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Convention on Migratory Species: Manual and e-community

May 2012 to February 2013
The international Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (also known as CMS or Bonn Convention) aims to conserve terrestrial, aquatic, and avian migratory species throughout their migration routes. All contracting Parties designate National Focal Points (NFP) as liaison officers between relevant government offices and the CMS Secretariats. Ecologic Institute is developing a manual for the NFPs and working out a concept for an NFP e-community platform.Read more

Ecoscholars Event: Global Climate Policy After Durban

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16 February 2012
Berlin
Germany

On 16 February 2012, Ecoscholars held an evening discussion in conjunction with the Hertie School of Governance. The event focused on the state of global climate after the latest round of UN negotiations, held in Durban, South Africa in November - December 2011. Opening talks were given by two expert speakers examining differing aspects of the negotiations and future scenarios for climate policy. These opening talks were followed by a question and answer session from the Ecoscholars participants, as well as informal discussion over food and drinks.

Dr. Susanne Dröge, Head of theRead more

Marine Strategy 2012: A Review of Current Practices in Integrated Ecosystem Assessments

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13 May 2012
Copenhagen
Denmark

From 13 to 15 May 2012 in Copenhagen, Denmark, Aarhus University, supported by DHI and ICES, hosted "Marine Strategy 2012", the first European conference on research and ecosystem-based management strategies in support of the Marine Strategy Framework Directive (MSFD). Susanne Altvater was invited to present the findings of a review of international approaches to the integrated assessment of aquatic ecosystems conducted by Ecologic Institute for the German Federal Environment Agency (UBA). The presentation is available for download.

The overarching aim of the conference was to takeRead more

Merging Climate Efforts: Inside or Outside the UN System?

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9 December 2010
Cancún
Mexico

Regardless of the outcome in Cancun, the Post-2012 landscape will look substantially different than originally envisioned, with the potential emergence, or re-emergence, of national and sub-national programs. Michael Mehling joined a panel discussion on what this landscape may look like, examining trading blocs, linking of regional programs, and how these initiatives might eventually feed into international initiatives.Read more

Climate Law Conference 2011

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23 June 2011
London
United Kingdom

The latest two climate summits - in Copenhagen in 2009 and Cancún in 2010 - have left critical questions unanswered: it remains unclear how to fund pledged climate finance commitments to developing countries, and there still is no effective follow-up regime for the Kyoto Protocol.

"Future Prospects for Climate Finance and the Carbon Market: A Legal Perspective" was the topic of a conference which was chaired by Michael Mehling, President of Ecologic Institute, Washington DC. Organized by the legal publisher Lexxion, the conference took place on 26 June 2011 at KingRead more

Intellectual Property Rights and Fighting Poverty

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24 January 2012
Brussels
Belgium

Developing countries are the main providers of genetic resources and traditional knowledge. Conversely, most intellectual property rights (IPRs) on seeds and medicines are concentrated in developed countries. The study concludes that this has some disadvantages for developing countries. Thus, patents on seed or pharmaceutical products sometimes make the access to such products for the poor more difficult and expensive; there are hardly any positive effects of IPRs on fighting poverty by contrast. This is the result of a study, presented by Christiane Gerstetter (Ecologic Institute) andRead more

Study on the Implementation of the Nagoya Protocol in the EU

August 2011 to February 2012

In 2010, the Conference of the Parties of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) adopted the Nagoya Protocol on Access and Benefit-sharing. The Protocol sets forth rules on access to genetic resources. Among other purposes, research is a main driver of demand for genetic resources. Moreover, the protocol contains an obligation for Parties to ensure that the countries where the genetic resources are found and relevant indigenous communities in these countries are compensated for the use of genetic resources and related knowledge. Ecologic Institute is contributing to a studyRead more

Intellectual Property Rights and Fighting Poverty - Study for the European Parliament

July 2011 to December 2011

Developing countries are the main providers of genetic resources and traditional knowledge. Conversely, most intellectual property rights (IPRs) on seeds and medicines are concentrated in developed countries. This has some disadvantages for developing countries. Thus, patents on seed or pharmaceutical products sometimes make the access to such products for the poor more difficult and expensive; there are hardly any positive effects of IPRs on fighting poverty by contrast. This is the result of a study for the European Parliament that Ecologic Institute helped to write. The study and aRead more

International Regulatory Framework for Geoengineering

June 2011 to August 2011

The Ecologic Institute conducts a study on gaps in the international regulatory framework on geoengineering for the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity. The study is mandated by Decision X/33 of the CBD COP10, which adopted a so-called "moratorium" on geoengineering. Ecologic Institute analyses from a legal and governance perspective which existing international legal rules are applicable to geoengineering. The study develops criteria for assessing gaps in the regulatory framework and for an appropriate governance of geoengineering.

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Lessons for Cancun: Why biodiversity negotiations at Nagoya succeeded where Copenhagen failed

In this article, the online edition of IP Global, Germany's leading foreign policy magazine, Sascha Müller-Kraenner, Senior Policy Advisor of Ecologic Institute, looks at the outcomes of the COP 10 of the UN Convention on Biological Diversity (UNCBD) in Nagoya, Japan, and the reasons behind them. His analysis points to opportunities on the road ahead for the international climate negotiations beyond the UNFCCC COP 16 in Cancun, Mexico, at the end of 2010.Read more

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