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Transparent monitoring in practice: Supporting post-Paris land use sector mitigation

Project manager: Böttcher, H.
Start of project: 11 / 2020

What is transparent monitoring?

Transparent Monitoring (TM) approaches refer to datasets, tools, and portals etc. that support countries’ needs, e.g. in the land use sector, by providing complementary data to what is mandated by their…

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Greening Cloud Computing and Electronic Communications Services and Networks: Towards Climate Neutrality by 2050

Project manager: Gröger, J.
Start of project: 11 / 2020

The aim of the research project is to investigate measures to increase energy efficiency and improve circularity for data centres and electronic communication networks. For data centres, the aim is to establish definitions for data…

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Offset credit supply potential for CORSIA

Annex 2

authors: Fearnehough, H. | Warnecke, C. | Schneider, L. | Broekhoff, D. | La Hoz Theuer, S.
Year of publication: 10 / 2020

This discussion paper assesses how robust accounting could be implemented under the Paris Agreement in order to avoid double counting between nationally determined contributions (NDCs) and the Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for…

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Waste tyre management

Baseline study for Ghana

authors: Arthur, E. | Dorfiah, P. | Hilbert, I. | Nartey Kyere, V. | Kwesi Ocran, P. | Atiemo, S. | Manhart, A. | Nyaaba, L.
Year of publication: 10 / 2020

This report was produced within the second phase of the Ghanaian part of the programme on Sustainable Recycling Industries (SRI). The report contains an overview of environmentally sound management options for waste tyres, the current…

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Producer responsibility of third-country producers in e-commerce

Final report

authors: Hermann, A. | Gailhofer, P. | Gsell, M. | Kampffmeyer, N. | Schomerus, T.
Year of publication: 10 / 2020

In order to enforce producer responsibility under waste law against producers of electrical and electronic equipment, batteries and packaging from countries outside the EU, so-called third countries, a new study recommends adding two new…

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Empowering green energy consumers in Europe to make a real difference

“Hard Additionality” of markets for renewables on top of existing political targets for renewables

authors: Seebach, D. | Timpe, C.
Year of publication: 10 / 2020

Existing markets for renewable electricity based on guarantees of origin have hardly any practical effect on increased investments and on the production of renewable energy. The best effect which European consumers of renewable…

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Design options for economically sustainable biodiversity-enhancing milk production systems in the model organic regions of Freiburg and Ravensburg

Project manager: Quack, D.
Start of project: 10 / 2020

The importance of species-rich grassland for the biodiversity of flora and fauna in Germany has been described many times. At the same time, the conservation of existing grassland throughout Germany is threatened. The decline in dairy…

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Experimenting with policies: Regulatory Innovation Zones as a tool for sustainability transitions

Working Paper 4/2020

Year of publication: 09 / 2020

This paper deals with regulatory experiments as a way to develop and test in practice new regulatory options as an important contribution to sustainability transitions. This is set against the background of the role of experiments in…

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Real-world experiences of ERS

Best practices from demonstration projects in Sweden and Germany

authors: Gustavsson, M. | Lindgren, M. | Helms, H. | Mottschall, M.
Year of publication: 09 / 2020

The purpose of this report is to report best practices from

  • demonstrations of ERS technologies along public roads in Sweden, and
  • procurement and the start of ERS demonstration projects in Germany.

Readers in need of a state-of-the-art…

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Guidance document for ex-post evaluation of climate policies in Effort Sharing sectors

authors: Renders, N. | Dauwe, T. | Pasquel Garcia, T. | Förster, H. | Gores, S. | Schumacher, K. | Noka, V. | de Boer, F. | Forster, D. | Morgan-Price, S.
Year of publication: 09 / 2020

This  guidance provides  support  to  European  Member States  to further  enhance  systematic  ex-post evaluation of Effort Sharing related policies. The Effort Sharing legislation establishes binding annual greenhouse  gas  emission …

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Ex-post investigation of cost pass-through in the EU ETS - an analysis for six industry sectors

authors: Cludius, J. | de Bruyn, S. | Schumacher, K. | Vergeer, R.
Year of publication: 09 / 2020

In the discussion on the potential risk of carbon leakage related to the EU ETS and the effect of safeguard measures, the scope for passing through carbon costs into final product prices is considered a key issue. This study investigates…

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Plug-in hybrid electric cars: Market development, technical analysis and CO₂ emission scenarios for Germany

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

Autoren: Blanck, R. | Kasten, P. | Jöhrens, J. | Kräck, J. | Räder, D. | Kräck, J. | Mathieu, L.
Veröffentlichungsdatum: 09 / 2020

This study examines the deviation of real-world CO₂ emissions of plug-in hybrid vehicles (PHEVs) from type-approval values, the driving factors of these deviations, and implications for achieving the German climate protection targets for…

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Social Aspects of Environmental Policy - Subproject 1: Analysis and Environmental Policy Implications

Project manager: Hanke, G.
Start of project: 09 / 2020

Environmental, social and societal policies are closely interlinked. On the one hand, environmental policy measures not infrequently meet with resistance because they may entail or exacerbate actual or presumed social hardships. On the…

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Using emerging data streams for monitoring the uptake of Circular Economy in Europe

Project manager: Graulich, K.
Start of project: 09 / 2020

Measuring and monitoring the achievement of Circular Economy goals requires a continuous and systematic collection of data on how far a state, a region, a municipality, an economic sector, specific companies or organisations are on the…

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How to Raise Europe’s Climate Ambitions for 2030

Implementing a -55% Target in EU Policy Architecture

Year of publication: 08 / 2020

On 4 March 2020, the European Commission proposed a Climate Law setting out a legal framework to steer Europe towards the 2050 greenhouse gas-neutrality target. The Commission also announced that by September 2020 it will present a…

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Experiences from Germany: Experimental Clauses in Germany – SINTEG and beyond

author: Bauknecht, D.
Year of publication: 08 / 2020

Presentation by Prof. Dr. Dierk Bauknecht, 11th International Sustainability Transitions Conference, 21. August 2020

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Ambitious GHG mitigation in the agricultural sector: Analysis of sustainable mitigation potential in selected countries

Project manager: Siemons, A.
Start of project: 08 / 2020

In this research project, Öko-Institut supported UBA in leading IG AFOLU during the German Council Presidency in 2020, with project staff taking on administrative-logistical tasks around the UNFCCC processes on land use aspects,…

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Challenges and success factors for cross-border public participation in the site selection process (HErüber)

Project manager: Schütte, S. | Mbah, M.
Start of project: 08 / 2020

The Standortauswahlgesetz (StandAG), a german law defining the selection process, regulates the individual procedural steps for a scientifically based, participatory and transparent search for a secure disposal site for high-level…

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