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ETC/ACM Technical Paper 2017/13

Analysis of drivers of historic and future ESD emission trends

authors: Brook, R. | Goodwin, J. | Dauwe, T. | Gores, S. | Förster, H. | Schmid, C. | Neier, H. | Mellios, G.
Year of publication: 03 / 2018

The Effort Sharing Decision (ESD, Decision No 406/2009) establishes national burden sharing targets for EU Member States. It focusses on those categories that are not covered by the Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) and those that do not…

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IMO’s challenges on the route to decarbonising international shipping Key Issues at Stake at the 72nd Session of the IMO Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC 72)

authors: Graichen, J. | Cames, M. | Cook, V.
Year of publication: 03 / 2018

Despite efficiency improvements, CO2 emissions from international shipping are projected to be two to five times higher in 2050 than in 1990. At the Paris climate conference, countries agreed to limit climate change to well below 2°C.…

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Decentralization, regionalization and power lines

Metastudy about assumptions, insights and narratives for the Renewables Grid Initiative (RGI)

Year of publication: 03 / 2018

Oeko-Institut metastudy commissioned by the Renewables Grid Initiative compares current studies looking at decentralised electricity systems and grid expansion: consequences and side effects of decentralised generation are often not…

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How many nuclear weapons does North Korea have?

Or, what is a nuclear weapon?

author: Englert, M.
Year of publication: 03 / 2018

Presentation by Dr. Matthias Englert, "Talk at DPG", March 8th 2018, Erlangen

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Accounting for baseline targets

OECD CCXG Global Forum on the Environment and Climate Change

author: Herold, A.
Year of publication: 03 / 2018

Presentation by Anke Herold (Research Coordinator International Climate Policy) at the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) in Paris, France.

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Forest Vision Germany

Year of publication: 03 / 2018

Presentation by Dr. Klaus Hennenberg at the Fern panel event: „Achieving the 1.5° target with forests – What role for the EU?”, Brussels, 7. March 2018

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Is it possible to track progress of the submitted nationally determined contributions under the Paris Agreement?

Overview of implicit accounting decisions in submitted NDCs and implications for the tracking of progress under the Paris agreement

authors: Herold, A. | Siemons, A. | Herrmann, L.
Year of publication: 03 / 2018

This paper analyses whether the information contained in the nationally determined contributions (NDC) submissions is transparent and sufficient to track progress with the mitigation targets expressed in the NDCs and summarizes the…

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The Vision Scenario for the European Union

2017 Update for the EU-28

authors: Matthes, F. | Blanck, R. | Greiner, B. | Zimmer, W. | Cook, V.
Year of publication: 02 / 2018

Global climate change, finite fossil and nuclear resources and the vulnerability of economies and consumers to increasing and volatile prices of fossil energies are the challenges which will determine energy and climate policies for the…

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Independent monitoring: Building trust and consensus around GHG data for increased accountability of mitigation in the land use sector

Final report

authors: Böttcher, H. | Herrmann, L. | Herold, M. | Romijn, E. | Román-Cuesta, R. | Avitabile, V. | de Sy, V. | Martius, C. | Gaveau, D. | Fritz, S. | Schepaschenko, D. | Dunwoody, A.
Year of publication: 02 / 2018

The Paris Agreement stresses the importance of the land use sector and many countries have included land use sector targets in their nationally determined contributions (NDCs). They will need to account for emissions and removals from…

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Forest Vision Germany

Description of methodology, assumptions and results

Year of publication: 02 / 2018

The goals of the present study included the development, characterisation and evaluation of a scenario for alternative ecological forest management in Germany, the so-called ‘Forest Vision’. This vision is intended to serve as a…

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Energy transformation in Germany - Progress, shortfalls and prospects

Statement for the 6th Roundtable of the Japanese Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) on Studying Energy Situations

author: Matthes, F.
Year of publication: 02 / 2018

This statement is structured as follows. Section 2 contains the answers to the questionnairesubmitted to the author in advance. Section 3 provides a compact assessmentof the current status of the energy transformation in Germany, which…

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Refrigerants and Foam-blowing Agents in Household Refrigerating Appliances – Facts and Policy Recommendations

Oeko-Institut Working Paper 1/2018

authors: Rüdenauer, I. | Prieß, R.
Year of publication: 02 / 2018

Refrigerants and foam-blowing agents have a long history of being criticized for their environmental impact. In Europe, mostly natural refrigerants and foam-blowing agents (mainly cyclopentante and isobutane) are nowadays used in…

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Early CO2 emission estimates for 2016 based on Eurostat monthly energy data

Annual project report

Year of publication: 02 / 2018

This report includes a description of the method used, a verification of the early CO2 emission estimates for the year 2015 and the calculation of the 2016 early CO2 emission estimates.

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Holding European businesses responsible – what role for the EU and member states to govern business conduct in third countries?

STRADE Policy Brief 01/2018

Year of publication: 01 / 2018

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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Concept for a data and knowledge information system on mineral mining and trade and related environmental and socioeconomic issues 1.0

STRADE Concept 01/2018

Year of publication: 01 / 2018

The STRADE project has developed a concept for a data and knowledge information system on mineral mining and trade and related environmental and socio-economic issues. It combines global and EU mining and trade data with information on…

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From Independent to Transparent Monitoring for Climate and Development

Global Landscapes Forum December 2017

author: Böttcher, H.
Year of publication: 12 / 2017

Building Trust and Consensus around Greenhouse Gas Data for Increased Accountability of Mitigation in the Land Use Sector.

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ETC/ACM Technical Paper 2017/8

Assessment of Member States’ 2017 GHG projections

authors: Schmid, C. | Neier, H. | Burgstaller, J. | Dauwe, T. | Mellios, G. | Förster, H. | Gores, S. | Zell-Ziegler, C.
Year of publication: 12 / 2017

This report provides a summary of the assessment of the EU Member States’ submission under Article 14 of the Monitoring Mechanism Regulation (MMR) in 2017. Under this obligation EU Member States have to submit updated GHG projections and…

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ETC/ACM Technical Paper 2017/9

Quality assurance and quality control procedure for national and Union GHG projections

authors: Schmid, C. | Neier, H. | Burgstaller, J. | Dauwe, T. | Förster, H. | Gores, S. | Zell-Ziegler, C.
Year of publication: 12 / 2017

The quality assurance and quality control (QA/QC) procedure is an element of the QA/QC programme of the Union system for policies and measures and projections to be established in 2017 according to Article 12 of the MMR. The European…

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EEA Report No 23/2017

Renewable energy in Europe – 2017 Update: Recent growth and knock-on effects

authors: Tomescu, M. | Moorkens, I. | Meinke-Hubeny, F. | Emele, L. | Laes, E.
Year of publication: 12 / 2017

This report outlines the progress renewable energy sources (RES) made in 2015 in the European Union (EU) as a whole, and at country, market sector and technology level. It also provides early European Environment Agency (EEA) estimates…

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An outline of sustainability criteria for synthetic fuels used in transport

Policy paper for Transport & Environment

authors: Bracker, J. | Timpe, C.
Year of publication: 12 / 2017

If relevant volumes of hydrogen and synthetic fuels are to be used in the European transport sector until 2030, there is a need for sustainability criteria for these fuels to ensure their environmental benefit. Such criteria should not…

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