Brave New World – Selected Jurisdictional Pitfalls when Acting on International Waste-to-Energy Projects
© TK Verlag - Fachverlag für Kreislaufwirtschaft (9/2016)
Over the last few years, Waste-to-Energy (WtE) projects became increasingly international. In times of low interest rates, solid infrastructure projects with their fix return rates are more and more attractive to project developers, international investors as well as EPC and O&M contractors. They attract financial and strategic investors which would otherwise not turn towards these rather long-term investments. Therefore, a continuously increasing number of international players from different jurisdictions is entering the global playing field.

Refuse Derived Fuel – A European Market Heading for Overcapacity
© TK Verlag - Fachverlag für Kreislaufwirtschaft (9/2016)
During the last five years, the residual waste market has been transformed from one whose geography was largely defined by a country’s borders to one that has become truly European in nature. Increasing, and now significant, tonnages of refuse derived fuel (RDF) and solid recovered fuel (SRF) are moving across national boundaries. In the UK, for example, the export of RDF and SRF has grown from 250,000 tonnes per annum (tpa) in 2011 to 3.4 million tpa in 2015.

Privatisation and De-globalisation of the Climate
© Lexxion Verlagsgesellschaft mbH (9/2013)
This paper considers the issues raised by creating market incentives for private industry to engage in geoengineering. It argues that the benefits could include increased innovation and creativity in dealing with climate-related problems, and that the direct environmental risks are probably manageable. However, the political consequences are potentially destabilising and hard to predict. The creation of diffuse vested commercial interests may obstruct the achievement of the common good, as well as leading to global climate concerns being partially transformed into local weather concerns. While the commodification of the climate fits the long-term trend of increasing human management of the natural world, it is a step of alarming size and possibly hard to reverse.

Against the Failures of Risk Regulation Liability and Safety in Air Traffic Management (ATM)
© Lexxion Verlagsgesellschaft mbH (6/2013)
This article aims to analyse liability issues as a further means to regulate risks, in case the precautionary measures of the delivered safety system fail. Through liability, the risk that cannot be prevented can be transferred onto those parties who are in the best position to spread them. The allocation of liability thus works as an incentive to the correct functioning of the preventive measures. Liability rules appear to be a key legal remedy which can ensure both tort reparation and a fair and efficient distribution of burdens in a legal order. In this vein, air traffic management (ATM) is addressed as a case study, which shows the main issues and the gaps that liability rules face when dealing with the trade off between risk and safety as conveyed by technology. After having clarified the nature of the relations between risk and liability on the one hand, and automation and liability on the other hand, this article analyses liability issues in the framework of ATM by approaching this topic in a comparative way between the National Airspace System (NAS) of the United States of America (USA) and the Single European Sky (SES) of the European Union (EU).

Case Notes - The HOB-vín Judgment: A Failed Attempt to Standardise the Visual Imagery, Packaging and Appeal of Alcohol Products
© Lexxion Verlagsgesellschaft mbH (2/2013)
EFTA Court, Case E-2/12, HOB-vín ehf. v. The State Alcohol and Tobacco Company of Iceland (ÁTVR).

8. Technical English, EQF 3 Premium
© AIRE (Adapting and installing an international vocational training for renewable energy) (1/2012)
Which knowledge, skills and competences does an AIRE specialist need? Which level of the European Framework of Languages is the minimum standard for this EQF level?

Corporate social responsibility: A comparative analysis among Demark, Hungary and Greece
© Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (6/2009)
This paper aims to define the meaning of corporate social responsibility (CSR) in the context of the European framework and examine CSR in three different European countries. The main elements which encompass the meaning of CSR focus on activities with social and environmental sensitiveness on a voluntary basis.

Environmental cost accounting as a strategy tool within the Greek organizations
© Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (6/2009)
While there is a growing demand for environmentally responsible organizations that, apart from adding value, try to minimize their environmental impact, use efficiently the raw materials and innovate in technologies which protect the natural environment, the current global economic recession raises fears that organizations will abandon their current managerial practices for the environment in order to minimize operational costs.

The role of the consulting practice in CSR proliferation during the economic downturn
© Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (6/2009)
During the last few years, there has been a substantial shift of the companies towards Corporate Social Responsibility. Consulting has been an important actor of CSR proliferation, adding new perspectives to the spread of ideas and changes of institutional environments. However, the latest international economic crisis has put questions concerning the future of CSR.

Bridging the Divide in Global Climate Policy –Strategies for Enhanced Participation and Integration
© Lexxion Verlagsgesellschaft mbH (11/2007)
15 years after the climate conference in Rio de Janeiro, an international climate regime with clear structures has emerged. For several years, a rapidly growing carbon market has been a reality.At the same time, however, the recent Fourth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)3 merely underscores what we already know: global warming is a serious and potentially devastating threat.

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