Reports & Publications

This online library collects selected publications covering the full range of climate issues: emissions & mitigation, impacts and adaptation, negotiations and policies, energy, economy and carbon pricing, society and media.

Impacts of Climate Change on World Heritage Coral Reefs

With the report ‘Impacts of Climate Change on World Heritage Coral Reefs’, the UNESCO’s World Heritage Centre released the first global scientific assessment of climate change impacts on World Heritage coral reefs. Soaring ocean temperatures in the past three years have subjected 21 of 29 World Heritage reefs to severe and/or repeated heat stress, and read more…

New Energy Outlook 2017

New Energy Outlook 2017 is Bloomberg New Energy Finance’s latest annual long-term forecast for global power, based on detailed analysis country-by-country and technology-by-technology of electricity demand, costs of generation and structural changes in the electricity system. It draws on the expertise of 65 analysts and researchers around the world specialising in the energy transition. The read more…

Renewables 2017 Global Status Report

The Renewables 2017 Global Status Report (GSR) published by REN21 gives an overview on the current state of renewable energy. It provides tables, charts and figures on renewable energies and respective investments, price developments, capacity additions and power generation, both in general and in detail for the different renewable energy sources. Accordingly, additions in installed read more…

Energy Technology Perspectives 2017

The Energy Technology Perspectives 2017 (ETP) is the International Energy Agency (IEA)’s comprehensive publication on energy technology which focuses on the opportunities and challenges of scaling and accelerating the deployment of clean energy technologies. The ETP considers the different ongoing trends in the energy sector and respective technological advances. The report includes for the first read more…

Analysis of key trends and drivers in greenhouse gas emissions in the EU between 1990 and 2015

The report of the European Environment Agency (EEA) analyses the major factors underpinning the trends in greenhouse gas emissions in Europe, both in the last year and over the period since 1990. The data is based on the EU’s 2017 submission to the UNFCCC of its greenhouse gas inventory.

Unlocking Potential – State of the Voluntary Carbon Markets 2017

This report of Forest Trend’s Ecosystem Marketplace presents an overview of the voluntary carbon markets. It gives an insight into the volume and price of as well as the expenditures for transactions and the respective trends. In addition, the geographical representation of projects and payments is described as well as the sectoral distribution in which read more…

The empirics of enabling investment and innovation in renewable energy

This working paper published by the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) undertakes econometric analysis to assess the impacts of climate mitigation policies and the quality of the investment environment on investment and innovation in renewable power in OECD and G20 countries. It also assesses how countries’ investment environments interact with climate mitigation policies read more…