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Cover des Berichts "Cost allocation and incentive mechanisms for environmental, climate protection and resource conservation along global supply chains"
Climate | Energy, Air

Cost allocation and incentive mechanisms for environmental, climate protection and resource conservation along global supply chains

Analysis of the cotton, tin, natural rubber, coffee and iron ore supply chains


This report analyses the functioning, power structures and institutional framework of five global supply chains with high environmental and human rights risks: cotton for ready-made garments, tin for solder products, natural rubber for car tyres, coffee for consumption and iron ore for quality steel in the automotive industry. The report finds significant power imbalances in most of the supply cha...read more

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Texte
Number of pages
151
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Cover des Fact Sheets "Sustainability criteria for carbon dioxide removals"
Climate | Energy

Sustainability criteria for carbon dioxide removals

Requirements for sustainability criteria in the EU CRCF proposal and elements to be included in a delegated act


In November 2022, the European Commission put forward a proposal for a regulation for a Carbon Removal Certification Framework (CRCF). The principles laid out in the CRCF proposal of the European Commission and the proposed amendments by Council and European Parliament set minimum sustainability criteria. They are vague and require specification into executable criteria for certification. This rep...read more

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fact sheet
Number of pages
11
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Cover of report "Analysis of the role of Article 6 in Parties’ NDCs"
Climate | Energy

Analysis of the role of Article 6 in Parties’ NDCs


This fact sheet surveys the role of Article 6 of the Paris Agreement (PA) in the Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) that Parties have submitted to the UNFCCC. The findings indicate that there is in general considerable openness towards Article 6, with the intention to buy ITMOs or A6.4ERs being much more limited than to sell such units. The distribution between sellers vs. buyers largely r...read more

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Climate Change
Number of pages
17
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Cover of report "Lessons Learned from the Kyoto Mechanisms for the Article 6.4 Mechanism"
Climate | Energy

Lessons Learned from the Kyoto Mechanisms for the Article 6.4 Mechanism


The report summarizes key lessons learned from the Kyoto Protocol’s Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) and Joint Implementation (JI) for the new Article 6.4 mechanism of the Paris Agreement. The report first provides an overview of the issuance and use of carbon credits under these mechanisms. This is followed by an assessment of what elements of the existing mechanisms could be transferred to the...read more

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Climate Change
Number of pages
72
Year of publication
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Cover of report "Adapting CDM methodologies for use under Article 6 of the Paris Agreement"
Climate | Energy

Adapting CDM methodologies for use under Article 6 of the Paris Agreement


This study assesses whether existing international carbon market methodologies for determination of additionality and baselines and monitoring, particularly those from the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM), can be adjusted to transition to the Article 6.4 mechanism. CDM methodologies need to be modified to align with the more rigorous requirements of Article 6.4 of the Paris Agreement. Different o...read more

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Climate Change
Number of pages
158
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Cover of the brochure "Pollutants of the PRTR - Situation in Germany - Reporting years 2007 - 2022" of the Umweltbundesamt
Climate | Energy, Chemicals, Economy | Consumption, Air, Waste | Resources, Soil | Land, Water

Pollutants of the PRTR - Situation in Germany - Reporting years 2007 - 2022


This publication provides an overview about data of the German PRTR (Pollutant Release and Transfer Register). For each pollutant, the number of reported facilities and their releases to air, water and land and their off-site transfer in waste water are clearly displayed. Data for industrial sectors of the current reporting year 2022 are summarized in tables while their developments since 2007 are...read more

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brochure / flyer
Number of pages
110
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Mensch sitzt mit Notebook auf der Wiese
Sustainability | Strategies | International matters

Mobile Work in the future

Climate Protection Opportunities and Risks


In the future, more and more people will probably no longer work in the office at the company's location or public institution, but from home, on business trips or in co-working spaces. What will the mobile working world look like in the future? What will happen to traditional office spaces? How will private spaces change? Where will people settle in the future? Which consumer products and service...read more

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brochure / flyer
Number of pages
44
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digitales Netz
Sustainability | Strategies | International matters

From quantum computing to the future of inner cities and a new world order

Results of the second Horizon Scanning cycle for the Environment Department published


In the second horizon scanning process of the environment department, the following ten emerging future topics have been identified and elaborated that could be of high environmental relevance:Quantum computingCryptocurrenciesTechnological innovations on the way to climate-friendly air transportNew regionalismResilience as the basis of a sustainable societyMobile workGrowing through crises: The EU...read more

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brochure / flyer
Number of pages
108
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