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The contribution of biofuels to achieving the 2030 climate objectives

On behalf of the Association of the German Biofuels Industry (VDB), DIW Econ is investigating the question of what contribution biofuels will make to emission reductions in the transport sector by 2030.

The source materials for biofuel production – this applies both to cultivated biomass and to the source materials of waste-based and advanced biofuels – can only be sustainably provided in limited quantities.

Urgent need for reform in the Ukrainian energy sector remains

DIW weekly report 06 / 2019, pp. 88-95

Ukraine has been experiencing an economic decline for ten years, cushioned by international financial assistance. Ukraine has been experiencing an economic decline for the last ten years, which has been alleviated by international financial aid. For 20 years Western donors have been pushing for market-economy reforms in the energy sector, which Ukraine has repeatedly delayed or only half-heartedly implemented. The country is still the most energy-intensive economy in Europe.

Turning point: decoupling CO2 emissions and economic growth

The study “Decoupling greenhouse gas emissions from economic growth” commissioned by the Heinrich Böll Foundation examines the developments over the period 1990-2014.

In the past, energy consumption increased along with global economic performance. In 2014, greenhouse gas emissions from the energy sector fell for the first time while the economy grew.

Concept of a low carbon development strategy for Ukraine

Agenda for investment and economic modernisation

On behalf of  UNDP Ukraine and supported by the Federal Ministry of the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Sefety (BMUB) based on a decision of the Parliament of the Federal Republic of Germany.