DIW Weekly Report 32 / 2021
To limit global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius, it is necessary for industrialized countries to support developing countries financially. The channels and mechanisms under which this support would be provided are known as International Climate Finance. Building upon expert interviews with a focus on the industrial sector, this report analyses the different areas of International Climate Finance and ...
2021| Heiner von Lüpke, Charlotte Aebischer, Karsten Neuhoff
DIW Weekly Report 29/30 / 2021
Due to ambitious climate change targets and other energy and industrial policy goals such as the nuclear phase-out, the energy transition in Germany is heading toward a completely renewable energy system. This Weekly Report is the first to describe scenarios for 100 percent renewable energy coverage in Germany and, furthermore, shows it is both possible and realistic. In such a scenario, no more fossil ...
2021| Leonard Göke, Claudia Kemfert, Mario Kendziorski, Christian von Hirschhausen
Dieses Hintergrundpapier stellt wissenschaftliche Erkenntnisse vor, die sich mit den grundlegenden Herausforderungen ressourcenreicher Länder bei der Dekarbonisierung ihrer Wirtschaft beschäftigen. Es zeigt sich eine eher skeptische Einschätzung des aktuellen Klimaambitionsniveaus vieler dieser Länder sowie der Erwartungen hinsichtlich der Erreichung nicht nur der aktuellen NDCs, sondern ...
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(Background Paper for the Forum Climate Economics ; 7)
| Karen Pittel, Franziska Holz, Sonja Peterson, Dawud Ansari, Carlo Gallier, Achim Hagen, Marcel Lumkowsky, Donia Mahabadi, Angelika Vogt, Marie-Theres von Schickfus
DIW Weekly Report 26 / 2021
For Europe to reach climate neutrality by mid-century, it needs to move toward a circular economy. Waste avoidance, reuse, and recycling save primary resources and avoid emissions in the production of basic materials like steel, cement, and plastics. Without exploring circular economy potentials, switching production to climate-neutral processes alone would result in significant costs and tremendous ...
2021| Xi Sun, Frederik Lettow, Karsten Neuhoff
Externe referierte Aufsätze
By setting near-zero-emission requirements for the production of certain products to be sold on the European single market (product carbon requirements, PCRs), the European Union could accelerate the phase-out of carbon-intensive production processes.The announcement of such requirements would send a signal to producers,financing institutions and other relevant stakeholders, thus incentivizing them ...
Review of European, Comparative & International Environmental Law
30 (2021), 2, S. 249-262
| Timo Gerres, Manuel Haussner, Karsten Neuhoff, Alice Pirlot
Externe referierte Aufsätze
There is substantial research interest in how future fleets of battery-electric vehicles will interact with the power sector. Various types of energy models are used for respective analyses. They depend on meaningful input parameters, in particular time series of vehicle mobility, driving electricity consumption, grid availability, or grid electricity demand. As the availability of such data is highly ...
8 (2021), 152, 18 S.
| Carlos Gaete-Morales, Hendrik Kramer, Wolf-Peter Schill, Alexander Zerrahn
We study the effectiveness, spillovers, and well-being effects of low emission zones in Germany, an emission-intensity-based driving restriction rapidly growing in popularity. Using regression discontinuity and group-time difference-in-differences designs, we show that previous estimates of the policy’s impact on traffic-related air pollution significantly underestimate its effectiveness. We provide ...
(Working Paper / European Institute on Economics and the Environment ; 21-13)
| Luis Sarmiento, Nicole Wägner, Aleksandar Zaklan
DIW Weekly Report 22 / 2021
The green bond market has grown strongly in recent years, especially in the euro area. With regard to the European Union’s climate targets, it is likely that the demand for green bonds—bonds that specifically support sustainable projects— will continue to increase in the future. The European Central Bank (ECB) is buying green bonds as well and is planning to reorient its strategy towards more sustainability. ...
2021| Franziska Bremus, Franziska Schütze, Aleksandar Zaklan
Externe referierte Aufsätze
This paper explores climate-friendly projects that could be part of the COVID-19 recovery while jump-starting the transition of the European basic materials industry. Findings from a literature review on technology options in advanced development stages for climate-friendly production, enhanced sorting, and recycling of steel, cement, aluminium, and plastics, are combined with insights from interviews ...
21 (2021), 10, S. 1328-1346
| Olga Chiappinelli, Timo Gerres, Karsten Neuhoff, Frederik Lettow, Heleen de Coninck, Balázs Felsmann, Eugénie Joltreau, Gauri Khandekar, Pedro Linares, Jörn Richstein, Aleksander Śniegocki, Jan Stede, Tomas Wyns, Cornelis Zandt, Lars Zetterberg
The review of the market stability reserve (MSR) is one of the key elements of the forthcoming reform of the EU ETS. This report assesses if the MSR is designed in a way that it can fulfil its pur-pose to provide sufficient supply-side flexibility under the cap. The authors discuss different op-tions for adapting and complementing the MSR parameters, such as the intake rate and thresholds for interventions, ...
(Climate Change ; 2021, 39)
| Aleksander Zaklan, Jakob Graichen, Verena Graichen, Hauke Hermann, Johanna Cludius