Publications

A list of publications by Oeko-Institut which are available online can be found here. Subscribe to Oeko-Institut's latest publications as RSS feed.

Climate Protection Scenario 2050

Summary of second final report

authors: Repenning, J. | Emele, L. | Blanck, R. | Dehoust, G. | Förster, H. | Greiner, B. | Harthan, R. | Hennenberg, K. | Hermann, H. | Jörß, W. | Ludig, S. | Loreck, C. | Scheffler, M. | Schumacher, K. | Wiegmann, K. | Zell-Ziegler, C. | Cook, V. | Braungardt, S. | Eichhammer, W. | Elsland, R. | Fleiter, T. | Hartwig, J. | Kockat, J. | Pfluger, B. | Schade, W. | Schlomann, B. | Sensfuß, F. | Ziesing, H.
Year of publication: 07 / 2016

The results of the first round of modelling were published in August 2014. The results of the second round of modelling are now available and are provided in this report. Three scenarios were created for the time frame up to 2050. The...

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Typology of centralised and decentralised visions for electricity infrastructure

authors: Bauknecht, D. | Funke, S.
Year of publication: 06 / 2016

Scientific and public controversies about the design of future electricity systems can be observed, including differences around centralised and decentralised approaches. Taking the German case as an example, we develop a typology of...

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Baseline Assessment on E-waste Management in Ghana

authors: Atiemo, S. | Faabeluon, L. | Manhart, A. | Nyaaba, L. | Schleicher, T.
Year of publication: 06 / 2016

This report was produced within the framework of the Ghanaian part of the programme on Sustainable Recycling Industries (SRI). Based on field investigations in Ghana this report contains an overview on companies with activities in...

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Study on impacts on resource efficiency of future EU demand for bioenergy - ReceBio

Final report

authors: Forsell, N. | Korosuo, A. | Havlík, P. | Valin, H. | Lauri, P. | Gusti, M. | Kindermann, G. | Böttcher, H. | Hennenberg, K. | Hünecke, K. | Wiegmann, K. | Pekkanen, M. | Nuolivirta, P. | Bowyer, C. | Nanni, S. | Allen, B. | Poláková, J. | Fitzgerald, J. | Lindner, M.
Year of publication: 05 / 2016

The study examines the resource efficiency implications of various levels of EU use of bioenergy for electricity and heat until 2050. Methods of analysis include an extensive literature and statistical review, detailed modelling of...

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Climate initiatives, national contributions and the Paris Agreement

Draft Discussion Paper evaluating the GHG mitigation contribution of global, regional and national initiatives in relation to nationally determined contributions

authors: Graichen, J. | Healy, S. | Siemons, A. | Höhne, N. | Kuramochi, T. | Gonzales-Zuñiga, S. | Sterl, S. | Kersting, J. | Wachsmuth, J.
Year of publication: 05 / 2016

Based on an analysis of about 180 international climate initiatives we analysed the potential impact of these initiatives on GHG emissions, shared elements of initiatives which have a high impact and the relationship between such...

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Assistance to the Commission on Technological Socio-Economic and Cost-Benefit Assessment Related to Exemptions from the Substance Restrictions in Electrical and Electronic Equipment: Pack 10 Final Report

authors: Gensch, C. | Baron, Y. | Blepp, M.
Year of publication: 05 / 2016

Study to assess 2 RoHS exemption requests [#1 Cadmium in colour converting II-VI LEDs (<10 μg Cd per mm2 of light-emitting area) for use in solid state illumination or display systems (Request for renewal of Exemption 39 of Annex ΙV of...

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Regulatory requirements with respect to Spent Fuel Pool Cooling

author: Pistner, C.
Year of publication: 05 / 2016

Lecture by Dr. Christoph Pistner, Annual Meeting on Nuclear Technology, 12.5.2016, Hamburg.

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Auswertung verschiedener Formate der Öffentlichkeitsbeteiligung im Umfeld kerntechnischer Anlagen und Einrichtungen

Studie für das Ministerium für Umwelt, Klima und Energiewirtschaft Baden-Wu?rttemberg

Year of publication: 04 / 2016

Im Auftrag des Ministeriums für Umwelt, Klima und Energiewirtschaft Baden-Württemberg hat das Öko-Institut die in den letzten Monaten und Jahren im Kontext kerntechnischer Anlagen und Einrichtungen in Baden-Württemberg eingesetzten...

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Implications of the changed reporting requirements of the Effort Sharing Decision for the EU ETS and the national GHG inventory

Work package 1: Comparison of ETS and IPCC emission calculation methodologies

Year of publication: 03 / 2016

This report analyses the technical provisions related to monitoring and reporting of greenhouse gas emissions under the EU ETS and the 2006 IPCC guidelines for national GHG inventories as of beginning 2014. Differences can lead to...

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Application of the EU Emissions Trading Directive — Analysis of national responses under Article 21 of the EU ETS Directive in 2015

EEA Report No 6/2016

authors: Young, K. | Herold, A. | Gores, S.
Year of publication: 03 / 2016

Directive 2003/87/EC (EU, 2003) of the European Parliament and of the Council of the European Union (EU) established the EU Emissions Trading System (EU ETS), which is a key EU policy instrument aimed at reducing greenhouse gas...

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Energiewende half-time - Annual Report of the Oeko-Institut 2015

author: v. A.
Year of publication: 03 / 2016

Renewable energy in Europe 2016 - Recent growth and knock-on effects

EEA Report No 4/2016

authors: Tomescu, M. | Moorkens, I. | Wetzels, W. | Emele, L. | Förster, H. | Greiner, B.
Year of publication: 03 / 2016

This report complements the findings shown in the "Trends and Projections in Europe 2015 - Tracking progress towards Europe`s climate and energy targets" report with details about the 2013 renewable energy sources (RES) progress at EU...

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Fukushima: five years on – FAQs

Year of publication: 03 / 2016

On 11 March 2011, at 2:46 p.m. local time (6.46 a.m. CET), an earthquake measuring 9 on the Richter scale hit the east coast of Japan. The quake caused a tsunami, with waves as high as 38 metres, which led to large-scale flooding and...

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How to finance the Bo2W approach

Global Circular Economy of Strategic Metals – the Bestof- two-Worlds Approach (Bo2W)

author: Bleher, D.
Year of publication: 03 / 2016

Using the Bo2W experience in Ghana, this report reviews the specific financing requirements resulting from the Bo2W approach.

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An efficient & effective e-waste collection system for Ethiopia

Consultancy Service for UNIDO within the E-Waste Management Project in Ethiopia (EWAMP)

authors: Schleicher, T. | Manhart, A. | Amera, T. | Belay, A. | Genet, Z.
Year of publication: 02 / 2016

This report documents all results of the consultancy project, Consultancy Service on an Efficient and Effective E-waste Collection System for Ethiopia that was jointly carried out by Öko-Institut e.V. and Pesticide Action Nexus...

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Quality assurance and quality control procedure for national and Union GHG projections 2015

ETC/ACM Technical Paper 2015/11

authors: Schmid, C. | Burgstaller, J. | Dauwe, T. | Mellios, G. | Förster, H. | Gores, S.
Year of publication: 02 / 2016

The quality assurance and quality control (QA/QC) procedure is an element of the QA/QC programme of the Union system for policies and measures and projections to be established in 2015 according to Article 12 of the MMR. The European...

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8 th Adaptation to scientific and technical progress of exemptions 2(c), 3 and 5 of Annex II to Directive 2000/53/EC (ELV)

Report for the European Commission DG Environment under Framework Contract N o ENV.C.2/FRA/2011/0020

authors: Gensch, C. | Baron, Y. | Moch, K.
Year of publication: 02 / 2016

Under Framework Contract no. ENV.C.2/FRA/2011/0020, a consortium led by Eunomia Research & Consulting was requested by DG Environment of the European Commission to provide technical assistance for the evaluation of selected exemptions ...

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EU effort sharing for the 2021-2030 period

Setting GHG emission targets for EU Member States

Year of publication: 02 / 2016

The paper develops and evaluates different options for determining annual emission allocations by Member State under a new Effort Sharing Decision for the 2021 to 2030 period based on the conclusions of the European Council of October...

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Cost impacts of ICAO’s Global Market-Based Mechanism

Briefing paper

authors: Cames, M. | van Velzen, A.
Year of publication: 01 / 2016

Introducing a Global Market-Based Mechanism (GMBM) for aviation with a requirement to offset emissions above the 2020 baseline would induce additional costs for purchasing offset units. These costs were estimated with the AERO Modelling...

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Going beyond 40% - options to ensure LULUCF maintains the high environmental integrity of the EU climate and energy package

Report prepared for Fern

Year of publication: 01 / 2016

The aim of this study is to develop options to identify LULUCF credits with high environmental integrity that could help the EU to formulate a target for the sector. These options are developed by applying criteria and indicators that...

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