Ecofys Policy Update
The Ecofys Policy Update takes up issues discussed in international climate policy. It aims at providing an overview of options, identifying questions to be addressed as well as contributing to the discussions within the UNFCCC negotiations.
ISSUE VI, MAY 2014
While climate finance has started to flow it is still not fully understood how much finance will actually be required to support developing countries to meet mitigation objectives, and in what way climate finance can help overcome barriers to low carbon...
ISSUE V, OCTOBER 2013
In 2013, carbon dioxide concentrations in the atmosphere reached 400 parts per million and according to the IPCC, even if stabilised at this level, average global temperatures are still set to rise by between 2°C and 2.4°C. Without increasing mitigation...
ISSUE IV, MAY 2012
Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMAs) and carbon markets are currently developing in parallel. There is increasing debate on how the two approaches can be linked. The paper explores the role that carbon markets may play for NAMAs and key issues...
ISSUE III, FEBRUARY 2012
This paper examines the outcomes from Durban by analysing the new negotiating structure set up for the next decade, the prospects from securing a Kyoto arrangement and understanding why the Durban decisions are not sufficient to stay below the 2°C...
ISSUE II, APRIL 2011
The Cancun Climate Summit of December 2010 marked significant progress in the concept of Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMAs). This paper highlights the new concept’s background and the expectations before the Durban summit in 2011: creation...
ISSUE I, NOVEMBER 2010
Ecofys is one of the few institutions with experience in piloting NAMAs already since 2008. This Policy Update draws constructive conclusions from five pilots and identifies three types of issues as potential obstacles in the early stage of NAMA development:...