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Minerals and metals from non-EU countries – Europe’s role and responsibility for positive change in industry supply chains

STRADE Policy Brief 01/2017

authors: Manhart, A. | Gsell, M. | Hay, D. | Schüler, D.
Year of publication: 02 / 2017

STRADE is an EU-funded research project focusing on the development of dialogue-based, innovative policy recommendations for a European strategy on future raw materials supplies. In a series of policy briefs and reports the project…

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European Energy Industry Investments

authors: van Nuffel, L. | Rademaekers, K. | Graichen, V. | Gonzales, A. | Martin, J. | Ludig, S. | Marias, F.
Year of publication: 02 / 2017

This study was prepared at the request of the European Parliament's Committee on  Industry,  Research  and  Energy  (ITRE). The  paper provides  an  overall assessment  of  European  investments  in  the  electricity  sector.  It …

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EU raw material import flows – acknowledging non-EU environmental and social footprints

STRADE Policy Brief 02/2017

Year of publication: 02 / 2017

STRADE is an EU-funded research project focusing on the development of dialogue-based, innovative policy recommendations for a European strategy on future raw materials supplies. In a series of policy briefs and reports,the project will…

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Governance of exnovation: phasing out non-sustainable structures

Oeko-Institut Working Paper 2/2017

authors: Heyen, D. | Monteforte, M.
Year of publication: 02 / 2017

Politics and research have been primarily concerned with the quite appealing side of trans-formations: the new. But innovations and their promotion are often insufficient for replacing established non-sustainable structures that are…

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Developments in society and implications for emerging pollutants in the aquatic environment

Oeko-Institut Working Paper 1/2017

authors: Moritz, S. | Bunke, D. | Brack, W. | López Herráez, D. | Posthuma, L.
Year of publication: 02 / 2017

Pollutant emissions in river basins change continuously. Management strategies should address such developments. Many scenarios are published which describe future changes in the environment and in society. Examples concern climate…

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The UN Convention on Biological Diversity and Soils: Status and Future Options

authors: Wolff, F. | Kaphengst, T.
Year of publication: 02 / 2017

The global loss of fertile soils is widely recognized as one of the most pressing environmental and social problems of the next decades. Against this backdrop, political action is urgently needed to promote the sustainable use and…

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The Vision Scenario for the European Union

2017 Update for the EU-28

authors: Matthes, F. | Blanck, R. | Zimmer, W. | Greiner, B. | Cook, V.
Year of publication: 02 / 2017

The global framework and a CO2 emission budget for the EU as starting points

Global climate change, finite fossil and nuclear resources and the vulnerability of economies and consumers to increasing and volatile prices of fossil…

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Evaluation of small brominated alkyl alcohols for a possible RoHS restriction

authors: Baron, Y. | Moch, K. | Gensch, C. | Kjølholt, J. | Hagen Mikkelsen, S.
Year of publication: 01 / 2017

Hazardous substances in EEE are regulated by the RoHS Directive 2011/65/EU (RoHS 2). According to article 6(1), it is possible for member states to submit a proposal for adding new substances to the list of restricted substances of the…

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Zukunft Stromsystem

Kohleaustieg 2035 - Vom Ziel her denken

authors: Matthes, F. | Emele, L. | Hermann, H. | Loreck, C. | Peter, F. | Ziegenhagen, I. | Cook, V.
Year of publication: 01 / 2017

Der deutsche Stromsektor ist sowohl energie- als auch klimaschutzpolitisch von herausragender Bedeutung. Der Anteil der Stromsektoremissionen an den gesamten Treibhausgasemissionen (unter Berücksichtigung der Nicht-CO2-Treibhausgase…

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Out of the Comfort Zone! Governing the Exnovation of Unsustainable Technologies and Practices

authors: Heyen, D. | Hermwille, L. | Wehnert, T.
Year of publication: 01 / 2017

Innovations are important for sustainability transformations, yet often prove insufficient for replacing established unsustainable structures. The promotion of renewable energy, for example, has been insufficient for pushing coal out of…

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Support to an impact assessment of an EU ETS review and possible proposal

Final report - Study

authors: Cames, M. | Graichen, J. | Gibson, G. | Horton, G. | Jones, L. | Kirsch, F. | Biedka, M. | Graichen, V.
Year of publication: 12 / 2016

This is the Final Report on a study to support an impact assessment of options for the EU ETS for Aviation following the completion of the Stop-the-Clock derogation at the end of 2016. The report provides a brief overview of the problem…

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EEA Technical Report No 33/2016: Fluorinated greenhouse gases 2015

author: Jörß, W.
Year of publication: 12 / 2016

Data reported by companies on the production, import and export of fluorinated greenhouse gases in the European Union.

The report was prepared on behalf of the European Environment Agency, as partner of the European Topic Centre on Air…

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Targets for the non-ETS sectors in 2040 and 2050

Report prepared for Transport & Environment

author: Graichen, J.
Year of publication: 12 / 2016

The paper explores different options to calculate a target for the Effort Sharing sectors in 2050 which could be considered in line with the Paris Agreement and with the agreed EU’s overall target range. While there is no objective best…

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Risk Assessment of Nanomaterials in a Regulatory Context

authors: Hermann, A. | Köhler, A. | Azoulay, D. | Fredrigo, D.
Year of publication: 12 / 2016

This fact sheet provides an overview of the existing risk assessment procedures for manufactured nanomaterials as well as details and comments on the most relevant on-going developments.

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Voluntary initiatives in the mining sector and their principles and criteria on socio-economic sustainability

STRADE Policy Brief 09/2016

Year of publication: 12 / 2016

STRADE is an EU-funded research project focusing on the development of dialogue-based, innovative policy recommendations for a European strategy on future raw materials supplies. In a series of policy briefs and reports the project will…

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EEA Report No 29/2016

Trends and projections in Europe 2016 - Tracking progress towards Europe's climate and energy targets

authors: Förster, H. | Healy, S. | Gores, S.
Year of publication: 12 / 2016

The 2016 edition of the annual EEA report, Trends and projections in Europe, provides an updated assessment of the progress of the EU and European countries towards their climate mitigation and energy targets.

The report was prepared on…

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Mainstreaming RES

Study on the impact assessment for a new Directive mainstreaming deployment of renewable energy and ensuring that the EU meets its 2030 renewable energy target - Final task 1 & 2 report

authors: Veum, K. | Uslu, A. | Jansen, J. | dalla Longa, F. | Bauknecht, D. | Bürger, V. | Heinemann, C. | Haller, M. | Ritter, D. | Vogel, M. | Brückmann, R. | van Elburg, J. | Kleiwegt, E. | Pohl, I. | Kahles, M. | Wizinger, S. | Nysten, J.
Year of publication: 11 / 2016

Voluntary initiatives in the mining sector and their principles and criteria on environmental sustainability

STRADE Policy Brief 07/2016

Year of publication: 11 / 2016

STRADE is an EU-funded research project focusing on the development of dialogue-based, innovative policy recommendations for a European strategy on future raw materials supplies. In a series of policy briefs and reports the project will…

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Effects and success factors of sustainable consumption policy instruments: a comparative assessment across Europe

authors: Wolff, F. | Schönherr, N. | Heyen, D.
Year of publication: 11 / 2016

Important knowledge gaps exist regarding the effects of policy instruments for sustainable consumption (SC) and success factors of such instruments. This article compares and summarizes the results of six case studies on the effects and…

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International market mechanisms after Paris

Discussion Paper

authors: Cames, M. | Healy, S. | Tänzler, D. | Li, L. | Melnikova, J. | Warnecke, C. | Kurdziel, M.
Year of publication: 11 / 2016

Our analysis suggests that the purpose of international carbon markets has changed. While increasing economic efficiency was more prominent during the first development phase of international carbon markets, raising mitigation ambition…

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