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Barrier Analysis and Strategies for Ecolabels and Sustainable Public Procurement Implementation

Commonly encountered barriers and strategies for successful implementation

Year of publication: 10 / 2021

The following compilation of common barriers contains a short description of each challenge and possible strategies for successfully overcoming these, including references to further information and best practices. The strategies…

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EEA Report No 13/2021

Trends and projections in Europe 2021

authors: Förster, H. | Gores, S. | Nissen, C. | Siemons, A. | Renders, N. | Dael, S. | Sporer, M. | Tomescu, M.
Year of publication: 10 / 2021

The year 2020 saw remarkable progress towards meeting the EU's climate and energy targets. Rarely in the publication of the annual Trends and projections in Europe report has this executive summary presented such substantial progress as…

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Critical Review of the IPHE Working Paper “Methodology for Determining the GHG emissions associated with the Production of hydrogen”

authors: Piria, R. | Teichmann, F. | Honnen, J. | Eckardt, J. | Heinemann, C. | Seebach, D. | Hermann, H.
Year of publication: 10 / 2021

This paper provides a critical review of selected aspects of the draft IPHE methodology. The purpose of this paper is to provide an input to people involved in the consultation process concerning the draft IPHE methodology. The main…

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Support for an impact assessment on measures to address the risk of carbon leakage in the light of any increase in climate ambition

authors: Graichen, V. | Healy, S. | et al.
Year of publication: 10 / 2021

This report presents analysis undertaken to support the European Commission’s impact assessment for the revision of the Emissions Trading System (EU ETS), in relation to measures to address the risk of carbon leakage in the light of any…

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Material choices for environment-friendly packaging design

Analysis of existing Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) studies

Year of publication: 10 / 2021

There is a growing agreement on negative consequences of increasing single-use plastic and packaging waste to human health, marine and terrestrial ecosystems, climate change and biodi- versity. However, implementation of measures to…

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Phase-out regulations for fossil fuel boilers at EU and national level

authors: Braungardt, S. | Keimeyer, F. | Bürger, V. | Tezak, B. | Klinski, S.
Year of publication: 10 / 2021

The potential impact of transitioning CDM units and activities to the Paris Agreement

Understanding implications of key policy choices on the table in Glasgow

authors: Fearnehough, H. | Schneider, L. | Warnecke, C.
Year of publication: 10 / 2021

This presentation includes updated research by NewClimate Institute and Öko-Institut on the potential transition of the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) to the Paris Agreement, as discussed by Parties under Article 6 of the Paris…

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Social justice in the context of climate and environmental policy: Systematising the variety of social aspects, inequalities and justice principles

Working Paper 5/2021

author: Heyen, D.
Year of publication: 10 / 2021

The paper aims to reveal and systematise the variety of social (justice) aspects in the context of climate or environmental policy and sustainability transitions, with a focus on distributive aspects and with regard to four sub-issues:

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Why electricity market models yield different results: Carbon pricing in a model-comparison experiment

authors: Ruhnau, O. | Bucksteeg, M. | Ritter, D. | Schmitz, R. | Böttger, D. | Koch, M. | Pöstges, A. | Wiedmann, M. | Hirth, L.
Year of publication: 10 / 2021

The European electricity industry, the dominant sector of the world's largest cap-and-trade scheme, is one of the most-studied examples of carbon pricing. In particular, numerical models are often used to study the uncertain future…

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Results of the KJWA – Options for outcomes to be included in the report back to the UNFCCC and further use

Background paper

authors: Siemons, A. | Urrutia, C.
Year of publication: 10 / 2021

This paper provides an overview of the outcomes of each of the six workshops that have been carried out under the Koronivia Joint Work on Agriculture (KJWA) under the UNFCCC and identifies potential elements that could be included as…

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Sufficiency in transport policy – an analysis of EU countries’ national energy and climate plans and long-term strategies

eceee 2021 Summer Study proceedings - Panel: 6. Transport and mobility

authors: Zell-Ziegler, C. | Thema, J. | Best, B. | Wiese, F.
Year of publication: 10 / 2021

On the pathway to climate neutrality, EU member states are obliged to submit national energy and climate plans (NECPs) with planned policies and measures for decarbonization until 2030 and long-term strategies (LTSs) for further…

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Municipal climate action managers: Evaluating the impact

eceee 2021 Summer Study proceedings - Panel: 3. Policy, finance and governance

authors: Kenkmann, T. | Eisenmann, L. | Muckenfuss, L.
Year of publication: 10 / 2021

Germany has approximately 11,000 municipalities which can make a significant contribution towards achieving climate targets. The Local Authorities Funding Guideline (LAG) of the German National Climate Initiative (NCI) has supported…

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Systemic challenges of Germany's heat transition – a measure and policy roadmap for a climate neutral building stock

eceee 2021 Summer Study proceedings - Panel: 7. Policies for a green recovery in the buildings sector

authors: Köhler, B. | Bürger, V. | Mayer, R. | Engelmann, P. | Sterchele, P. | Heilig, J. | Berneiser, J. | Sandrock, M. | Braungardt, S. | Hesse, T.
Year of publication: 10 / 2021

To reduce Germany's total GHG emissions by 95 % by 2050, the building sector must be completely decarbonised. Due to the inertia of the sector, it is necessary to significantly accelerate the renovation of buildings and the…

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Are economic principles a driver or a barrier for energy efficiency and climate policy?

eceee 2021 Summer Study proceedings - Panel: 2. Policy innovations to ensure, scale and sustain action

authors: Braungardt, S. | Schumacher, K. | Wolff, F. | Keimeyer, F. | Aydemir, A. | Quack, D. | Bürger, V. | Lünenbürger, B.
Year of publication: 10 / 2021

Economic principles are at the heart of key policies addressing or affecting energy efficiency. Minimum energy performance standards are typically based on an economic efficiency principle, where the ambition of the minimum requirements…

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Enough? The role of sufficiency in European energy and climate plans

authors: Zell-Ziegler, C. | Thema, J. | Best, B. | Wiese, F. | Lage, J. | Schmidt, A. | Toulouse, E. | Stagl, S.
Year of publication: 10 / 2021

Energy sufficiency is one of the three energy sustainability strategies, next to energy efficiency and renewable energies. We analyse to what extent European governments follow this strategy, by conducting a systematic document analysis…

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Implementing circular economy in Mexico: Recommendations for strategies against obsolescence of smartphones & textiles

authors: Sohns, I. | Meister, M. | Prakash, S. | López Hernández, V. | Itzchel, J. | Ruiz, N. | López Mérida, G. | González Osorio, L. | Calderón Valesco, M.
Year of publication: 09 / 2021

The aim of this document is to draw attention to necessary reforms of the legal and economic framework in the area of "circular economy", waste prevention and product obsolescence. In addition, the potential of the circular economy for…

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Sustainability at risk

A critical analysis of the EU Joint Research Centre technical assessment of nuclear energy with respect to the "do no significant harm" criteria of the EU Taxonomy Regulation

authors: Pistner, C. | Englert, M. | Wealer, B.
Year of publication: 09 / 2021

The findings of this joint policy brief challenge the flawed underlying assumptions of the original EU Joint Research Centre (JRC)’s assessment, published in April 2021, which concluded that nuclear energy is detrimental neither to…

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Attribution: A practical guide to navigating the blending of climate finance and carbon markets

Final Report September 2021

authors: Spalding-Fecher, R. | Kohli, A. | Fallasch, F. | Brown, P. | Füssler, J. | Broekhoff, J. | Schneider, L.
Year of publication: 09 / 2021

Meeting the goals of the Paris Agreement will require an unprecedented scale of financing for low-carbon and climate-resilient development. This poses a particular challenge to developing countries. The current financial flows from…

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Governing Nuclear Waste in the Long-Term: On the Role of Place

Presentation at RGS-IBG Annual International Conference

Autoren: Mbah, M. | Kuppler, S.
Veröffentlichungsdatum: 09 / 2021

Technical installations of infrastructure projects have spatial effects – physically and psychologically/emotionally – which need to be considered and integrated in a place-sensitive long-term governance concept.

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Advanced nuclear fuel cylces and nuclear waste disposal

authors: Frieß, F. | Englert, M. | Pistner, C. | Liebert, W.
Year of publication: 09 / 2021

Proceedings of the INMM & ESARDA Joint Virtual Annual Meeting August 23-26  &  August 30-September 1, 2021.

Extracting transuranic elements from nuclear waste (partitioning - P) to burn them in dedicated nuclear reactors (transmutation -…

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