Policies to address climate change mitigation that have been deployed in parallel may interact with each other, with positive or negative effects for emission reductions and for cost-effectiveness. This Knowledge Package presents examples from European Union climate policy, renewable energy policy and energy efficiency policy.Read more
Policies to address climate change mitigation that have been deployed in parallel may interact with each other, with positive or negative effects for emission reductions and for cost-effectiveness. This Knowledge Package explains the economic theory behind such policy interactions and discusses why even with a carbon price (such as that generated by the EU Emissions Trading Scheme) the introduction of...Read more
Within the EU-28, transport is responsible for around 20% of greenhouse gas emissions, rendering it the second largest emitting sector after the energy industry. Emissions from transport have also grown by 19% from 1990 to 2011. In order to turn this trend around and accomplish the corresponding emission targets, the EU has designed and implemented a series of measures, including...Read more
It is essential to consider the social aspects that influence the acceptance of climate-friendly technologies, such as renewable energy. Five elements are thought to determine the level of acceptance: awareness of climate change; fairness of the decision-making process; the overall evaluation of costs, risks and benefits; the local context; and trust in decision-makers.Read more
The EU Emissions Trading Scheme is a key pillar of European climate policy. It contributes to the EU’s greenhouse gas reduction targets by setting a cap on the maximum level of emissions for the sectors covered and establishing an installation-level market for emission permits, which generates a price for them. This knowledge package traces the history and discusses the main...Read more
There are numerous policy instruments available to support the deployment of renewable energy. Within the EU, Member States are subject to renewable energy targets until 2020, but national governments can decide individually on which support policies to implement. This has led to a wide range of different policies.Read more
Climate policies in the EU have been developing since 1990, introducing common measures in the areas of greenhouse gas emissions, renewable energies and energy efficiency. An EU-wide climate policy framework has been developed, implemented, and revised over time. With the 2030 goals set in 2014, specific changes for the post 2020 period are under discussion.Read more
The Vienna Energy Forum 2015 (VEF 2015) will emphasize the multiple benefits of the post-2015 development and climate agendas and showcase the best practices and actions on the ground that can contribute to both agendas. Energy practitioners, policymakers and thought leaders will discuss the interconnections of sustainable energy...Read more
UN Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), Sustainable Energy for All (SE4ALL) initiative, International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) and Austrian Foreign Ministry.
The Business and Climate Summit (20-21 May 2015) provides a platform to highlight business solutions towards a low-carbon economy and discuss the frameworks and policies needed to deploy low-carbon solutions. It convenes both international business leaders and policymakers to encourage dialogue between public and private actors and to build...Read more
Global Compact Network France and Enterprises pour l'Environnement, with assistance from Caring for Climate and other partners.