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EU LULUCF Regulation explained
Summary of core provisions and expected effects
This paper aims to provide an overview of the Regulation (EU) 2018/841 on the inclusion of greenhouse gas emissions and removals from land use, land use change and forestry in the 2030 climate and energy framework (LULUCF Regulation,...
How could the concept of an "overall mitigation in global emissions" (OMGE) be operationalized under the Paris Agreement?
Frequently asked questions (FAQs)
This paper addresses questions that have been raised in relation to OMGE. It draws on a study conducted by Lambert Schneider and NewClimate Institute. The paper focuses on emission reductions that are generated within the scope of...
Aviation in the EU Emission Trading System
Presentation by Jakob Graichen at the Conference on carbon pricing and aviation taxes, Den Haag, 21th June 2019
Essential elements of sound sustainability criteria for powerfuels
Impulse statement by Christof Timpe, Powerfuels in the European energy transition: The need for effective regulation, 17 June 2019, Brussels
Catalyzing mitigation ambition under the Paris Agreement: elements for an effective Global Stocktake
The Global Stocktake (GST) takes a central role within the architecture of the Paris Agreement, with many hoping that it will become a catalyst for increased mitigation ambition. This paper outlines four governance functions for an ideal...
Impact of slow steaming for bulk carriers
Assessment of the impacts on transport costs for different ship sizes
Presentation by Jakob Graichen, IMO ISWG-GHG Side Event, 7 May 2019, London
Impact of slow steaming for different types of ships carrying bulk cargo
The Marine Environmental Protection Committee (MPEC) of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) adopted an ‘Initial IMO strategy on [the] reduction of GHG emissions from ships’ on the 13th of April, 2018 (MEPC 2018). Within the...
Modelling net zero emissions
Technical Note of the Climate Recon 2050 project
In the last years the aim of “reaching net zero emissions” gained political momentum. The Paris Agreement aims for “a balance between anthropogenic emissions by sources and removals by sinks of greenhouse gases in the second half of this...
The role of the bioeconomy in energy and climate policy – area of conflict or promised land?
BioFuture25 Annual Seminar
Presentation by Dr. Hannes Böttcher, BioFuture25 Annual Seminar, 16. April 2019, Lahti.
Science in transition - Annual Report of the Oeko-Institut 2018
The German Site Selection Procedure for a Final Repository for High-level Waste – Characteristics of a Participatory, Self-reflecting and Learning Procedure
Presentation by Saleem Chaudry, Melanie Mbah, Bettina Brohmann and Peter Hocke, European Geosciences Union, 8. April 2019, Vienna
How to include cooling in the EU Renewable Energy Directive? Strategies and policy implications
The EU Renewable Energy Directive (RES-Directive) establishes a policy framework for the promotion of renewable energy in the EU. Under the framework of the RES-Directive, EU Member States have adopted national renewable energy action...
Fossil fuel divestment and climate change: Reviewing contested arguments
The strategy of fossil fuel divestment has attracted considerable attention in recent years, particularly in the press and social media. Spearheaded as a movement based on ethical principles, divestment has been suggested to play a...
Sectoral targets to address competitiveness – a CGE analysis with focus on the global steel sector
Climate Change Economics Vol. 10, No. 1
In the wake of the Paris Climate Agreement, countries may employ sectoral approaches. These allow for efficiency gains while at the same time addressing the concerns of competitiveness and carbon leakage. Applying a multi-country,...
Production of Palm Oil in Indonesia
Country-focused commodity analysis in the context of the Bio-Macht project.
This study provides insights into the commodity based characteristics, environmental and social hot spots and policy instruments such as certification for palm oil production in Indonesia as a result of the Bio-Macht Project funded by...
Summary of the 2019 Aviation Decarbonization Forum
On February 12, 2019, at the Hotel AC Montreal, ICSA hosted the Aviation Decarbonization Forum - an exclusive event for ICAO Council members, permanent representatives, and their advisers to receive the most comprehensive, up-to-date...
Synthetic fuels – How can they support climate protection efficiently?
Requirements and needs for regulation supporting a sustainable use of synthetic fuels
Presentation by Peter Kasten and Christof Timpe, „Fuels of the Future“ conference. Berlin, 21 January 2019
How to reach the EU renewables target by 2030? An analysis of the governance framework
EEA Report No 21/2018: Fluorinated greenhouse gases 2018
EEA Report No 20/2018
Renewable energy in Europe - 2018: Recent growth and knock-on effects
This report introduces several methods the European Environment Agency (EEA) has developed for assessing and communicating early RES growth and the important knock-on effects that RES growth has on the energy sector and related areas....