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Concepts for the enforcement of climate protection laws in the building sector including third parties

authors: Klinski, S. | Keimeyer, F. | Hesse, T. | Bürger, V. | Oschatz, B.
Year of publication: 03 / 2020

The research project contributes to the most effective implementation of the German Energy Saving Ordinance and Renewable Energies Heat Act by the German federal states – especially in light of the planned merger of the existing…

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Coal phase-out in Germany – Implications and policies for affected regions

authors: Oie, P. | Hermann, H. | Herpich, P. | Holtemöller, O. | Lünenbürger, B. | Schult, C.
Year of publication: 02 / 2020

The present study examines the consequences of the planned coal phase-out in Germany according to various phase-out pathways that differ in the ordering of power plant closures. Soft-linking an energy system model with an input-output…

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EEA Report No 20-2019: Fluorinated greenhouse gases 2019

authors: Jörß, W. | Ludig, S.
Year of publication: 02 / 2020

Data reported by companies on the production, import, export, destruction and feedstock use of fluorinated greenhouse gases in the European Union, 2007-2018

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Analysis of power plant closure plans for Germany’s Lusatian mining district

Memo

author: Matthes, F.
Year of publication: 01 / 2020

Documents have been made public from the sales process of the lignite-fired power plants and lignite open-cast mines in the Lusatian mining district of Germany, which include detailed information on the closure of the different power…

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Identification of user requirements for an energy scenario database

authors: Reder, K. | Stappel, M. | Hoffmann, C. | Förster, H. | Emele, L. | Hülk, L. | Glauer, M.
Year of publication: 01 / 2020

Energy scenarios assist decision making regarding the transformation of the energy supply system. A multitude of scenarios exists in various formats. Thus, for scientists and policy stakeholders alike, it remains difficult to distinguish…

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Comments from Oeko-Insitut on the ENTSOs TYNDP 2020 Draft Scenarios

Year of publication: 01 / 2020

This commentary focuses on the two 1.5°C scenarios, as there is still a fundamental need to revise these in order to achieve the Paris climate targets. Both scenarios rely heavily on an energy supply based on gas and the use of carbon…

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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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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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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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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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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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EU Environment and Climate Change Policies

State of play, current and future challenges

Year of publication: 09 / 2019

This study reviews the state of play of on environmental and climate legislation in the EU and pinpoints key challenges for the next five years. Part 1 of this study summarizes the status of EU legislation, major EU targets and…

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Drivers and barriers of sustainability transformations

A comparison of the “Energiewende” and the attempted transformation to organic agriculture in Germany

authors: Heyen, D. | Wolff, F.
Year of publication: 08 / 2019

This article compares the drivers and barriers of two sustainability transformations in Germany: the energy transformation (“Energiewende”) andt he attempted transformation towards organic agriculture which has, so far, been less…

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