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Investor-state Dispute Settlement in TTIP

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1 April 2014
2 April 2014
Brussels
Belgium
On 1 and 2 April 2014, Christiane Gerstetter, Senior Fellow on the Ecologic Institute's legal team, gave two presentations in Brussels on investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS) in the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP). She concluded that including ISDS in TTIP would entail incalculable risks for environmental regulation that are not counter-balanced by benefits. She therefore recommended not to include ISDS provisions in TTIP. The presentations are available for download.Read more

Policy Recommendations - Findings from the LEDDRA Project

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17 March 2014
Berlin
Germany

The LEDDRA research demonstrated that land and ecosystem degradation and desertification (LEDD) does not only result from ineffective design and implementation of environmental policies. Effective responses should also seek to address a range of socio-economic concerns which contribute to land and ecosystem-related problems. In her presentation "Policy recommendations - findings from the LEDDRA project," Ruta Landgrebe of Ecologic Institute highlighted this need for a socio-ecological fit of responses to LEDD. To achieve this, policies should address environmental, economic, andRead more

Regional Governance and Management for Adaptation to Drought and Water Scarcity in North-West Europe

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24 February 2014
Bremen
Germany
Ecologic Institute's Ulf Stein presented first insights of the INTERREG IVb project DROP during the International Conference on Regional Climate Adaptation and Resilience (CLARR 2014) in Bremen. DROP is trying to enhance the preparedness and resilience of northwestern European regions to periods of drought and water scarcity. In his conclusions he developed messages for the domains of natural science, policy and water management. The presentation slides are available for download.Read more
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From Warsaw to Paris: Negotiating Global Climate Change

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17 February 2014 to 18 February 2014
Kairo
Egypt
During the 20th Cairo Climate Talk Dr. Camilla Bausch from Ecologic Institute discussed the results of climate negotiations in Poland, the future international climate regime, and policy options for Egypt. Environment Minister Dr. Leila Rashed Iskander Kamel pointed to promising debates in the ministerial cabinet regarding renewable energy support, as well as the controversial debate over increasing the use of coal. Read more

Water Lives: New Scientific Horizons for Biodiversity and Water Policy

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29 January 2014
Brussels
Belgium

As part of the Biofresh project, the Symposium "Water Lives: scientific horizons for biodiversity and water policy" took place from 29 to 30 January 2014 in Brussels. The Symposium brought together policy makers and stakeholders from the water, energy and conservation sector, NGOs, the scientific community, and selected experts to discuss challenges in the implementation of the 2020 Biodiversity strategy and the EU Water Framework Directive. Ecologic Institute was substantially involved in the programme development and Timo Kaphengst, Senior Fellow, moderated a science-policyRead 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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Combating Wildlife Crime: Efforts and Perspectives from the UK and Germany

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22 January 2014
Berlin
Germany
More than 100 participants from ministries, NGOs, embassies and research institutions came together in the British Embassy in Berlin. The event focused on how to more successfully prevent wildlife crime. Christiane Gerstetter remarked that environmental crime is considered as a difficult concept to implement and enforced even by many experts and practitioners. The ensuing panel discussion was moderated by R. Andreas Kraemer.Read more
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Entering the Profession: Policy Advising and Applied Science in Environmental Policy

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15 January 2014
Bremen
Germany
On 15 January 2014, Doris Knoblauch presented work from the transdisciplinary research organization, Ecologic Institute, whose main focus is environmental research. At the lecture series "Facets of Sustainable Development" at the University of Applied Sciences Bremen, Doris Knoblauch showcased different aspects of policy advising, applied research and think tanks, with a particular focus on Ecologic Institute's work.Read more

TTIP: Hope or Hype – or a Risk to the Environment?

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14 December 2013
Heidelberg
Germany
On 14 December 2013, Ecologic Institute's Christiane Gerstetter discussed the potential impact of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) on environmental regulation. She identified real risks for the future regulatory freedom of the involved parties if certain clauses currently under discussion were to be agreed upon. In conclusion, she found the risks posed by TTIP from an environmental point of view to be greater than potential benefits. The presentation is available for download.Read more

Climate Change and Hydro-conflicts – the Research Project CLICO

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11 December 2013
Dresden
Germany

On 11 December 2013, Christiane Gerstetter of the Ecologic Institute presented the EU-funded project "Climate Change, Hydro-conflicts and Human Security (CLICO)" at the lecture series "Die Umwelt als Konfliktfeld" at the Technical University of Dresden. In CLICO, the Ecologic Institute was the leader of one work package conducting a policy analysis and giving policy recommendations. The presentation is available for download.

The lecture series of the winter semester 2013/14 focused on environmental conflicts. Speakers included members of research institutes and NGOs, focusing onRead more

Climate Change and Hydro-conflicts – the Research Project CLICO

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5 December 2013
Berlin
Germany

On 5 December 2013, Christiane Gerstetter of the Ecologic Institute presented the EU-funded project "Climate Change, Hydro-conflicts and Human Security (CLICO)" at the lecture series "Ringvorlesung Entwicklungspolitik" at the Technical University of Berlin. The Ecologic Institute was the leader of one work package conducting a policy analysis and giving policy recommendations. The presentation is available for download.

The lecture series of the winter semester 2013/14 focused on water conflicts and water cooperation. Speakers included members of research institutes, NGOs and the GIZRead more

Sustainable Raw Material Use and a Green Economy - Business Perspectives from Project Exchange

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4 December 2013
Berlin
Germany

Can a social network help European small and medium enterprises (SMEs) become greener? Terri Kafyeke presented the GreenEcoNet project at the Transnational Workshop on Institutional Support Schemes and Structures for Resource Efficiency in SMEs held at the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety in Berlin on 4 December 2013. She discussed common barriers faced by SMEs in the path towards sustainability and described how the GreenEcoNet platform, currently in development, could help get past them. The presentation slides are available for downloadRead more

Marine Litter in the Baltic Sea: Challenges and Opportunities - Introduction

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At the workshop "Marine litter in the Baltic Sea: challenges and opportunities" on 14. November 2013, Susanne Altvater gave an introductory presentation on marine litter in the Baltic Sea and introduced the project CleanSea. The presentation slides are available for download.

The workshop was organized as part of the CleanSea project. CleanSea is a European multidisciplinary research project, which aims to assist Member States and other stakeholders with an improved knowledge base, as well as methods and toolsRead more

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Experience with the EEG 2012 - Views of an Amendment

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26 November 2013
Bad Hersfeld
Germany
During the 7th Biomass Forum Dr. Wolfgang Urban, Senior Analyst at Ecologic Institute, presented experiences with the EEG 2012. He outlined the political objectives and guidelines for the further development of the Renewable Energy Sources Act (EEG). He also gave an overview of initial position, objectives, and procedures for an EEG reform, the current status of these discussions, and the prospects and challenges arising from this for bioenergy. The presentation slides are available for download.Read more

Triggering Innovation for Decarbonisation

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20 November 2013
Warsaw
Poland
Success in the battle against climate change will depend on the ability to find new and innovative solutions for a variety of emission-producing activities: from energy supply to industrial production, to housing, food and transport. At the UN Climate Conference in Warsaw, a joint side event of the two EU-funded research projects CECILIA2050 and ENTRACTE discussed to what extent climate policies deployed in the EU have been able to trigger low-carbon innovations, and how the future EU climate policy framework can become more conducive to such innovations. Ecologic Institute's Benjamin Görlach moderated the discussion.Read more
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How Optimal is the Current EU Climate Policy Mix?

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18 November 2013
Warsaw
Poland
What can be learnt from current experience on EU climate policy? How can the future instrument mix be improved, looking at the transformation that needs to take place to achieve deep emission cuts? Speakers at a side event seminar at the COP19 UN climate conference in Warsaw addressed these and other questions around policy instrumentation and discussed relevant recent research results. All presentation slides are available for download.Read more

European Union Action to Fight Environmental Crime - An EU Research Project

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12 November 2013
Tilburg
Netherlands

On 12 November 2013, Christiane Gerstetter of the Ecologic Institute presented the EU-funded project "European Union Action to Fight Environmental Crime" (EFFACE) during a seminar on environmental crime at Tilburg University in the Netherlands. Ecologic Institute is the coordinator of the EFFACE project. The presentation slides are available for download.

The seminar on "Environmental Crime and the World" was held at on 11/12 November 2013. The seminar brought together researchers, mainly criminologistsRead more

Canada's Arctic Council Chairmanship

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5 November 2013
Berlin
Germany

On 5 November 2013, Ecologic Institute and the Embassy of Canada, Berlin, hosted a presentation by Jeannette Menzies, head of the Canadian International Centre for the Arctic Region (CICAR), on the topic of "Canada's Arctic Council Chairmanship". Jeannette Menzies elaborated on Canadian priorities and key initiatives for the next two years in this important regional forum. Arne Riedel, Researcher at Ecologic Institute, moderated the ensuing discussion with an expert audience – including fellows of the Arctic Summer College, via live video stream – covering a number of areas. In addition toRead more

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