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Transition of the CDM to Article 6.4

author: Schneider, L.
Year of publication: 11 / 2020

Presentaion by Lambert Schneider, ICAP IETA Carbon Markets Virtual Pavilion, 11. November 2020

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Offset credit supply potential for CORSIA

Annex 2

authors: Fearnehough, H. | Warnecke, C. | Schneider, L. | Broekhoff, D. | La Hoz Theuer, S.
Year of publication: 10 / 2020

This discussion paper assesses how robust accounting could be implemented under the Paris Agreement in order to avoid double counting between nationally determined contributions (NDCs) and the Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for…

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Waste tyre management

Baseline study for Ghana

authors: Arthur, E. | Dorfiah, P. | Hilbert, I. | Nartey Kyere, V. | Kwesi Ocran, P. | Atiemo, S. | Manhart, A. | Nyaaba, L.
Year of publication: 10 / 2020

This report was produced within the second phase of the Ghanaian part of the programme on Sustainable Recycling Industries (SRI). The report contains an overview of environmentally sound management options for waste tyres, the current…

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Options for outcomes on the Koronivia Joint Work on Agriculture at COP26 and future work on agriculture under the UNFCCC

Background paper

authors: Urrutia, C. | Siemons, A.
Year of publication: 10 / 2020

The agricultural sector has been integral to the multilateral climate change process since the beginning, with explicit references in the Convention and the Kyoto Protocol. Technical discussions on agriculture under SBSTA have taken…

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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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Empowering green energy consumers in Europe to make a real difference

“Hard Additionality” of markets for renewables on top of existing political targets for renewables

authors: Seebach, D. | Timpe, C.
Year of publication: 10 / 2020

Existing markets for renewable electricity based on guarantees of origin have hardly any practical effect on increased investments and on the production of renewable energy. The best effect which European consumers of renewable…

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Co-design of an implementation concept for a deep geothermal energy project at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)

EGW 2020, Session „Socialacceptability“

authors: Mbah, M. | Krohn, J. | Rösch, C. | Kuppler, S. | Benighaus, C. | Schill, E. | Schätzler, K. | Bauer, F.
Year of publication: 10 / 2020

Presentation by Melanie Mbah, EGW 2020, Session „Socialacceptability“, 13.10.2020

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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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Real-world experiences of ERS

Best practices from demonstration projects in Sweden and Germany

authors: Gustavsson, M. | Lindgren, M. | Helms, H. | Mottschall, M.
Year of publication: 09 / 2020

The purpose of this report is to report best practices from

  • demonstrations of ERS technologies along public roads in Sweden, and
  • procurement and the start of ERS demonstration projects in Germany.

Readers in need of a state-of-the-art…

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Guidance document for ex-post evaluation of climate policies in Effort Sharing sectors

authors: Renders, N. | Dauwe, T. | Pasquel Garcia, T. | Förster, H. | Gores, S. | Schumacher, K. | Noka, V. | de Boer, F. | Forster, D. | Morgan-Price, S.
Year of publication: 09 / 2020

This  guidance provides  support  to  European  Member States  to further  enhance  systematic  ex-post evaluation of Effort Sharing related policies. The Effort Sharing legislation establishes binding annual greenhouse  gas  emission …

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Ex-post investigation of cost pass-through in the EU ETS - an analysis for six industry sectors

authors: Cludius, J. | de Bruyn, S. | Schumacher, K. | Vergeer, R.
Year of publication: 09 / 2020

In the discussion on the potential risk of carbon leakage related to the EU ETS and the effect of safeguard measures, the scope for passing through carbon costs into final product prices is considered a key issue. This study investigates…

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Plug-in hybrid electric cars: Market development, technical analysis and CO₂ emission scenarios for Germany

Study on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety

Autoren: Blanck, R. | Kasten, P. | Jöhrens, J. | Kräck, J. | Räder, D. | Kräck, J. | Mathieu, L.
Veröffentlichungsdatum: 09 / 2020

This study examines the deviation of real-world CO₂ emissions of plug-in hybrid vehicles (PHEVs) from type-approval values, the driving factors of these deviations, and implications for achieving the German climate protection targets for…

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How to Raise Europe’s Climate Ambitions for 2030

Implementing a -55% Target in EU Policy Architecture

Year of publication: 08 / 2020

On 4 March 2020, the European Commission proposed a Climate Law setting out a legal framework to steer Europe towards the 2050 greenhouse gas-neutrality target. The Commission also announced that by September 2020 it will present a…

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Experiences from Germany: Experimental Clauses in Germany – SINTEG and beyond

author: Bauknecht, D.
Year of publication: 08 / 2020

Presentation by Prof. Dr. Dierk Bauknecht, 11th International Sustainability Transitions Conference, 21. August 2020

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Exploring the pathways: Regulatory experiments for sustainable development - An interdisciplinary approach

authors: Bauknecht, D. | Bischoff, T. | Bizer, K. | Führ, M. | Gailhofer, P. | Heyen, D. | Proeger, T. | von der Leyen, K.
Year of publication: 08 / 2020

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) adopted by the United Nations provide normative orientation for many national and regional governments as well as actors from industry and other parts of the civil society. There is a growing…

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The climate impact of forest and land management in the EU and the role of current reporting and accounting rules

An investigation into the incentives provided by LULUCF reporting and accounting and their implications - Briefing for ECF and Fern

authors: Böttcher, H. | Reise, J.
Year of publication: 07 / 2020

The EU LULUCF Regulation considers, for the first time, a separate target for the land use, land use change and forestry (LULUCF) sector. The sector is also supposed to contribute to the legally bind-ing target of net zero greenhouse gas…

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Environmental and socio-economic challenges in battery supply chains: graphite and lithium

Short study prepared within the framework of the BMBF joint project Fab4Lib

authors: Dolega, P. | Buchert, M. | Betz, J.
Year of publication: 07 / 2020

The European Commission set a clear goal with the Green Deal to establish a transition towards a greener economy with the transport sector being one of the main pillars. A key ingredient are lithiumion batteries required for the uptake…

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Conversion Necessities in Climate and Energy System Modelling

authors: Emele, L. | Förster, H. | Glauer, M. | Hofmann, C. | Hülk, L. | Reder, K. | Stappel, M. | Winger, C.
Year of publication: 07 / 2020

With this briefing we provide definitions for units and metrics commonly used in climate and energy modelling. We provide this briefing, because in climate and energy system modelling,the same data can be represented using a diverse set…

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Addressing double claiming for the voluntary carbon market

author: Schneider, L.
Year of publication: 07 / 2020

Presentation by Lambert Schneider, Webinar “Stronger voluntary market -New rules to raise the bar post-2020”, 8 July 2020

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Improving international soil governance

Analysis and recommendations

authors: Bodle, R. | Stockhaus, H. | Wolff, F. | Scherf, C. | Oberthür, S.
Year of publication: 06 / 2020

Soil protection is a neglected topic of environmental policy. This study develops options for the German government to improve international soil governance in the short, medium and long term. The study first takes stock of existing…

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