As part of its Green Deal, the European Commission is considering the introduction of border carbon adjustments and alternative measures. The measures, which would primarily apply to basic materials like steel and cement, pursue a double objective: they are aimed at enhancing the effectiveness of carbon pricing for the transition to climate neutrality but also at avoiding carbon leakage risks.
Workshop on Trade and climate policy in 2018 and beyond. How to get the incentives right?
Weltweit sind die Nahrungsmittelerzeugungssysteme stark industrialisiert und bedrohen derzeit sowohl die ökologische Nachhaltigkeit als auch die menschliche Gesundheit. Es ist machbar, eine wachsende Welt sozial und ökologisch sicher zu ernähren, wie es die sozialen Entwicklungsziele der Vereinten Nationen und das Pariser Klimaabkommen vorschreiben. Dies erfordert jedoch einen paradigmatischen Glo
In her Political Guidelines, Commission President-elect Ursula von der Leyen sets climate neutrality as one of the central objectives of a proposed European Green Deal. EU member states are now discussing whether to formally agree an objective for climate neutrality in 2050. Some have already set deadlines – Finland as early as 2035. This has triggered reflection on the adequate policy mix,
Yemen has been involved in a civil war with foreign military intervention since 2014. Throughout the conflict, the majority of the population have been cut off from the public electricity grid. However, as alternatives have been unavailable, the country has turned to decentralised solar energy, giving rise to an unprecedented deployment of solar (home) systems.
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Vera Zipperer, who works at the Climate Policy department, has successfully defended her dissertation at the Technische Universität Berlin.
The dissertation with the title "Creating innovation incentives through environmental policies: An economic analysis" was supervised by Prof. Karsten Neuhoff, Ph.D. (DIW Berlin, Technische Universität Berlin) and Prof. Simone Borghesi, Ph
One of the main challenges faced by climate policy makers today is to design and implement policies capable of transferring climate policy goals into sectoral actions towards transformational pathways. Hence, climate policies need to be of cross-cutting character, lead to coherence with sectoral goals and reconcile diverging sectoral interests. Against this background, Mexico has undertaken
During the last two decades, it has been well established that a short-term exposure to ozone (O3) elicits an oxidative stress response in human and mouse skin, which leads to aberrant transcriptional expression of genes consistent with increased skin aging. Whether a long-term exposure to ambient O3 is associated with any skin aging traits, has remained unclear. We addressed this question in two