Publications

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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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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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Synthetic fuels – How can they support climate protection efficiently?

Requirements and needs for regulation supporting a sustainable use of synthetic fuels

authors: Kasten, P. | Timpe, C.
Year of publication: 01 / 2019

Presentation by Peter Kasten and Christof Timpe, „Fuels of the Future“ conference. Berlin, 21 January 2019

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How to reach the EU renewables target by 2030? An analysis of the governance framework

authors: Veum, K. | Bauknecht, D.
Year of publication: 01 / 2019

EEA Report No 21/2018: Fluorinated greenhouse gases 2018

authors: Jörß, W. | Anderson, G. | Ludig, S.
Year of publication: 12 / 2018

Data reported by companies on the production, import, export and destruction of fluorinated greenhouse gases in the European Union, 2007-2017.

The report was prepared on behalf of the European Environment Agency, as partner of the Europ...

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EEA Report No 20/2018

Renewable energy in Europe - 2018: Recent growth and knock-on effects

authors: Das, A. | Emele, L. | Meinke-Hubeny, F. | Moorkens, I. | Nissen, C. | Tomescu, M.
Year of publication: 12 / 2018

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....

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Transitioning to zero-emission heavy-duty freight vehicles

A system perspective on zero-emission heavy-duty road freight transport and challenges for a successful market entry

author: Hacker, F.
Year of publication: 12 / 2018

Presentation by Florian Hacker, 4.12.2018, Brussels

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Accounting for the Linking of Emissions Trading Systems under Article 6.2 of the Paris Agreement

Discussion paper prepared for the International Carbon Action Partnership

authors: Schneider, L. | Cludius, J. | La Hoz Theuer, S.
Year of publication: 11 / 2018

By allowing allowances from one jurisdiction to be used for compliance in another jurisdiction, linking of ETSs enables mitigation to take place wherever it is cheapest. Emissions can thus shift across jurisdictions and over time. An...

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EEA Report No 16/2018

Trends and projections in Europe 2018: Tracking progress towards Europe's climate and energy targets

authors: Dael, S. | Förster, H. | Gores, S. | Nissen, C. | Pupo Nogueira de Oliveira, L. | Renders, N. | Sporer, M. | Tomescu, M.
Year of publication: 11 / 2018

This report is part of the ‘Trends and Projections in Europe: 2018: Tracking progress towards Europe’s climate and energy targets,’ package. It is based on the most recent reported and approximated data from EU Member States on...

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The Cotton Supply Chain in Ethiopia

A country-focused commodity analysis in the context of the Bio-Macht project

authors: Hilbert, I. | Schleicher, T. | Amera, T. | Hennenberg, K.
Year of publication: 10 / 2018

The overall aim of this study is to trace the current supply chain of the commodity cotton in Ethiopia. Furthermore, a special focus of the study is placed on the local impact and role of certification and due diligence schemes. In the...

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End-of-Life Management of Batteries in the Off-Grid Solar Sector

How to deal with hazardous battery waste from solar power projects in developing countries?

authors: Manhart, A. | Hilbert, I. | Magalini, F.
Year of publication: 10 / 2018

In order to achieve Sustainable Development Goal No. 7 on affordable and clean energy for all, many developing countries initiated ambitious energy access programs that are often supported by the international donor community. Many of...

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Eionet Report — ETC/ACM 2018/11

Emission trends under the Effort Sharing legislation: An analysis of sectoral trends covered by the Effort Sharing legislation

authors: Gores, S. | Anderson, G. | Förster, H. | Nissen, C. | Brook, R. | Goodwin, J. | Schmid, C.
Year of publication: 10 / 2018

The Effort Sharing Decision (ESD, Decision No 406/2009) and the Effort Sharing Regulation (ESR, Regulation (EU) 2018/842) establish national targets for EU Member States (MS). The ESR focusses on those emissions that are not covered by...

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Alternative drive trains and fuels in road freight transport – recommendations for action in Germany

authors: Plötz, P. | Gnann, T. | Wietschel, M. | Kluschke, P. | Doll, C. | Hacker, F. | Blanck, R. | Kühnel, S. | Jöhrens, J. | Helms, H. | Lambrecht, U. | Dünnebeil, F.
Year of publication: 10 / 2018

This paper develops theses and recommendations for action on climate protection in road freight transport in Germany. Scientists from the Fraunhofer ISI, Oeko-Institut and Institute for Energy and Environmental Research (ifeu) have...

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EEA Report No 17/2018

Approximated EU GHG inventory: proxy GHG estimates for 2017

authors: Anderson, G. | Emele, L.
Year of publication: 10 / 2018

This report provides GHG emissions estimates for the EU-28 plus Iceland for 2017. This Executive Summary includes an analysis of the important changes in GHG emissions across the EU, by sector and by Member State. Emissions for EU plus...

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EEA Report No 14/2018

Trends and projections in the EU ETS in 2018: The EU Emissions Trading System in numbers

Year of publication: 10 / 2018

The report provides an analysis of past, present and future emissions trends under the EU ETS, based on the latest data and information available from the European Commission and Member States. It also analyses the balance between supply...

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Rights of consumers for prolonging the useful life of products

Background Paper

author: Gailhofer, P.
Year of publication: 10 / 2018

What are my rights if I want my product to have a longer useful life? As a consumer in Germany, you can make use of a range of legal provisions to extend the useful life of your products. It is worth knowing your rights, not just for...

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