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Exploring Sector-Specific Baseline Setting

Standardised Baselines with different levels of integration (Case Study)

In this study commissioned by the German Emission Trading Authority (DEHSt), the Authors of the Wuppertal Institute and GFA Consulting Group investigate the prospects of applying the performance-penetration approach outlined in the Standardized Baselines framework to a complex integrated production process: the Indonesian cement sector.

They find that it is in principle possible to derive a baseline emission factor based on this concept. They find that a more detailed approach disintegrating the sector in as many sub-processes as possible and calculating the emission factors using indicators that reflect these is feasible and may produce a more conservative baseline. They also find that the performance-penetration approach is highly sensitive to market penetration in the sector.

Date: April 2015
Type: Study