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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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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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International Climate Initiatives – A way forward to close the emissions gap?

Initiatives’ potential and role under the Paris Agreement - Final Report

authors: Graichen, J. | Healy, S. | Siemons, A. | Höhne, N. | Kuramochi, T. | Gonzales-Zuñiga, S. | Sterl, S. | Kersting, J. | Wachsmuth, J.
Year of publication: 09 / 2017

Current commitments under the Paris Agreement are not sufficient to limit global warming to well below 2°C above pre-industrial levels; the UNEP Emissions Gap Report 2015 showed that a mitigation gap of 14  GtCO2e exists for 2030.…

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EEA Report No 4/2017

Application of the European Union Emissions Trading Directive in 2015

author: Gores, S.
Year of publication: 05 / 2017

Analysis of national responses under Article 21 of the EU ETS Directive.

The report was prepared on behalf of the European Environment Agency, as partner of the European Topic Centre on Air Pollution and Climate change Mitigation.

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Nuclear safety in crisis regions

Year of publication: 04 / 2017

To what extent are nuclear facilities at risk in crisis areas? Which factors are of relevance in this context? Are policy-makers, the media and society around the world aware of the threat – and do they dismiss it too easily? These are…

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Pointing the way for society - Annual Report of the Oeko-Institut 2016

author: v. A.
Year of publication: 04 / 2017

EEA Report No 3/2017

Renewable energy in Europe 2017: recent growth and knock-on effects

authors: Tomescu, M. | Moorkens, I. | Wetzels, W. | Emele, L. | Laes, E. | Meynaerts, E.
Year of publication: 03 / 2017

Addressing climate change requires a globally coordinated, long-term response across all economic sectors. The 2015 Paris Agreement provides the framework for limiting global warming to less than 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial…

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Nuclear Power and Nuclear Safety Post Fukushima

authors: Pistner, C. | Englert, M.
Year of publication: 03 / 2017

Presentation by Dr. Christoph Pistner and Matthias Englert, DPG – AKE – AGA: Nuclear Energy and Security, Münster, 29.03.2017

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European Energy Industry Investments

authors: van Nuffel, L. | Rademaekers, K. | Graichen, V. | Gonzales, A. | Martin, J. | Ludig, S. | Marias, F.
Year of publication: 02 / 2017

This study was prepared at the request of the European Parliament's Committee on  Industry,  Research  and  Energy  (ITRE). The  paper provides  an  overall assessment  of  European  investments  in  the  electricity  sector.  It …

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Zukunft Stromsystem

Kohleaustieg 2035 - Vom Ziel her denken

authors: Matthes, F. | Emele, L. | Hermann, H. | Loreck, C. | Peter, F. | Ziegenhagen, I. | Cook, V.
Year of publication: 01 / 2017

Der deutsche Stromsektor ist sowohl energie- als auch klimaschutzpolitisch von herausragender Bedeutung. Der Anteil der Stromsektoremissionen an den gesamten Treibhausgasemissionen (unter Berücksichtigung der Nicht-CO2-Treibhausgase…

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Mainstreaming RES

Study on the impact assessment for a new Directive mainstreaming deployment of renewable energy and ensuring that the EU meets its 2030 renewable energy target - Final task 1 & 2 report

authors: Veum, K. | Uslu, A. | Jansen, J. | dalla Longa, F. | Bauknecht, D. | Bürger, V. | Heinemann, C. | Haller, M. | Ritter, D. | Vogel, M. | Brückmann, R. | van Elburg, J. | Kleiwegt, E. | Pohl, I. | Kahles, M. | Wizinger, S. | Nysten, J.
Year of publication: 11 / 2016

International market mechanisms after Paris

Discussion Paper

authors: Cames, M. | Healy, S. | Tänzler, D. | Li, L. | Melnikova, J. | Warnecke, C. | Kurdziel, M.
Year of publication: 11 / 2016

Our analysis suggests that the purpose of international carbon markets has changed. While increasing economic efficiency was more prominent during the first development phase of international carbon markets, raising mitigation ambition…

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Resource Efficiency in the ICT Sector

Summary

authors: Manhart, A. | Fischer, C. | Graulich, K. | Prakash, S. | Prieß, R. | Schleicher, T. | Tür, M.
Year of publication: 11 / 2016

In compiling this study, Oeko-Institut was able to draw from a broad variety of its previous research in virtually all of the fields addressed. While these research projects are referred to in the references section, Oeko-Institut also…

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Resource Efficiency in the ICT Sector

Final Report

authors: Manhart, A. | Fischer, C. | Graulich, K. | Prakash, S. | Prieß, R. | Schleicher, T. | Tür, M.
Year of publication: 11 / 2016

In compiling this study, Oeko-Institut was able to draw from a broad variety of its previous research in virtually all of the fields addressed. While these research projects are referred to in the references section, Oeko-Institut also…

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Instruments to increase climate policy ambition before 2020 - economic and political implications in selected industry and emerging countries

Climate Change | 29/2016

authors: Healy, S. | Schumacher, K. | Day, T. | Höhne, N. | Wouters, K. | Fekete, H. | van den Brink, L. | Duscha, V.
Year of publication: 10 / 2016

Currently there exists a gap between the emissions projected in the Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDCs) submitted by countries to the UNFCCC and the emissions that are consistent with limiting global warming to below…

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Outlining Environmental Challenges in the Non-Fuel Mining Sector

STRADE Policy Brief 04/2016

Year of publication: 09 / 2016

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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Power efficiency classes for households – a comparative feedback approach for speeding up energy efficiency on a household level

authors: Stieß, I. | Fischer, C. | Kunkis, M.
Year of publication: 09 / 2016

Reducing power consumption is a vital building block for transforming the energy system. In the contribution, we will present insights from an ongoing research project “Power efficiency classes for households” studying how power…

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Waste Management in Germany

author: Pistner, C.
Year of publication: 06 / 2016

Presentation by Dr. Christoph Pistner, Deputy Head of Nuclear Engineering & Facility Safety Division, Tokyo, Japan, June 2016.

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Strengthening the ecological design as a purchasing criterion for consumers

Project manager: Fischer, C.
End of project: 08 / 2018

The overall objective of the project is to strengthen ecological design as a purchase criterion for consumers by improving the consistency of consumer expectations,  product development and business communication. It will also…

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How additional is the Clean Development Mechanism?

Analysis of the application of current tools and proposed alternatives

authors: Cames, M. | Harthan, R. | Füssler, J. | Lazarus, M. | Lee, C. | Erickson, P. | Spalding-Fecher, R.
Year of publication: 03 / 2016

While this study provides important insights to improve the CDM up to 2020, the approach taken in this study could also be applied more generally both to assess the environmental integrity of other compliance offset mechanisms, as well…

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