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Fit for purpose? Key issues for the first review of CORSIA

authors: Schneider, L. | Wissner, N.
Year of publication: 03 / 2022

This paper aims to contribute to the forthcoming review of CORSIA by identifying key issues that should be addressed in relevant ICAO decision making bodies. As the discussion on a potential long-term goal for international aviation is…

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Ensuring safeguards and assessing sustainable development impacts in the voluntary carbon market

An overview of approaches

authors: Wissner, N. | Schneider, L.
Year of publication: 03 / 2022

The voluntary carbon market (VCM) has been growing considerably in recent years and demand for carbon credits will likely continue to increase in the future. Projects in the VCM can have considerable impacts beyond the reduction of…

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Hydrogen fact sheet – Gulf Cooperation Countries (GCC)

Saudi-Arabia | Oman | United Arab Emirates | Qatar Kuwait | Bahrain

authors: Heinemann, C. | Ritter, D. | Mendelevitch, R. | Dünzen, K.
Year of publication: 02 / 2022

The GCC countries (Saudi Arabia, Oman, United Arab Emirates UAE, Kuwait, Qatar and Bahrain) all have investigated the option to export hydrogen or derivatives. However, there are no specific hydrogen strategies published, while…

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Hydrogen Fact Sheet – North African Countries

Morocco | Algeria | Tunisia | Egypt | Mauritania

authors: Heinemann, C. | Mendelevitch, R. | Ritter, D. | Jakob, M. | Dünzen, K. | Krieger, S.
Year of publication: 02 / 2022

All the North African countries in scope (Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Egypt and Mauretania) see the option of exporting green hydrogen or derivatives based on RES-E. However, their current electricity systems show high specific…

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Hydrogen fact sheet – Argentina

authors: Heinemann, C. | Jakob, M. | Ritter, D. | Dünzen, K.
Year of publication: 02 / 2022

Argentina offers some of the largest potentials for low costs hydrogen based on renewable electricity in the world. This is due to high average wind speeds and in addition high solar irradiation throughout large areas of the country.…

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Shaping business sector transformations

author: Heyen, D.
Year of publication: 02 / 2022

The climate crisis requires a transformation towards a climate-neutral economy. This implies considerable pressure for business sectors with a high carbon footprint. The key challenge here is to shape the structural change in a way that…

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Setting up a European Sustainability Framework for the Extractive Industries

Capacity-Building survey results - Briefing document March 2022

authors: Hay, D. | Degreif, S. | Wagner, T.
Year of publication: 02 / 2022

SUMEX is a 36-month project funded by the EC that started on 01.11.2020. The project supports the set-up of a European sustainability framework to improve the permitting procedure along the extractive value chain (prospecting,…

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Good Practices in GHG Inventories for the Waste Sector

Year of publication: 02 / 2022

This study supports the preparation of greenhouse gas inventories in the waste sector through good practice examples which can be adopted in other countries. It complements the existing reporting guidance under the UNFCCC with real life…

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Towards a joint implementation of the 2030 Agenda / SDGs and the Paris Agreement

Conceptual and analytic paper

authors: Teebken, J. | Jacob, K. | Petrova, M. | Schwemmle, N. | Wolff, F.
Year of publication: 02 / 2022

To date, processes to implement the global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and international climate change mitigation and adaptation obligations are largely disconnected in most countries. This creates administrative overlaps,…

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Towards a joint implementation of the 2030 Agenda / SDGs, the Paris Agreement and the Sendai Framework

Discussion paper

authors: Wolff, F. | Jacob, K. | Teebken, J.
Year of publication: 02 / 2022

The UN’s 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the Paris Agreement on climate change and the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction, three international and ‘transformative’ agendas adopted in 2015, have some overlap and…

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Policy brief: integrating biodiversity into sustainable production and consumption activities

The way forward for policy makers

Year of publication: 02 / 2022

Biodiversity loss and the degradation of ecosystem services are among the greatest systemic risks for the global economy and the health of people and the planet. Policy makers must assume the leading role in tackling this issue. They are…

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The Missing Limb: Including Impacts of Biomass Extraction on Forest Carbon Stocks in Greenhouse Gas Balances of Wood Use

authors: Fehrenbach, H. | Bischoff, M. | Böttcher, H. | Reise, J. | Hennenberg, K.
Year of publication: 02 / 2022

The global carbon neutrality challenge places a spotlight on forests as carbon sinks. However, greenhouse gas (GHG) balances of wood for material and energy use often reveal GHG emission savings in comparison with a non-wood reference.…

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Towards a Green Economy

Successfully shaping structual change

authors: Heyen, D. | Gensch, C. | Gsell, M. | Hacker, F. | Hünecke, K. | Scherf, C. | Ostertag, K. | Doll, C. | Grimm, A. | Marscheider-Weidemann, F. | Sartorius, C.
Year of publication: 02 / 2022

This publication presents key messages and recommendations for successfully shaping structural change towards a Green Economy. The publication results from the REFOPLAN-project „Ökologischer Strukturwandel“ (Ecological structural change,…

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Ready to go? Technology Readiness and Life-cycle Emissions of Electric Road Systems

A discussion paper from the CollERS2 project

authors: Widegren, F. | Helms, H. | Hacker, F. | Andersson, M. | Gnann, T. | Eriksson, M. | Plötz, P.
Year of publication: 02 / 2022

The present discussion paper is the result of an international collaboration on ERS research, the CollERS2 project. It summarizes key results of the first workshop with Swedish and German participants held in November 2021. This paper…

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Current Situation and Ongoing Projects on Carbon Capture and Storage and Carbon Capture and Utilization in Germany and Japan

Year of publication: 01 / 2022

Contribution to the research project Scientific orientation of the German-Japanese cooperation on selected climate protection technologies within the framework of the German-Japanese climate protection declaration and the German-Japanese…

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Policy brief: integrating biodiversity into sustainable production and consumption activities

The way forward for businesses

Year of publication: 01 / 2022

Key messages

  • Biodiversity loss and the degradation of ecosystem services (ES) are among the greatest systemic risks to the global economy and the health of people and the planet.
  • Protecting and restoring biodiversity is vital to…

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Analysis of the European Commission proposal for revising the EU LULUCF Regulation

Commissioned by Agora Energiewende

authors: Böttcher, H. | Gores, S. | Hennenberg, K. | Reise, J. | Graf, A.
Year of publication: 01 / 2022

This paper addresses national and EU policymakers, experts and NGO-representatives looking for an interpretation of the European Commission’s (EC) proposal for a revised LULUCF Regulation and other suggestions for revisions currently…

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Architectural change in accelerating transitions

Insights from the German energy transition

authors: Dahl Andersen, A. | Markard, J. | Bauknecht, D. | Korpås, M.
Year of publication: 01 / 2022

As transitions accelerate, they often increase in depth and scope. Transition dynamics may go beyond changes in core technologies to include architectural change at the system level. In this paper, we study actor preferences for system…

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Decomposition analysis of CO₂ emissions in the European cement sector

Identifying drivers of emission trends between 2005 and 2018

Year of publication: 01 / 2022

Based on a methodological approach developed by Branger und Quirion (2015), the authors analyse the drivers governing the development of ⁠CO2⁠ emissions from cement production from 2005 to 2018 for the EU28 as a whole and selected EU…

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Nature-based solutions and global climate protection

Assessment of their global mitigation potential and recommendations for international climate policy

authors: Reise, J. | Siemons, A. | Böttcher, H. | Herold, A. | Urrutia, C. | Schneider, L. | Iwaszuk, E. | McDonald, H. | Frelih-Larsen, A. | Duin, L. | Davis, M.
Year of publication: 01 / 2022

Nature-based Solutions (NbS) build synergies between biodiversity conservation and societal challenges such as climate change. This paper derives a working definition of NbS based on an evaluation of existing definitions, in particular…

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