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Supporting vulnerable CDM projects through credit purchase facilities

authors: Day, T. | Fearnehough, H. | Warnecke, C. | Healy, S.
Year of publication: 01 / 2020

This paper assesses whether and how national and multinational credit purchase facilities have supported Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) projects that are vulnerable to the risk of discontinuing GHG abatement. Improving the…

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Transitioning elements ofthe Clean Development Mechanism to the Paris Agreement

Discussion Paper

authors: Füssler, J. | La Hoz Theuer, S. | Schneider, L.
Year of publication: 12 / 2019

This discussion paper assesses how different elements of the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) – including its rules, its institutional framework, its projects, and its certified emission reductions (CERs) – could be used under the Paris…

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Is small beautiful? A framework for assessing decentralised electricity systems

authors: Bauknecht, D. | Funcke, S. | Vogel, M.
Year of publication: 12 / 2019

The German Energiewende (energy transition) has increased the degree of decentralisation in the electricity infrastructure. This article proposes a framework for assessing this technological development from an economic perspective as…

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Due Diligence, Certification and Legality Verification of Timber from the DR Congo

Country-focused commodity analysis in the context of the Bio-Macht project (Project-ID: 031B0235B)

authors: Schleicher, T. | Ziga-Abortta, F. | Hennenberg, K.
Year of publication: 12 / 2019

This report aims at a review of due diligence, certification and legality verification schemes in the context of timber from the Democratic Republic of Congo. Illegal logging and trade of timber is a major social, environmental and…

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ETC/CME Report 3/2019

Trends and projections in the EU ETS in 2019

Year of publication: 12 / 2019

This report provides an analysis of past, present and future emissions trends under the EU Emissions Trading System (ETS), based on the latest data and information available from the European Commission and Member States. It also…

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Analysis and assessment of the design of an offsetting system for international aviation

authors: Schneider, L. | Cames, M. | Healy, S. | Keimeyer, F. | Schütte, S. | Fearnehough, H. | Warnecke, C. | Tewari, R. | Broekhoff, D. | La Hoz Theuer, S.
Year of publication: 11 / 2019

This discussion paper assesses how robust accounting could be implemented under the Paris Agreement in order to avoid double counting between nationally determined contributions (NDCs) and the Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for…

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Avoiding double counting between CORSIA and Nationally Determined Contributions

Options for accounting under the Paris Agreement

authors: Schneider, L. | Healy, S.
Year of publication: 11 / 2019

This discussion paper assesses how robust accounting could be implemented under the Paris Agreement in order to avoid double counting between nationally determined contributions (NDCs) and the Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for…

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Tackling the Challenges of Assessing Collective Progress for an Effective Global Stocktake

Executive Summary

authors: Jeffery, L. | Siemons, A. | Förster, H. | Hermwille, L.
Year of publication: 11 / 2019

The Paris Agreement combines collective goals with individual countries’ contributions. This hybrid approach does not guarantee that the individual contributions add up to what is required to meet the collective goals.

The Paris…

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Stories that Change Our World? Narratives of the Sustainable Economy

authors: Guske, A. | Jacob, K. | Hirschnitz-Garbers, M. | Peuckert, J. | Schridde, S. | Stinner, S. | Wolff, F. | Zahrnt, D. | Ziesemer, F.
Year of publication: 11 / 2019

Narratives are shaping our understanding of the world. They convey values and norms and point to desirable future developments. In this way, they justify and legitimize political actions and social practices. Once a narrative has emerged…

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Impact Assessment on the Environmental, Social and Economic Effects of the 2030 Sectoral Targets in the Federal Government’s Climate Action Plan 2050

Summary

authors: Repenning, J. | Schumacher, K. | Bergmann, T. | Blanck, R. | Böttcher, H. | Bürger, V. | Cludius, J. | Cook, V. | Emele, L. | Jörß, W. | Hennenberg, K. | Hermann, H. | Loreck, C. | Ludig, S. | Matthes, F. | Nissen, C. | Scheffler, M. | Wiegmann, K. | Zell-Ziegler, C. | Fleiter, T. | Fries, B. | Sievers, L. | Pfaff, M. | Thamling, N. | Rau, D. | Hartwig, J. | Welter, S. | Lösch, O. | Wirz, A.
Year of publication: 11 / 2019

The analyses highlighted three main issues:

  • The targets set for the various sectors can be achieved by means of a range of different strategies.
  • From a macroeconomic perspective, all implementation strategies covered by the study are…

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EEA Report No 15/2019

Trends and projections in Europe 2019: Tracking progress towards Europe's climate and energy targets

authors: Förster, H. | Gores, S. | Nissen, C. | Renders, N. | Dael, S. | Sporer, M. | Tomescu, M.
Year of publication: 10 / 2019

The annual ‘Trends and projections’ report provides an assessment of the progress of the EU and European countries towards their climate mitigation and energy targets. It is based on national data for greenhouse gas emissions, renewable…

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Lessons learned from the first round of applications by carbon-offsetting programs for eligibility under CORSIA

authors: Schneider, L. | Michaelowa, A. | Broekhoff, D. | Espelage, A. | Siemons, A.
Year of publication: 10 / 2019

In 2016, the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) adopted the Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation (CORSIA). The scheme requires participating airline operators to purchase carbon offset credits…

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Incentive based collection of e-waste – Results from pilot implementation in Ghana

Presentation on the World Resources Forum, 23-24.10.2019

authors: Manhart, A. | Akuffo, B. | Atiemo, S. | Attafuah-Wadee, K. | Jacobs, J. | Batteiger, A.
Year of publication: 10 / 2019

Improvement strategies for e-waste management in countries like Ghana require the buy-in of the informal sector. In that context, an incentive-based approach was developed and tested. It aims at motivating informal collectors and…

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H2 utilisation pathways and their climate impact

authors: Koch, M. | Heinemann, C.
Year of publication: 10 / 2019

Presentation by Dr. Matthias Koch and Christoph Heinemann, 2nd Modellers´ Exchange Workshop, Paris Agreement Compatible Scenarios for Energy Infrastructure, Bruxelles, October 16th 2019

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Outside in? Using international carbon markets for mitigation not covered by nationally determined contributions (NDCs) under the Paris Agreement

authors: Schneider, L. | La Hoz Theuer, S. | Howard, A. | Kizzier, K. | Cames, M.
Year of publication: 10 / 2019

The Paris Agreement establishes provisions for using international carbon market mechanisms to achieve nationally determined contribution (NDCs). In international negotiations on the rules governing the Agreement, an important question…

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Double counting and the Paris Agreement rulebook

authors: Schneider, L. | Maosheng, D. | Stavins, R. | Kizzier, K. | Broekhoff, D. | Jotzo, F. | Winkler, H. | Lazarus, M. | Howard, A. | Hood, C.
Year of publication: 10 / 2019

The 24th international climate conference in Katowice, Poland, in December 2018 was a major achievement in the multilateral response to climate change. More than 190 countries managed to agree on nearly all elements of a comprehensive…

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The role of the EU ETS in increasing EU climate ambition

Assessment of policy options

Year of publication: 10 / 2019

At present, the EU is targeting to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions to 40% below 1990 levels by 2030, but this target falls short of meeting the targets of the Paris Agreement. A significant increase in the ambition of EU climate…

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Propaganda versus reality of „New Generation of Reactors“ (Gen IV)

An (updated) assessment

author: Pistner, C.
Year of publication: 10 / 2019

Presentation by Dr. Christoph Pistner, 7. October 2019, Vienna

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Methodology for the reporting of re-use of products and rules for the reporting of reusable packaging

authors: Weishäupl, J. | Watson, D. | Mehlhart, G. | Gsell, M.
Year of publication: 09 / 2019

Article 9(4) of the Waste Framework Directive (WFD) and Article 12(3)(d) of the Packaging and Packaging Waste Directive (PPWD) stipulate that the EC shall, by 31 March 2019, adopt implementing acts to establish a common methodology to…

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Third party access to district heating systems - Challenges for the practical implementation

authors: Bürger, V. | Steinbach, J. | Kranzl, L. | Müller, A.
Year of publication: 09 / 2019

District heating (DH) can become a key infrastructure for achieving climate targets in the heating sector. In order to support the uptake of renewables in the DH sector, the European Commission proposed to open DH infrastructures to…

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