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Policy instruments for upstream Circular Economy

Webisode 3

author: Prakash, S.
Year of publication: 05 / 2021

Presentation by Siddharth Prakash, "15th Asia-Pacific Roundtable for Sustainable Consumption and Production", May 4th 2021.

Video recording of the event

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Prosumage of solar electricity: Tariff design, capacity investments, and power sector effects

authors: Günther, C. | Schill, W. | Zerrahn, A.
Year of publication: 05 / 2021

Published in: Energy Policy 152, p. 112 - 168, 2021

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The Challenges of Assessing “Collective Progress”

Design Options for an effective Global Stocktake process under the UNFCCC

authors: Jeffery, L. | Siemons, A. | Förster, H. | Nissen, C. | Kreibich, N. | Hermwille, L.
Year of publication: 05 / 2021

The Paris Agreement combines collective goals with individual countries’ contributions. This hybrid approach does not guarantee that the individual contributions add up to what is required to meet the collective goals. The Paris…

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Introducing the Open Energy Ontology: Enhancing Data Interpretation and Interfacing in Energy Systems Analysis

authors: Booshehri, M. | Emele, L. | Flügel, S. | Förster, H. | Frey, J. | Frey, U. | Glauer, M. | Hastings, J. | Hofmann, C. | Hoyer-Klick, C. | Hülk, L. | Kleinau, A. | Knosala, K. | Kotzur, L. | Kuckertz, P. | Mossakowski, T. | Muschner, C. | Neuhaus, F. | Pehl, M. | Robinius, M. | Sehn, V. | Stappel, M.
Year of publication: 04 / 2021

Heterogeneous data, different definitions and incompatible models are a huge problem in many domains, with no exception for the field of energy systems analysis. Hence, it is hard to re-use results, compare model results or couple models…

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Raising the climate policy ambition of the European Union

Reforming the EU Emissions Trading System

authors: Matthes, F. | Cook, V.
Year of publication: 04 / 2021

The report “Raising the Climate Policy Ambition of the European Union. Reforming the EU Emissions Trading System” analyses the impacts of the different options for the revised ETS and market stability reserve (MSR), based around the…

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Using knowledge to cope with crisis - Annual Report of the Oeko-Institut 2020

author: v. A.
Year of publication: 04 / 2021

Options for multilateral initiatives to close the global 2030 climate ambition and action gap – Policy field forest protection

authors: Böttcher, H. | Liste, V. | Fyson, C.
Year of publication: 04 / 2021

Achieving the goals of the Paris Agreement requires increased global climate action, especially reduced deforestation and restoration of forests to protect and rebuild ecosystems carbon stocks. Based on a sound analysis of existing…

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Options for multilateral initiatives to close the global 2030 climate ambition and action gap - Policy field Sustainable Food Systems

authors: Wunder, S. | Scheffler, M. | Wiegmann, K.
Year of publication: 04 / 2021

Achieving the goals of the Paris Agreement requires increased global climate action for sustainable food systems, especially a reduction of food loss and waste and dietary shifts towards plant-based diets. Based on a sound analysis of…

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Methodology and criteria for assessing multilateral initiatives to close the global 2030 climate ambition and action gap

Background Paper

authors: Böttcher, H. | Cames, M.
Year of publication: 04 / 2021

Staying within the limit of the Paris Agreement of 1.5 °C global warming requires closing the global 2030 ambition and action gap arising from insufficient current policies and contributions. This background paper documents the…

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Key Messages on Electric Roads

Executive Summary from the CollERS Project

authors: Gustavsson, M. | Mottschall, M. | Hacker, F. | Jöhrens, J. | Helms, H. | Johnsson, F. | Taljegård, M. | Bernecker, T. | Engwall, M. | Almestrand Linné, P. | Hasselgren, B. | Lindgren, M.
Year of publication: 03 / 2021

Electric road systems (ERS) enable electric power transfer to moving vehicles by means of overhead lines, rails or wireless technology. ERS constitutes a new type of technological system (“permanent pick-up”) that is a paradigm shift…

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How to design and evaluate a Regulatory Experiment?

A Guide for Public Administrations

authors: Bauknecht, D. | Heyen, D. | Gailhofer, P. | Bizer, K. | Feser, D. | Führ, M. | Winkler-Portmann, S. | Bischoff, T. | Proeger, T.
Year of publication: 03 / 2021

These guidelines have been developed in the context of the two-year research project entitled “Regulatory experiments for the reflexive and adaptive governance of innovation”, funded by the German Federal Ministry for Education and…

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PROSA – Product Sustainability Assessment

PROSAplus Guideline

Year of publication: 03 / 2021

This brochure was produced as part of the joint research project “SDG Assessment – Further development of a sustainability assessment method based on the sustainability goals of the United Nations (Agenda 2030)”. The project on which…

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Structural Supply Side Management in the EU ETS

Reviewing the market stability reserve

author: Graichen, V.
Year of publication: 03 / 2021

Presentation by Verena Graichen, Virtual MSR Workshop, Berlin, 23 March 2021

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Assessment of options to improve particular aspects of the EU regulatory framework on batteries

Final report

authors: Mehlhart, G. | Gsell, M. | Oliva, J. | Sutter, J. | Löw, C. | Montevecchi, F. | Stahl, H. | Dolega, P. | Baron, Y. | Neumann, T.
Year of publication: 03 / 2021

The general aim of this final report for the project “Assessment of options to improve particular aspects of the EU Regulatory Framework on Batteries” is to support the European Commission in the preparation of their Impact Assessment…

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Exploratory Analysis of an EU Sink and Restoration Target

Commissioned by Greenpeace Germany

Year of publication: 03 / 2021

In a public consultation in early 2021, the EC looked for stakeholder input on the revision of the LULUCF Regulation. This paper presents a short exploratory analysis that discusses important elements for a separate EU land net sink and…

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Connecting Countries by Electric Roads

Methodology for Feasibility Analysis of a Transnational ERS Corridor

authors: Jöhrens, J. | Helms, H. | Lambrecht, U. | Spathelf, F. | Mottschall, M. | Hacker, F. | Jelica, D. | Alfredsson, H. | Gustavsson, M. | Nebauer, G. | Schubert, M. | Almestrand Linné, P. | Nordin, L. | Taljegård, M.
Year of publication: 03 / 2021

The present study aims at discussing relevant aspects for a potential roll-out of Electric Road Systems (ERS) on transnational corridors, as well as generally for ERS introduction in Europe.

Feasibility criteria have thus been developed…

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Study to identify and assess the feasibility of measures to enhance the impact of Directive 2006/66/EC

Final report

authors: Mehlhart, G. | Gsell, M. | Sutter, J. | Löw, C. | Williams, R. | Keeling, W.
Year of publication: 03 / 2021

This is the final report for the project “Study to identify and assess the feasibility of measures to enhance the impact of Directive 2006/66/EC”, hereafter referred to as the “feasibility study”. The purpose of the work is to support…

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Spillovers between policy-transfer and transitions research

authors: Heyen, D. | Jacob, K. | Teebken, J. | Wolff, F.
Year of publication: 03 / 2021

Although research on sustainability transitions has addressed transnational linkages, little attention has yet been paid to the international diffusion and transfer of public policies. Transitions studies and research on policy transfer…

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Just transition

Contribution to a broad & more systematic understanding of a dazzling concept

author: Heyen, D.
Year of publication: 02 / 2021

Presentation by Dirk Arne Heyen, Just Transition working group of CAN Europe, 26. February 2021

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Strengthening synergies between climate effort sharing & energy savings obligations

An input to the "Fit for 55" package

authors: Graichen, J. | Scheuer, S. | Thomas, S.
Year of publication: 02 / 2021

The new 55% climate target will bring major revisions of the EU’s energy and climate laws. This study looks at the interactions and synergies between three of the key policy instruments: Effort Sharing Regulation (ESR), EU Emission…

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