Governance capacities in reflexive climate policymaking: the scope, role, and institutional arrangements of policy mix evaluation in the German domestic buildings sector

In this research, we are interested in the governance of the building sector and the role of evaluation climate policy making : the government-mandated processes used to evaluate policy in terms of the actors, organisations and ministries involved in ...

Ariadne brief: Strengthening the EU Governance Regulation for the 2030 climate targets

The Governance Regulation (EU) 2018/1999 is the central procedural steering instrument for achieving the EU's energy and climate targets. However, since it came into force in 2018, it has been judged to be deficient. As part of the “Fit ...

Report: Mapping variation in institutions for climate policymaking – Climate institutions in Germany, the United Kingdom, Sweden, and Australia

This report seeks to answer three research questions. First, what are climate institutions and how can we characterise them across countries? Second, what effects do climate institutions have on climate policymaking? Third, based on these findings, what lessons can ...

Executive summary for policymakers: Mapping variation in institutions for climate policymaking – Climate institutions in Germany, the United Kingdom, Sweden, and Australia

This report seeks to answer three research questions. First, what are climate institutions and how can we characterise them across countries? Second, what effects do climate institutions have on climate policymaking? Third, in light of these findings, what insights ...

Background: Assessing Climate Policy Instrument Pathways – An Application to the German Light Duty Vehicle Sector

We introduce and test a novel design and assessment framework for climate policy mix pathways and use it to construct and assess alternative policy pathways offering increased ambition of Greenhouse Gas (GHG) abatement in Germany’s light duty vehicle (LDV) ...

Report: Citizen’s Views of Future Energy Worlds – Results of the Ariadne Citizen’s Conference on Electricity Transition

The Ariadne project is shaping a learning process between science, politics, business and civil society in order to provide a broad knowledge base for decisions on the energy transition. Since the beginning of the project, researchers have been working ...

Report: Views of Citizens on Four Future Pathways of the Transport Transition – Results of the Ariadne Citizens’ Conference on the Transport Transition

The Ariadne Kopernikus project is shaping a learning process between science, politics, business and civil society in order to provide a broad knowledge base for decisions on the energy transition. Since the beginning of the project, researchers have been ...

Report: A Fair and Solidarity-based EU Emissions Trading System for Buildings and Road Transport

The new emissions trading system for buildings and road transport – the socalled ETS2 – proposed as part of the Fit for 55 package is key for decarbonising these two sectors. It will oblige fuel suppliers to obtain emission ...

Analysis: Optimal allocation of the EU carbon budget – A multi-model assessment

Currently, a central debate within the EU institutions concerns the introduction of a new Emission Trading System for road transport and buildings (ETS2) in addition to the current EU ETS. Contested design features are the split of the carbon ...

Dossier: Cornerstones of an Adaptable Hydrogen Strategy — Summary

Green hydrogen and e-fuels are undoubtedly necessary for Germany's course toward climate neutrality in 2045. Unlike renewable electricity from wind and sun, however, we have not yet made any practical use of these energy sources. In the debate, therefore, ...