The best way for the world to pull together

For climate mitigation to work, many countries must participate. Carefully designed incentives make this realistic. Based on findings from cooperative research, this Policy Brief outlines a better way to implement the Paris Agreement.

Safeguarding Europe's climate protection

The European Union has high ambitions with regard to halting the anthropogenic warming of the planet – yet how can it handle that others are doing less? This Policy Brief highlights the options, including a pragmatic border carbon adjustment.

Designing Policies to Green Road Transportation

Ensuring sustainable mobility, and reducing the negative externalities in an efficient and socially acceptable way, requires intelligent regulation. This Policy Brief offers an overview of existing policy instruments and the current state of research regarding their impacts.

Closing the deal on the end of coal

Coal is in many countries still seen as one of cheapest energy sources - because the negative effects on climate and health are not reflected in energy prices. This Policy Brief explains how a rapid and socially acceptable phase-out can be organised.

Tax reform: making climate policy socially balanced

Carbon prices create incentives to invest in climate-friendly technologies and thus promote the transition to a low-carbon economy. However, low-income earners are initially burdened disproportionately high. This Policy Brief shows how the burden can be taken off.

Cleaning up emissions from our atmosphere

Carbon removal for climate protection: governments are already setting concrete goals. Reducing emissions quickly towards zero is not enough. This Policy Brief provides an overview of relevance, possible technologies, potentials, costs, and policy instruments.