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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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Environmental and socioeconomic footprints of the German bioeconomy

authors: Bringezu, S. | Distelkamp, M. | Lutz, C. | Wimmer, F. | Schaldach, R. | Hennenberg, K. | Böttcher, H. | Egenolf, V.
Year of publication: 06 / 2021

Hoping to support sustainability, countries have established policies to foster the bioeconomy (BE), based on the use of biomass and knowledge on biological principles. However, appropriate monitoring is still lacking. We estimate global…

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Technical assistance for the preparation of guidance for the implementation of the new bioenergy sustainability criteria set out in the revised Renewable Energy Directive

REDIIBIO : final report

authors: Hennenberg, K. | Böttcher, H. | Reise, J. | et al.
Year of publication: 04 / 2021

The aim of the REDIIBIO project is to provide technical assistance to the Commission to promote the robust and harmonised implementation of the new sustainability criteria for forest and agricultural biomass under the REDII (call for…

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Exploratory Analysis of an EU Sink and Restoration Target

Commissioned by Greenpeace Germany

Year of publication: 03 / 2021

In a public consultation in early 2021, the EC looked for stakeholder input on the revision of the LULUCF Regulation. This paper presents a short exploratory analysis that discusses important elements for a separate EU land net sink and…

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Sustainable Resource Output

Towards an Approach to a Multidimensional Environmental Assessment of Biomass Production

authors: Böttcher, H. | Hennenberg, K. | Wiegmann, K. | Scheffler, M. | Hansen, A.
Year of publication: 11 / 2020

Article published in: "Sustainable Development and Resource Productivity - The Nexus Approaches"

Edited By Harry Lehmann, Copyright Year 2021, ISBN 9780367429546, Published November 18, 2020 by Routledge, 386 Pages 56 Color…

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


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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Production of Palm Oil in Indonesia

Country-focused commodity analysis in the context of the Bio-Macht project.

authors: Schleicher, T. | Hilbert, I. | Manhart, A. | Hennenberg, K. | Ernah, . | Vidya, S. | Fakhriya, I.
Year of publication: 02 / 2019

This study provides insights into the commodity based characteristics, environmental and social hot spots and policy instruments such as certification for palm oil production in Indonesia as a result of the Bio-Macht Project funded by…

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The Cotton Supply Chain in Ethiopia

A country-focused commodity analysis in the context of the Bio-Macht project

authors: Hilbert, I. | Schleicher, T. | Amera, T. | Hennenberg, K.
Year of publication: 10 / 2018

The overall aim of this study is to trace the current supply chain of the commodity cotton in Ethiopia. Furthermore, a special focus of the study is placed on the local impact and role of certification and due diligence schemes. In the…

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Revised European Union renewable-energy policies erode nature protection

authors: Hennenberg, K. | Böttcher, H. | Bradshaw, C.
Year of publication: 08 / 2018

Published in: NATURE ECOLOGY & EVOLUTION | VOL 2 | OCTOBER 2018 | 1519–1520

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Forest Vision Germany

Year of publication: 03 / 2018

Presentation by Dr. Klaus Hennenberg at the Fern panel event: „Achieving the 1.5° target with forests – What role for the EU?”, Brussels, 7. March 2018

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Forest Vision Germany

Description of methodology, assumptions and results

Year of publication: 02 / 2018

The goals of the present study included the development, characterisation and evaluation of a scenario for alternative ecological forest management in Germany, the so-called ‘Forest Vision’. This vision is intended to serve as a…

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Short analysis of the RED 2009, the iLUC Directive 2015 and the 2016 RED proposal regarding implications for nature protection

authors: Hennenberg, K. | Böttcher, H. | Fehrenbach, H. | Bischoff, M.
Year of publication: 10 / 2017

The present study examined the current proposal for the amendment of the EU Renewable Energy Directive (RED). From a nature protection perspective, the RED proposal shows several shortcomings and gaps.The paper closes with a discussion…

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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 Protection Scenario 2050

Summary of second final report

authors: Repenning, J. | Emele, L. | Blanck, R. | Dehoust, G. | Förster, H. | Harthan, R. | Hennenberg, K. | Hermann, H. | Jörß, W. | Ludig, S. | Loreck, C. | Scheffler, M. | Schumacher, K. | Wiegmann, K. | Zell-Ziegler, C. | Cook, V. | Braungardt, S. | Eichhammer, W. | Elsland, R. | Fleiter, T. | Hartwig, J. | Kockat, J. | Pfluger, B. | Schade, W. | Schlomann, B. | Sensfuß, F. | Ziesing, H.
Year of publication: 07 / 2016

The results of the first round of modelling were published in August 2014. The results of the second round of modelling are now available and are provided in this report. Three scenarios were created for the time frame up to 2050. The…

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Study on impacts on resource efficiency of future EU demand for bioenergy - ReceBio

Final report

authors: Forsell, N. | Korosuo, A. | Havlík, P. | Valin, H. | Lauri, P. | Gusti, M. | Kindermann, G. | Böttcher, H. | Hennenberg, K. | Hünecke, K. | Wiegmann, K. | Pekkanen, M. | Nuolivirta, P. | Bowyer, C. | Nanni, S. | Allen, B. | Poláková, J. | Fitzgerald, J. | Lindner, M.
Year of publication: 05 / 2016

The study examines the resource efficiency implications of various levels of EU use of bioenergy for electricity and heat until 2050. Methods of analysis include an extensive literature and statistical review, detailed modelling of…

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Identification of potential areas for biomass production in China: Discussion of a recent approach and future challenges

authors: Schweers, W. | Zhanguo, B. | Campbell, E. | Hennenberg, K. | Fritsche, U. R. | Mang, H. | Lucas, M. | Li, Z. | Scanlon, A. | Chen, H. | Zhihao, Q. | Cai, D. | Jina, Y. | Zhangg, J. | Tug, L. | Jiang, T. | Zhangi, N.
Year of publication: 05 / 2011

A standard methodology is needed to recognize potentially suitable areas for sustainable bioenergy crop production. This facilitates better identification of promising crops and cropping systems, logistical and economic studies, and work…

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The “iLUC Factor” as a Means to Hedge Risks of GHG Emissions from Indirect Land Use Change

Sustainability Standards for internationally traded Biomass

authors: Fritsche, U. R. | Hennenberg, K. | Hünecke, K.
Year of publication: 07 / 2010

This “bio-global” project covers methodical aspects concerning climate protection, biodiversity, water and land use, but also aspects related to bioenergy trade and legal issues (e.g., WTO, bilateral agreements). A key element in that…

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Invasion and management of alien Hedychium gardnerianum (kahili ginger, Zingiberaceae) alter plant species composition of a montane rainforest on the island of Hawai’i

authors: Minden, V. | Hennenberg, K. | Porembski, S. | Boehmer, H.
Year of publication: 04 / 2010

Hedychium gardnerianum is a major invader of native Hawaiian forests and suspected of smothering native understory species and preventing native tree seedlings’ establishment. In this study, effects on species composition in six…

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Comments on Draft Consultation paper definition highly biodiverse grasslands

author: Hennenberg, K.
Year of publication: 03 / 2010

The sustainability requirements of the Directive 2009/28/EC on the promotion of the use of energy from renewable sources establish that raw materials used for the production of biofuels and bioliquids may not be produced on land that had…

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