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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

Ensuring a Sustainable Supply of Raw Materials for Electric Vehicles

A Synthesis Paper on Raw Material Needs for Batteries and Fuel Cells

Year of publication: 03 / 2018

The mobility transition is urgently needed to slash energy consumption in the transport sector without restricting mobility as a whole. To make the transport sector largely climate neutral by the middle of the century, it is imperative…

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Report on the Fact Finding Mission on the Management and Recycling of End-of-life Batteries used in Solar Home Systems in Myanmar

authors: Manhart, A. | Latt, K. | Hilbert, I.
Year of publication: 03 / 2018

In Myanmar many rural households are not connected to the electricity grid. In order to achieve the Sustainable Development Goal No. 7 on affordable and clean energy, the Department of Rural Development (DRD) of the Ministry of…

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Integrating a carbon floor price in the policy mix for Germany’s coal phase-out

Presentation on the Study conducted on behalf of WWF Germany

Year of publication: 03 / 2018

Presentation by Dr. Felix Chr. Matthes, Hauke Herman, Charlotte Loreck and Dr. Sylvie Ludig, March 19th 2018, Berlin

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ETC/ACM Technical Paper 2017/13

Analysis of drivers of historic and future ESD emission trends

authors: Brook, R. | Goodwin, J. | Dauwe, T. | Gores, S. | Förster, H. | Schmid, C. | Neier, H. | Mellios, G.
Year of publication: 03 / 2018

The Effort Sharing Decision (ESD, Decision No 406/2009) establishes national burden sharing targets for EU Member States. It focusses on those categories that are not covered by the Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) and those that do not…

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IMO’s challenges on the route to decarbonising international shipping Key Issues at Stake at the 72nd Session of the IMO Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC 72)

authors: Graichen, J. | Cames, M. | Cook, V.
Year of publication: 03 / 2018

Despite efficiency improvements, CO2 emissions from international shipping are projected to be two to five times higher in 2050 than in 1990. At the Paris climate conference, countries agreed to limit climate change to well below 2°C.…

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Decentralization, regionalization and power lines

Metastudy about assumptions, insights and narratives for the Renewables Grid Initiative (RGI)

Year of publication: 03 / 2018

Oeko-Institut metastudy commissioned by the Renewables Grid Initiative compares current studies looking at decentralised electricity systems and grid expansion: consequences and side effects of decentralised generation are often not…

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How many nuclear weapons does North Korea have?

Or, what is a nuclear weapon?

author: Englert, M.
Year of publication: 03 / 2018

Presentation by Dr. Matthias Englert, "Talk at DPG", March 8th 2018, Erlangen

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Accounting for baseline targets

OECD CCXG Global Forum on the Environment and Climate Change

author: Herold, A.
Year of publication: 03 / 2018

Presentation by Anke Herold (Research Coordinator International Climate Policy) at the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) in Paris, France.

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Forest Vision Germany

Year of publication: 03 / 2018

Presentation by Dr. Klaus Hennenberg at the Fern panel event: „Achieving the 1.5° target with forests – What role for the EU?”, Brussels, 7. March 2018

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Is it possible to track progress of the submitted nationally determined contributions under the Paris Agreement?

Overview of implicit accounting decisions in submitted NDCs and implications for the tracking of progress under the Paris agreement

authors: Herold, A. | Siemons, A. | Herrmann, L.
Year of publication: 03 / 2018

This paper analyses whether the information contained in the nationally determined contributions (NDC) submissions is transparent and sufficient to track progress with the mitigation targets expressed in the NDCs and summarizes the…

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