New Vacancies

Trinomics is now accepting applications for several Senior Consultant roles: An experienced Senior Consultant – Climate Mitigation full-time) to join our EU climate policy team in Rotterdam (NL) or Brussels (BE). The successful applicant will support the cluster manager in further expanding Trinomics’ project portfolio in European and international policy development and assessments in the…

Findings of Trinomics’ study on European Energy Technology Dependence will be discussed at the high-level EU Energy Diplomacy meeting

The European External Action Service (EEAS) works closely with Member States and the European Commission to implement an effective and coherent EU foreign policy, such as the external dimension of the Energy Union. On February 6th, the EEAS will hold its 10th EU Energy Diplomacy Experts Group Meeting, a follow-up of the EU Energy Diplomacy…

Trans-European gas infrastructure in the light of the 2050 decarbonisation targets

Report: Final gas infrastructure (2 MB) The required sharp decrease in CO2 and other greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 may drastically reduce the share of natural gas in the European energy mix. In 2018 Trinomics prepared a study for DG Energy on the role of trans-European gas infrastructure in the light of the 2050 decarbonisation…

Next week Trinomics participates at the high-level panel discussion concerning the 7th Environmental Action Programme

As part of the evaluation of the 7th Environmental Action Programme (7th EAP), our colleague Rob Williams (senior expert on energy and the environment) will be speaking at a conference in Vienna concerning future EU environmental policy. He will participate as a panellist in the discussion on “State of Environment and Challenges for the next…

Trinomics supports the government of El Salvador in its preparations to better access international climate finance

(For Spanish version, please scroll down) The Paris Climate Agreement saw the establishment of a new multilateral source of finance for projects directed at mitigating and adopting to climate change in developing countries: the Green Climate Fund (GCF). In the framework of the ‘GCF Readiness Programme’, formed subsequent to the fund’s creation by the United…

How well has the EU freshwater policy framework succeeded in ensuring ‘good’ freshwaters?

Last week we kicked off a new project for the European Commission (DG Environment) within the topic of environmental policy. The assignment concerns a Fitness Check (evaluation) of the various directives forming the backbone of EU Freshwater Policy, including – but not limited to – the Water Framework Directive and the Floods Directive. This evaluation will result…

Construction industry professionals and VET practitioners – you can now SIGN UP for the Stakeholder Workshop that will take stock of the European BUILD UP Skills initiative and debate the way forward!

What – Stakeholder Workshop during European Vocational Skills Week 2017 Topic – Taking stock of the European BUILD UP Skills initiative and looking forward Is it for you? If you are a construction industry professional, or a VET professional, or you are simply interested in energy efficiency building (skills), this workshop is for you Date…

EEA briefing ‘Releases of pollutants to the environment from Europe’s industrial sector’

The EEA has published a briefing ‘Releases of pollutants to the environment from Europe’s industrial sector’ based on the report ‘Transforming the EU power sector: avoiding a carbon lock-in‘ which was prepared with support from Trinomics. The EEA’s briefing analyses emissions from the largest industrial facilities (including power plants, petrochemical refineries and metal processing plants) which report…

Access-to-Finance Conditions for Investments in Bio-Based Industries and the Blue Economy

The EIB report on  Access-to-Finance Conditions for Investments in Bio-Based Industries and the Blue Economy was published on 31 May 2017. This report is based on a study carried out by EY with the support of Trinomics. Trinomics carried out desk research, data collection and interviews with project promoters in the Blue Economy in Europe. The study…

Stakeholder workshop supporting the Fitness Check on the most relevant chemicals legislation

Report: Fitness Check workshop – draft agenda (45 KB)   As part of its Better Regulation agenda, the European Commission is conducting a Fitness Check of selected chemicals legislation (excluding REACH) as part of the REFIT programme. The evidence and data gathering for this Fitness Check is supported by a number of studies including a…

Trinomics contributes city case studies for new European Environment Agency report on ‘Financing urban adaptation to climate change’

The eleven detailed city case studies on financial models for implementing urban adaptation measures that Trinomics and its partners Arcadis and TNO have developed under a recent project for the European Environment Agency (published here) have been integrated in the new European Environment Agency report on ‘Financing urban adaptation to climate change’. This report offers…

Trinomics assisting EEA with its efforts to further the discussions around domestic climate finance in Europe to reach the EU’s goal of transitioning to a low-carbon, climate-resilient society

The 2015 Paris Agreement has set an unprecedented worldwide agreement to tackle greenhouse gas emissions to limit the rate of global warming (mitigation), as well as at the same time to take measures that help prepare for current and future climate change impacts (adaptation). Both of these elements require unparalleled redirection of investments. Recognizing this,…

What is the impact of the circular economy on jobs?

The transition towards a circular economy has been set in motion. National policy frameworks are being developed and the European Union adopted the Circular Economy Package in December 2015. Policymakers, industry and – increasingly – citizens understand the potential that the circular economy could bring to Europe. The circular economy is a comprehensive proposition, of which…

Evaluation of the Access to Energy Fund

Trinomics is pleased to contribute to the evaluation of the Dutch Access to Energy Fund (AEF) from the Dutch government (DGIS), which is managed by the Dutch Development Bank (FMO). In a team with associate experts from MDF and APE Public Economics (lead), Trinomics’ experts evaluate the fund’s operations up to 2016 and provide strategic…

Boosting Building Renovation: What potential and value for Europe?


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Report: ipol_stu2016587326_en (4 MB) The Committee on Industry, Research and Energy (ITRE) of the European Paliament has published in October 2016 the paper titled ‘Boosting Building Renovation: What potential and value for Europe?’ authored by Trinomics. The paper consists of a thorough review of the state of the European building stock and assesses various policy…

Investigating the feasibility for a circular economy and secondary raw materials platform in the EU

As part of a consortium led by Technopolis Group and UCL, Trinomics will conduct research on identifying the key aspects and features of effective industrial symbiosis (IS) coordination intermediaries and assessing the feasibility of creating an EU-level platform that could contribute to a better exchange of secondary raw materials and an exchange of best practices…

Trinomics at Spanish energy poverty congress

Trinomics will be present during the first Catalan Congress on Energy Poverty. Jessica Yearwood, consultant  at Trinomics, will present the results of the project “Selecting Indicators to Measure Energy Poverty”, prepared for the European Commission’s DG Energy. The event will take place the 3rd and 4th of November at Fira Sabadell, Barcelona. For more information visit…

Final report on the efficient functioning of waste markets for DG Environment, European Commission, published!


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Report: waste_market_study (11 MB) On July 13, 2016 the European Commission has published its final report on the efficient functioning of waste markets in the European Union – legislative and policy options. This report, prepared by ARCADIS (lead partner) and Trinomics, provides a better understanding of the nature and extent of obstacles and regulatory failures affecting…

SCOT final conference on CO2 re-use

For the last three years, Trinomics has been part of the SCOT (Smart CO<sub>2</sub> Transformation) consortium, a collaborative European project in the area of CO<sub>2</sub> re-use. CO<sub>2</sub> re-use is a broad term that covers a variety of innovative industrial processes which use CO<sub>2</sub> from point source emitters (and in the future from direct air capture) as…

EEA report on ‘Urban adaptation to climate change in Europe 2016’ published today stresses the benefits of investing in long-term preventive measures that cities should take to improve their resilience


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Report: Urban adaptation report (18 MB) The new EEA report on ‘Urban adaptation to climate change in Europe 2016 — Transforming cities in a changing climate’ builds on and complements existing products and initiatives on urban adaptation in Europe, among others the case study reports prepared by Trinomics on developing urban case studies on synergies between…

Report on Supporting the implementation of Green Infrastructure across Europe

Led by Trinomics, in collaboration with Alterra, Arcadis, Risk & Policy Analysis, Stella Consulting, and the Regional Environmental Centre, the team has supported the European Commission (DG Environment) over the past 1 ½ years in the implementation of the European Green Infrastructure Strategy. The service contract aimed to ensure a more effective promotion of GI…

Trinomics mapped climate finance in Belgium

At the Paris Climate Conference in 2015, 195 countries agreed to limit the global average temperature rise well below 2°C and to pursue efforts to limit the temperature increase to 1.5°C. Moreover, they agreed to make financing flows consistent with a pathway towards low greenhouse gases (GHG) emissions and climate resilient development. Achieving such reductions…