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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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Implementing New GWP Values in the EU: A Quantitative Analysis

Oeko-Institut Working Paper 3/2019

Year of publication: 08 / 2019

The quantitative analysis for the EU-28 and all member states indicates that a change of GWP values from AR4 to AR5 would have very small effects. Based on the emission reductions achieved so far as well as projections by member states…

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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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NDC Accounting Rules

authors: Graichen, J. | Blank, D. | Graichen, V. | Harthan, R. | Herold, A. | Böttcher, H.
Year of publication: 09 / 2018

The requirement to account for the emissions and removals corresponding to the Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) was introduced nearly three years ago by the Parties to the UNFCCC. Since then, there have been further…

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Accounting of the land-use sector in nationally determined contributions (NDCs) under the Paris Agreement

authors: Herold, A. | Böttcher, H.
Year of publication: 09 / 2018

In terms of measuring and also accounting the land-use sector is special in many senses, a circumstance that motivated the extra-effort on the elaboration of a specific guide. The guide starts with a comparison of the different available…

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Accounting of Nationally Determined Contributions

Guidance for the Establishment of an Accounting for NDCs for absolute or relative mitigation targets with a baseline

authors: Graichen, J. | Blank, D. | Graichen, V. | Harthan, R. | Herold, A.
Year of publication: 07 / 2018

The general NDC accounting guide is applicable to quantified absolute mitigation targets and mitigation targets relating to an emissions baseline. It includes a proposal on the accounting for several mitigation targets comprised in an…

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Interlinkages between Articles 4, 6 and 13 and timing issues

Workshop on robust accounting under Article 6 of the Paris Agreement

author: Herold, A.
Year of publication: 04 / 2018

Presentation by Anke Herold, Workshop on "Robust accounting under Article 6 of the Paris Agreement", 30.4.2018, Bonn

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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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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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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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Approximated EU greenhouse gas inventory 2016

authors: Fernandez, R. | Sporer, M. | Dejean, F. | Emele, L. | Herold, A. | Jörß, W. | Zell-Ziegler, C.
Year of publication: 11 / 2017

This briefing presents early ‘approximated’ (proxy) estimates of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions for 2016 in the European Union (EU), as reported by Member States in July 2017. Detailed results are available in the report, Approximated…

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Early CO2 emission estimates for 2015 based on Eurostat monthly energy data

Annual project report

Year of publication: 10 / 2017

This report includes a description of the method used, a verification of the early CO2 emission estimates for the year 2014 by comparing them to the final GHG inventory CO2emission data submitted to the UNFCCC and the calculation of the…

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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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Progress with the method for making early CO2 emission estimates based on Eurostat monthly energy data

Eurostat publication - Final project report (contract 30302.2012.001-2012.609)

Year of publication: 07 / 2016

This report includes a description of the method used, a verification of the early CO2 emission estimates for the years 2011 - 2013 by comparing them to the final GHG inventory CO2 emission data submitted to the UNFCCC and the…

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Early CO2 emission estimates for 2014 based on Eurostat monthly energy data

Final Annual Report

Year of publication: 06 / 2016

This report includes a description of the methodological approach used, a data evaluation of the Eurostat monthly energy data for the years 2008 – 2013 and a detailed analysis for 2013, the calculation of early CO2 emissions from fuel…

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Implications of the changed reporting requirements of the Effort Sharing Decision for the EU ETS and the national GHG inventory

Work package 1: Comparison of ETS and IPCC emission calculation methodologies

authors: Herold, A. | Jörß, W.
Year of publication: 03 / 2016

This report analyses the technical provisions related to monitoring and reporting of greenhouse gas emissions under the EU ETS and the 2006 IPCC guidelines for national GHG inventories as of beginning 2014. Differences can lead to…

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Application of the EU Emissions Trading Directive — Analysis of national responses under Article 21 of the EU ETS Directive in 2015

EEA Report No 6/2016

authors: Young, K. | Herold, A. | Gores, S.
Year of publication: 03 / 2016

Directive 2003/87/EC (EU, 2003) of the European Parliament and of the Council of the European Union (EU) established the EU Emissions Trading System (EU ETS), which is a key EU policy instrument aimed at reducing greenhouse gas…

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EEA Technical report No 15/2015: Approximated EU GHG inventory

Proxy GHG estimates for 2014

authors: Emele, L. | Herold, A. | Jörß, W. | Zell-Ziegler, C. | Fernandez, R. | Ntemiri, S.
Year of publication: 10 / 2015

This report provides proxy estimates of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in the European Union (EU) and its Member States for the year 2014, covering the full GHG inventory (all sectors, except Land use, land-use change and forestry…

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Early CO2 emission estimates for 2013 based on monthly energy data

Annual Report

Year of publication: 12 / 2014

This report includes a description of the methodological approach used, the data evaluation of the monthly data for the years 2008 –2012 and a detailed analysis for 2012, the calculation of early CO2 emissions from fuel combustion for…

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

Year of publication: 11 / 2014