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Case-Study: CO2 Tax in Switzerland

Year of publication: 07 / 2021

This case study is part of a series of six studies which show good practice examples for reducing greenhouse gas emissions in the sectors covered under the Effort Sharing Legislation. It has been developed on behalf of the European…

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Options for Strengthening Natural Carbon Sinks and Reducing Land Use Emissions in the EU

Working paper

authors: Böttcher, H. | Reise, J. | Zell-Ziegler, C. | Liste, V. | Frelih-Larsen, A. | Herb, I.
Year of publication: 07 / 2021

This report provides an overview and assessment of seven options for sink enhancement and reduction of emissions in the EU land use sector and is targeted towards policymakers and EU policy stakeholder groups.

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Integration of maritime transport in the EU Emissions Trading System

authors: Wissner, N. | Cames, M. | Defour, S. | Abbasov, F. | Armstrong, J.
Year of publication: 07 / 2021

Maritime transport contributes 2-3% to global greenhouse gas emissions. It is, nevertheless, the only sector which is not yet subject to greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction targets and policies in the European Union (EU). It is imperative…

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Technical assistance for assessing options to establish an EU-wide green label with a view to promote the use of renewable energy coming from new installations

Final report under framework contract MOVE/ENER/SRD/498-2016 Lot 3

authors: Korteweg, L. | Stojanovic, T. | Schmidt, P. | Rademaekers, K. | Altmann, M. | Bürger, V. | Zerta, M. | Gleiter, T. | Wingenbach, M. | Dieroff, J. | Hennenberg, K. | Seebach, D. | Timpe, C. | Hermann, A. | Yearwood, J. | Smit, T.
Year of publication: 06 / 2021

This report defines and assesses options to establish an EU-wide green label with a view to promote the use of renewable energy coming from new installations as required by Art. 19 (13) of the Renewable Energy Directive recast (EU)…

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Closing the Loop on Energy Access in Africa

White Paper

authors: Angliviel, S. | Betz, J. | Manhart, A. | Sahni, A. | Soomro, S.
Year of publication: 05 / 2021

Access to clean, reliable electricity is one of the greatest challenges to sustainable development in Africa. Energy storage, particularly batteries, will be critical to supporting Africa’s progress to full energy access by 2030,…

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Options for regulating the climate impacts of aviation

Year of publication: 05 / 2021

Aviation is the most environmentally-damaging mode of transport and contributes substantially to global warming. At the same time, aviation enjoys numerous privileges compared to other modes of transport. Kerosene is exempt from the…

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SUMEX Deliverable D1.2: SD Criteria SUMEX Sustainability Framework

April 2021

authors: Tost, M. | Gugerel, K. | Endl, A. | Dolega, P. | Dyca, B. | Streit, S. | Degreif, S. | Hay, D. | Kaljuste, V.
Year of publication: 04 / 2021

This report describes a sustainability framework for the European extractive industry established by the SUMEX project

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Options for multilateral initiatives to close the global 2030 climate ambition and action gap – Policy field forest protection

authors: Böttcher, H. | Liste, V. | Fyson, C.
Year of publication: 04 / 2021

Achieving the goals of the Paris Agreement requires increased global climate action, especially reduced deforestation and restoration of forests to protect and rebuild ecosystems carbon stocks. Based on a sound analysis of existing…

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Options for multilateral initiatives to close the global 2030 climate ambition and action gap - Policy field Sustainable Food Systems

authors: Wunder, S. | Scheffler, M. | Wiegmann, K.
Year of publication: 04 / 2021

Achieving the goals of the Paris Agreement requires increased global climate action for sustainable food systems, especially a reduction of food loss and waste and dietary shifts towards plant-based diets. Based on a sound analysis of…

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Methodology and criteria for assessing multilateral initiatives to close the global 2030 climate ambition and action gap

Background Paper

authors: Böttcher, H. | Cames, M.
Year of publication: 04 / 2021

Staying within the limit of the Paris Agreement of 1.5 °C global warming requires closing the global 2030 ambition and action gap arising from insufficient current policies and contributions. This background paper documents the…

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State of Play and Roadmap Concept: Mobility Sector

RE-SOURCING Deliverable 4.2

authors: Betz, J. | Degreif, S. | Dolega, P.
Year of publication: 04 / 2021

Meeting the Paris Agreement’s goals requires transformation in the mobility sector. Battery electric vehicle technology today offers a promising technology to  achieve the necessary changes and transform the sector. Yet this…

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How to design and evaluate a Regulatory Experiment?

A Guide for Public Administrations

authors: Bauknecht, D. | Heyen, D. | Gailhofer, P. | Bizer, K. | Feser, D. | Führ, M. | Winkler-Portmann, S. | Bischoff, T. | Proeger, T.
Year of publication: 03 / 2021

These guidelines have been developed in the context of the two-year research project entitled “Regulatory experiments for the reflexive and adaptive governance of innovation”, funded by the German Federal Ministry for Education and…

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PROSA – Product Sustainability Assessment

PROSAplus Guideline

Year of publication: 03 / 2021

This brochure was produced as part of the joint research project “SDG Assessment – Further development of a sustainability assessment method based on the sustainability goals of the United Nations (Agenda 2030)”. The project on which…

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Assessment of options to improve particular aspects of the EU regulatory framework on batteries

Final report

authors: Mehlhart, G. | Gsell, M. | Oliva, J. | Sutter, J. | Löw, C. | Montevecchi, F. | Stahl, H. | Dolega, P. | Baron, Y. | Neumann, T.
Year of publication: 03 / 2021

The general aim of this final report for the project “Assessment of options to improve particular aspects of the EU Regulatory Framework on Batteries” is to support the European Commission in the preparation of their Impact Assessment…

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Bottom-Up Strategies for Shared Mobility and Practices in Urban Housing to Improve Sustainable Planning

authors: Deffner, J. | Joost, J. | Weber, M. | Stieß, I.
Year of publication: 03 / 2021

Recent years have seen the development of numerous innovations in social, constructional, and transportation planning for different forms of communal housing. They illustrate how more sustainable practices in transport and land use can…

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Voluntary offsetting: credits and allowances

Report

authors: Doda, B. | La Hoz Theuer, S. | Cames, M. | Healy, S. | Schneider, L.
Year of publication: 01 / 2021

To date, the supply of units for the voluntary carbon market has been almost exclusively in the form of credits generated by climate protection projects elsewhere. This report analyses the merits and challenges of another possible source…

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Quality of offsets

author: Schneider, L.
Year of publication: 12 / 2020

Presentation by Lambert Schneider, Online debate by Florence School of Regulation, 15 December 2020

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ETC/CME Report 3/2020

Trends and projections in the EU ETS in 2020

Year of publication: 12 / 2020

This report provides an analysis of past, present and future emissions trends under the EU Emissions Trading System (ETS), based on the latest data and information available from the European Commission and Member States. It also…

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Producer responsibility of third-country producers in e-commerce

Final report

authors: Hermann, A. | Gailhofer, P. | Gsell, M. | Kampffmeyer, N. | Schomerus, T.
Year of publication: 10 / 2020

In order to enforce producer responsibility under waste law against producers of electrical and electronic equipment, batteries and packaging from countries outside the EU, so-called third countries, a new study recommends adding two new…

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Experimenting with policies: Regulatory Innovation Zones as a tool for sustainability transitions

Working Paper 4/2020

Year of publication: 09 / 2020

This paper deals with regulatory experiments as a way to develop and test in practice new regulatory options as an important contribution to sustainability transitions. This is set against the background of the role of experiments in…

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