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Role of soils in climate change mitigation

authors: Frelih-Larsen, A. | Riedel, A. | Hobeika, M. | Scheid, A. | Gattinger, A. | Niether, W. | Siemons, A.
Year of publication: 03 / 2022

Soils play a central role in climate mitigation. They are both as a carbon sink and a source of greenhouse gas emissions (GHG). This report outlines the mitigation potential for GHG emissions of climate friendly soil management options…

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Management of End-of-life Flat Panel Displays through E-waste Compensation in Nigeria

Feasibility study on options for developing environmentally sound recycling solutions in Nigeria

authors: Schleicher, T. | Manhart, A. | Hilbert, I. | Smit, R. | Jung, H. | Adogame, L.
Year of publication: 03 / 2022

The following study addresses the possibilities for responsible management of end-of-life flat panel displays in Nigeria. For this, it explores types of flat panel displays, their markets as well as responsible options for suitable…

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Assessment of available tools for measuring GHG emissions

Applicability for companies of the German textile and fashion industry

Year of publication: 03 / 2022

Intended as input for the members of the German Partnership for Sustainable Textiles, GIZ has commissioned Oeko-Institute to summarize the previous findings and deepen into critical as-pects of selected tools. This work has been…

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Management of End-of-life Li-ion Batteries through E-waste Compensation in Nigeria

Feasibility study on options for developing environmentally sound recycling solutions in Nigeria

authors: Manhart, A. | Betz, J. | Schleicher, T. | Hilbert, I. | Smit, R. | Jung, H. | Adogame, L.
Year of publication: 03 / 2022

The study addresses the possibilities for responsible management of end-of-life lithium-ion batteries from domestic consumption in Nigeria. As there are currently no recycling and final treatment capacities for such batteries installed…

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Policy Brief: Increasing the public acceptability of consumption-related regulations in climate and environmental policy

author: Heyen, D.
Year of publication: 03 / 2022

Push measures including regulations are part of effective instrument mixes in climate and envi-ronmental policy. However, taxes and regulations that target people’s everyday behaviour and consumption often meet with public rejection.…

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Study on Greening Cloud Computing and Electronic Communications Services and Networks

Towards Climate Neutrality by 2050

authors: Bilsen, V. | Gröger, J. | Devriendt, W. | Liu, R. | Gaušas, S. | Behrens, F. | Bley, F. | Carpentier, M. | Duchêne, V. | Köhler, A. | Lecocq, C. | Legein, E. | Quack, D.
Year of publication: 03 / 2022

The digital transformation currently taking place is characterised by an increase in the amount of data that needs to be collected, processed, stored and transmitted. This results in an expansion of the information and communication…

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Methodology for assessing the quality of carbon credits

Version 2.0

authors: Schneider, L. | Fallasch, F. | De León, F. | Rambharos, M. | Wissner, N. | Colbert-Sangree, T. | Progscha, S. | Schallert, B. | Holler, J. | Kizzier, K. | Petsonk, A. | Hanafi, A. | Barata, P. | Ogata, C. | Stuart, W. | Jones, D.
Year of publication: 03 / 2022

The World Wildlife Fund (WWF-US), Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) and Oeko-Institut are developing the “Carbon Credit Quality Initiative” (previously referred to as “Carbon Credit Guidance for Buyers”) to guide buyers of carbon credits…

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Impact Assessment Report for an amendment of Regulation (EU) 517/2014 on fluorinated greenhouse gases

CLIMA.A2/ETU/2019/0016 - Impact Assessment Final Report

authors: Gschrey, B. | Behringer, D. | Kleinschmidt, J. | Jörß, W. | Liste, V. | Ludig, S. | Wissner, N. | Birchby, D. | Dubey, J. | Hekman, J.
Year of publication: 03 / 2022

This report presents the findings of ‘Task 3: Develop options and recommendations for the review of the Regulation and assess their impacts’ under the ‘Support contract for an Evaluation and Impact Assessment for amending Regulation (EC)…

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Evaluation Report for Regulation (EU) 517/2014 on fluorinated greenhouse gases

CLIMA.A2/ETU/2019/0016 - Evaluation Final Report

authors: Birchby, D. | Dubey, J. | Johansen, B. | Hekman, J. | Gschrey, B. | Behringer, D. | Kleinschmidt, J. | Jörß, W. | Liste, V. | Ludig, S. | Wissner, N.
Year of publication: 03 / 2022

This report presents the findings of ‘Task 2: Evaluate current EU F-gas policy’ under the Support contract for an Evaluation and Impact Assessment for amending Regulation (EC) No 517/2014 on fluorinated greenhouse gases (hereinafter:…

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Ensuring safeguards and assessing sustainable development impacts in the voluntary carbon market

An overview of approaches

authors: Wissner, N. | Schneider, L.
Year of publication: 03 / 2022

The voluntary carbon market (VCM) has been growing considerably in recent years and demand for carbon credits will likely continue to increase in the future. Projects in the VCM can have considerable impacts beyond the reduction of…

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Report on the climate impacts of pyrolysis of plastic packaging and its alternatives

Project manager: Betz, J.
End of project: 07 / 2022

Hydrogen Fact Sheet – North African Countries

Morocco | Algeria | Tunisia | Egypt | Mauritania

authors: Heinemann, C. | Mendelevitch, R. | Ritter, D. | Jakob, M. | Dünzen, K. | Krieger, S.
Year of publication: 02 / 2022

All the North African countries in scope (Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Egypt and Mauretania) see the option of exporting green hydrogen or derivatives based on RES-E. However, their current electricity systems show high specific…

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Towards a joint implementation of the 2030 Agenda / SDGs and the Paris Agreement

Conceptual and analytic paper

authors: Teebken, J. | Jacob, K. | Petrova, M. | Schwemmle, N. | Wolff, F.
Year of publication: 02 / 2022

To date, processes to implement the global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and international climate change mitigation and adaptation obligations are largely disconnected in most countries. This creates administrative overlaps,…

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Towards a Green Economy

Successfully shaping structual change

authors: Heyen, D. | Gensch, C. | Gsell, M. | Hacker, F. | Hünecke, K. | Scherf, C. | Ostertag, K. | Doll, C. | Grimm, A. | Marscheider-Weidemann, F. | Sartorius, C.
Year of publication: 02 / 2022

This publication presents key messages and recommendations for successfully shaping structural change towards a Green Economy. The publication results from the REFOPLAN-project „Ökologischer Strukturwandel“ (Ecological structural change,…

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Study for the comparative ecological and economical evaluation of the resource consumption for the use of recycled plastics in packaging materials

Project manager: Köhler, A.
Start of project: 02 / 2022

The objectives of the study are a comparative ecological assessment and a comparative economic analysis of plastic-based product packaging that can be manufactured with petroleum-based plastic on the one hand and with a proportion of…

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Study to assess a request for exemption for lead as a thermal stabilizer in PVC electrochemical sensors of BGA devices (RoHS Pack 26)

Project manager: Moch, K.
End of project: 08 / 2022

Directive 2011/65/EU on the restriction of the use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment (RoHS) states that "electrical and electronic equipment placed on the market, including cables and spare parts…

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Analysis of the European Commission proposal for revising the EU LULUCF Regulation

Commissioned by Agora Energiewende

authors: Böttcher, H. | Gores, S. | Hennenberg, K. | Reise, J. | Graf, A.
Year of publication: 01 / 2022

This paper addresses national and EU policymakers, experts and NGO-representatives looking for an interpretation of the European Commission’s (EC) proposal for a revised LULUCF Regulation and other suggestions for revisions currently…

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Primeval, natural and commercial forests in the context biodiversity and climate protection - Part 1:

Functions for biodiversity and as carbon sinks and reservoirs

authors: Luick, R. | Hennenberg, K. | Leuschner, C. | Grossmann, M. | Jedicke, E. | Schoof, N. | Waldenspuhl, T.
Year of publication: 12 / 2021

There are heated arguments about the use of forests in the debate about wood production, contributing to climate protection, and the obligation to protect the biodiversity of forest ecosystems. Climate protection arguments are also used…

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