report | 01/2018

National monitoring approaches for climate change public finance

This paper describes the opportunities and costs associated with the development of monitoring approaches for national climate change public finance. It describes an example of climate change budget tracking, summarises five tools that can support climate change financial monitoring, and identifies key enabling conditions for its effective application. The opportunity to apply these tools in non-Annex I countries is briefly described, along with a closer look at Costa Rica as a country with strong potential for effective tracking.

Guideline | 01/2018

Hotspots Analysis (HSA) methodological framework

Hotspots analysis is being used around the world to address significant sustainability challenges by helping to provide focus in an era of information overload. This Methodological Framework aims to support those wishing to commission, conduct or use hotspots analysis studies in a life cycle context, including the support of stakeholders of the 10YFP in their efforts to prioritize their actions to accelerate a shift towards Sustainable Consumption and Production (SCP). It aims to be equally applicable to businesses, government, as well as individual researchers and other organisations (i.e., NGOs and academic institutions). As a framework, rather than a standard, it provides a degree of flexibility to enable hotspots analysis to be used in differing circumstances. The publication presents HSA with methodology and guidance and aims to provide a consistent approach to hotspots analysis. As an action-oriented methodology, the key outcome is to identify where the greatest opportunity for improvement against an impact occurs. Case studies are provided in this document.

Manual | 01/2018

Guidance for communicating hotspots: The effective use of sustainability information to drive action and improve performance

This protocol for the appropriate use and communication of sustainability information derived from hotspots analysis is a companion to the publication 'Hotspots Analysis: a methodological framework' (in particular step 7 of the framework, that involves presenting and communicating the shortlisted hotspots to a wider audience). It provides guiding principles on how to communicate the results of a hotspots analysis and gives examples for visualization of the information. The protocol is aligned with the UN Environment Guidelines for providing product sustainability information.

Guideline | 01/2018

Guidelines for Providing Product Sustainability Information

Global guidance on making effective environmental, social and economic claims, to empower and enable consumer choice. The Guidelines offer value chain and public sector professionals clear guidance on making effective, trustworthy claims to consumers, on product-related sustainability information. They were developed in a two year consensus building process among over 35 organizations, and are applicable to all regions and companies of all sizes.

Press review | 01/2018

Press Review 4/2017

Press Review 4/2017 - International Climate Initiative (IKI) of the German Environment Ministry (BMU). The press review is Compiled by the public relations department of the IKI Program Office. The articles selected are contributions from IKI projects as well as internal research.

report | 01/2018

Installations versus Companies. Making the right choice in the design of an Emissions Trading Scheme

The design of an emissions trading scheme (ETS) is a complex task which needs to reflect fundamental economic aspects and practicalities as well as regulatory and legal traditions, structural aspects of the regulated sectors and, last but not least, a wide range of political considerations. This paper discusses the issue of installation- versus company-based approaches for an ETS with respect to different design issues of an ETS implementation.

report | 12/2017

Refrigeration and Air Conditioning (RAC) Greenhouse Gas Inventory for Indonesia

The inventory for the RAC sector of Indonesia, capturing emissions from both climate-damaging refrigerant and energy use, is the first of its kind and is a result of a comprehensive data collection and assessment process. This report has been developed to provide a basis for the further development of the Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Action (NAMA) in the RAC sector in contribution to Indonesia’s climate targets set out in its Nationally Determined Contributions

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