Berichten getagged met 'emissions'

  • Germany adopts climate action plan for 2050

    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...
    Geplaatst 21-11-2016 Door: Marcus Ferdinand Categorie: Energie- & klimaatbeleid Reacties: 0
  • Cut climate costs through carbon market cooperation

    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’...
    Geplaatst 21-10-2016 Door: Noémie Klein Categorie: Energie- & klimaatbeleid Reacties: 0
  • Looking for a chain reaction

    How to extend science-based targets along the supply chain? Today, there are already 179 companies that 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 (scie...
    Geplaatst 16-09-2016 Door: Giel Linthorst Categorie: Energiebesparing & CO2-efficiëntie Reacties: 0
  • How can we level out direct and indirect carbon costs?

    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 ...
    Geplaatst 12-05-2016 Categorie: Energiebesparing & CO2-efficiëntie Reacties: 0
  • Taking carbon from the atmosphere

    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 you also need to have something that takes carb...
    Geplaatst 20-04-2016 Door: Ann Gardiner Categorie: Energie- & klimaatbeleid Reacties: 0
  • Never a dull moment: Supporting the EU ETS phase IV development

    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...
    Geplaatst 11-01-2016 Door: Maarten Neelis Categorie: Energie- & klimaatbeleid Reacties: 0
  • What Paris is likely to deliver

    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...
    Geplaatst 24-11-2015 Door: Categorie: Energie- & klimaatbeleid Reacties: 0
  • How companies can determine their fair climate share

    If energy-intensive industries were to get together and make joint climate pledges, how could they determine what would be a fair and significant contribution for each company? There are new tools available for this, including so-called Science Based Targets used by organisations like WWF, the Carbo...
    Geplaatst 18-09-2015 Door: Categorie: Energie- & klimaatbeleid Reacties: 0
  • How can carbon markets boost low-carbon innovation?

    The world's need to transition to a low-carbon economy is not questioned anymore: The growing impacts of climate change urge us to act. As Christiana Figueres,  Executive Secretary of the UNFCCC, puts it: "The world has no choice but to decarbonise". But there are still many question marks in how to...
    Geplaatst 29-05-2015 Door: Michiel Stork Categorie: Energiebesparing & CO2-efficiëntie Reacties: 0
  • ETS market after 2020: Leftovers from Phase 3 will have an impact

    New Entrance Reserve and reduced allocations will hit the EU ETS With all attention focused nowadays on the start date and the details of the Market Stability Reserve, it is easy to overlook yet another source of allowances that might impact the already oversupplied EU ETS market in 2020: the leftover allowances from Phase 3. Last summer, a status update on the ...
    Geplaatst 23-01-2015 Door: Categorie: Energie- & klimaatbeleid Reacties: 0