Publications

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Drivers and barriers of sustainability transformations

A comparison of the “Energiewende” and the attempted transformation to organic agriculture in Germany

authors: Heyen, D. | Wolff, F.
Year of publication: 08 / 2019

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...

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Framework conditions and instruments for a sustainable governance of rural-urban linkages

authors: Wolff, F. | Mederake, L. | Bleher, D. | Sosath, O. | Westphal, I.
Year of publication: 08 / 2019

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...

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Implementing New GWP Values in the EU: A Quantitative Analysis

Oeko-Institut Working Paper 3/2019

Year of publication: 08 / 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...

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EU LULUCF Regulation explained

Summary of core provisions and expected effects

Year of publication: 06 / 2019

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,...

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How could the concept of an "overall mitigation in global emissions" (OMGE) be operationalized under the Paris Agreement?

Frequently asked questions (FAQs)

authors: Schneider, L. | Warnecke, C.
Year of publication: 06 / 2019

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...

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Aviation in the EU Emission Trading System

author: Graichen, J.
Year of publication: 06 / 2019

Presentation by Jakob Graichen at the Conference on carbon pricing and aviation taxes, Den Haag, 21th June 2019

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Essential elements of sound sustainability criteria for powerfuels

Impulse statement

author: Timpe, C.
Year of publication: 06 / 2019

Impulse statement by Christof Timpe, Powerfuels in the European energy transition: The need for effective regulation, 17 June 2019, Brussels

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Catalyzing mitigation ambition under the Paris Agreement: elements for an effective Global Stocktake

authors: Hermwille, L. | Siemons, A. | Förster, H. | Jeffery, L.
Year of publication: 06 / 2019

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...

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Impact of slow steaming for bulk carriers

Assessment of the impacts on transport costs for different ship sizes

author: Graichen, J.
Year of publication: 05 / 2019

Presentation by Jakob Graichen, IMO ISWG-GHG Side Event, 7 May 2019, London

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Impact of slow steaming for different types of ships carrying bulk cargo

authors: Healy, S. | Graichen, J.
Year of publication: 05 / 2019

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...

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Modelling net zero emissions

Technical Note of the Climate Recon 2050 project

authors: Emele, L. | Marignac, Y. | Petrovic, S.
Year of publication: 04 / 2019

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...

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The role of the bioeconomy in energy and climate policy – area of conflict or promised land?

BioFuture25 Annual Seminar

author: Böttcher, H.
Year of publication: 04 / 2019

Presentation by Dr. Hannes Böttcher,  BioFuture25 Annual Seminar, 16. April 2019, Lahti.

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Science in transition - Annual Report of the Oeko-Institut 2018

author: v. A.
Year of publication: 04 / 2019

The German Site Selection Procedure for a Final Repository for High-level Waste – Characteristics of a Participatory, Self-reflecting and Learning Procedure

authors: Chaudry, S. | Mbah, M. | Brohmann, B. | Hocke, P.
Year of publication: 04 / 2019

Presentation by Saleem Chaudry, Melanie Mbah, Bettina Brohmann and Peter Hocke, European Geosciences Union, 8. April 2019, Vienna

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ETC/CME Report 1/2019

Estimate of 2005-2012 emissions for stationary installations to reflect the current scope (2013 - 2020) of the EU ETS

Year of publication: 04 / 2019

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...

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‘Healthy Planet, Healthy People’

Implications of the 6th UNEP Global Environmental Outlook (GEO-6) for German environmental and sustainability policy

authors: Jacob, K. | Wolff, F.
Year of publication: 03 / 2019

How to include cooling in the EU Renewable Energy Directive? Strategies and policy implications

authors: Braungardt, S. | Bürger, V. | Zieger, J. | Bosselaar, L.
Year of publication: 03 / 2019

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...

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Fossil fuel divestment and climate change: Reviewing contested arguments

authors: Braungardt, S. | van den Bergh, J. | Dunlop, T.
Year of publication: 03 / 2019

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...

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Sectoral targets to address competitiveness – a CGE analysis with focus on the global steel sector

Climate Change Economics Vol. 10, No. 1

authors: Duscha, V. | Peterson, E. | Schleich, J. | Schumacher, K.
Year of publication: 02 / 2019

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,...

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Production of Palm Oil in Indonesia

Country-focused commodity analysis in the context of the Bio-Macht project.

authors: Schleicher, T. | Hilbert, I. | Manhart, A. | Hennenberg, K. | Ernah, . | Vidya, S. | Fakhriya, I.
Year of publication: 02 / 2019

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...

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