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International Workshop on the Climate Mitigation Potential of Energy Efficiency in Brussels

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9 November 2011
Brussels
Belgium
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How can the "sleeping giant" of energy efficiency be awakened? What steps need to be taken for the EU to meet its own target of a 20% increase in energy efficiency by 2020?  What can the EU Energy Efficiency Directive, proposed in June 2011 by the European Commission, contribute to reaching this goal? In order to answer these and other...Read more

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Aligning Asset Management with Cause

How can philanthropists make informed and responsible choices when investing the endowment of their foundation? How can they avoid destroying with their investments what they seek to protect with their grants? R. Andreas Kraemer of Ecologic Institute makes concrete suggestions in his article in the summer 2011 Philanthropy Letter of the Fondation de Luxembourg.Read more

Transforming the Energy Sector: Ways Towards 100% Renewable Energy

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9 June 2010
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Climate change, energy security and peak oil are challenges that industries, governments and citizens need to tackle in a common effort. The transformation of the energy sector offers a still widely untapped opportunity for addressing these challenges. On June 9,...Read more

Energy efficiency - The missing link in the delivery of climate targets?

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21 March 2011
Berlin
Germany

Fukushima has been a painful reminder that each energy source has its drawbacks, and none comes without side effects. To realise our ambitious climate objectives, we must above all stop wasting energy and use energy in a much smarter and more efficient way. This is not a new insight, but turning this insight into action has proven remarkably difficult. How the existing obstacles to energy efficiency can be overcome, and which initiatives have worked successfully for Germany and the UK so far, was the topic of a discussion event at the UK Embassy in Berlin, moderated by Benjamin GörlachRead more

The Future of Sustainable Products in the Financial Industry

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8 November 2010
Berlin
Germany

Deutsche Bank holds a series of Stakeholder Dialogues on "Sustainable Products at Deutsche Bank" designed to help Deutsche to understand expectations of external stakeholders and key challenges, and focus product development in response.  R. Andreas Kraemer of Ecologic Institute spoke on "The Future of Sustainable Products in the Financial Industry" at the event on 8 November 2010 in Berlin.Read more

News

Swiss Business and Investment Opportunities in Clean Technology

To the Swiss, it seems many other European countries have footholds in the green technology industries — Germany is a leader in producing solar panels and Sweden in developing wind projects.  However, Switzerland, it seems has largely fallen behind. World Radio Switzerland asked R. Andreas Kraemer of Ecologic Institute on 20 October 2010 on the chances of Swiss businesses to stay ahead in the game.

Greening Investment Standards for the Financial Sector

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30 June 2010
Berlin
Germany

"Greening Investment Standards for the Financial Sector" was the subject of a workshop report by R. Andreas Kraemer of Ecologic Institute to the conference on "Mobilising Private Capital to Reduce Climate Change: Instruments and Policies to Mobilise International Green Energy Investment Berlin".  The conference was hosted by the German Federal Ministry for Environment, Nature Conservation, and Nuclear Safety, an the KFW Entwicklungsbank in Berlin on 29 and 30 June 2010.Read more

Unternehmensverantwortung

Vorschläge für EU-Reformen
At the EU level, there is great need for legal reforms concerning the liability of enterprises for violations of human rights and environmental norms abroad. This is the result of a study co-authored by Christiane Gerstetter, Fellow Ecologic Legal and pro-bono lawyer for the European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights.


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Legal capacity of the Adaptation Fund Board

June 2009 to July 2010

The project’s objective is to confer legal capacity on the Adaptation Fund Board in Germany. The Adaptation Fund Board (AFB) is the operating entity of the Adaptation Fund, a financial mechanism under the Kyoto Protocol. The Meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol decided in 2008 that the Adaptation Fund Board be conferred such legal capacity as necessary for the discharge of certain functions. Ecologic Institute provides legal expertise to the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) regarding the German offer to host the Adaptation Fund Board and theRead more

Transforming Economies through Green Investment: Needs, Progress and Policies

In his 2010 State of the Union address, President Obama declared the need for “serious investments in clean energy” because “the nation that leads the clean energy economy will be the nation that leads the global economy”. In a new paper funded by the German Marshall Fund of the United States under the Transatlantic Climate Bridge initiative, authors from the Ecologic Institute in Washington DC and Berlin identify investment needs and policy incentives required to achieve this transition to a clean energy economy.Read more

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