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Research group energy, transport, and climate policy
Wuppertal Institute for climate, environment, energy
P.O. Box 10 04 80
Impacts of Linking the EU Emissions Trading System: Conference
documentation onlineOn 29-30 May 2006 the Wuppertal Institute organised the conference
"Linking Schemes: Potential Impacts of Linking the EU Emissions Trading System with
Emerging Carbon Markets in other Countries" in Brussels. The conference website with a documentation, including a
summary of findings, and downloads of all presentations is online now.
Wuppertal Paper no. 160: Materializing Policies for
Sustainable Use and Management of Resources
Stefan Bringezu supports the discussion on the further pursuit of the EU Thematic
Strategy on Resources suggesting a dual corresponding approach. On the one hand, the
socio-industrial metabolism needs to become more mature in the sense of resource
efficiency, higher share of renewables and a balanced physical growth. On the other hand,
specific material flow systems (e.g. iron & steel, aluminium, PGM) need to be further
optimised e.g. for recycling and to tackle hot-spots of environmental pressure.
This Wuppertal Paper can be downloaded as PDF file
Wuppertal Spezial no. 33: Japanese-German Impulses for
The new Wuppertal Spezial "Climate Policy 2005 and Beyond" reports on a
conference and a workshop on climate policy that was organised by the Berlin Office in
Tokyo as part of the "German Year in Japan 2005/2006". The experts and
participants evaluated the experiences with market instruments in Germany/Europe and Japan
and discussed the further involvement of stakeholders in the climate policy process
communities and NGOs).
This issue can be downloaded as PDF
file (2,2 MB).
Prof. Dr. Ronald Schettkat joins the team of the Wuppertal
Prof. Dr. Ronald Schettkat, head of the chair economic policy at Bergische
Universität Wuppertal, joins the team of the Wuppertal Institute as scientific
consultant. Within the Research Group "Sustainable Production and Consumption"
he will contribute to combine employment and growth related approaches of economics with
microeconomic approaches and the research of consumption. Furthermore, he will organise a
workshop of economics where the contribution of internationally renowned scientists is
Manfred Fischedick becomes vice president of the Wuppertal
In consultation with the Ministry of Innovation, Science, Research and Technology
of the federal state North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW), Manfred Fischedick has been appointed
vice president of the Wuppertal Institute. Manfred Fischedick remains director of the Research Group "Future Energy and Mobility Structures".
Appointing him to his office the Institute recognises his long lasting merits, amongst
others as an expert in the enquete commission no. I of the NRW parliament.
WISIONS of Sustainability
New PREP-brochure: Energy in Schools - New PREP-call: Corporate Energy and Material
WISIONS is an initiative of the Wuppertal
Institute with the objective to combine spreading knowledge about existing successful
projects with promoting and furthering new project ideas. Recently the new brochure on the
topic "Energy in Schools" was released. This and previous brochures are
available at www.wisions.net/pages/Downloads.htm.
At the same time the new PREP-call on the topic "Corporate Energy and Material
Efficiency" was launched. WISIONS aims to collect successfully implemented projects.
The fields of interest include corporate projects that focus on both energy and material
efficiency; recycling of materials with corresponding higher energy efficiency rates;
development of new products with reduced energy need in the production cycle and
eco-industrial parks. Companies around the world are asked to present their good practice
examples. Details for application are available at www.wisions.net/pages/PREP.htm.
Presentation of EU project HYCHAIN: 16th World Hydrogen
Energy Conference (WHEC 16) in Lyon
HYCHAIN provides the frame for deploying 160 fuel cell vehicles for small transport
applications under commercial conditions in four regions in Europe - one of these being
North Rhine-Westphalia. HYCHAIN is coordinated by Air Liquide S.A. and represents one lead
project of the European hydrogen and fuel cell demonstration activities. Within the
consortium the Wuppertal Institute is in charge of the "Innovation Activities"
covering the broad range of impact assessment studies as well as dissemination and
exploitation actions. The project will be presented
at the 16th World Hydrogen Energy Conference in
Lyon (June 13 - 16, 2006), including an exposition of demonstration vehicles. Further
information can be obtained from the project website www.hychain.org
that will be officially launched during the WHEC.
Sustainability A-Test: Final Conference and Website Launch
From 2004 until 2006 a consortium of about 30 European institutes have reviewed
"instruments" (indicators, methods, models etc.) for an improved impact
assessment. The instruments can be used for an ex ante impact assessment as well as for ex
post policy appraisal. The "A-Test"-project
has developed a web-handbook on impact assessment. The web-handbook for experts,
practitioners and decision-makers will be launched on June 20, 2006 at the final A-Test
conference in the Royal Academy in Brussels.
KyotoPlus - Escaping the Climate Trap
New Targets - New Technologies - New Policies - New Alliances
New targets, new technologies, new policies and new alliances: The international
congress "KyotoPlus: Escaping the Climate Trap" will combine these four
approaches in a "magic square" of climate policy. The international conference
organised by Heinrich Böll Foundation, European Climate Forum, Wuppertal Institute and
WWF Germany will be held in Berlin, on September 28 - 30, 2006.
More information at www.kyotoplus.org.
First Call for Papers: Conference "Sustainable
resource management & resource productivity"
Jointly with the College of Europe in Bruges, the Wuppertal Institute organises a
conference on "Sustainable resource management, raw materials security, Factor-X
resource productivity - tools for delivering sustainable growth in the European
Union" on December 6 - 7, 2006. The call for papers is now open. The research program
IHDP-IDGEC endorses the conference, some additional support is given by the Aachen
Conference chair: Raimund Bleischwitz. Conference Manager: Katrin Fuhrmann, College of
Europe Bruges, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
More information (PDF, 137 KB).
Available for public comment: Global Reporting Initiative
Apparel and Footwear Sector Supplement
The Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) has initiated a process of developing an
Apparel and Footwear Sector Supplement, aiming at providing guidance for companies to
report on economic, social and environmental performance at their organisational level as
well as in their supply chain. Volker Türk, Wuppertal Institute, has been part of the
multi-stakeholder working group consisting of 18 individuals from a wide range of
constituencies and regions. Their disclosures and indicator proposals cover a wide range
of key sustainability issues in the sector, including material use and life-cycle
approaches to address environmental impacts, labour conditions and the implementation of
code of conduct.
The draft Supplement and accompanying comment form can be downloaded at www.globalreporting.org/guidelines/sectors/apparel.asp.
A booklet on Energy Efficiency for CSD 14
The CSCP together with the Wuppertal
Institute contributed to the preparation of a booklet displaying practical examples in the
area of energy efficiency of household appliances and buildings. This booklet has been
developed by a co-ordination of the Norwegian ForUM for Development and Environment with
funding from Norwegian government. It is intended to show the gap between best available
technologies and current practices as well as available alternatives that enable energy
users to substantially improve efficiency with relatively small adjustments. The CSCP and
the Wuppertal Institute collected a wide range of examples applied in different contexts -
in developed and developing countries, for the rich and the poor, in urban and rural areas
and identified eight representative case studies. The booklet had been presented at the
fourteenth session of the UN Commission on Sustainable Development (CSD-14) meeting held
in the UN Headquarters in New York on 1-12 May 2006 in order to contribute to policy
discussions over the realisation of the recommendations from the Johannesburg Plan of
More information on the brochure and download at www.scp-centre.org.
INFER Research Edition vol. 10: Environmental Economics
This book edited by Raimund Bleischwitz and
Oliver Budzinski contains the proceedings of INFER annual conference 2004, organised at
the Wuppertal Institute in Germany.
With "Wuppertal Reports" the
institute starts a new series of publications which can be downloaded from its homepage.
Wuppertal Reports are final reports of projects realised on behalf of clients. The reports
are published after having being authorised by the respective clients; they are to provide
the results of the Institute's project work to interested parties and also to invite to
Internship offering at the International Centre on
Sustainable Consumption and Production (CSCP)
The Wuppertal Institute is looking for qualified candidates wanting to join the
"International Centre on Sustainable Consumption and Production (CSCP)" for an
More information (PDF, 47 KB).
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