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Legal Support for Germany Before and During the Second Meeting of the Parties PRTR Protocol

April 2014 to August 2014

Ecologic Institute supports the Federal Environmental Agency and the German Federal Ministry of the Environment with the preparation of the second Meeting of the Parties (MOPP 2) of the Protocol on Pollutant Release and Transfer Registers (PRTR Protocol). The PRTR Protocol is an international agreement under the Aarhus Convention.

The Protocol has been ratified by most of the EU Member States, including Germany, and by the EU itself. Its parties are required to establish publicly and freely accessible pollutant release and transfer registers containing information on facility-Read more

Role and Challenges of SMEs in a Green(er) Economy – Barriers, Needs and Policy Options

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28 November 2014
Berlin
Germany

Small and medium-sized enterprises (SME) form the backbone of a thriving and innovative economy in Germany and Europe. Their innovation capacity as well as their national and international networks make SMEs key actors for increasing resource efficiency of the socio-economic system and for future-proofing it. Hence, SMEs contribute essentially to a sustainable and long-term green(er) economy.

At the same time, transitioning...Read more

Climate Mitigation Requires Initiative – Strategic Development of the National Climate Initiative (NKI)

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5 June 2014
Berlin
Germany
On 5 June 2014, the one-day conference "Climate Mitigation Requires Initiative – Conference on the Strategic Development of the NKI" took place in Berlin under the scope of the project "Strategic Development of the National Climate Initiative (NKI)". 150 participants from policy, business, scientific institutions, and civil society discussed and exchanged their views on the main focal points for the further development of the NKI. The presentation slides are available for download. Read more
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Description of German Waste Treatment Technologies

November 2009 to December 2009
Policy makers from Middle and Eastern Europe as well as from developing countries visited Germany to co-operate on issues of environmental technology transfer. Representatives from the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU) and the German Federal Environmental Agency (UBA) met foreign partners and other stakeholders of the environmental technology transfer in conferences, workshops etc.Read more

How Crisis-resistant and Competitive are Europe's Eco-Industries?

This short study that Ecologic Institute produced for the Greens in the European Parliament, examines the competitiveness of European Eco-Industries. The key finding is that Eco-Industries have been a source of economic growth, particularly at times when other parts of the economy contracted. The short study is available for download.Read more

Competitiveness of Europe's Eco-Industries

November 2013 to December 2013

How competitive are Eco-Industries in Europe - and how well have they fared during the economic crisis? This is the central question of a short study that the Ecologic Institute produced for the Greens in the European Parliament. The key finding is that Eco-Industries have been a source of growth, particularly at times when other parts of the economy contracted. The study is available for download.

Output growth of Eco-Industries

The empirical analysis consisted of two components: first, an analysis of output growth in the segment of "low-carbon environmental goods andRead more

Rational Cost-Benefit Analysis, Level of Information and Conclusion of the Survey

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29 January 2014
Berlin
Germany

During this speech Max Grünig, Senior Fellow at Ecologic Institute, presented further results of the summer 2013 survey of all German-operators with their acquisition strategies in the second and third trading period. The presentation slides are available for download.

His key messages included:

  • The fee settlement by the intermediaries occurred mainly
    • fixed costs per executed trade contract
    • with a fee per emission allowance
    • as a relative mark up to the purchase price
  • The fee per emission allowance was used most in the second trading
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Results of the Survey - Market Access, Costs and Trading Strategies

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29 January 2014
Berlin
Germany

In this presentation Max Grünig, Senior Fellow at Ecologic Institute, presented and analyzed the main results of the summer 2013 survey of all German-operators with their acquisition strategies in the second and third trading period. He also gave an overview of the plant operators who participated in the survey. The presentation slides are available for download.

Max Grünig's presentation contained the following key results:

  • The internal offsetting and the use of intermediaries were by far the most widely used acquisition channels for operators in the second trading
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Purchase Channels for German Installation Operators in EU Emissions Trading

Evaluation of a Survey among all Operators of German Installations on their Purchase Strategies in the Second and Third Trading Period
This report evaluates the results of a survey conducted in the summer of 2013 among German operators by Ecologic Institute and the German Emissions Trading Authority (DEHSt). The report shows that in the third trading period there will be shifts within the carbon market and that a cost-efficient organization of the emissions trading will play an increasingly important role. The report is available for download.Read more

Pharmaceuticals in the Environment - Science-Policy Event

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21 November 2013
Brussels
Belgium
The PHARMAS project organized a Science-Policy Event in Brussels on Pharmaceuticals in the Environment. Several European, national, and international projects presented their results – from the perspective of their relevance to environmental policy – to interested stakeholders. All presentation slides, summaries, and statements are available for download. Read more

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