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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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Addressing the Effect of Social Acceptance on the Distribution of Wind Energy Plants and the Transmission Grid in Germany

Year of publication: 08 / 2021

Social acceptance is increasingly becoming a limiting factor in implementing the energy transition in Germany. From today’s perspective, the expansion of wind energy and future transmission grids is only somewhat a technical or economic…

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E-fuels versus DACCS

Total costs of electro-fuels and direct air captureand carbon storage while taking into account directandupstream emissions and environmental risks

Year of publication: 08 / 2021

Study on behalf of Transport & Environment (T&E)

For defossilizing European aviation,synthetic fuels or electro fuels (e-fuels) might play a pivotal role in the longterm.The UK’s Committee on Climate Change, however, suggests that…

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Optimal supply chains and power sector benefits of green hydrogen

authors: Stöckl, F. | Schill, W. | Zerrahn, A.
Year of publication: 07 / 2021

Green hydrogen can help to decarbonize parts of the transportation sector, but its power sector interactions are not well understood so far. It may contribute to integrating variable renewable energy sources if production is sufficiently…

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NDC Design

Systematic analysis

authors: de Villafranca Casas, M. | Höhne, N. | Mooldijk, S. | Smit, S. | Weishaupt, M. | Moosmann, L. | Siemons, A. | Fallasch, F.
Year of publication: 07 / 2021

The Paris Agreement on climate change includes a five-year cycle to increase ambition for reaching the goals of the Paris Agreement. Part of this cycle is the submission of Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs), which detail the…

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Resource consumption of the passenger vehicle sector in Germany until 2035 – the impact of different drive systems

Study on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety

authors: Betz, J. | Buchert, M. | Dolega, P. | Bulach, W.
Year of publication: 05 / 2021

The annual crude oil demand for passenger cars in Germany can be reduced by 56 percent by 2035 compared to 2020 if the share of electric passenger cars in German registrations rises to 100 percent until then. These savings significantly…

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Structural Supply Side Management in EU ETS

Reviewing the Market Stability Reserve

authors: Zaklan, A. | Graichen, J. | Graichen, V. | Hermann, H. | Cludius, J.
Year of publication: 05 / 2021

The review of the market stability reserve (MSR) is one of the key elements of the forthcoming reform of the EU ETS. This report assesses if the MSR is designed in a way that it can fulfil its pur-pose to provide sufficient supply-side…

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Options for regulating the climate impacts of aviation

Year of publication: 05 / 2021

Aviation is the most environmentally-damaging mode of transport and contributes substantially to global warming. At the same time, aviation enjoys numerous privileges compared to other modes of transport. Kerosene is exempt from the…

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Raising the climate policy ambition of the European Union

Reforming the EU Emissions Trading System

authors: Matthes, F. | Cook, V.
Year of publication: 04 / 2021

The report “Raising the Climate Policy Ambition of the European Union. Reforming the EU Emissions Trading System” analyses the impacts of the different options for the revised ETS and market stability reserve (MSR), based around the…

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Options for multilateral initiatives to close the global 2030 climate ambition and action gap – Policy field forest protection

authors: Böttcher, H. | Liste, V. | Fyson, C.
Year of publication: 04 / 2021

Achieving the goals of the Paris Agreement requires increased global climate action, especially reduced deforestation and restoration of forests to protect and rebuild ecosystems carbon stocks. Based on a sound analysis of existing…

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Options for multilateral initiatives to close the global 2030 climate ambition and action gap - Policy field Sustainable Food Systems

authors: Wunder, S. | Scheffler, M. | Wiegmann, K.
Year of publication: 04 / 2021

Achieving the goals of the Paris Agreement requires increased global climate action for sustainable food systems, especially a reduction of food loss and waste and dietary shifts towards plant-based diets. Based on a sound analysis of…

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Methodology and criteria for assessing multilateral initiatives to close the global 2030 climate ambition and action gap

Background Paper

authors: Böttcher, H. | Cames, M.
Year of publication: 04 / 2021

Staying within the limit of the Paris Agreement of 1.5 °C global warming requires closing the global 2030 ambition and action gap arising from insufficient current policies and contributions. This background paper documents the…

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State of Play and Roadmap Concept: Mobility Sector

RE-SOURCING Deliverable 4.2

authors: Betz, J. | Degreif, S. | Dolega, P.
Year of publication: 04 / 2021

Meeting the Paris Agreement’s goals requires transformation in the mobility sector. Battery electric vehicle technology today offers a promising technology to  achieve the necessary changes and transform the sector. Yet this…

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Persistent degradation products of halogenated refrigerants and blowing agents in the environment: type, environmental concentrations, and fate with particular regard to new halogenated substitutes with low global warming potential

Final report

authors: Behringer, D. | Heydel, F. | Gschrey, B. | Osterheld, S. | Schwarz, W. | Warncke, K. | Freeling, F. | Nödler, K. | Henne, S. | Reimann, S. | Blepp, M. | Jörß, W. | Liu, R. | Ludig, S. | Rüdenauer, I. | Gartiser, S.
Year of publication: 03 / 2021

Climate-impacting refrigerants and blowing agents are often replaced by halogenated substances which, despite their low global warming potential, are not unproblematic for the environment. The study examines quantities used and emissions…

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Bottom-Up Strategies for Shared Mobility and Practices in Urban Housing to Improve Sustainable Planning

authors: Deffner, J. | Joost, J. | Weber, M. | Stieß, I.
Year of publication: 03 / 2021

Recent years have seen the development of numerous innovations in social, constructional, and transportation planning for different forms of communal housing. They illustrate how more sustainable practices in transport and land use can…

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Advancing REACH - REACH and substitution

Final report

authors: Bunke, D. | Löw, C. | Moch, K. | Reihlen, A. | Reineke, N.
Year of publication: 01 / 2021

Enhancing substitution of substances of concern with less hazardous alternatives will remain a key challenge for chemicals management in the coming years and is a central aim of REACH. This study analyses the support of substitution,…

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Voluntary offsetting: credits and allowances

Report

authors: Doda, B. | La Hoz Theuer, S. | Cames, M. | Healy, S. | Schneider, L.
Year of publication: 01 / 2021

To date, the supply of units for the voluntary carbon market has been almost exclusively in the form of credits generated by climate protection projects elsewhere. This report analyses the merits and challenges of another possible source…

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