Publications

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Study on Technical Assistance in Realisation of the 2016 Report on Renewable Energy, in preparation of the Renewable Energy Package for the Period 2020 -2030 in the European Union ("RES-Study")

ENER/C1/2014 -688

authors: Bauknecht, D. | Förster, H. | Hünecke, K. | Bracker, J. | Bürger, V. | Cook, V. | Emele, L. | Greiner, B. | Heinemann, C. | Hesse, T. | Kasten, P. | Keimeyer, F. | Kühnel, S. | Monteforte, M. | Ritter, D. | Schütte, S. | Vogel, M. | Wiepking, J. | Winger, C. | Zell-Ziegler, C. | Capros, P. | de Vita, A. | Evangelopoulou, S. | Lescot, D. | Tuille, F. | Courtel, J. | Olesen, A. | Laugesen, F. | Brodsted, M. | Najdawi, C. | Brückmann, R.
Year of publication: 03 / 2017

The objective of this study is to provide technical assistance in the preparation of the 2016 Report on Renewable Energy, in preparation of the Renewable Energy Package for the period 2020-2030 in the European Union. Key findings are:

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European Energy Industry Investments

authors: van Nuffel, L. | Rademaekers, K. | Graichen, V. | Gonzales, A. | Martin, J. | Ludig, S. | Marias, F.
Year of publication: 02 / 2017

This study was prepared at the request of the European Parliament's Committee on  Industry,  Research  and  Energy  (ITRE). The  paper provides  an  overall assessment  of  European  investments  in  the  electricity  sector.  It ...

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Governance of exnovation: phasing out non-sustainable structures

Oeko-Institut Working Paper 2/2017

authors: Heyen, D. | Monteforte, M.
Year of publication: 02 / 2017

Politics and research have been primarily concerned with the quite appealing side of trans-formations: the new. But innovations and their promotion are often insufficient for replacing established non-sustainable structures that are...

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Developments in society and implications for emerging pollutants in the aquatic environment

Oeko-Institut Working Paper 1/2017

authors: Moritz, S. | Bunke, D. | Brack, W. | López Herráez, D. | Posthuma, L.
Year of publication: 02 / 2017

Pollutant emissions in river basins change continuously. Management strategies should address such developments. Many scenarios are published which describe future changes in the environment and in society. Examples concern climate...

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The UN Convention on Biological Diversity and Soils: Status and Future Options

authors: Wolff, F. | Kaphengst, T.
Year of publication: 02 / 2017

The global loss of fertile soils is widely recognized as one of the most pressing environmental and social problems of the next decades. Against this backdrop, political action is urgently needed to promote the sustainable use and...

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EEA Technical Report No 33/2016: Fluorinated greenhouse gases 2015

Year of publication: 12 / 2016

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

The report was prepared on behalf of the European Environment Agency, as partner of the European Topic Centre on Air...

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Targets for the non-ETS sectors in 2040 and 2050

Report prepared for Transport & Environment

author: Graichen, J.
Year of publication: 12 / 2016

The paper explores different options to calculate a target for the Effort Sharing sectors in 2050 which could be considered in line with the Paris Agreement and with the agreed EU’s overall target range. While there is no objective best...

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Risk Assessment of Nanomaterials in a Regulatory Context

authors: Hermann, A. | Köhler, A. | Azoulay, D. | Fredrigo, D.
Year of publication: 12 / 2016

This fact sheet provides an overview of the existing risk assessment procedures for manufactured nanomaterials as well as details and comments on the most relevant on-going developments.

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Voluntary initiatives in the mining sector and their principles and criteria on socio-economic sustainability

STRADE Policy Brief 09/2016

Year of publication: 12 / 2016

STRADE is an EU-funded research project focusing on the development of dialogue-based, innovative policy recommendations for a European strategy on future raw materials supplies. In a series of policy briefs and reports the project will...

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EEA Report No 29/2016

Trends and projections in Europe 2016 - Tracking progress towards Europe's climate and energy targets

authors: Förster, H. | Healy, S. | Gores, S.
Year of publication: 12 / 2016

The 2016 edition of the annual EEA report, Trends and projections in Europe, provides an updated assessment of the progress of the EU and European countries towards their climate mitigation and energy targets.

The report was prepared on...

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Voluntary initiatives in the mining sector and their principles and criteria on environmental sustainability

STRADE Policy Brief 07/2016

Year of publication: 11 / 2016

STRADE is an EU-funded research project focusing on the development of dialogue-based, innovative policy recommendations for a European strategy on future raw materials supplies. In a series of policy briefs and reports the project will...

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Effects and success factors of sustainable consumption policy instruments: a comparative assessment across Europe

authors: Wolff, F. | Schönherr, N. | Heyen, D.
Year of publication: 11 / 2016

Important knowledge gaps exist regarding the effects of policy instruments for sustainable consumption (SC) and success factors of such instruments. This article compares and summarizes the results of six case studies on the effects and...

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International market mechanisms after Paris

Discussion Paper

authors: Cames, M. | Healy, S. | Tänzler, D. | Li, L. | Melnikova, J. | Warnecke, C. | Kurdziel, M.
Year of publication: 11 / 2016

Our analysis suggests that the purpose of international carbon markets has changed. While increasing economic efficiency was more prominent during the first development phase of international carbon markets, raising mitigation ambition...

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Resource Efficiency in the ICT Sector

Summary

authors: Manhart, A. | Blepp, M. | Fischer, C. | Graulich, K. | Prakash, S. | Prieß, R. | Schleicher, T. | Tür, M.
Year of publication: 11 / 2016

In compiling this study, Oeko-Institut was able to draw from a broad variety of its previous research in virtually all of the fields addressed. While these research projects are referred to in the references section, Oeko-Institut also...

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Resource Efficiency in the ICT Sector

Final Report

authors: Manhart, A. | Blepp, M. | Fischer, C. | Graulich, K. | Prakash, S. | Prieß, R. | Schleicher, T. | Tür, M.
Year of publication: 11 / 2016

In compiling this study, Oeko-Institut was able to draw from a broad variety of its previous research in virtually all of the fields addressed. While these research projects are referred to in the references section, Oeko-Institut also...

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EEA Report No 23/2016: Approximated EU GHG inventory for 2015

authors: Emele, L. | Anderson, G. | Jörß, W. | Ntemiri, S.
Year of publication: 11 / 2016

This report provides estimates of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in the European Union (EU) and its Member States for 2015, covering the full GHG inventory (all sectors, except land use, land-use change and forestry (LULUCF), and all...

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Enhancing transparency in the land-use sector: Exploring the role of independent monitoring approaches

CIFOR Infobrief no. 156

authors: de Sy, V. | Martius, C. | Böttcher, H. | Fritz, S. | Gaveau, D. | Leonard, S. | Romijn, E. | Román-Cuesta, R.
Year of publication: 11 / 2016

There is a need for independent monitoring approaches (i.e. unbiased data, tools and methods) that stakeholders involved in land-use sector mitigation activities can rely on for their own goals, but which would also be perceived as...

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Market mechanisms under the Paris Climate Protection Agreement

authors: Cames, M. | Graichen, J. | Healy, S. | et al.
Year of publication: 11 / 2016

In preparation for the next international climate change conference in Marrakech (07 to 18/11/2016) three discussion papers were developed on behalf of the German Environment Agency. These deal with the key issues for discussion and...

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Guide on sustainable chemicals

A decision tool for substance manufacturers, formulators and end users of chemicals

authors: Reihlen, A. | Bunke, D. | Gruhlke, A. | Groß, R. | Blum, C.
Year of publication: 10 / 2016

Sustainable chemistry comprises of many aspects. They range from the selection of inherently safe chemicals via the assessment of environmental impacts of product lines by lifecycle analysis to the implementation of ambitious social...

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Instruments to increase climate policy ambition before 2020 - economic and political implications in selected industry and emerging countries

Climate Change | 29/2016

authors: Healy, S. | Schumacher, K. | Day, T. | Höhne, N. | Wouters, K. | Fekete, H. | van den Brink, L. | Duscha, V.
Year of publication: 10 / 2016

Currently there exists a gap between the emissions projected in the Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDCs) submitted by countries to the UNFCCC and the emissions that are consistent with limiting global warming to below...

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