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The Vision Scenario for the European Union

2017 Update for the EU-28

authors: Matthes, F. | Blanck, R. | Greiner, B. | Zimmer, W. | Cook, V.
Year of publication: 02 / 2018

Global climate change, finite fossil and nuclear resources and the vulnerability of economies and consumers to increasing and volatile prices of fossil energies are the challenges which will determine energy and climate policies for the…

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Independent monitoring: Building trust and consensus around GHG data for increased accountability of mitigation in the land use sector

Final report

authors: Böttcher, H. | Herrmann, L. | Herold, M. | Romijn, E. | Román-Cuesta, R. | Avitabile, V. | de Sy, V. | Martius, C. | Gaveau, D. | Fritz, S. | Schepaschenko, D. | Dunwoody, A.
Year of publication: 02 / 2018

The Paris Agreement stresses the importance of the land use sector and many countries have included land use sector targets in their nationally determined contributions (NDCs). They will need to account for emissions and removals from…

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Forest Vision Germany

Description of methodology, assumptions and results

Year of publication: 02 / 2018

The goals of the present study included the development, characterisation and evaluation of a scenario for alternative ecological forest management in Germany, the so-called ‘Forest Vision’. This vision is intended to serve as a…

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Energy transformation in Germany - Progress, shortfalls and prospects

Statement for the 6th Roundtable of the Japanese Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) on Studying Energy Situations

author: Matthes, F.
Year of publication: 02 / 2018

This statement is structured as follows. Section 2 contains the answers to the questionnairesubmitted to the author in advance. Section 3 provides a compact assessmentof the current status of the energy transformation in Germany, which…

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Refrigerants and Foam-blowing Agents in Household Refrigerating Appliances – Facts and Policy Recommendations

Oeko-Institut Working Paper 1/2018

authors: Rüdenauer, I. | Prieß, R.
Year of publication: 02 / 2018

Refrigerants and foam-blowing agents have a long history of being criticized for their environmental impact. In Europe, mostly natural refrigerants and foam-blowing agents (mainly cyclopentante and isobutane) are nowadays used in…

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Early CO2 emission estimates for 2016 based on Eurostat monthly energy data

Annual project report

Year of publication: 02 / 2018

This report includes a description of the method used, a verification of the early CO2 emission estimates for the year 2015 and the calculation of the 2016 early CO2 emission estimates.

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Holding European businesses responsible – what role for the EU and member states to govern business conduct in third countries?

STRADE Policy Brief 01/2018

Year of publication: 01 / 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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Concept for a data and knowledge information system on mineral mining and trade and related environmental and socioeconomic issues 1.0

STRADE Concept 01/2018

Year of publication: 01 / 2018

The STRADE project has developed a concept for a data and knowledge information system on mineral mining and trade and related environmental and socio-economic issues. It combines global and EU mining and trade data with information on…

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From Independent to Transparent Monitoring for Climate and Development

Global Landscapes Forum December 2017

author: Böttcher, H.
Year of publication: 12 / 2017

Building Trust and Consensus around Greenhouse Gas Data for Increased Accountability of Mitigation in the Land Use Sector.

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ETC/ACM Technical Paper 2017/8

Assessment of Member States’ 2017 GHG projections

authors: Schmid, C. | Neier, H. | Burgstaller, J. | Dauwe, T. | Mellios, G. | Förster, H. | Gores, S. | Zell-Ziegler, C.
Year of publication: 12 / 2017

This report provides a summary of the assessment of the EU Member States’ submission under Article 14 of the Monitoring Mechanism Regulation (MMR) in 2017. Under this obligation EU Member States have to submit updated GHG projections and…

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ETC/ACM Technical Paper 2017/9

Quality assurance and quality control procedure for national and Union GHG projections

authors: Schmid, C. | Neier, H. | Burgstaller, J. | Dauwe, T. | Förster, H. | Gores, S. | Zell-Ziegler, C.
Year of publication: 12 / 2017

The quality assurance and quality control (QA/QC) procedure is an element of the QA/QC programme of the Union system for policies and measures and projections to be established in 2017 according to Article 12 of the MMR. The European…

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EEA Report No 23/2017

Renewable energy in Europe – 2017 Update: Recent growth and knock-on effects

authors: Tomescu, M. | Moorkens, I. | Meinke-Hubeny, F. | Emele, L. | Laes, E.
Year of publication: 12 / 2017

This report outlines the progress renewable energy sources (RES) made in 2015 in the European Union (EU) as a whole, and at country, market sector and technology level. It also provides early European Environment Agency (EEA) estimates…

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An outline of sustainability criteria for synthetic fuels used in transport

Policy paper for Transport & Environment

authors: Bracker, J. | Timpe, C.
Year of publication: 12 / 2017

If relevant volumes of hydrogen and synthetic fuels are to be used in the European transport sector until 2030, there is a need for sustainability criteria for these fuels to ensure their environmental benefit. Such criteria should not…

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EEA Report No 20/2017: Fluorinated greenhouse gases 2017

author: Jörß, W.
Year of publication: 12 / 2017

Data reported by companies on the production, import, export and destruction of fluorinated greenhouse gases in the European Union, 2007-2016.

The report was prepared on behalf of the European Environment Agency, as partner of the Europ…

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Response systems to risks and accidents of nuclear power plants

Challenges of the early phase after an accident

author: Ustohalova, V.
Year of publication: 11 / 2017

Presentation by Dr. Veronika Ustohalova at the "Seoul International Safety Forum", 23.11.2017

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ETC/ACM Technical Paper 2017/11

Estimate of 2005 - 2012 emissions for stationary installations to reflect the current scope (2013 - 2020) of the EU ETS

Year of publication: 11 / 2017

The EU Emission Trading System (EU ETS) was launched in 2005. The two first trading periods were 2005–2007 and 2008–2012. In 2013, the EU ETS entered its third trading period, covering approximately 12 000 stationary installations. The…

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Does the Effort Sharing Regulation require sufficient emission reductions to meet the EU 2030 target?

Oeko-Institut Working Paper 7/2017

authors: Graichen, J. | Jörß, W.
Year of publication: 11 / 2017

This paper analyses the legislative proposal of the European Commission and the negotiating positions of the Council and the Parliament related to the EU Effort Sharing Regulation (ESR). The ESR sets the framework for the reduction of…

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Approximated EU greenhouse gas inventory 2016

authors: Fernandez, R. | Sporer, M. | Dejean, F. | Emele, L. | Herold, A. | Jörß, W. | Zell-Ziegler, C.
Year of publication: 11 / 2017

This briefing presents early ‘approximated’ (proxy) estimates of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions for 2016 in the European Union (EU), as reported by Member States in July 2017. Detailed results are available in the report, Approximated…

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EEA Report No 18/2017

The EU Emissions Trading System in numbers

Year of publication: 11 / 2017

This 2017 report of the European Environment Agency (EEA) provides an analysis of past, present and future emissions trends under the European Union (EU) Emissions Trading System (ETS), based on the latest data and information available…

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EEA Report No 17/2017

Tracking progress towards Europe's climate and energy targets

authors: Barbu, A. | Dejean, F. | Sporer, M. | Tomescu, M. | Förster, H. | Siemons, A. | Böttcher, H. | Gores, S. | Pupo Nogueira de Oliveira, L.
Year of publication: 10 / 2017

The 2017 edition of the annual European Environment Agency (EEA) report, Trends and projections in Europe, provides an updated assessment of the progress of the European Union (EU) and European countries towards their climate…

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