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EEA Report No 4/2017

Application of the European Union Emissions Trading Directive in 2015

author: Gores, S.
Year of publication: 05 / 2017

Analysis of national responses under Article 21 of the EU ETS Directive.

The report was prepared on behalf of the European Environment Agency, as partner of the European Topic Centre on Air Pollution and Climate change Mitigation.

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Potential for restoring carbon stocks in temperate managed forests – need for independent data

author: Böttcher, H.
Year of publication: 05 / 2017

Presentation by Hannes Böttcher et al., Protecting and Restoring the Global Forest Carbon Stock | Side event at UN Climate Change Conference (SB46), Bonn, 17.5.2017

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Vulnerability of CDM Projects for Discontinuation of Mitigation Activities

Assessment of Project Vulnerability and Options to Support Continued Mitigation

authors: Warnecke, C. | Day, T. | Schneider, L. | Cames, M. | Healy, S. | Harthan, R. | Tewari, R. | Höhne, N.
Year of publication: 05 / 2017

This study forms part of a broader project, supported by the German Environment Agency (Umweltbundesamt, UBA), with the primary objective to analyse the current situation and development of the international carbon markets.

This report…

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Nuclear safety in crisis regions

Year of publication: 04 / 2017

To what extent are nuclear facilities at risk in crisis areas? Which factors are of relevance in this context? Are policy-makers, the media and society around the world aware of the threat – and do they dismiss it too easily? These are…

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Pointing the way for society - Annual Report of the Oeko-Institut 2016

author: v. A.
Year of publication: 04 / 2017

The macroeconomic effects of ambitious energy efficiency policy in Germany – Combining bottom-up energy modelling with a non-equilibrium macroeconomic model

authors: Hartwig, J. | Kockat, J. | Schade, W. | Braungardt, S.
Year of publication: 04 / 2017

Energy efficiency is one of the fastest and most cost-effective contributions to a sustainable, secure and affordable energy system. Furthermore, the so-called “non-energy benefits”, “co-benefits” or “multiple benefits” of energy…

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EEA Report No 3/2017

Renewable energy in Europe 2017: recent growth and knock-on effects

authors: Tomescu, M. | Moorkens, I. | Wetzels, W. | Emele, L. | Laes, E. | Meynaerts, E.
Year of publication: 03 / 2017

Addressing climate change requires a globally coordinated, long-term response across all economic sectors. The 2015 Paris Agreement provides the framework for limiting global warming to less than 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial…

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Siting Activities and Stakeholders’ Interaction in Germany

author: Kallenbach-Herbert, B.
Year of publication: 03 / 2017

Presentation by Beate Kallenbach-Herbert, The 50th Session of the RADIOACTIVE WASTE MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE (RWMC), Paris, 30 March 2017

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Nuclear Power and Nuclear Safety Post Fukushima

authors: Pistner, C. | Englert, M.
Year of publication: 03 / 2017

Presentation by Dr. Christoph Pistner and Matthias Englert, DPG – AKE – AGA: Nuclear Energy and Security, Münster, 29.03.2017

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Environmental Integrity under Article 6 of the Paris Agreement

authors: Schneider, L. | Füssler, J. | La Hoz Theuer, S. | Kohli, A. | Graichen, J. | Healy, S. | Broekhoff, D.
Year of publication: 03 / 2017

This discussion paper explores key issues and options to achieve environmental integrity under Article 6 of the Paris Agreement. It proposes that environmental integrity in context of Article 6 means that using international transfers…

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Study on Technical Assistance in Realisation of the 2016 Report on Renewable Energy, in preparation of the Renewable Energy Package for the Period 2020 -2030 in the European Union ("RES-Study")

ENER/C1/2014 -688

authors: Bauknecht, D. | Förster, H. | Hünecke, K. | Bracker, J. | Bürger, V. | Cook, V. | Emele, L. | Heinemann, C. | Hesse, T. | Kasten, P. | Keimeyer, F. | Monteforte, M. | Ritter, D. | Schütte, S. | Vogel, M. | Winger, C. | Zell-Ziegler, C. | Capros, P. | de Vita, A. | Evangelopoulou, S. | Lescot, D. | Tuille, F. | Courtel, J. | Olesen, A. | Laugesen, F. | Brodsted, M. | Najdawi, C. | Brückmann, R.
Year of publication: 03 / 2017

The objective of this study is to provide technical assistance in the preparation of the 2016 Report on Renewable Energy, in preparation of the Renewable Energy Package for the period 2020-2030 in the European Union. Key findings are:

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Dispatch of Flexibility Options, Grid Infrastructure and Integration of Renewable Energies Within a Decentralized Electricity System

Results from Two Scenario Based Research Projects

authors: Koch, M. | Flachsbarth, F. | Bauknecht, D. | Heinemann, C. | Ritter, D. | Winger, C. | Timpe, C. | Gandor, M. | Klingenberg, T. | Tröschel, M.
Year of publication: 03 / 2017

We present results of two model based scenario analysis focussing on the future German power sector which is characterized by a rising share of renewable energies and an associated higher demand for flexibility. Case study 1 is based on…

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Life-cycle comparison of reusable and non-reusable crockery for mass catering in the USA

Study commissioned by MEIKO Maschinenbau GmbH & Co. KG, Offenburg, Germany

authors: Antony, F. | Gensch, C.
Year of publication: 03 / 2017

The aim of the project was an evaluation of the ecological impacts of two systems, i.e. returnable and non-returnable crockery along the respective life stages. In methodological terms, the study is based on a product-related life cycle…

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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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