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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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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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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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EU LULUCF Regulation explained

Summary of core provisions and expected effects

Year of publication: 06 / 2019

This paper aims to provide an overview of the Regulation (EU) 2018/841 on the inclusion of greenhouse gas emissions and removals from land use, land use change and forestry in the 2030 climate and energy framework (LULUCF Regulation,…

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Catalyzing mitigation ambition under the Paris Agreement: elements for an effective Global Stocktake

authors: Hermwille, L. | Siemons, A. | Förster, H. | Jeffery, L.
Year of publication: 06 / 2019

The Global Stocktake (GST) takes a central role within the architecture of the Paris Agreement, with many hoping that it will become a catalyst for increased mitigation ambition. This paper outlines four governance functions for an ideal…

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Catalyzing mitigation ambition under the Paris Agreement: elements for an effective Global Stocktake

authors: Hermwille, L. | Siemons, A. | Förster, H. | Jeffery, L.
Year of publication: 06 / 2019

The Global Stocktake (GST) takes a central role within the architecture of the Paris Agreement, with many hoping that it will become a catalyst for increased mitigation ambition. This paper outlines four governance functions for an ideal…

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Study on EU financing of REDD+ related activities, and results-based payments pre and post 2020

Sources, cost-effectiveness and fair allocation of incentives

authors: Olesen, A. | Böttcher, H. | Siemons, A. | Herrmann, L. | Martius, C. | Román-Cuesta, R. | Atmadja, S. | Hansen, D. | Andersen, S. | Georgiev, I. | Bager, S. | Schwöppe, C. | Wunder, S.
Year of publication: 09 / 2018

This study provides an assessment of major public, institutional and private flows of direct and indirect REDD+ finance to 41 recipient countries, as well as their capacity to implement REDD+. It aims to support decisions that can…

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Study on EU financing of REDD+ related activities, and results-based payments pre and post 2020

Sources, cost-effectiveness and fair allocation of incentives

authors: Olesen, A. | Böttcher, H. | Siemons, A. | Herrmann, L. | Martius, C. | Román-Cuesta, R. | Atmadja, S. | Hansen, D. | Andersen, S. | Georgiev, I. | Bager, S. | Schwöppe, C. | Wunder, S.
Year of publication: 09 / 2018

This study provides an assessment of major public, institutional and private flows of direct and indirect REDD+ finance to 41 recipient countries, as well as their capacity to implement REDD+. It aims to support decisions that can…

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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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EEA Report No 17/2017

Tracking progress towards Europe's climate and energy targets

authors: Barbu, A. | Dejean, F. | Sporer, M. | Tomescu, M. | Förster, H. | Siemons, A. | Böttcher, H. | Gores, S. | Pupo Nogueira de Oliveira, L.
Year of publication: 10 / 2017

The 2017 edition of the annual European Environment Agency (EEA) report, Trends and projections in Europe, provides an updated assessment of the progress of the European Union (EU) and European countries towards their climate…

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Climate and energy policies in Poland

Briefing for the ENVI delegation to Warsaw, Poland, on 18-20 September 2017

authors: Herold, A. | Siemons, A. | Wojtal, L.
Year of publication: 09 / 2017

This briefing compiles background information for the ENVI’s delegationto Warsaw on 18-20 September 2017 which will look at Polish projects and initiatives contributing to the fightof climate change and to the decarbonisation of the…

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International Climate Initiatives – A way forward to close the emissions gap?

Initiatives’ potential and role under the Paris Agreement - Final Report

authors: Graichen, J. | Healy, S. | Siemons, A. | Höhne, N. | Kuramochi, T. | Gonzales-Zuñiga, S. | Sterl, S. | Kersting, J. | Wachsmuth, J.
Year of publication: 09 / 2017

Current commitments under the Paris Agreement are not sufficient to limit global warming to well below 2°C above pre-industrial levels; the UNEP Emissions Gap Report 2015 showed that a mitigation gap of 14  GtCO2e exists for 2030.…

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Briefing for the ENVI delegation to the Porto Marghera refinery in Venice on 17 -18 July 2017

Year of publication: 07 / 2017

The EU has set a target to replace 10% of transport fuel of every EU country by fuels from renewable sources by 2020. Although making good progress, efforts in the EU will have to increase to meet the target. To avoid negative effects on…

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Climate initiatives, national contributions and the Paris Agreement

Draft Discussion Paper evaluating the GHG mitigation contribution of global, regional and national initiatives in relation to nationally determined contributions

authors: Graichen, J. | Healy, S. | Siemons, A. | Höhne, N. | Kuramochi, T. | Gonzales-Zuñiga, S. | Sterl, S. | Kersting, J. | Wachsmuth, J.
Year of publication: 05 / 2016

Based on an analysis of about 180 international climate initiatives we analysed the potential impact of these initiatives on GHG emissions, shared elements of initiatives which have a high impact and the relationship between such…

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Emission Reduction Targets for International Aviation and Shipping

Year of publication: 11 / 2015

This study commissioned by the European Parliament provides an overview of potential CO2 mitigation targets for international aviation and maritime transport and analyses which targets would be compatible with the global long-term goal…

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Mitigation Commitments and Fair Effort Sharing in a New Comprehensive Climate Agreement Starting 2020

authors: Ancygier, A. | Cantzler, J. | Fekete, H. | Hagemann, M. | Höhne, N. | Kandy, D. | Kästner, A. | Kersting, J. | Köhne, A. | Lindberg, M. | Mersmann, F. | Obergassel, W. | Siemons, A. | Schumacher, K. | Wang-Helmreich, H. | Wehnert, T.
Year of publication: 11 / 2015

In 2015, all countries are requested to submit their intended mitigation contributions (INDCs) for the new climate agreement which is to be agreed in December 2015. This report analyses the INDCs of 10 selected countries with regard to…

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Trends and projections in Europe 2015 - Tracking progress towards Europe`s climate and energy targets

EEA Report No 4/2015

authors: Barbu, A. | Dejean, F. | Tomescu, M. | Böttcher, H. | Cludius, J. | Förster, H. | Gores, S. | Healy, S. | Schumacher, K. | Siemons, A. | Renders, N.
Year of publication: 10 / 2015

The annual EEA `Trends and projections` report provides an updated assessment of progress made by the European Union (EU) and European countries towards their climate mitigation and energy targets. It also presents some analysis of the…

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The Developement of Climate Negotiations in view of Lima (COP 20)

Year of publication: 11 / 2014

Trends and projections in Europe 2014

EEA Report No 6/2014

authors: Barbu, A. | Dejean, F. | Tomescu, M. | Böttcher, H. | Cludius, J. | Förster, H. | Gores, S. | Healy, S. | Hermann, H. | Schumacher, K. | Siemons, A. | Zell-Ziegler, C. | Renders, N.
Year of publication: 10 / 2014

Tracking progress towards Europe`s climate and energy targets for 2020

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