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The Carbon Credit Quality Initiative

Transparent Scores for Carbon Credit Quality

authors: Schallert, B. | Barata, P. | Schneider, L.
Year of publication: 05 / 2022

Presentation by Brad Schallert, Pedro Barata and Dr. Lambert Schneider, Scoring Tool Launch, 31 May 2022

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The transformation of integrated electricity and heat systems—Assessing mid-term policies using a model comparison approach

authors: Bucksteeg, M. | Wiedmann, M. | Pöstges, A. | Haller, M. | Böttger, D. | Ruhnau, O. | Schmitz, R.
Year of publication: 05 / 2022

The development of European power markets is highly influenced by integrated electricity and heat systems. Therefore, decarbonization policies for the electricity and heat sectors, as well as numerical models that are used to guide such…

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Sustainable development impacts of selected project types in the voluntary carbon market

authors: Wissner, N. | Schneider, L. | Jung, H. | Hernández Orozco, E. | Kwamboka, E. | Johnson, F. | Bößner, S.
Year of publication: 05 / 2022

There is increasing acknowledgement that projects in the voluntary carbon market have an impact beyond reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Projects can have additional positive effects on sustainable development, but they can also impair…

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The role of biomass in the decarbonisation of the heating sector

Study on behalf of the European Climate Foundation

Year of publication: 05 / 2022

Renewable heating is currently dominated by biomass, accounting for around 80 % of the renewable energy used for heating1. Within the heating sector, biomass is mainly used in the form of solid biomass: in 2019, solid biomass made up for…

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Visibility of carbon market approaches in greenhouse gas inventories

authors: Schneider, L. | Weber, F. | Füssler, J. | Moosmann, L. | Böttcher, H.
Year of publication: 05 / 2022

Under the Paris Agreement, Parties must track the implementation and achievement of their nationally determined contributions (NDCs). In many cases, NDC targets are expressed as greenhouse gas emissions, and it is essential for countries…

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Existing fossil fuel extraction would warm the world beyond 1.5 °C

authors: Trout, K. | Muttitt, G. | Lafleur, D. | Van de Graaf, T. | Mendelevitch, R. | Mei, L. | Meinshausen, M.
Year of publication: 05 / 2022

The Paris climate goals and the Glasgow Climate Pact require anthropogenic carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions to decline to net zero by mid-century. This will require overcoming carbon lock-in throughout the energy system. Previous studies…

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Use of E-catalogues in Sustainable Public Procurement (SPP)

Overview of current practices

authors: McLennan, A. | Prakash, S.
Year of publication: 05 / 2022

This pre-study attempts to summarise existing definitions, where they exist, of e-catalogues as developed by key actors in the definition of public procurement practices and present these alongside existing international examples of…

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Economic Measures for Packaging Waste Prevention

authors: Prakash, S. | Michalscheck, M.
Year of publication: 05 / 2022

The main aim in packaging waste prevention must be the reduction of primary re-source use and of waste generated. To exemplify the urgency: if our plastic packag-ing use would continue to grow like it currently does, even with increased…

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The Revision of the European Union Emissions Trading System Directive: Assessing Cap and Market Stability Reserve Reform Options

Study for the Air Pollution and Climate Secretariat (AirClim) and the Life ETX Consortium

authors: Matthes, F. | Cook, V.
Year of publication: 05 / 2022

The modelling exercises show that an isolated analysis of a few reform options for the cap and for the MSR can easily lead to less robust results in view of the different uncertainties. The integrated analysis of the largest possible…

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Klimaschutzbeitrag verschiedener CO2-Preispfade in den BEHG-Sektoren Verkehr, Gebäude und Industrie

Autoren: Harthan, R. | Repenning, J. | Blanck, R. | Emele, L. | Görz, W. | Kasten, P. | Moosmann, L. | Deurer, J. | Steinbach, J. | Fleiter, T. | Rehfeldt, M.
Veröffentlichungsdatum: 05 / 2022

Diese Studie untersucht, wie sich verschiedene CO2-Preise im Rahmen des Brennstoffemissionshandelsgesetzes (BEHG) auf die Zielerreichung im Jahr 2030 auswirken. Neben der Wahl des CO2-Preispfades unterscheiden sich die Sensitivitäten in…

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Development of an open framework for a qualitative and quantitative comparison of power system and electricity grid models for Europe

authors: Syranidou, C. | Koch, M. | Matthes, B. | Winger, C. | Linßen, J. | Rehtanz, C. | Stolten, D.
Year of publication: 05 / 2022

The ongoing needs to develop power systems towards more environmentally friendly technologies with respect to climate change in conjunction with the continuous evolution of the respective market conditions is leading to a transition away…

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Impact of model parametrization and formulation on the explorative power of electricity network congestion management models - Insights from a grid model comparison experiment

authors: Hobbie, H. | Mehlem, J. | Wolff, C. | Weber, L. | Flachsbarth, F. | Möst, D. | Moser, A.
Year of publication: 05 / 2022

Integrating increasing shares of weather-dependent renewable energies into energy systems while maintaining high levels of security of supply constitutes a challenge for system operators. The system integration of large shares of…

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Modeling flexibility in energy systems — comparison of power sector models based on simplified test cases

authors: Gils, H. | Gardian, H. | Kittel, M. | Schill, W. | Zerrahn, A. | Murmann, A. | Launer, J. | Fehler, A. | Gaumnitz, F. | van Ouwerkerk, J. | Bußar, C. | Mikurda, J. | Torralba-Diaz, L. | Janßen, T. | Krüger, C.
Year of publication: 04 / 2022

Model-based scenario analyses of future energy systems often come to deviating results and conclusions when different models are used. This may be caused by heterogeneous input data and by inherent differences in model formulations. The…

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Impacts of power sector model features on optimal capacity expansion: A comparative study

authors: van Ouwerkerk, J. | Gils, H. | Gardian, H. | Kittel, M. | Schill, W. | Zerrahn, A. | Murmann, A. | Launer, J. | Torralba-Diaz, L. | Bußar, C.
Year of publication: 04 / 2022

The transition towards decarbonized energy systems requires the expansion of renewable and flexibility technologies in power sectors. Many powerful tools exist to find optimal capacity expansion. In a stylized comparison of six models,…

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Comparing sustainability of RES- and methane-based hydrogen

Sustainability dimensions, blind spots in current regulation and certification, and potential solutions for hydrogen imports to Europe

authors: Heinemann, C. | Mendelevitch, R. | Seebach, D. | Piria, R. | Eckardt, J. | Honnen, J.
Year of publication: 04 / 2022

The regulatory landscape for the sustainability of hydrogen in the EU can be compared to a complex construction site in an early stage of development, where the overall goal is clear, some foundations and cornerstones have been or are…

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City Gold – Metal Stocks with a Future

A Guide

authors: Buchert, M. | Bulach, W.
Year of publication: 04 / 2022

The project "KartAL III - Mapping of the Anthropogenic Stock III", commissioned by the Federal Environment Agency, focuses on the recovery options and expected material flows of seven metals and its alloys. In order to significantly…

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Monitoring & evaluation of sustainable public procurement

Practical considerations for establishing an M&E framework

authors: Prakash, S. | McLennan, A.
Year of publication: 04 / 2022

Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) is an important process which can help track the implementation and impact of sustainable public procurement (SPP). The existence of M&E frameworks for SPP, however, remains rare in practice, and where they…

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Making transformations equitable - Annual Report of the Oeko-Institut 2021

author: v. A.
Year of publication: 04 / 2022

Luftqualität in der Stadt – gemeinsam weiterdenken

Handlungsempfehlungen zur Koordination der Luftreinhalteplanung mit anderen umweltbezogenen Planungen

Autoren: Degreif, S. | Minnich, L. | Fischer, H. | Ruther-Mehlis, A. | Wursthorn, H. | Diegmann, V.
Veröffentlichungsdatum: 03 / 2022

Umweltbezogene Fachplanungen wie die Luftreinhalteplanung, die Lärmaktionsplanung, die Landschaftsplanung, die Verkehrsplanung oder die Klimaanpassungsplanung haben zahlreiche Überscheidungspunkte. In der Praxis werden die…

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Management of End-of-life Flat Panel Displays through E-waste Compensation in Nigeria

Feasibility study on options for developing environmentally sound recycling solutions in Nigeria

authors: Schleicher, T. | Manhart, A. | Hilbert, I. | Smit, R. | Jung, H. | Adogame, L.
Year of publication: 03 / 2022

The following study addresses the possibilities for responsible management of end-of-life flat panel displays in Nigeria. For this, it explores types of flat panel displays, their markets as well as responsible options for suitable…

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