The Round Table is intended to further the international discussion on the issue of universal membership in UNEP and to possibly develop a common understanding and set of strategies within the European Union.
With the 1996 IPPC Directive, a new binding concept was introduced at the European level for the licensing of industrial installations. IPPC stands for "Integrated Pollution Prevention Control". Through the implementaion of this directive, a general European harmonisation is pursued which is not only designed to protect the environment, but also to reduce competitive and localised distortions...Read more
Climate Protection reappeared on the political agenda through the publication of the Stern Report. What challenges does the UNEP see, how can global institutions react? How will the Federal Government of Germany push the issue of climate protection during the German EU Presidency in 2007? And: What does these two question mean to multi-national corporations?
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On Monday, 22 April 2013, Ecologic Institute organized a roundtable discussion on "Climate Adaptation at the local and national level". The event was hosted by the American Security Project and profiled the contributions to the field of two members of the Emerging Leaders in Environmental and Energy Policy Network (ELEEP). ELEEP is a transatlantic network of young professionals working in...Read more
Climate change is a key and growing concern for the Atlantic Basin: Although all parts of the world will be impacted by climate change, there are some common vulnerabilities across the Basin and certain unique issues facing the Atlantic. For example, with huge variance among countries in terms of response capacities, how can Atlantic Basin cooperation combat this challenge and contribute...Read more
Reed Hundt, CEO of the Coalition for Green Capital and former Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, presented at an Ecologic Transatlantic Breakfast on 16 April 2013 in Berlin how private funds can be steered towards financing large scale deployment of renewable energies; building on the model used to unleash the telecommunications revolution, the energy sector needs to undergo a...Read more
On the occasion of the launch of the 2013 Arctic Summer College, the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) Europe Program and Ecologic Institute welcomed William M. Eichbaum, vice president of Marine and Arctic Policy of the World Wildlife Fund, R. Andreas Kraemer, Director of Ecologic Institute, and Dr. Kelly K. Falkner, Director of Polar Programs of the National...Read more
Cultural Vistas and Ecologic Institute held a conversation on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership and the Clean Energy Economy on Thursday, April 25 2013 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm in the Cultural Vistas Headquarters in New York. The discussion focussed on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) and its potential economic and political effects, as well as the...Read more
How can environmental statistics and metrics serve to effectively inform the public, policymakers, and the media? On 23 April 2013, Tanja Srebotnjak of Ecologic Institute's San Mateo Office and scientists Elizabeth Selig and David Hole from Conservation International engaged in a dialogue on the research they are conducting on measuring the dependence of human populations across the world on marine...Read more