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Shaping the Future - Annual report of the Oeko-Institut for 2014

author: v. A.
Year of publication: 03 / 2015

Delivering Results-Based Funding Through Crediting Mechanisms

Assessment of Key Design Options

authors: Schneider, L. | Spalding-Fecher, R. | Cames, M.
Year of publication: 01 / 2015

This study explores how results-based funding could be delivered effectively by using tools and processes of crediting mechanisms. The study focuses on key design aspects for programmes using crediting mechanisms, including the…

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Laying down the pathways to nearly zero-energy buildings

A toolkit for policy makers

authors: Kranzl, L. | Toleikyte, A. | Müller, A. | Hummel, M. | Heiskanen, E. | Matschoss, K. | Rohde, C. | Kockat, J. | Steinbach, J. | Regodón, I. | Boneta, M. | Pagliano, L. | Pietrobon, M. | Armani, R. | Bürger, V. | Kenkmann, T. | Georgiev, Z. | Paunova, D. | Nolte, I. | Atanasiu, B. | Marian, C. | Lapillonne, B. | Sebi, C. | Zahradník, P. | Karasek, J.
Year of publication: 11 / 2014

The objective of the ENTRANZE (Policies to Enforce the Transition to nearly Zero-Energy Buildings in the EU-28) project was to actively support policy making by providing the required data, analysis and guidelines to achieve the fast and…

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Global circular economy of strategic metals - best-of-two-worlds approach (Bo2W)

Recycling options for WEEE plastic components

Year of publication: 10 / 2014

The problems associated with the recycling of e-waste in Africa, for both people and the environment, are well-known. Less well known, though, are the benefits that sustainable recycling can bring. Oeko-Institut’s new project aims to…

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Assistance to the Commission on Technological Socio-Economic and Cost-Benefit Assessment Related to Exemptions from the Substance restrictions in Electrical and Electronic Equipment (RoHS Directive)

Report for the European Commission DG Environment under Framework Contract No ENV.C.2/FRA/2011/0020

authors: Gensch, C. | Baron, Y.
Year of publication: 09 / 2014

The RoHS Directive 2011/65/EU entered into force on 21 July 2011 and led to the repeal of Directive 2002/95/EC on 3 January 2013. The Directive can be considered to have provided for two regimes under which exemptions could be…

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Study on the practical application of the new framework methodology for measuring the environmental impact of ICT - cost/benefit analysis (SMART 2012/0064 )

authors: Prakash, S. | Baron, Y. | Liu, R. | Proske, M. | Schlösser, A.
Year of publication: 09 / 2014

The study concludes that existing methodologies for measuring the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and energy footprint of ICT developed by various standardization organizations are suitable for being integrated into concrete environmental…

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Options for continuing GHG abatement from CDM and JI industrial gas projects

authors: Schneider, L. | Cames, M.
Year of publication: 05 / 2014

This study, commissioned by the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB), focuses on options to ensure continued GHG abatement from HFC-23 and N2O CDM/JI projects. The study finds that…

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Recycling options for waste CRT glass

Year of publication: 04 / 2014

The problems associated with the recycling of e-waste in Africa, for both people and the environment, are well-known. Less well known, though, are the benefits that sustainable recycling can bring. Oeko-Institut’s new project aims to…

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3D Printing – Risks and Opportunities

author: Stahl, H.
Year of publication: 12 / 2013

Goods manufactured with 3D printers can save resources in the production process and can reduce warehousing, transport costs and packaging. However, at the same time, the materials used are currently still restricted mainly to plastics…

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When less is more - Sufficiency – Need and options for policy action

Oeko-Institute’s Working Paper 3/2013

authors: Heyen, D. | Fischer, C. | Barth, R. | Brunn, C. | Grießhammer, R. | Keimeyer, F. | Wolff, F.
Year of publication: 10 / 2013

In this working paper we focus on the political dimension, which has been neglected up to now. Sufficiency policy encompasses political measures which are geared to environmentally sustainable consumption patterns and involve a change in…

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When less is more - Sufficiency: Terminology, rationale and potentials

Oeko-Institute’s Working Paper 2/2013

authors: Fischer, C. | Grießhammer, R. | Barth, R. | Brohmann, B. | Brunn, C. | Heyen, D. | Keimeyer, F.
Year of publication: 10 / 2013

In this paper, we define sufficiency, based on a literature review and discussion, as “modification of consumption patterns that help to respect the Earth‘s ecological limits, while aspects of consumer benefit change.” These changes in…

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CSR Impact

From CSR to CIAM: Corporate Impact Assessment and Management

authors: Barth, R. | Brunn, C. | Warich, I. | Schmitt, K. | et al.
Year of publication: 05 / 2013

An Illustrative Guide for Executives, Managers and Enterprise Stakeholders Seeking to Enhance the Positive Impacts of Responsible Business in Society.

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Setting baselines for the new market mechanism: Examples from the power, cement and buildings sectors

Discussion paper

authors: Castro, P. | Hayashi, D. | Harthan, R. | Cames, M. | Michaelowa, A.
Year of publication: 11 / 2012

The new market mechanism under discussion in the climate negotiations is expected to scale up emission reduction activities in developing countries by covering broad segments of the economy. One of the crucial design elements to consider…

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GHG Mitigation in the EU: An overview of the current policy landscape

authors: Förster, H. | Cludius, J. | Graichen, V.
Year of publication: 11 / 2012

In 2009, the European Union (EU) pledged a unilateral greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction target of 20 percent below 1990 levels by 2020, rising to 30 percent if “other developed countries commit themselves to comparable emission reductions”…

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Analysis of the EU’s Energy Roadmap 2050 scenarios

Information for Policy Makers 2 - SEFEP working paper 2012

authors: Förster, H. | Healy, S. | Loreck, C. | Matthes, F. | Fischedick, M. | Lechtenböhmer, S. | Samadi, S. | Venjakob, J.
Year of publication: 05 / 2012

This report has been commissioned by the Smart Energy for Europe Platform (SEFEP).

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National-level implementation of the Stockholm convention on persistent organic pollutants (POPs) – PBDE and PFOS in products and in the recycling loops

authors: Zangl, S. | Marquardt, M. | Moch, K. | Wirth, O. | Homburg, B. | Temme, C.
Year of publication: 05 / 2012

Decentralized, Resource-Saving, Efficient: Building Blocks for a Sustainable Energy Supply

authors: Kenkmann, T. | Timpe, C.
Year of publication: 01 / 2012

During the summer of 2011, the German government decided with the so-called “energy turnaround” to discontinue the use of nuclear power and to shift the provision of energy to renewable energy sources, step by step. Moreover, the…

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Decarbonisation Scenarios leading to the EU Energy Roadmap 2050

Information for Policy Makers 1 - SEFEP working paper 2012

authors: Förster, H. | Healy, S. | Loreck, C. | Matthes, F. | Fischedick, M. | Samadi, S. | Venjakob, J.
Year of publication: 01 / 2012

This paper presents the results of an in‐depth analysis and a comparison of six mitigation scenarios from three important scenario studies released since 2009 by Greenpeace, EURELECTRIC and the European Climate Foundation (ECF)…

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Power sector decarbonisation: Metastudy WP 2.2

Quantitative analysis of existing EU-wide studies

authors: Acuner, E. | Arnold, H. | Cludius, J. | Fischedick, M. | Förster, H. | Friege, J. | Healy, S. | Loreck, C. | Matthes, F. | Prantner, M. | Samadi, S. | Venjakob, J.
Year of publication: 01 / 2012

The scope of the “Power Sector Decarbonisation: Metastudy” research project is to provide an overview of the relevant energy scenarios in order to help overcome the described difficulties by applying the so-called decomposition…

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Power sector decarbonisation: Metastudy WP 1.2

Comparison Methodology

Year of publication: 01 / 2012

The present document provides the suggestion for an analytical framework to decompose emission reductions in the power sector based on data retrieved from studies which provide scenarios of power sector decarbonisation. With the given…

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