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Accounting of Nationally Determined Contributions

Guidance for the Establishment of an Accounting for NDCs for absolute or relative mitigation targets with a baseline

authors: Graichen, J. | Blank, D. | Graichen, V. | Harthan, R. | Herold, A.
Year of publication: 07 / 2018

The general NDC accounting guide is applicable to quantified absolute mitigation targets and mitigation targets relating to an emissions baseline. It includes a proposal on the accounting for several mitigation targets comprised in an…

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Responsible Use of New Genetic Engineering Techniques

Position paper on the opportunities and risks of applying genome editing in agriculture

Year of publication: 07 / 2018

The European Court of Justice ruled that new genetic engineering techniques such as genome editing and the resulting organisms that are created are covered by the GMO Directive. In a new position paper, the Oeko-Institut emphasises that…

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Social, economic and environmental challengesin primary lithium and cobalt sourcing for the rapidly increasing electric mobility sector

STRADE Policy Brief 06/2018

Year of publication: 06 / 2018

STRADE is an EU-funded research project focusing on the development of dialogue-based, innovative policy recommendations for a European strategy on future raw materials supplies. In a series of policy briefs and reports,the project will…

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How to make energy efficiency policies in buildings deliver?

The role of refurbishment companies and skilled craft workers

Year of publication: 06 / 2018

Presentation by Dr. Sibylle Braungardt and Tanja Kenkmann, IEPPEC 2018, Vienna, 26th June.

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How to make energy efficiency policies in buildings deliver?

The role of refurbishment companies and skilled craft workers

Year of publication: 06 / 2018

In 2015, Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy published its Energy Efficiency Strategy for Buildings, based on the goal of achieving a virtually climate-neutral building stock by 2050 in line with the Federal Government’s…

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Alleviating Energy Poverty in Germany

Best-Practice from across the EU

authors: Noka, V. | Cludius, J. | Schumacher, K. | Hünecke, K.
Year of publication: 06 / 2018

Presentation by Viktoria Noka, IEPPEC 2018, Vienna, 25th June.

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Evaluation of the German National Climate Initiative (NCI)

Impacts and success factors and insights into the continued evaluation of the funding program

Year of publication: 06 / 2018

Presentation by Carina Zell-Ziegler, IEPPEC 2018, Vienna, 25th June.

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Policies and measures to alleviate energy poverty in Germany - learning from good practices in other European countries

Oeko-Institut Working Paper 4/2018

authors: Cludius, J. | Hünecke, K. | Noka, V. | Schumacher, K. | Förster, H. | Kunert, D. | Fries, T.
Year of publication: 06 / 2018

The inability to heat or cool your home. Difficulty keeping the light on and appliances running. Restrictions in energy consumption. Worrying about energy bills. Potential Debt. This is how we can broadly understand energy poverty. It is…

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Contribution of Renewable Cooling to the Renewable Energy Target of the EU

authors: Braungardt, S. | Bürger, V. | Zieger, J. | Kenkmann, T.
Year of publication: 06 / 2018

This report collects background information on current and future cooling demand in the EU as well as renewable cooling technologies and discusses possible methodological approaches for calculating renewable cooling in the RES-Directive.

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Organizational and management aspects in extended storage

Year of publication: 06 / 2018

2nd Workshop on Safety of Extended Dry Storage of Spent Nuclear Fuel, June, 6 - 8 2018, Garching.

Notice that the information and views set out in this publication are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the official…

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Impacts of the Allocation Mechanism Under the Third Phase of the European Emission Trading Scheme

authors: Eichhammer, W. | Friedrichsen, N. | Healy, S. | Schumacher, K.
Year of publication: 06 / 2018

This paper focuses on the following two key research questions in the context of the change in allocation rules in the move from Phase I/II (2005–2012) to Phase III (2013–2020) of the European Emission Trading Scheme (EU ETS): First, how…

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Assessment of the implementation of Directive 2000/53/EU on end-of-life vehicles (the ELV Directive) with emphasis on the end of life vehicles of unknown whereabouts

Under the Framework Contract: Assistance to the Commission on technical, socio-economic and cost benefit assessments related to the implementation and further development of EU waste legislation

Veröffentlichungsdatum: 05 / 2018

Vehicles of ‘unknown whereabouts’ are vehicles that are deregistered but without a Certificate of Destruction (CoD) issued or available to the authorities and also with no information available indicating that the vehicle has been…

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The concept of “regulatory innovation zones” and the German SINTEG ordinance

author: Bauknecht, D.
Year of publication: 05 / 2018

Presentation by Dr. Dierk Bauknecht, 3rd National Stakeholders Coordination Group Meeting, Malmö, 22 May 2018

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Electromobility – Fact check

Frequently asked questions

Year of publication: 05 / 2018

In view of global climate change and air pollution problems in cities, there is growing pressure for action to be taken to reduce transport emissions and end this sector’s dependency on fossil fuels. Electric vehicles are a…

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Analysis of Carbon Leakage under Phase III of the EU Emissions Trading System: Trading Patterns in the Cement and Aluminium Sectors

authors: Healy, S. | Schumacher, K. | Eichhammer, W.
Year of publication: 05 / 2018

This paper contributes to the existing literature on carbon leakage by using a range of different publically available datasets in order to develop a systematic approach for identifying whether products are potentially at risk of carbon…

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Radioactive waste management - a sociotechnical challenge

Insights of the SOTEC-radio project

authors: Losada, A. | Kuppler, S.
Year of publication: 05 / 2018

Presentation by Anne Akinsara-Minhans (Öko-Institut e.V.), Ana Isidoro Losada (FFU) and Sophie Kuppler (ITAS), STS Conference, 7th May 2018, Graz

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Interlinkages between Articles 4, 6 and 13 and timing issues

Workshop on robust accounting under Article 6 of the Paris Agreement

author: Herold, A.
Year of publication: 04 / 2018

Presentation by Anke Herold, Workshop on "Robust accounting under Article 6 of the Paris Agreement", 30.4.2018, Bonn

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German Energiewende—different visions for a (nearly) climate neutral building sector in 2050

authors: Bürger, V. | Hesse, T. | Köhler, B. | Palzer, A. | Engelmann, P.
Year of publication: 04 / 2018

In order to contribute to the German Energiewende (energy transition) adequately, the building sector has to be almost completely decarbonised in the long term. Our analysis investigates how the German building stock can be transformed…

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Destination Paris: Why the EU’s climate policy will derail without energy efficiency

authors: Rosenow, J. | Graichen, J. | Scheuer, S.
Year of publication: 04 / 2018

Without bold energy efficiency policies, it will be impossible to reach the goals articulated in the Paris Agreement. This is the main finding of authors from the Regulatory Assistance Project, Öko-Institut, and Stefan Scheuer…

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“Let’s make a wish!” - Annual Report of the Oeko-Institut 2017

author: v. A.
Year of publication: 04 / 2018