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Outside in? Using international carbon markets for mitigation not covered by nationally determined contributions (NDCs) under the Paris Agreement
The Paris Agreement establishes provisions for using international carbon market mechanisms to achieve nationally determined contribution (NDCs). In international negotiations on the rules governing the Agreement, an important question...
The role of the EU ETS in increasing EU climate ambition
Assessment of policy options
At present, the EU is targeting to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions to 40% below 1990 levels by 2030, but this target falls short of meeting the targets of the Paris Agreement. A significant increase in the ambition of EU climate...
Propaganda versus reality of „New Generation of Reactors“ (Gen IV)
An (updated) assessment
Presentation by Dr. Christoph Pistner, 7. October 2019, Vienna
EU Environment and Climate Change Policies
State of play, current and future challenges
This study reviews the state of play of on environmental and climate legislation in the EU and pinpoints key challenges for the next five years. Part 1 of this study summarizes the status of EU legislation, major EU targets and...
Not to be taken for granted: climate protection and sustainability through PtX
Discussion of requirements for and first approaches to developing verification criteria for a climate-friendly and sustainable production of PtX
Drivers and barriers of sustainability transformations
A comparison of the “Energiewende” and the attempted transformation to organic agriculture in Germany
This article compares the drivers and barriers of two sustainability transformations in Germany: the energy transformation (“Energiewende”) andt he attempted transformation towards organic agriculture which has, so far, been less...
Framework conditions and instruments for a sustainable governance of rural-urban linkages
This (German language) report is part of the Ufoplan project “Rural Urban Nexus – Globally sustainable land use and urbanisation”. The project aims to develop an integrated approach for sustainable linkages between urban and rural areas...
Implementing New GWP Values in the EU: A Quantitative Analysis
Oeko-Institut Working Paper 3/2019
The quantitative analysis for the EU-28 and all member states indicates that a change of GWP values from AR4 to AR5 would have very small effects. Based on the emission reductions achieved so far as well as projections by member states...
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
ETC/CME Report 1/2019
Estimate of 2005-2012 emissions for stationary installations to reflect the current scope (2013 - 2020) of the EU ETS
The EU Emission Trading System (EU ETS) was launched in 2005. The two first trading periods were 2005–2007 and 2008–2012. In 2013, the EU ETS entered its third trading period, covering more than 12 000 stationary installations. The scope...