Diskussionspapiere 2069 / 2024
We investigate policies for increasing recycling to facilitate decarbonization within the basic material sector, including market-based policies, such as carbon pricing, advanced disposal fee and minimum recycled content requirement, and non-market policies, such as product design standard. We develop an analytical model to assess the role of these policy instruments for recycling related choices of ...
2024| Xi Sun, Karsten Neuhoff
Refereed essays Web of Science
The EU Taxonomy is the first standardised and comprehensive classification system for sustainable economic activities. It covers activities responsible for up to 80% of EU greenhouse gas emissions and may play an important role in channelling investments into low-carbon technologies by helping investors to make informed decisions. However, especially in transition sectors much depends on the stringency ...
Journal of Sustainable Finance & Investment
14 (2024), 1, S. 128–160
| Franziska Schütze, Jan Stede
The conversion of electricity generation to renewable energies such as wind and solar is the most important building block for a climate-neutral economy and Germany's independence from energy imports. The energy crisis in the wake of the war in Ukraine shows that an acceleration of the energy transition is urgently needed. "Contracts for Differences" (CfDs) can be an effective means of promoting the ...
05.07.2023| Fernanda Ballesteros, Mats Kröger, Karsten Neuhoff, Jörn C. Richstein
Die EU-Richtlinie über die Gesamtenergieeffizienz von Gebäuden (EPBD) etabliert eine neue gesellschaftliche Norm und ein großes politisches Ziel: Bis 2033 sollten alle Wohngebäude einen Mindeststandard an Energieeffizienz erreichen. So sollen Energiekosten und Schocks für Haushalte begrenzt werden und der Energiebedarf reduziert werden, um eine klimaneutrale Energieversorgung für alle zu...
16.05.2023| Sibylle Braungardt (Öko-Institut), Melanie Weber-Moritz (BDM), Ingrid Vogler (GdW), Christian Noll (DENEFF), Peter Rathert (BMWSB)
The energy and climate crisis enhance the need for energy savings. In the building sector, these savings can be achieved primarily through thermal retrofitting. So far, progress in this area has been slow. To date, less than one percent of the residential building stock in Germany is retrofitted each year. The existing support programs alone offer too little reliability for the necessary...
13.03.2023| Sophie Behr, Merve Küçük, Karsten Neuhoff
The influential Indian Parliamentarian Mr. Jayant Sinha envisages a global climate alliance building on the concept of the European Union and its Green Deal – a community attractive to its members because it addresses the diverse needs and ensures that joint action benefits all. To ensure the inclusive nature and broaden the political ownership of such an initiative, Mr. Sinha launched a report on...
16.02.2023| Jayant Sinha (Global Climate Alliance Collaborative), Jaroslaw Pietras (Martens Centre / College of Europe), Erika Mink-Zaghloul (thyssenkrupp Steel Europe), Hans Peter Lankes (London School of Economics), Vera Rodenhoff (German Federal Ministry for the Economic Affairs und Climate Action)
Diskussionspapiere 2062 / 2023
This paper investigates the implications of implementing the Just Energy Transition Partnership (JETP) in South Africa by exploring the factors that are at work when donors and recipients interact with each other. It analyses the JETP using global cooperation theories on climate change and identify mutual trust, based on shared norms; and process legitimacy via institutionalisation as the factors which ...
2023| Heiner von Lüpke
Refereed essays Web of Science
We present an economics framework appropriate to the exceptionally broad scope of the climate change problem. This considers that economic and social processes, particularly those involved in purposive transitions of energy technologies and systems, involve the interplay between three distinct domains of decision-making and associated actors. The first concerns small-scale and often short-term decision-making, ...
Oxford Review of Economic Policy
39 (2023), 4, S. 711-730
| Michael Grubb, Alexandra Poncia, Paul Drummond, Karsten Neuhoff, Jean-Charles Hourcade
DIW Weekly Report 25 / 2023
In its Federal Climate Change Act, Germany has committed to achieving climate neutrality by 2045. To do so, companies from both the industrial and the service sectors must adjust their production and business practices, and financial institutions must adjust their evaluation criteria. In many cases, this requires a new strategic direction and investments in climate-neutral products, business models, ...
2023| Fernanda Ballesteros, Alexandra Hüttel, Karsten Neuhoff, Catherine Marchewitz