• An international carbon market could reduce climate mitigation costs by a third by 2030

    An international carbon market could reduce the cost of climate change mitigation by 32% by 2030, according to the “State and Trends of Carbon Pricing 2016” report. Jointly prepared by the World Bank, Ecofys and Vivid Economics, the report was launched today at the 15th Assembly of the Partnership for Market Readiness in Hanoi, Vietnam.    The report, which is published annually, maps the global ...
  • UNEP Inquiry into the Design of a Sustainable Financial System launches 2016 progress report

    In time for next week’s Annual Meeting of the International Monetary Fund, the UNEP Inquiry into the Design of a Sustainable Financial System has launched its 2016 progress report. Initiated by the United Nations Environment Programme, the Inquiry aims to enhance the effectiveness of the financial system to mobilise capital towards a green and inclusive economy. Following up on last year’s repo...
  • Zero emission vehicles need to take over car market to reach 1.5˚C limit

    Zero-emission vehicles are indispensable to meet the Paris Agreement’s emissions limits. Even a doubling of fuel standards for standard cars by 2030 would need to be accompanied by a surge in the sale of electric vehicles, or similar, to maintain a 2˚C, let alone a 1.5˚C pathway. These are findings from the latest analysis by the Climate Action Tracker. The transformation of the passenger transpor...
  • Wind measurement: Ecofys WTTS performs uncertainty assessment to support next round of Dutch offshore tenders

    In order to support the Netherlands Enterprise Agency ( to drive down uncertainties and costs for developers, Ecofys WTTS has performed the first ever full uncertainty assessment of a floating LiDAR device. LiDAR, or Light Detection And Ranging, is a laser-based measurement device to determine wind characteristics up to 200 meters above ground level. Ecofys WTTS performed the uncertainty as...

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