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Accelerating Climate Action, Strengthening Europe – The European Climate Initiative (EUKI) of the Federal Environment Ministry

The brochure of the European Climate Initiative (EUKI) provides information on the objectives, working methods, funding opportunities and projects.

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Technical Note: Modelling at EU and MS level

Modelling of economic and technological developments as well as emissions is key part for policy and strategy development at the EU level and in a number of Member States. This technical note explains the differences between the two models (PRIMES and POTEnCIA) used at EU level as well as the differences between EU scenarios and Member State scenarios. Furthermore, a tentative approach of the Association negaWatt from France is described in which an attempt is made to bring a net zero MS scenario at EU level. This paper is part of EUKI project Climate Recon.

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CLIMATE RECON 2050 – Intra-EU Exchange to Raise Awareness and Build Capacity on Long-Term Climate Strategies


Report: National Energy and Climate Plans and the Transition to Carbon-Free Societies – A Civil Society Guide

In the coming time, Member States will need to develop National Energy and Climate Plans (NECPs), in collaboration with stakeholders, to show how they plan to meet their 2030 climate and energy commitments. This guide to NECPs outlines the EU’s 2030 climate and energy framework, and specifically the EU’s two main climate instruments (the EU’s Emissions Trading System and the Climate Action Regulation).

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Delivering the EU-2030 and Long Term Climate Objectives in Central, Eastern and Southern Europe, with a Specific Focus on Transport


Overview of Emission Reductions and National Climate Policies in the Non-ETS Sectors Across Europe

In 21 case studies, the EUKI project BEACON investigated successful national climate policies in the European Union and their transferability to the German context. This overview paper examines the climate action efforts in different EU Member States as well as Norway and Switzerland. The aim is to identify measures throughout Europe that have already successfully led to GHG emission reductions in certain countries and non-ETS sectors.

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Bridging European and Local Climate Action (BEACON)


Factsheet: Climate Change Agreements (UK)

The UK’s Climate Change Agreement (CCA) continues to be a key instrument in the British industry energy and climate policy mix. The CCA scheme proposes voluntary agreements in which eligible industrial sectors commit to energy efficiency or carbon reduction targets and, in turn, enjoy a discount to the levy. According to the bi-annual performance reports under the CCA, there have been a considerable amount of carbon emissions savings compared to baseline year levels.

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Bridging European and Local Climate Action (BEACON)


Factsheet: Greenhouse Gas Action Plan for Agriculture (UK)

The Greenhouse Gas Action Plan (GHGAP) for agriculture in the UK was adopted in 2011 by 14 organisations representing the UK agricultural sector to meet the UK’s emission reduction target for the sector as a whole. The Action Plan has proved successful, mainly due to efficiency measures, modern farming practices and the application of best practices. The case study of the BEACON project with Navigant and adelphi investigates the transferability of climate policy measures to the German context.

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Bridging European and Local Climate Action (BEACON)


Factsheet: Technology Procurement Groups Innovation Cluster (Sweden)

Technology procurement groups are networks where private actors collaborate to reduce energy consumption by e.g. enabling a faster introduction of new innovative energy-saving solutions to the market. The main advantage of the Swedish user-driven technology procurement groups is the motivation and commitment to the overall objective. This powerful group of clients (demand side) is able to change the behaviour of the industry (supply side) by altering demand patterns.

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Bridging European and Local Climate Action (BEACON)


Factsheet: Carbon Tax (Sweden)

Sweden’s carbon tax has been the dominant instrument of Swedish climate policy since 1991, taxing energy emissions in transport, buildings (heating), industry, and agriculture. It is one of the oldest and strongest carbon price signals with the largest sector coverage in the world. The study of the BEACON project with Navigant and adelphi analyses the transferability of the climate policy measure to the German context.

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Bridging European and Local Climate Action (BEACON)

Company Car Taxation Sweden


Factsheet: Company Car Taxation (Sweden)

Sweden offers particularly effective tax advantages for company cars with low or zero emissions. The fact sheet shows what other EU countries can learn from the Swedish system. It was written as part of the BEACON project with Navigant, adelphi and Ufu.

Greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from the transport sector in both Sweden and Germany have only decreased slightly in the past two decades (-6% and -4% respectively from 1991 to 2015). Accelerated GHG emission reductions, however, are necessary to meet the climate targets of each country.

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Bridging European and Local Climate Action (BEACON)

Electric Vehicles Norway


Factsheet: Incentives for Electric Vehicles (Norway)

Norway’s global leadership role in the promotion of electric vehicles (EVs) is due to early and comprehensive policy interventions targeting both the monetary aspects of vehicle purchases as well as aspects related to the ease of use of low and zero-emission vehicles (ZEVs). The study of the BEACON project with Navigant and adelphi analyses the transferability of the climate policy measures to the German context.

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Bridging European and Local Climate Action (BEACON)

Agrocovenant Netherlands


Factsheet: The Agrocovenant (Netherlands)

The Agrocovenant is a voluntary public-private agreement between the government of the Netherlands and a variety of agricultural sector organisations. It sets a policy framework for energy efficiency, renewable energy and greenhouse gas (GHG) emission reductions for specific agricultural sectors including agro-food industry, agro-logistics and a range of primary agro-producers. The study by Navigant and adelphi analyses the transferability of the climate policy measure to the German context.

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Bridging European and Local Climate Action (BEACON)