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Stories that Change Our World? Narratives of the Sustainable Economy

authors: Guske, A. | Jacob, K. | Hirschnitz-Garbers, M. | Peuckert, J. | Schridde, S. | Stinner, S. | Wolff, F. | Zahrnt, D. | Ziesemer, F.
Year of publication: 11 / 2019

Narratives are shaping our understanding of the world. They convey values and norms and point to desirable future developments. In this way, they justify and legitimize political actions and social practices. Once a narrative has emerged…

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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

Summary

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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EEA Report No 15/2019

Trends and projections in Europe 2019: Tracking progress towards Europe's climate and energy targets

authors: Förster, H. | Gores, S. | Nissen, C. | Renders, N. | Dael, S. | Sporer, M. | Tomescu, M.
Year of publication: 10 / 2019

The annual ‘Trends and projections’ report provides an assessment of the progress of the EU and European countries towards their climate mitigation and energy targets. It is based on national data for greenhouse gas emissions, renewable…

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Lessons learned from the first round of applications by carbon-offsetting programs for eligibility under CORSIA

authors: Schneider, L. | Michaelowa, A. | Broekhoff, D. | Espelage, A. | Siemons, A.
Year of publication: 10 / 2019

In 2016, the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) adopted the Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation (CORSIA). The scheme requires participating airline operators to purchase carbon offset credits…

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Incentive based collection of e-waste – Results from pilot implementation in Ghana

Presentation on the World Resources Forum, 23-24.10.2019

authors: Manhart, A. | Akuffo, B. | Atiemo, S. | Attafuah-Wadee, K. | Jacobs, J. | Batteiger, A.
Year of publication: 10 / 2019

Improvement strategies for e-waste management in countries like Ghana require the buy-in of the informal sector. In that context, an incentive-based approach was developed and tested. It aims at motivating informal collectors and…

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H2 utilisation pathways and their climate impact

authors: Koch, M. | Heinemann, C.
Year of publication: 10 / 2019

Presentation by Dr. Matthias Koch and Christoph Heinemann, 2nd Modellers´ Exchange Workshop, Paris Agreement Compatible Scenarios for Energy Infrastructure, Bruxelles, October 16th 2019

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Outside in? Using international carbon markets for mitigation not covered by nationally determined contributions (NDCs) under the Paris Agreement

authors: Schneider, L. | La Hoz Theuer, S. | Howard, A. | Kizzier, K. | Cames, M.
Year of publication: 10 / 2019

The Paris Agreement establishes provisions for using international carbon market mechanisms to achieve nationally determined contribution (NDCs). In international negotiations on the rules governing the Agreement, an important question…

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Double counting and the Paris Agreement rulebook

authors: Schneider, L. | Maosheng, D. | Stavins, R. | Kizzier, K. | Broekhoff, D. | Jotzo, F. | Winkler, H. | Lazarus, M. | Howard, A. | Hood, C.
Year of publication: 10 / 2019

The 24th international climate conference in Katowice, Poland, in December 2018 was a major achievement in the multilateral response to climate change. More than 190 countries managed to agree on nearly all elements of a comprehensive…

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The role of the EU ETS in increasing EU climate ambition

Assessment of policy options

Year of publication: 10 / 2019

At present, the EU is targeting to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions to 40% below 1990 levels by 2030, but this target falls short of meeting the targets of the Paris Agreement. A significant increase in the ambition of EU climate…

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Propaganda versus reality of „New Generation of Reactors“ (Gen IV)

An (updated) assessment

author: Pistner, C.
Year of publication: 10 / 2019

Presentation by Dr. Christoph Pistner, 7. October 2019, Vienna

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Methodology for the reporting of re-use of products and rules for the reporting of reusable packaging

authors: Weishäupl, J. | Watson, D. | Mehlhart, G. | Gsell, M.
Year of publication: 09 / 2019

Article 9(4) of the Waste Framework Directive (WFD) and Article 12(3)(d) of the Packaging and Packaging Waste Directive (PPWD) stipulate that the EC shall, by 31 March 2019, adopt implementing acts to establish a common methodology to…

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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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Drivers and barriers of sustainability transformations

A comparison of the “Energiewende” and the attempted transformation to organic agriculture in Germany

authors: Heyen, D. | Wolff, F.
Year of publication: 08 / 2019

This article compares the drivers and barriers of two sustainability transformations in Germany: the energy transformation (“Energiewende”) andt he attempted transformation towards organic agriculture which has, so far, been less…

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Framework conditions and instruments for a sustainable governance of rural-urban linkages

authors: Wolff, F. | Mederake, L. | Sosath, O. | Westphal, I.
Year of publication: 08 / 2019

This (German language) report is part of the Ufoplan project “Rural Urban Nexus – Globally sustainable land use and urbanisation”. The project aims to develop an integrated approach for sustainable linkages between urban and rural areas…

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Effects of a Delayed Expansion of Interconnector Capacities in a High RES-E European Electricity System

authors: Ritter, D. | Meyer, R. | Koch, M. | Haller, M. | Bauknecht, D. | Heinemann, C.
Year of publication: 08 / 2019

In order to achieve a high renewable share in the electricity system, a significant expansion of cross-border exchange capacities is planned. Historically, the actual expansion of interconnector capacities has significantly lagged behind…

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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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Not to be taken for granted: climate protection and sustainability through PtX

Discussion of requirements for and first approaches to developing verification criteria for a climate-friendly and sustainable production of PtX

Year of publication: 07 / 2019

Impulse paper on behalf of BUNDas part of the Copernicus project "P2X“

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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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How could the concept of an "overall mitigation in global emissions" (OMGE) be operationalized under the Paris Agreement?

Frequently asked questions (FAQs)

authors: Schneider, L. | Warnecke, C.
Year of publication: 06 / 2019

This paper addresses questions that have been raised in relation to OMGE. It draws on a study conducted by Lambert Schneider and NewClimate Institute. The paper focuses on emission reductions that are generated within the scope of…

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Aviation in the EU Emission Trading System

author: Graichen, J.
Year of publication: 06 / 2019

Presentation by Jakob Graichen at the Conference on carbon pricing and aviation taxes, Den Haag, 21th June 2019

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