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End-of-Life Management of Batteries in the Off-Grid Solar Sector

How to deal with hazardous battery waste from solar power projects in developing countries?

authors: Manhart, A. | Hilbert, I. | Magalini, F.
Year of publication: 10 / 2018

In order to achieve Sustainable Development Goal No. 7 on affordable and clean energy for all, many developing countries initiated ambitious energy access programs that are often supported by the international donor community. Many of…

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Eionet Report — ETC/ACM 2018/11

Emission trends under the Effort Sharing legislation: An analysis of sectoral trends covered by the Effort Sharing legislation

authors: Gores, S. | Förster, H. | Nissen, C. | Brook, R. | Goodwin, J. | Schmid, C.
Year of publication: 10 / 2018

The Effort Sharing Decision (ESD, Decision No 406/2009) and the Effort Sharing Regulation (ESR, Regulation (EU) 2018/842) establish national targets for EU Member States (MS). The ESR focusses on those emissions that are not covered by…

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Alternative drive trains and fuels in road freight transport – recommendations for action in Germany

authors: Plötz, P. | Gnann, T. | Wietschel, M. | Kluschke, P. | Doll, C. | Hacker, F. | Blanck, R. | Jöhrens, J. | Helms, H. | Lambrecht, U. | Dünnebeil, F.
Year of publication: 10 / 2018

This paper develops theses and recommendations for action on climate protection in road freight transport in Germany. Scientists from the Fraunhofer ISI, Oeko-Institut and Institute for Energy and Environmental Research (ifeu) have…

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EEA Report No 17/2018

Approximated EU GHG inventory: proxy GHG estimates for 2017

author: Emele, L.
Year of publication: 10 / 2018

This report provides GHG emissions estimates for the EU-28 plus Iceland for 2017. This Executive Summary includes an analysis of the important changes in GHG emissions across the EU, by sector and by Member State. Emissions for EU plus…

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EEA Report No 14/2018

Trends and projections in the EU ETS in 2018: The EU Emissions Trading System in numbers

Year of publication: 10 / 2018

The report provides an analysis of past, present and future emissions trends under the EU ETS, based on the latest data and information available from the European Commission and Member States. It also analyses the balance between supply…

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FAQ “Extending the life span of home appliances”

Year of publication: 10 / 2018

Repair or replace? Extending the life-span of your home appliances – FAQs and helpful hints

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Rights of consumers for prolonging the useful life of products

Background Paper

author: Gailhofer, P.
Year of publication: 10 / 2018

What are my rights if I want my product to have a longer useful life? As a consumer in Germany, you can make use of a range of legal provisions to extend the useful life of your products. It is worth knowing your rights, not just for…

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Study in support of evaluation of the Directive 2006/66/EC on batteries and accumulators and waste batteries and accumulators - Final Report

Under the Framework contract on economic analysis of environmental and resource efficiency policies ENV.F.1./FRA/2014/0063

authors: Stahl, H. | Baron, Y. | Hay, D. | Hermann, A. | Mehlhart, G. | Baroni, L. | Rademaekers, K. | Williams, R. | Pahal, S.
Year of publication: 10 / 2018

This evaluation study assesses whether Directive 2006/66/EC adequately addresses and implements the Directive’s objectives and whether the Directive’s legal requirements at the EU level and their implementation at the Member State level…

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NDC Accounting Rules

authors: Graichen, J. | Blank, D. | Graichen, V. | Harthan, R. | Herold, A. | Böttcher, H.
Year of publication: 09 / 2018

The requirement to account for the emissions and removals corresponding to the Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) was introduced nearly three years ago by the Parties to the UNFCCC. Since then, there have been further…

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Accounting of the land-use sector in nationally determined contributions (NDCs) under the Paris Agreement

authors: Herold, A. | Böttcher, H.
Year of publication: 09 / 2018

In terms of measuring and also accounting the land-use sector is special in many senses, a circumstance that motivated the extra-effort on the elaboration of a specific guide. The guide starts with a comparison of the different available…

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Lifecycle assessment of methyltetrahydrofuran, methylfuran and butanone as tailor-made fuel components

Accompanying environmental assessment within the Cluster Tailor-made fuels from Biomass at RWTH Aachen University

authors: Sutter, J. | Merz, C.
Year of publication: 09 / 2018

The Cluster “Tailor-made fuels from biomass” at RWTH Aachen University screens a wide variety of potential lignocellulose-based molecules with promising properties as fuel components. For four selected candidates detailed production…

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Effects on ELV waste management as a consequence of the decisions from the Stockholm Convention on decaBDE

Report

authors: Mehlhart, G. | Möck, A. | Goldmann, D.
Year of publication: 09 / 2018

This study aims to assess the effects of the listing in 2017 of decabromodiphenyl ether (decaBDE) in Annex A to the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants (POP) on the management of end-of-life vehicles (ELVs).

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Study on EU financing of REDD+ related activities, and results-based payments pre and post 2020

Sources, cost-effectiveness and fair allocation of incentives

authors: Olesen, A. | Böttcher, H. | Siemons, A. | Herrmann, L. | Martius, C. | Román-Cuesta, R. | Atmadja, S. | Hansen, D. | Andersen, S. | Georgiev, I. | Bager, S. | Schwöppe, C. | Wunder, S.
Year of publication: 09 / 2018

This study provides an assessment of major public, institutional and private flows of direct and indirect REDD+ finance to 41 recipient countries, as well as their capacity to implement REDD+. It aims to support decisions that can…

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Study on EU financing of REDD+ related activities, and results-based payments pre and post 2020

Sources, cost-effectiveness and fair allocation of incentives

authors: Olesen, A. | Böttcher, H. | Siemons, A. | Herrmann, L. | Martius, C. | Román-Cuesta, R. | Atmadja, S. | Hansen, D. | Andersen, S. | Georgiev, I. | Bager, S. | Schwöppe, C. | Wunder, S.
Year of publication: 09 / 2018

This study provides an assessment of major public, institutional and private flows of direct and indirect REDD+ finance to 41 recipient countries, as well as their capacity to implement REDD+. It aims to support decisions that can…

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Instruments to achieve reductions in energy consumption through sufficiency: Financial impacts for households and distributional considerations

authors: Cludius, J. | Fischer, C. | Kenkmann, T. | Schumacher, K. | Fries, T. | Brischke, L.
Year of publication: 09 / 2018

Behave 2018: F5. Policy implementation and evaluation II

Results from a current project for the Federal Environment Agency (FKZ 37EV 16 124 0)

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Integrating Climate and Energy Projections in Practice

Eionet Report - ETC/ACM 2018/5

authors: Goodwin, J. | Young, K. | Tomescu, M. | Gores, S.
Year of publication: 09 / 2018

This report, developed by experts from the ETC/ACM and the EEA, outlines the role of integrated climate and energy projections as a tool supporting coherent policy interventions under the Energy Union, and proposes a number of concrete…

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United by Football

Sustainability Concept UEFA EURO 2024 Germany

author: et al.
Year of publication: 08 / 2018

The German Football Association (DFB) unveiled its sustainability strategy for the 2024 UEFA European Football Championship, with environmental performance as one of its cornerstones alongside diversity, fair play and respect.
The…

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Revised European Union renewable-energy policies erode nature protection

authors: Hennenberg, K. | Böttcher, H. | Bradshaw, C.
Year of publication: 08 / 2018

Published in: NATURE ECOLOGY & EVOLUTION | VOL 2 | OCTOBER 2018 | 1519–1520

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The Global Action Climate Summit (GCAS), San Francisco, 12-14 September 2018

BRIEFING - Requested by the ENVI committee

Autor / Autorin: Healy, S.
Veröffentlichungsdatum: 08 / 2018

The briefing is for the ENVI Committee delegation to the 2018 Global Climate Action Summit, which will take place in San Francisco from the 12th until the 14th of September. The Summit will enable a range of different stakeholders…

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The environmental criticality of primary raw materials – A new methodology to assess global environmental hazard potentials of minerals and metals from mining

authors: Manhart, A. | Vogt, R. | Priester, M. | Dehoust, G. | Auberger, A. | Blepp, M. | Dolega, P. | Kämper, C. | Giegrich, J. | Schmidt, G. | Kosmol, J.
Year of publication: 08 / 2018

Environmental aspects are more and more relevant for raw material policy-making and responsible sourcing strategies. This trend is partly based on growing public awareness of problems and impacts associated with extraction and…

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