSD Chair Børge Brende, US Under Secretary...Read more

Global Warming and Implementation of the Kyoto Protocol

5 May 2004

"The Transatlantic Dialogue on climate change is as important as ever". This was one of the results of a Dinner Dialogue with Prof. David A. Wirth. 19 representatives from policy making, research institutes, NGOs and business came together to informally discuss climate change and the future of the Kyoto Protocol from a transatlantic perspective.

The importance of resuming a transatlantic discourse...Read more

Business game on Emissons Trading

The large difficulties involved in the implementation of emissions trading became apparent to the participants in a business game that was held at the "Europa.kult" Conference of the Heinrich Böll Stiftung. Although the participants could not agree on a joint National Allocation Plan at the end of the day, they gave positive feedback about the Conference. "Never have I elaborated such a complex issue in such short time with so much fun!" one of them stated.

Emissionshandel in Deutschland

Der Entwurf des Treibhausgas-Emissionshandelsgesetzes und der Verordnung zur Umsetzung der Emissionhandels-Richtlinie für Anlagen nach dem Bundes-Immissionsschutzgesetz
On 17 December 2003, the German Cabinet adopted the Emissions Trading Act and the Ordinance implementing Directive 2003/87/EC for Installations pursuant to Federal Emissions Protection, which represents a first comprehensive draft of the legal framework for an emissions trading system in Germany. They form the basis of the recent decision adopted by the Federal Bundestag on 12 March 2004 regarding the Emissions Trading Act. Contrary to the Cabinet decision the Emissions Trading Act now provides for enforcement on the Federal level without involvement of the Federal States. Read more


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