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5 years of SDGs – Strategies for an improved implementation of the 2030-Agenda for sustainable development an the interface of health and the environment

Project manager: Wolff, F.
Start of project: 04 / 2021

The 5th anniversary of the adoption of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in 2015 is the starting point for the development of further strategies and approaches for the…

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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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Measuring a Just Transition in the EU in the context of the 8th Environment Action Programme

An assessment of existing indicators and gaps at the socio-environmental nexus, with suggestions for the way forward

authors: Heyen, D. | Beznea, A. | Hünecke, K. | Williams, R.
Year of publication: 03 / 2021

This paper discusses how to measure whether and to what degree EU environmental policy is socially just by using easily interpretable indicators. Its main task is to assess existing (or officially discussed) European-level indicators at…

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Key Messages on Electric Roads

Executive Summary from the CollERS Project

authors: Gustavsson, M. | Mottschall, M. | Hacker, F. | Jöhrens, J. | Helms, H. | Johnsson, F. | Taljegård, M. | Bernecker, T. | Engwall, M. | Almestrand Linné, P. | Hasselgren, B. | Lindgren, M.
Year of publication: 03 / 2021

Electric road systems (ERS) enable electric power transfer to moving vehicles by means of overhead lines, rails or wireless technology. ERS constitutes a new type of technological system (“permanent pick-up”) that is a paradigm shift…

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How to design and evaluate a Regulatory Experiment?

A Guide for Public Administrations

authors: Bauknecht, D. | Heyen, D. | Gailhofer, P. | Bizer, K. | Feser, D. | Führ, M. | Winkler-Portmann, S. | Bischoff, T. | Proeger, T.
Year of publication: 03 / 2021

These guidelines have been developed in the context of the two-year research project entitled “Regulatory experiments for the reflexive and adaptive governance of innovation”, funded by the German Federal Ministry for Education and…

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PROSA – Product Sustainability Assessment

PROSAplus Guideline

Year of publication: 03 / 2021

This brochure was produced as part of the joint research project “SDG Assessment – Further development of a sustainability assessment method based on the sustainability goals of the United Nations (Agenda 2030)”. The project on which…

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Assessment of options to improve particular aspects of the EU regulatory framework on batteries

Final report

authors: Mehlhart, G. | Gsell, M. | Oliva, J. | Sutter, J. | Löw, C. | Montevecchi, F. | Stahl, H. | Dolega, P. | Baron, Y. | Neumann, T.
Year of publication: 03 / 2021

The general aim of this final report for the project “Assessment of options to improve particular aspects of the EU Regulatory Framework on Batteries” is to support the European Commission in the preparation of their Impact Assessment…

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Exploratory Analysis of an EU Sink and Restoration Target

Commissioned by Greenpeace Germany

Year of publication: 03 / 2021

In a public consultation in early 2021, the EC looked for stakeholder input on the revision of the LULUCF Regulation. This paper presents a short exploratory analysis that discusses important elements for a separate EU land net sink and…

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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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Study to identify and assess the feasibility of measures to enhance the impact of Directive 2006/66/EC

Final report

authors: Mehlhart, G. | Gsell, M. | Sutter, J. | Löw, C. | Williams, R. | Keeling, W.
Year of publication: 03 / 2021

This is the final report for the project “Study to identify and assess the feasibility of measures to enhance the impact of Directive 2006/66/EC”, hereafter referred to as the “feasibility study”. The purpose of the work is to support…

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Emerging waste streams – Challenges and opportunities

Service under Framework contract EEA/HSR/20/001-3 for the provision of expert assistance to support the European Environment Agency’s activities on circular economy and industrial transformation

authors: Graulich, K. | Bulach, W. | Betz, J. | Dolega, P. | Hermann, C. | Manhart, A. | Bilsen, V. | Bley, F. | Watkins, E. | Stainforth, T.
Year of publication: 02 / 2021

This report presents a series of policy options that could be implemented in the future to move towards the proper management and increased circularity of emerging waste streams arising from the renewable energy technologies discussed in…

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Strengthening synergies between climate effort sharing & energy savings obligations

An input to the "Fit for 55" package

authors: Graichen, J. | Scheuer, S. | Thomas, S.
Year of publication: 02 / 2021

The new 55% climate target will bring major revisions of the EU’s energy and climate laws. This study looks at the interactions and synergies between three of the key policy instruments: Effort Sharing Regulation (ESR), EU Emission…

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Designing Governance Structures and Transactional Documentation for Mitigation Outcome Transactions under Article 6 of the Paris Agreement

Summary Report

authors: Spalding-Fecher, R. | Martin, M. | Saines, R. | Schneider, L.
Year of publication: 01 / 2021

This report aims to assist host countries of climate mitigation projects in creating the governance frameworks needed to make decisions on the engagement in international carbon market transactions under Article 6 of the Paris Agreement.…

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