Bericht: National Energy and Climate Plans and the transition to carbon-free societies – A civil society guide (Englisch)

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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Umsetzung der EU-2030-Ziele und langfristiger Klimaziele in Mittel-, Ost- und Südeuropa mit besonderem Schwerpunkt im Transportsektor


Bericht: Impacts and consequences of the adopted Climate Action Regulation (Englisch)

The European Union’s (EU) largest climate change mitigation tool, the now named Climate Action Regulation (CAR), covers almost 60% of all climate change causing gases (greenhouse gases [GHG]). It establishes annual carbon budgets between 2021 and 2030 for each EU country, covering sectors like surface transport, buildings, agriculture, small industry and waste.

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Umsetzung der EU-2030-Ziele und langfristiger Klimaziele in Mittel-, Ost- und Südeuropa mit besonderem Schwerpunkt im Transportsektor


Übersicht zu Emissionsminderungen und nationalen Klimapolitiken im Nicht-ETS-Sektor in der EU

Die Vermeidung gefährlicher Klimaveränderungen ist zentrale Aufgabe der Politik unserer Zeit geworden.
Die Weltgemeinschaft hat auf der Klimakonferenz 2015 in Paris ein klares Minimalziel vereinbart:
Der durchschnittliche Temperaturanstieg bis Ende des Jahrhunderts soll deutlich unter 2°C im Vergleich
zum vorindustriellen Niveau gehalten werden. Um die notwendigen ambitionierten Klimaschutzziele
zu erreichen, bedarf es eines tiefgreifenden strukturellen Wandels in Wirtschaft und Gesellschaft.

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Bridging European and Local Climate Action (BEACON)


Kurzstudie: Climate Change Agreements (UK)

The United Kingdom (UK) has been a global forerunner in climate policy. In its first comprehensive
national climate strategy released in 2000, a ‘levy package’ was introduced.

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Kurzstudie: Greenhouse Gas Action Plan for Agriculture (UK)

The Greenhouse Gas Action Plan (GHGAP) for Agriculture in England was adopted in 2011 by 14
organisations representing the English agricultural sector in order to achieve the UK-wide sector
emission reduction target of 3 million tonnes CO2e (MtCO2e) by the end of 2022.

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Kurzstudie: Technology Procurement Groups Innovation Cluster (Schweden)

This study explores the Swedish technology procurement groups (‘Innovation Cluster’) and the
transferability thereof to the German context. The experiences of Sweden offer valuable insight into
how the value of technology procurement groups can be maximised and ultimately contribute to the
achievement of energy efficiency targets and emission reductions in the buildings sector.

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Kurzstudie: Company Car Taxation (Schweden)

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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Kurzstudie: Carbon Tax (Schweden)

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.

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Kurzstudie: Incentives for Electric Vehicles (Norwegen)

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).

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Kurzstudie: The Agrocovenant (Niederlande)

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.

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