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Monitoring & evaluation of sustainable public procurement

Practical considerations for establishing an M&E framework

authors: Prakash, S. | McLennan, A.
Year of publication: 04 / 2022

Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) is an important process which can help track the implementation and impact of sustainable public procurement (SPP). The existence of M&E frameworks for SPP, however, remains rare in practice, and where they…

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Making transformations equitable - Annual Report of the Oeko-Institut 2021

author: v. A.
Year of publication: 04 / 2022

Policy Brief: Increasing the public acceptability of consumption-related regulations in climate and environmental policy

author: Heyen, D.
Year of publication: 03 / 2022

Push measures including regulations are part of effective instrument mixes in climate and envi-ronmental policy. However, taxes and regulations that target people’s everyday behaviour and consumption often meet with public rejection.…

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Shaping business sector transformations

author: Heyen, D.
Year of publication: 02 / 2022

The climate crisis requires a transformation towards a climate-neutral economy. This implies considerable pressure for business sectors with a high carbon footprint. The key challenge here is to shape the structural change in a way that…

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Towards a joint implementation of the 2030 Agenda / SDGs and the Paris Agreement

Conceptual and analytic paper

authors: Teebken, J. | Jacob, K. | Petrova, M. | Schwemmle, N. | Wolff, F.
Year of publication: 02 / 2022

To date, processes to implement the global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and international climate change mitigation and adaptation obligations are largely disconnected in most countries. This creates administrative overlaps,…

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Towards a joint implementation of the 2030 Agenda / SDGs, the Paris Agreement and the Sendai Framework

Discussion paper

authors: Wolff, F. | Jacob, K. | Teebken, J.
Year of publication: 02 / 2022

The UN’s 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the Paris Agreement on climate change and the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction, three international and ‘transformative’ agendas adopted in 2015, have some overlap and…

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Current Situation and Ongoing Projects on Carbon Capture and Storage and Carbon Capture and Utilization in Germany and Japan

Year of publication: 01 / 2022

Contribution to the research project Scientific orientation of the German-Japanese cooperation on selected climate protection technologies within the framework of the German-Japanese climate protection declaration and the German-Japanese…

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Understanding the Transparency Guidance

Working Paper 7/2021

authors: Moosmann, L. | Herold, A.
Year of publication: 12 / 2021

At the climate change conference in Glasgow in November 2021, the ‘guidance for operationalizing the modalities, procedures and guidelines for the enhanced transparency framework’ was adopted. This guidance, together with other decisions…

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Social justice in the context of climate and environmental policy: Systematising the variety of social aspects, inequalities and justice principles

Working Paper 5/2021

author: Heyen, D.
Year of publication: 10 / 2021

The paper aims to reveal and systematise the variety of social (justice) aspects in the context of climate or environmental policy and sustainability transitions, with a focus on distributive aspects and with regard to four sub-issues:

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Technical assistance for assessing options to establish an EU-wide green label with a view to promote the use of renewable energy coming from new installations

Final report under framework contract MOVE/ENER/SRD/498-2016 Lot 3

authors: Korteweg, L. | Stojanovic, T. | Schmidt, P. | Rademaekers, K. | Altmann, M. | Bürger, V. | Zerta, M. | Gleiter, T. | Wingenbach, M. | Dieroff, J. | Hennenberg, K. | Seebach, D. | Timpe, C. | Hermann, A. | Yearwood, J. | Smit, T.
Year of publication: 06 / 2021

This report defines and assesses options to establish an EU-wide green label with a view to promote the use of renewable energy coming from new installations as required by Art. 19 (13) of the Renewable Energy Directive recast (EU)…

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Ecological Steering with Value-Added Tax and Taxes on Consumption

FFU-Report 02-2021

authors: Postpischil, R. | Jacob, K. | Bär, H. | Siemons, A. | Keimeyer, F. | Schumacher, K.
Year of publication: 06 / 2021

The focus in this policy paper is on environment-related taxes that address the level of consumption. Various arguments are made in favor of the introduction of such consumption-based taxes.

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The role of Artificial Intelligence in the European Green Deal

Year of publication: 05 / 2021

Artificial Intelligence (AI) can be deployed for a wide range of applications to promote the goals of the European Green Deal. However, adverse environmental impacts of AI could jeopardise the attainment of these goals. The report…

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Using knowledge to cope with crisis - Annual Report of the Oeko-Institut 2020

author: v. A.
Year of publication: 04 / 2021

Measuring a Just Transition in the EU in the context of the 8th Environment Action Programme

An assessment of existing indicators and gaps at the socio-environmental nexus, with suggestions for the way forward

authors: Heyen, D. | Beznea, A. | Hünecke, K. | Williams, R.
Year of publication: 03 / 2021

This paper discusses how to measure whether and to what degree EU environmental policy is socially just by using easily interpretable indicators. Its main task is to assess existing (or officially discussed) European-level indicators at…

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How to design and evaluate a Regulatory Experiment?

A Guide for Public Administrations

authors: Bauknecht, D. | Heyen, D. | Gailhofer, P. | Bizer, K. | Feser, D. | Führ, M. | Winkler-Portmann, S. | Bischoff, T. | Proeger, T.
Year of publication: 03 / 2021

These guidelines have been developed in the context of the two-year research project entitled “Regulatory experiments for the reflexive and adaptive governance of innovation”, funded by the German Federal Ministry for Education and…

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Spillovers between policy-transfer and transitions research

authors: Heyen, D. | Jacob, K. | Teebken, J. | Wolff, F.
Year of publication: 03 / 2021

Although research on sustainability transitions has addressed transnational linkages, little attention has yet been paid to the international diffusion and transfer of public policies. Transitions studies and research on policy transfer…

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Just transition

Contribution to a broad & more systematic understanding of a dazzling concept

author: Heyen, D.
Year of publication: 02 / 2021

Presentation by Dirk Arne Heyen, Just Transition working group of CAN Europe, 26. February 2021

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Averaging or multi-year accounting?

Implications for environmental integrity of carbon markets under Article 6 of the Paris Agreement

authors: Schneider, L. | Siemons, A.
Year of publication: 01 / 2021

Single-year targets present considerable challenges if countries use international carbon markets to achieve their Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) under the Paris Agreement. This paper assesses the environmental integrity…

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Producer responsibility of third-country producers in e-commerce

Final report

authors: Hermann, A. | Gailhofer, P. | Gsell, M. | Kampffmeyer, N. | Schomerus, T.
Year of publication: 10 / 2020

In order to enforce producer responsibility under waste law against producers of electrical and electronic equipment, batteries and packaging from countries outside the EU, so-called third countries, a new study recommends adding two new…

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Experimenting with policies: Regulatory Innovation Zones as a tool for sustainability transitions

Working Paper 4/2020

Year of publication: 09 / 2020

This paper deals with regulatory experiments as a way to develop and test in practice new regulatory options as an important contribution to sustainability transitions. This is set against the background of the role of experiments in…

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