Publications

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QU.A.L.ITY soil carbon removals?

Assessing the EU Framework for Carbon Removal Certification from a climate-friendly soil management perspective

authors: McDonald, H. | Siemons, A. | Bodle, R. | Hobeika, M. | Scheid, A. | Schneider, L.
Year of publication: 01 / 2023

This brief critically assesses the Commission’s 2022 proposal for Framework for Carbon Re-movals Certification as it applies to climate-friendly soil management. We introduce the pro-posal and then evaluate how its minimum certification…

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The role of financial operators in the ETS market and the incidence of their activities in determining the allowances' price

authors: Cludius, J. | Galster, H. | Healy, S. | Noka, V. | Lam, L.
Year of publication: 01 / 2023

Presentation by Johanna Cludius, Hannah Galster, Sean Healy, Viktoria Noka and Long Lam, ITRE Committe of the EP, 23.1.2023

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Using International Carbon Credits to Achieve National Mitigation Targets of EU Member States – Options for Accounting under Article 6 of the Paris Agreement

Report prepared for the Swedish Energy Agency

author: Schneider, L.
Year of publication: 01 / 2023

The European Union (EU) has communicated in its nationally determined contribution (NDC) a target of reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 55% until 2030 compared to 1990 levels. Next to this EU-wide target, several EU member states…

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Corporate Liability for Transboundary Environmental Harm

An International and Transnational Perspective

authors: Gailhofer, P. | Krebs, D. | Proelss, A. | Schmalenbach, K. | Verheyen, R.
Year of publication: 01 / 2023

This open access book aims to elaborate on the legal prerequisites to establish the liability of corporations for transboundary environmental harm, not only by identifying existing liability rules, principles and standards but also by…

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Sketch notes: Summary report of peer-learning workshops

Deliverable 5.2 in the SUMEX project

authors: Degreif, S. | Hay, D.
Year of publication: 12 / 2022

This document summarises the key findings from the peer-learning workshops organised in the SUMEX project between November 2021 and November 2022.

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End-of-life management in solar energy access projects

Measures catalogue

authors: Manhart, A. | Michalscheck, M. | Schleicher, T. | Hilbert, I.
Year of publication: 12 / 2022

Enabling universal access to modern and clean forms of energy (SDG 7) ranks high on the global agenda and is supported by various donors and implementing organisations. Through these efforts, large numbers of energy access installations…

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Policy frameworks for district heating: A comprehensive overview and analysis of regulations and support measures across Europe

authors: Billerbeck, A. | Breitschopf, B. | Winkler, J. | Bürger, V. | Köhler, B. | Bacquet, A. | Popovski, E. | Fallahnejad, M. | Kranzl, L. | Ragwitz, M.
Year of publication: 12 / 2022

This paper presents an overview of policy frameworks for district heating (DH) in Europe. We develop a classification for policy aspects addressing DH, comprising regulation of ownership, prices, metering, consumer grid connection, third…

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Challenges for the accounting of emerging negative and zero/low emission technologies

Working Paper 3/2022

Year of publication: 12 / 2022

The present paper investigates challenges for the reporting and accounting of negative emission technologies (NETs) and zero or low emission technologies (ZLETs) in GHG emissions inventories, under the EU Directive on the promotion of…

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Climate and energy scenario and projection comparison. Draft workflow & typology

authors: Förster, H. | Stappel, M. | Emele, L. | Siemons, A. | Winger, C.
Year of publication: 12 / 2022

We discuss the nature of scenario and scenario projection comparisons. We aim to contribute to increasing the value of such comparisons by drafting of a typology which structures these comparisons according to important elements that are…

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Increasing public support for climate policy: Research needs, questions, and challenges around politically influenceable acceptability factors

Working Paper 2/2022

authors: Heyen, D. | Wicki, M.
Year of publication: 12 / 2022

Ambitious climate policy needs a mix of instruments, from relatively soft and supportive pull measures to more intervening and demanding push measures. Given that the latter often receive relatively low public support, especially when…

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ETC CM report 2022/05

Trends and projections in the EU ETS in 2022

Year of publication: 12 / 2022

This report analyses recent, current and future emissions trends under the European Union (EU) Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS). It also analyses the balance between supply and demand of allowances on the market. This report is based on…

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Land use as a sector for market mechanisms under Article 6 of the Paris Agreement

Year of publication: 12 / 2022

The land-use sector plays a critical role for achieving the goals of the Paris Agreement. This report discusses key environmental integrity challenges for using carbon market mechanisms to implement mitigation activities in the land-use…

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Why burning primary woody biomass is worse than fossil fuels for climate

authors: Robinson, E. | Böttcher, H. | Hennenberg, K. | Soimakallio, S.
Year of publication: 12 / 2022

In its current form, the EU’s renewable energy directives encourage the use of primary woody biomass from forests as an energy source. However, the directive gives a completely wrong picture of the associated greenhouse gas emissions,…

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Policy Brief: Emissions trading system for road transport and buildings in the policy mix for achieving climate neutrality in the EU.

An assessment of the overarching framework and specific provisions

authors: Matthes, F. | Graichen, J.
Year of publication: 12 / 2022

Study for the Air Pollution and Climate Secretariat (AirClim) and the Life ETX Consortium

This policy brief provides an overview of the proposals for the ETS-2 covering road transport and buildings. The amendments and guidance by the…

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The role of financial operators in the ETS market and the incidence of their activities in determining the allowances’ price

authors: Cludius, J. | Galster, H. | Healy, S. | Noka, V. | Lam, L.
Year of publication: 12 / 2022

This study investigates the role of financial actors, such as banks and investors, in the EU Emissions Trading System and their role in determining price dynamics and volatility. It concludes that activities on the market should be…

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An ETS-2 for buildings and road transport: Impacts, vulnerabilities and the role of the Social Climate Fund

author: Cludius, J.
Year of publication: 12 / 2022

Presentation by Dr. Johanna Cludius, FSR 8th Annual Conference on the Economic Assessment of European Climate Policies, 2. December 2022.

The slides, as well as the recordings of the keynote speech from Mar REGUANT (Northwestern…

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The representation of energy, energy carriers and fuels in the Open Energy Ontology

authors: Stappel, M. | Emele, L. | Hülk, L. | Förster, H.
Year of publication: 11 / 2022

The Open Energy Ontology (OEO) is a BFO-based ontology for the domain of energy system analysis. Core of this domain is the concept of energy. Since the concept of energy is ambiguous and has not (yet) been introduced into BFO, we…

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Participation in decision-making processes as a key to a successful long-term governance

author: Mbah, M.
Year of publication: 11 / 2022

Article published in:

Technical Monitoring and Long-Term Governance of Nuclear Waste

Edited by Dr. Peter Hocke, Dr. Sophie Kuppler, Prof. Dr. Ulrich Smeddinck, Dr. Thomas Hassel

Nomos,  2022, 160 pages, paperback ISBN 978-3-8487-4402-2

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ETC CM report 2022/03: Fluorinated greenhouse gases 2022

authors: Jörß, W. | Ludig, S. | Liste, V.
Year of publication: 11 / 2022

This annual report of the European Environment Agency (EEA) provides a summary of the information reported on the production, import, export and destruction of fluorinated greenhouse gases (F-gases) in the European Union since 2007 as…

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Social justice in the context of climate policy: systematizing the variety of inequality dimensions, social impacts, and justice principles

author: Heyen, D.
Year of publication: 11 / 2022

Several streams of research have discussed important aspects of social inequalities and justice in the context of climate, energy, and environmental issues. However, there is often a narrow focus on specific aspects, bearing the risk…

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