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COP21: Results and Implications for Pathways and Policies for Low Emissions European Societies (RIPPLES)

Year: 2016

The COP21 outcome represents an important new strategic context for EU climate policy. Analysing the implications of this new cont …

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Climate Friendly Materials Platform

Year: 2016

Materials are central to our economies but their production also dominates industrial greenhouse gas emissions. It is therefore di …

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Coal Transitions: Research and Dialogue on the Future of Coal

Year: 2016

We are running a new project with Paris-based think tank IDDRI: ‘Coal Transitions: Research and Dialogue on the Future of Coal’. C …

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Global Climate Policy Conference 2016

Year: 2016

3rd Global Climate Policy Conference (GCPC) ‘Implementing the Paris Agreement. New Research Solutions for Developing Countries’ 13 …

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Making the International Trade System Work for Climate Change

Year: 2016

Context The international trade system, including the World Trade Organization (WTO) as well as regional and bilateral trade agree …

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Inclusion of Consumption in Emissions Trading

Year: 2016

The Inclusion of Consumption (IoC) project was jointly led by Climate Strategies and DIW Berlin during 2015-2016. The debate on th …

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The E15 Initiative-Strengthening the Global Trade System

Year: 2015

About Climate Strategies is a partner of the E15 Initiative. The E15Initiative convenes world-class experts and institutions to ge …

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Climate Mitigation Policy in China- Special Supplement of Climate Policy Journal

Year: 2015

About the Project Concerned about a range of environmental problems and health risks from burning fossil fuels and steeply rising …

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The EU 2020 Strategy: Lessons for Regional Cooperation and EU Governance

Year: 2015

About the Project Two ongoing political processes are set to shape the future of EU energy and climate policy. On the one hand, fo …

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Global Research-Policy Interface Climate 2015

Year: 2014

The Global Research-Policy Interface Climate 2015 Strengthening the Research-Policy interface in the international climate negotia …

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The EU 2030 Framework for Climate and Energy Policies

Year: 2014

New  (blueprint) paper on Governance This is the output of the project’s last workstream: Governance of the EU2030 Climate and Ene …

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POLIMP-Mobilizing and transferring knowledge on post-2012 climate policy implications

Year: 2014

The FP7 project POLIMP facilitates a process to identify, for different policy and decision making levels, knowledge gaps about im …

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Carbon Consumption-based Accounting and Policy (Carbon-CAP)

Year: 2014

The FP7 Carbon-CAP (Carbon emission mitigation by consumption-based accounting and policy) project aimed to stimulate innovative E …

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Carbon Control Post 2020 in Energy Intensive Industries

Year: 2014

Project Duration: June 2013 – December 2014 Project Objectives 1. Provide objective, evidence-based research on the past and curre …

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Planetary Economics

Year: 2014

PLANETARY ECONOMICS Energy, Climate Change and the Three Domains of Sustainable Development A book by Michael Grubb, with Jean-Cha …

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Climate Technology and Development Project

Year: 2012

Climate Technology and Development Project Duration: 2012-2014 This project’s principal aim is to refocus national and internation …

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Is there a case for the EU moving beyond 20% GHG emissions reduction target by 2020?

Year: 2010

Moving from 20 to 30% emission reduction by 2020? – Reaching the 80% emission reduction target while securing the benefits of tran …

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Climate Strategies Newsletter: May 2017

Year: 2017

Our newsletter from May 2017 is now available for download. Newsletter May 2017

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Policies for Climate Friendly Innovation and Investment in Materials

Year: 2017

Basic materials such as steel, cement or aluminium are important inputs to our economies. However their production is responsible …

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Climate Strategies Newsletter: November 2016

Year: 2016

Please download our Newsletter from November 2016.

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The Trade System and Climate Action: Ways Forward Under the Paris Agreement

Year: 2016

This working paper is part of the Climate Strategies project on “Making the International Trade System work for Climate Change”. T …

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Inclusion of Consumption of carbon intensive materials in emissions trading – An option for carbon pricing post-2020

Year: 2016

The Inclusion of Consumption (IoC) project was jointly led by Climate Strategies and DIW Berlin during 2015-2016. The project expl …

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Learning from the 2020 Strategy: New governance mechanisms and regional cooperation in European energy policy: A Climate Policy Journal Special Issue

Year: 2016

The Special Issue focuses on the on key elements of energy governance and cover aspects of both regional cooperation and coordinat …

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Climate Strategies Newsletter: May 2016

Year: 2016

Please download our Newsletter from May 2016.    

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Transitional Justice Insights for International Climate Policy

Year: 2016

The Paris Agreement has provided momentum for global action.  However, the depth of action needed will require more cooperation th …

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Climate Strategies Policy Brief 3: Negotiating the New Climate Finance Accounting Systems

Year: 2016

CLIMATE STRATEGIES POLICY BRIEF 3 The brief outlines how significant political challenges await negotiators on the road toward the …

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Paris Agreement: how it happened and what next

Year: 2016

Two weeks after 175 Parties signed the Paris Agreement in New York, and just over one week before the opening of a new round of Un …

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Carbon-CAP Policy Brief 2: Acceptance of Consumption-based Climate Policy Instruments and Implementation Challenges

Year: 2016

This policy brief is the second of a series published for the project Consumption-based Accounting and Polices (carbon-CAP). This …

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Multijurisdictional Approaches to Carbon Pricing: Integrating Design Elements for a Low Carbon Club

Year: 2016

Country-level climate change commitments, known as Nationally Determined Contributions under the Paris Agreement, are based on a b …

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Streamlining For Performance: Options to streamline and enhance existing EU energy legislation to meet 2030 goals and facilitate governance thereof

Year: 2016

This report’s goal was to analyse how reformed existing EU energy law can be used as a basis for implementing the EU’s 2030 energy …

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Global Climate Policy Conference 2015

Year: 2015

2nd Global Climate Policy Conference (GCPC) 2015 “New Research for Effective Action at Paris and Beyond: Strengthening the Researc …

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Carbon-CAP Policy Brief 1: Consumption-based Accounting and Policies: Challenges and Opportunities ahead

Year: 2015

This policy brief is based on the output pf the project Carbon-CAP: Consumption- based Accounting and Policies. This project aims …

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Climate Mitigation Policy in China-CPJ Special Supplement-Briefing note 2

Year: 2015

Climate Mitigation Policy In China-Briefing Note 2 Overview China is not only the world’s largest energy consumer and emitter of C …

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Methods for Evaluating the Performance of Emission Trading Schemes

Year: 2015

Robust analysis of emissions trading schemes (ETS) and their design is crucial for improving performance, and learning lessons fro …

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Climate Strategies Policy Brief 2: Strengthening Accountability under the 2015 Climate Change Agreement

Year: 2015

CLIMATE STRATEGIES POLICY BRIEF 2 Beyond the emissions pledges made by different countries, a cornerstone for ensuring the effecti …

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Climate Mitigation Policy in China-CPJ Special Supplment

Year: 2015

SPECIAL SUPPLEMENT ON CLIMATE MITIGATION POLICY IN CHINA Guest Editor: Professor ZhongXiang Zhang Featuring ground-breaking papers …

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Carbon Pricing, Technology Investment, and Trade: Integrating Design Elements for a Low Carbon Club

Year: 2015

On July 8, 2015,  Climate Strategies, ICTSD, The Stanley Foundation, and IDDRI hosted a workshop on the role of, and interest in d …

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What Has Climate to Fear from Trade?

Year: 2015

What Has Climate to Fear from Trade? Henry Derwent August 2015 The long-standing reaction of the trade community to attempts to em …

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Modernization and Innovation in the Materials Sector –Lessons from Steel and Cement’

Year: 2015

The report summarises the analysis of the study led by Climate Strategies and the German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berl …

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Planetary Economics: Highlights from the book

Year: 2015

This  Paper presents the highlights and summary of the book Planetary Economics:Energy, Climate Change and the Three Domains of Su …

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The Role of the EU ETS and Complementary Tools for Power Market Decarbonisation

Year: 2015

What does the European power market need to decarbonise? The Role of the EU ETS and complementary policies post-2020 It appears th …

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Climate Strategies Policy Brief 1: Finance for the Paris Climate Compact

Year: 2015

CS POLICY BRIEF 1 In December 2015, negotiators will converge on Paris to forge a new international climate change agreement for 2 …

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EU Governance of Renewable Energy Post-2020

Year: 2015

EU Governance of Renewable Energy Post-2020: Risks and Options Following the European Commission’s 2030 climate and energy communi …

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Inclusion of Consumption of Carbon Intensive Commodities in Carbon Pricing Mechanisms

Year: 2015

Climate protection is a global challenge that all countries have a common but differentiated responsibility to address. However, n …

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On the Right Path to Paris?

Year: 2015

CAN GREEN GROWTH BE A NEW NARRATIVE TO UNBLOCK A CLIMATE DEAL? This paper offers the summary and reflections from the Expert Round …

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Enhanced flexibility in the EU’s 2030 Effort Sharing Agreement

Year: 2015

Reducing emissions from sectors not covered by the European Union Emissions Trading Scheme (EU ETS) will be crucial to achieving E …

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Is a Market Stability Reserve likely to improve the functioning of the EU ETS?

Year: 2015

Is a Market Stability Reserve likely to improve the functioning of the EU ETS? Evidence from a model comparison exercise In Januar …

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Climate Mitigation Policy in China- Briefing Note

Year: 2015

Climate Mitigation Policy in China- Breifing Note 1   Overview This paper presents the Editorial Overview of a forthcoming Sp …

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Reaction to the European Council’s Conclusions on the 2030 Climate and Energy Framework

Year: 2014

In September 2014, IDDRI, together with a number of European think tanks led by Climate Strategies, published two papers on the EU …

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Policy Brief- Low-carbon innovation for industrial sectors in developing countries

Year: 2014

Low-carbon innovation in industrial sectors in developing countries presents economic opportunities that can help realise sustaina …

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Staying with the Leaders: Europe’s Path to a Successful Low-Carbon Economy

Year: 2014

Europe is not alone in taking action to price carbon and promote low-carbon energy, and Europes competitiveness is not dependent o …

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Policy Brief- Climate Technology & Development: Energy effiiciency and GHG reduction in the cement industry (Sub-Saharan Africa)

Year: 2013

In a developing country context, cement production is closely linked to economic development. The availability of cement is vital …

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Policy Brief: Low Carbon Technology for the Rising Middle Class

Year: 2013

This policy brief will discuss the role of local and international technology and innovation policies for low-carbon development o …

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Policy Brief: Innovation for Climate-Compatible Development for the ‘Bottom of the Pyramid’.

Year: 2013

This policy brief discusses how to organize and advance technological innovation – and key aspects of innovation policies – to con …

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International Industry Competitiveness, Carbon Leakage, and Approaches to Carbon Pricing

Year: 2012

The synthesis paper to our project on International Industry Competitiveness, Carbon Leakage, andApproaches toCarbon Pricingsummar …

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Living Standards and Economic Performance with Ambitious Climate Action – Briefing Paper

Year: 2012

An enormous amount of effort has been invested in modelling the economic impacts of climate change policy options and emissions pa …

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Policy brief – Searching for a Global Architecture – Coping with complexity in the evolving international climate policy institutional architecture

Year: 2012

This brief provides a summary of the CS project in partnership with WIFO Austrian Institute of Economic Research focusing on the c …

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Modelling the Impact of Policy Interventions on Carbon Leakage – Assessment with the E3MG Model

Year: 2012

In 2009, the European Commission undertook an impact assessmen to identify the sectors at risk of carbon leakage as a result of to …

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Scanning for Global Greenhouse Gas Emission Reduction Targets and their Distributions

Year: 2012

If dangerous and irreversible climatic events are to be avoided, global average temperature should not increase by more than 2 C a …

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Synthesis: Searching for a Global Architecture

Year: 2011

The outcome of the Durban Climate Conference in December 2011 will lead to a more fragmented Climate regime after 2012. While a fe …

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Multi-Country Sectoral Approaches: Potential for reducing Competitiveness and Leakage Impacts in Austrias Energy-Intensive Industries

Year: 2011

This report is an attempt to move the debate on these sectors forward by analyzing them in detail, within a single country. The an …

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New Market-based Mechanisms post-2012: Institutional Options and Governance Challenges when Establishing a Sectoral Crediting Mechanism

Year: 2011

This paper gives an overview of current country positions on market mechanisms to assist developed countries in meeting their miti …

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Mobilising private finance for low-carbon development

Year: 2011

Tackling barriers to investments in developing countries and accounting of private climate flows The public sector will have to le …

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Game-changer or complement?

Year: 2011

The potential of public finance instruments for covering risks and facilitating low-carbon investments in developing countries. Le …

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Can China afford to commit to effective carbon pricing policies?

Year: 2011

This paper studies the short-term impact that a carbon pricing policy could have both on domestic and on export markets, in order …

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Strengthening the EU climate and energy package

Year: 2011

Presentation at the launch event – policy recommendations arising from the project

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Removing barriers for climate change mitigation – Peru

Year: 2011

This country case study takes a deeper look into the climate change mitigation potential and related barriers in Peru.

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Removing barriers for climate change mitigation – Vietnam

Year: 2011

This country case study takes a deeper look into the climate change mitigation potential and related barriers in Vietnam.

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Consistency of policy instruments How the EU could move to a -30% greenhouse gas reduction target

Year: 2011

This report provides options for how to achieve a 30% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions, in the EU, from 1990 to 2020. The EU …

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Quantifying the impacts of a 30% GHG target on energy security for the EU

Year: 2011

This paper looks at the impacts of a new GHG target on energy use in the EU and at the Member State level. To compare across scena …

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A sectoral approach, agreement and mechanism (SAAM) for the mitigation of Greenhouse Gas emissions in Japan’s iron and steel industry

Year: 2011

This report outlines a sectoral approach, agreement and mechanism (SAAM) for the mitigation of greenhouse gas emissions in Japans …

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Climate Strategies Response to HM Treasury and HM Revenue and Customs Consultation on Carbon Price Floor

Year: 2011

The following comments on the UK proposal for a carbon price floor to support and create certainty for low-carbon investments are …

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Carbon Pricing for Low-Carbon Investment: Executive Summary

Year: 2011

This paper was produced as part of the Carbon Pricing for Low Carbon Investment Project.

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A selection of Climate Strategies' supporters and collaborators

Carbon Pricing Leadership Coalition
Uongozi Institute
World Bank
THI
Dutch minitstry
KRF
Arcellor
Oak Foundation
ICTSD
ECF
Mercator
T&F
CF
DEA
FCO
French Ministry
HC
KAS
Kei
radboud
Stanley
The Centre
TATA
CCC
BMUB2
BMUB
EC
IDDRI
DIW Berlin
DFID
DECC
CIFF
CDKN