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April 2019
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
This report provides a comprehensive view of practices and developments in the governance, implementation and performance of budgeting across OECD countries. It looks at recent practices such as the application of medium-term frameworks and the use of data and analytics to highlight the impacts of policies on concerns such as gender equality and the environment.
February 2019
Market Uptake of Solar Thermal Electricity (MUSTEC)
This report investigates clean energy policy strategies in France, Germany, Spain, Italy, Switzerland, and the European Union (EU) as a whole and finds that none of these pathways would lead to decarbonisation to the extent required to fulfil the European (Union and national) commitments under the Paris Agreement. The report points to a greater need for power system flexibility in order to expand intermittent renewables.
February 2019
Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES)
This report, 1.5-Degree Lifestyles: Targets and options for reducing lifestyle carbon footprints, analyses the carbon footprint of household lifestyles and how changes can contribute to meeting the ambitious 1.5-degree aspirational target envisaged by the Paris Agreement on climate change. It analyses scientific emission scenarios and case studies from Finland, Japan, China, Brazil, and India, and proposes long-term targets for individuals’ lifestyle carbon footprints by 2030-2050, as well as low-carbon options that citizens and society can adopt.
November 2018
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, Renewable Energy Policy Network for the 21st Century (REN21), Agora Verkehrswende
This study provides a clear picture of the state of G20 transport emissions, analyses already existing approaches for decarbonising the transport sector and stresses the urgency of putting ambitious climate action on the political agenda. It includes factsheets on each G20 member that shed light on the specific situation and challenges in each country, including existing goals and efforts. The report concludes by comparing stated ambition with implemented policies and actions while also considering required global reductions in the transport sector to keep the global temperature rise well below 2 degrees Celsius.
October 2018
ESU-services
This Pilot-Study for the Analysis of the Environmental Impacts of Commodities Traded in Switzerland evaluates the environmental impacts of commodities traded by Swiss companies without being physically transported to Switzerland. Like this, they are excluded from foreign trade statistics or input-output analysis. With Switzerland trading 20-65% of global trade, depending on the commodity, this pilot-study closes this gap.
September 2018
United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment), International Resource Panel (IRP)

Resource efficiency is a key approach to decoupling economic growth from environmental degradation while enhancing human well-being. It stimulates innovation, the creation of new industries, and boosts economic competitiveness.

September 2018
Inquiry into the Design of a Sustainable Financial System (UN Environment Inquiry)

As a global financial centre with a growing strategic interest in sustainable finance, and a country recognized as a leader in digital technologies and innovation, Switzerland is seeking an improved understanding of how digital finance can accelerate the greening of financial flows.

June 2018
Asia Society Policy Institute, International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD)

Northeast Asia Carbon Markets and Trade Connections published by Asia Society Policy Institute (ASPI) in collaboration with ICTSD focuses on carbon pricing and the linking of carbon pricing systems as a potential cata

March 2018
Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES), Asian Co-benefits Partnership (ACP), Government of Japan

The Paris Agreement and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development have generated a fast-growing interest in strengthening the links between climate change and other development priorities in Asia.

January 2018
Rainforest Foundation Norway, Cerulogy
The report Driving Deforestation: The Impact of Expanding Palm Oil Demand through Biofuel Policy looks at the current demand and potential 2030 demand for palm oil from biofuel policies in key countries and in the aviation industry. It presents low, medium and high scenarios for the role of 2030 biofuel production in increasing demand for palm oil.

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