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Destination Paris: Why the EU’s climate policy will derail without energy efficiency
Without bold energy efficiency policies, it will be impossible to reach the goals articulated in the Paris Agreement. This is the main finding of authors from the Regulatory Assistance Project, Öko-Institut, and Stefan Scheuer…
“Let’s make a wish!” - Annual Report of the Oeko-Institut 2017
Ensuring a Sustainable Supply of Raw Materials for Electric Vehicles
A Synthesis Paper on Raw Material Needs for Batteries and Fuel Cells
The mobility transition is urgently needed to slash energy consumption in the transport sector without restricting mobility as a whole. To make the transport sector largely climate neutral by the middle of the century, it is imperative…
Report on the Fact Finding Mission on the Management and Recycling of End-of-life Batteries used in Solar Home Systems in Myanmar
In Myanmar many rural households are not connected to the electricity grid. In order to achieve the Sustainable Development Goal No. 7 on affordable and clean energy, the Department of Rural Development (DRD) of the Ministry of…
Integrating a carbon floor price in the policy mix for Germany’s coal phase-out
Presentation on the Study conducted on behalf of WWF Germany
Presentation by Dr. Felix Chr. Matthes, Hauke Herman, Charlotte Loreck and Dr. Sylvie Ludig, March 19th 2018, Berlin
ETC/ACM Technical Paper 2017/13
Analysis of drivers of historic and future ESD emission trends
The Effort Sharing Decision (ESD, Decision No 406/2009) establishes national burden sharing targets for EU Member States. It focusses on those categories that are not covered by the Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) and those that do not…
IMO’s challenges on the route to decarbonising international shipping Key Issues at Stake at the 72nd Session of the IMO Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC 72)
Despite efficiency improvements, CO2 emissions from international shipping are projected to be two to five times higher in 2050 than in 1990. At the Paris climate conference, countries agreed to limit climate change to well below 2°C.…
Decentralization, regionalization and power lines
Metastudy about assumptions, insights and narratives for the Renewables Grid Initiative (RGI)
Oeko-Institut metastudy commissioned by the Renewables Grid Initiative compares current studies looking at decentralised electricity systems and grid expansion: consequences and side effects of decentralised generation are often not…
How many nuclear weapons does North Korea have?
Or, what is a nuclear weapon?
Presentation by Dr. Matthias Englert, "Talk at DPG", March 8th 2018, Erlangen
Accounting for baseline targets
OECD CCXG Global Forum on the Environment and Climate Change
Presentation by Anke Herold (Research Coordinator International Climate Policy) at the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) in Paris, France.
Forest Vision Germany
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
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
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…
The Vision Scenario for the European Union
2017 Update for the EU-28
Global climate change, finite fossil and nuclear resources and the vulnerability of economies and consumers to increasing and volatile prices of fossil energies are the challenges which will determine energy and climate policies for the…
Independent monitoring: Building trust and consensus around GHG data for increased accountability of mitigation in the land use sector
The Paris Agreement stresses the importance of the land use sector and many countries have included land use sector targets in their nationally determined contributions (NDCs). They will need to account for emissions and removals from…
Forest Vision Germany
Description of methodology, assumptions and results
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…
Energy transformation in Germany - Progress, shortfalls and prospects
Statement for the 6th Roundtable of the Japanese Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) on Studying Energy Situations
This statement is structured as follows. Section 2 contains the answers to the questionnairesubmitted to the author in advance. Section 3 provides a compact assessmentof the current status of the energy transformation in Germany, which…
Refrigerants and Foam-blowing Agents in Household Refrigerating Appliances – Facts and Policy Recommendations
Oeko-Institut Working Paper 1/2018
Refrigerants and foam-blowing agents have a long history of being criticized for their environmental impact. In Europe, mostly natural refrigerants and foam-blowing agents (mainly cyclopentante and isobutane) are nowadays used in…
Early CO2 emission estimates for 2016 based on Eurostat monthly energy data
Annual project report
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.
Holding European businesses responsible – what role for the EU and member states to govern business conduct in third countries?
STRADE Policy Brief 01/2018
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…
Concept for a data and knowledge information system on mineral mining and trade and related environmental and socioeconomic issues 1.0
STRADE Concept 01/2018
The STRADE project has developed a concept for a data and knowledge information system on mineral mining and trade and related environmental and socio-economic issues. It combines global and EU mining and trade data with information on…