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Titelblatt der Agora-Studie zu Clean Energy Transition in SEE


Report: A Clean-Energy Transition in Southeast Europe: Challenges, Options and Policy Priorities

This paper addresses the main challenges to a cleanenergy transition in SEE and provides a number of policy recommendations for achieving it. The paper is a result of two projects: the Western Balkans Energy Transition Dialogue project and South East Europe Energy Transition Dialogue.

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South East Europe Energy Transition Dialogue

Titelblatt der Studie zu Emissionsreduzierung im ungarischen Transportsektor


Report: Emissions Reduction Strategies for the Transport Sector in Hungary

Transport is the largest source of greenhouse gas emissions in Hungary. Since 2012, transport emissions in Hungary have been increasing; in the context of needing to be decarbonised by the mid-century under the Paris Agreement, this trend needs to be rapidly reversed.

The objective of this report is to show how Hungary can decrease their transport emissions from a broad range of European and national measures. In particular, the report focuses on reductions in road transport emissions that fall under the jurisdiction of the European Climate Action Regulation (CAR).

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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


Report: Emissions Reduction Strategies for the Transport Sector in Romania

Transport is the third largest source of greenhouse gas emissions in Romania. Since 1990, transport emissions in Romania have been increasing; in the context of needing to be decarbonised by the mid-century under the Paris Agreement, this trend needs to be rapidly reversed.

The objective of this report is to show how Romania can decrease their transport emissions from a broad range of European and national measures. In particular, the report focuses on reductions in road transport emissions that fall under the jurisdiction of the European Climate Action Regulation (CAR).

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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


Report: Emission Reduction Strategies for the Transport Sector in Spain

Transport is the largest source of greenhouse gas emissions in Spain. Since 2012, transport emissions in Spain have been increasing; in the context of needing to be decarbonised by the midcentury under the Paris Agreement, this trend needs to be rapidly reversed.

The objective of this report is to show how Spain can decrease their transport emissions from a broad range of European and national measures. In particular, the report focuses on reductions in road transport emissions that fall under the jurisdiction of the European Climate Action Regulation (CAR).

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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

Titelblatt der Ecologic-Studie


Background Paper: How Can EU Reform Strengthen EU Climate and Energy Policies?

The EU is fundamentally important for climate and energy policies in Europe. Because of this, EU reform is always a crucial moment for climate and energy policymaking. Now, triggered by Brexit, the EU has started a process of reflection and possibly reform. The early stage of the process offers opportunities for EU climate and energy policy to contribute and to shape it.
This paper discusses how EU reform can strengthen EU climate and energy policies. It focuses on the Bratislava process.

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Climate Policies as the New Trade Mark of the EU


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)