The paper Cleaner, Smarter, Cheaper: Network Tariff Design for a Smart Future provides recommendations for network tariff design that will support the realisation of the European Union’s clean energy vision in a timely fashion, at least cost, and with an equitable distribution of the costs and benefits among consumers.
Climate Action Tracker, NewClimate Institute, Climate Analytics, Ecofys
This new analysis What's on the Table? Mitigating Agricultural Emissions While Achieving Food Security shows that reducing emissions through changes in farming practices alone will not be enough to limit global warming to 1.5°C, but changing our diets and reducing food waste could make significant additional reductions, which calls for a much more holistic approach.
The statistical report Energy Efficiency Indicators Highlights 2017 is designed to help understand what drives final energy use in IEA member countries in order to improve and track national energy efficiency policies.
University College London Energy Institute, International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, N.N. Krasovskii Institute of Mathematics and Mechanics, Ural Federal University, GGKP Annual Conference
The UK electricity system is undergoing a significant transformation. Increasing penetration of renewable generation and integration of distributed energy resources (DERs) such as electrical storage, solar PV and wind generators challenge the traditional way of balancing electricity in the grid, whereby supply matches demand.
10-Year Framework of Programmes on Sustainable Consumption and Production (10YFP), United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment)
The aim of the study The Long View: Exploring Product Lifetime Extension is to provide recommendations on the opportunities available to consumers, private sector and especially governments, of developed and developing economies, to address product lifetime extension.
The disruptive rise of the sharing economy has inspired multiple social innovations embodying significant potential towards achieving urban sustainability in crucial areas like low-carbon mobility. Increasingly, consumers in such sharing systems participate in activities of value co-creation together with firms and peers, such as through enforcing rules that help maintain trust and reciprocity. Why do people choose to invest their time and energy in co-creating values that may benefit wider social and environmental sustainability in the sharing economy?
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Environment Directorate
Behavioural insights can help policy makers obtain a deeper understanding of the behavioural mechanisms contributing to environmental problems, and design and implement more effective policy interventions.
The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, adopted by the United Nations member states in 2015, requires “each government (to set) its own national targets guided by the global level of ambition” set out by the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD)
The Environmental Goods Agreement (EGA), initiated in 2014, is intended to reduce tariffs on a list of goods by the signatories, after which concessions will be extended to all WTO members based on the most-favoured-nation principle.