How to achieve a more balanced use of Europe’s largest Environmental funding scheme: LIFE?

The LIFE Programme, the only funding programme exclusively dedicated to environment and climate action, is ending in 2020. The Commission has proposed a new (LIFE) financial programme for the post-2020 Multiannual Financial Framework. In light of the results of the Impact Assessment accompanying Commission’s proposal for the new Programme, DG Environment wished to reinforce the…

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How do consumers engage in the Circular Economy?

The European Commission has recently published a behavioural study on consumers’ engagement in the circular economy, which provides policy-relevant insights to assist with the implementation of the EU Circular Economy Action Plan. The study found that consumers were generally willing to engage in circular economy practices, but actual engagement was rather low. While a majority…

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Trinomics evaluation and country fiches published by DG CLIMA as it evaluates the EU’s strategy for adaptation to climate change

Report: adapt_strat_eval_report_en (3 MB) DG Climate Action published on 12th November 2018 its evaluation of the EU strategy on adaptation to climate change – see here. This evaluation was underpinned by work carried out by Trinomics (as part of a team led by Ricardo E&E and also including IEEP and Wageningen Environmental Research). The evaluation…

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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…

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Quest for the ‘sweet spot’ – support to the MTE of the UK’s Renewable Energy Performance Platform (REPP) 

The Renewable Energy Performance Platform (REPP) was set up by the United Kingdom government, the European Investment Bank (EIB) and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) in December 2015 with a generous budget of £48 million and is set to run until 2020. In essence, the platform serves as a project preparation facility (PPF) seeking to get promising…

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The ClairCity Skylines online game for Amsterdam has been launched.

One of the most awaited outputs of the large H2020 European project ClairCity (Citizen-led air Pollution Reduction in Cities) led by Trinomics has been launched: The ClairCity Skylines online game for Amsterdam. The game (developed by UWE Bristol) is available for Android or iOS – you can download it for free here: http://www.claircity.eu/amsterdam/game-app-2/ As player you are tasked with…

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What was the impact of the TEN-E Regulation on Europe’s energy networks and the progress of trans-European energy infrastructure projects?

Report: Evaluation of the TEN-E Regulation (4 MB) In 2017 we led the evaluation study of the Trans-European Energy Networks (TEN-E) Regulation, carried out in collaboration with Enerdata, DNV GL and Spark. The TEN-E Regulation identifies priority corridors and thematic areas of trans-European energy infrastructure and provides guidelines for the selection of Projects of Common…

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