Developing emissions trading monitoring and verification protocols for the World Bank
Contracted by the World Bank's Partnership for Market Readiness, SQ Consult, Get2C, UBA Austria and Klimapolitika have joined forces in developing MRV protocols for countries considering reducing their greenhouse gas emissions through the use of emissions trading systems.
The final protocols are available here: https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/bitstream/handle/10986/34388/A-Guide-to-Options-and-Choices-for-Policy-Makers.pdf?sequence=1&isAllowed=y
Support to the Commission and Member States EU ETS MRVA
The project supported the European Commission in the organisation, coordination and management of member states' compliance with EU ETS MRVA requirements. The project updated guidance documentation, provided organisation and secretariat support, and follow-up on the MS Article 21 reports and peer reviews. Klimapolitika supported SQ Consult by providing a practical perspective on needs and perceptions from small and new member states.
Klimapolitika supported ICF in a EuropeAid project for building China's Carbon Market
Klimapolitika provided support on emissions trading registries and allocation mechanisms as part of a consortium led by ICF International. The project provided a total of EUR 5M to support the design of China's emissions trading scheme in 2014 - 2016. Klimapolitika provided training on registries to Chinese central government and provincial government experts.
Linking Kazakhstan's Emissions Trading System with other emission trading systems
Under EBRD's Preparedness for Emissions Trading in the EBRD Region (PETER) Project, Carbon Limits, Thomson Reuters and Klimapolitika supported Kazakstan in linking its ETS with other trading schemes and increasing preparedness to enable discussions on linking carbon markets.
Analysing the Legal Nature of ETS Allowances
As the EU has no common civil law, ETS allowances fall under varying treatments under the laws of different Member States when it comes to taxation, property rights, or financial law. In cooperation with Milieu, Klimapolitika has developed an analysis for the European Commission's DG CLIMA on the legal nature of ETS allowances in order to better understand these implications, and their interplay with EU legislation. The final report of the project is available here: https://publications.europa.eu/en/publication-detail/-/publication/9d985256-a6a9-11e9-9d01-01aa75ed71a1/language-en
Designing ETS Competent Authorities for Ukraine and Moldova
As part of EuropeAid's CLIMA-East Programme, Klimapolitika carried out two projects, in Moldova and Ukraine respectively, with the objective of designing an emissions trading competent authority,
We analysed various options for setting up the Authority, prepared recommendations and estimated the costs of its establishment and operation.
Installation-level ETS services
Through our partners at Interzona Climate Change Advisory, Klimapolitika offers consultancy services for EUETS installations:
- power plants from small gas motors to fossil fuel giants with emissions of 5 million t CO2 per annum;
- district heating plants;
- various manufacturing installations.
Klimapolitika supporting China’s capacity building in ETS registries
As part of Norway's capacity building support to China's development of climate policies, our expert Istvan Bart supported several initiatives (conferences and bilateral capacity building events) aimed at developing provincial and national emissions trading registry systems in China.
Registries training in the EU - Korea ETS project
The EU-Korea ETS project supports the implementation and operation of the Korean Emissions Trading System (KETS), with technical assistance. István Bart from Klimapolitika is providing training on registries. The project is funded under the EU’s Partnership Instrument.
Modelling greenhouse gas emission reduction pathways for Albania
Klimapolitika worked together with the Regional Centre for Energy Policy Research (REKK) on modelling greenhouse gas emission pathways for Albania, using the TIMES model. The project was funded by the Hungarian government: with this project, Hungary wished to fulfil part of its international climate financing obligations under the UNFCCC and its Kyoto Protocol.
South East Europe Energy Transition Dialogue
Klimapolitika is working together with Agora Energiewende and think tank partners in South East Europe on improving the regulatory environment for the energy transition and creating a strengthened network of energy policy think tanks. Klimapolitika has mapped myths and facts related to renewable energy deployment in the SEE region.
Estimating Long-term GHG Emission Pathways for Hungary
Klimapolitika worked on projections of greenhouse gas emissions for Hungary for the period 2030-2050 for the Climate Change Action Plan of the National Climate Change Strategy.
Analysing Hungary's Long-Term Strategy
EU Member States are required to develop national long-term strategies on how they plan to achieve the greenhouse gas emissions reductions needed to meet their commitments under the Paris Agreement and EU objectives. Klimapolitika was responsible for assessing the Long-Term Strategy (LTS) of Hungary as a subcontractor of Ricardo Energy & Environment.
Low carbon development strategy for Montenegro
Klimapolitika is supporting Montenegro in developing a national system for projections and policies and measures. We are also developing low emission scenarios for the electricity, industry and residential buildings sectors until 2050.
Working on the background analysis for the Hungarian National Energy and Climate Plan
Klimapolitika prepared energy and GHG emission projections for the buildings sector using bottom-up energy modelling in TIMES. The analysis served as the basis for the Hungarian National Energy and Climate Plan. Klimapolitika worked on the project in cooperation with the Regional Centre for Energy Policy Research (REKK).
Analysing best practice cases in Hungary's climate policies
Klimapolitika contributed to the Hungarian sections of the CEE Climate Policy Frontier project, which is aimed at exploring the stories behind the most successful climate actions carried out in CEE Member States. The project is funded by EUKI and coordinated by Climate Strategies, Wise Europa, Climate Analytics and Expert Forum
Revising Hungary's Climate Change Strategy
Klimapolitika supported the revision of Hungary's 2008 Climate Change Strategy on request of Hungary's National Adaptation Centre.
Handbook and methodology for climate proofing EU funded projects
Klimapolitika prepared a handbook and a detailed methodology for climate proofing EU funded projects, to be used by the beneficiaries of projects. The guidebook adds further methodological elements as well as information on climate change in Hungary to guidance published by the European Commission,
Mapping the Hungarian system for monitoring and feedback on climate and energy policies and measures
The Swedish Environmental Protection Agency (SEPA) is supporting Hungary in addressing the challenges the country faces in the field of monitoring climate and energy policies and measures.
Klimapolitika helped the SEPA by preparing the situation analysis of the current national monitoring methodologies and practices in Hungary, and identifying some gaps in the system.
Designing an ETS Competent Authority for Moldova
As part of EuropeAid's CLIMA-East Programme, the project supported Moldova with designing an emissions trading competent authority, which is a requirement under Moldova's EU Association Agreement. We analysed various options for setting up the Authority, prepared recommendations and estimated the costs of its establishment and operation. The results were presented to the government in a report.
Designing an ETS Competent Authority for Ukraine
As part of EuropeAid's CLIMA-East Programme, the project supported Ukraine with designing an emissions trading competent authority, which is a requirement under Ukraine's EU Association Agreement. We analysed various options for setting up the Authority, prepared recommendations and estimated the costs of its establishment and operation. The results were presented to the government in a report..
Supporting Moldova in transposing EU climate acquis in emissions trading and F-gases and ozone-depleting substances
As part of EuropeAid's ClimaEast project, Klimapolitika assisted the government of Moldova in assessing the domestic legislative and administrative requirements and feasibility of laying the groundwork for emissions trading. The assistance involved the drafting of a report and the production of a roadmap for implementation. In 2016, this work was extended to F-Gases and Ozone Depleting Substances legislation.
Klimapolitika experts supported the EU Presidency's climate team for the 4th time
The Hellenic government contracted three of Klimapolitika’s experts to assist its international climate policy team during the country’s Presidency of the Council of the European Union in the first semester of 2014. They provided support for the Greek Presidency team in preparing for and participating in UNFCCC sessions, including the coordination of several EU expert groups and negotiation teams as well as outreach activities.
Klimapolitika supported Lithuania’s 2013 EU Presidency climate team
Klimapolitika's experts were contracted by the Lithuanian government to assist its international climate policy team during the country’s Presidency of the Council of the European Union between July and December 2013. The team has gained the unique track record of having supported three international climate negotiating teams for EU Presidencies. (Hungary in 2011, Cyprus in 2012, and Lithuania in 2013) . The team provided assistance in planning, organising and chairing expert groups prior to negotiation sessions and the harmonisation of the EU's diplomatic efforts during negotiations.
Klimapolitika is supporting COWI in mainstreaming of climate change into ESIF Partnership Agreements and Operational Programmes
Klimapolitika supported COWI in assessing the integration of climate change into Partnership Agreements and Operational Programmes submitted by member states to the European Commission for the 2014-2020 MFF, by quality checking the reports prepared by COWI experts.