How Can Developing Countries Tap into Climate Mitigation Funds from MDBs and the GCF?
The clock is ticking and the world needs a rapid curb of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions to avoid surpassing the 2°C threshold. Due to the ratification of the Paris Agreement, countries face the demanding task of implementing policies to decarbonise their economies. The challenge is daunting, especia...
Blog by Maarten Neelis and Noémie Klein, Ecofys, and Shalini Rao and Grace Eddy, Generation Foundation
Soon after the adoption of the Paris Agreement, Ecofys started the three-year Carbon Pricing Unlocked (CPU) partnership with the Generation Foundation. Together, we are exploring the role of carbo...
The ratified Paris Agreement of COP21 marked a turning point with unprecedented pledges from world leaders to reach ambitious climate change goals. The focus at COP 22 in Morocco was and over the next few years will be on critical and immediate action. To achieve these ambitious climate goals, we ne...
Taking account of the Paris Agreement
This blog post was written by Marcus Ferdinand and Moritz Schäfer.
On 14 November, the German cabinet approved its Climate Action Plan 2050 (“Klimaschutzplan 2050”) after several rounds of political wrangling between ministers just in time for German Environment Minister Hendricks to present it at...
Door: Moritz Schäfer Categorie: Energie- & klimaatbeleid
New State and Trends Report of Carbon Pricing
This blog post was written by Richard Zechter, Climate Change World Bank, Noémie Klein, Ecofys and John Ward, Vivid Economics.
This year’s State and Trends of Carbon Pricing report, launched recently in Vietnam, includes the first deep dive analysis of the carbon pricing initiatives of countries’...
Door: Noémie Klein Categorie: Energie- & klimaatbeleid
How to extend science-based targets along the supply chain?
Today, more than 200 companies have committed to science-based targets. These companies are setting themselves climate targets in line with the Paris Agreement of limiting global warming to well below 2°C. Each week, approximately two more companies join the call of the initiative (sciencebasedtarge...
The revision of the EU Emissions Trading System (EU ETS) for the period 2021-2030 is currently ongoing, with the EU Parliament and Council forming their positions. One of the challenges is to provide a better level playing field between direct and indirect carbon costs. In this blog post, I provide ...
This blog post was written by Ann Gardiner.
The dust is beginning to settle after Paris and the focus is now on implementation but one of the interesting questions to arise is what is needed to reach a 1.5°C target. What all the scenarios say is that you not only need to stop emitting carbon but...
Door: Ann Gardiner Categorie: Energie- & klimaatbeleid
About half a decade ago, EU ETS specialists at Ecofys came together reflecting on the end of a hectic period of EU ETS phase III development. Via an intense exercise, the benchmark based allocation approach was developed for the Commission. Member States and companies were trained in using the meth...
Door: Maarten Neelis Categorie: Energie- & klimaatbeleid
Prospects look bright for the Paris Climate Summit. The sole fact that this year’s Conference of the Parties (COP) will start with the government leaders meeting instead of finishing with it, is promising, writes Rolf de Vos. If the more than 80 world leaders who will gather in Paris, including Obam...
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