Support for an ex-ante impact assessment of the post-2020 financial instrument for environment and climate (LIFE)- Additional service for the NCP network

Client: EC – DG Environment & DG Climate Action Implementation period: 2018 – 2018 (Ongoing) Geographic coverage: European Union Theme:  Climate Change, Environment Topic: Environmental Policy Experts:  Katarina Svatikova, Foivos Petsinaris, Rob Williams, Liliana Guevara Opinska, Federica Gerber How could a Network of National Contact Points support MS participation in the LIFE programme? Launched in 1992, LIFE is the…

Evaluation of the Directive on batteries and accumulators

Client: European Commission – DG Environment Implementation period: 2016 – 2016 (Ongoing) Geographic coverage: European Union Theme:  Environment Topic: Environmental Policy Experts:  Rob Williams, Laura Baroni, Jurgen Vermeulen Have the objectives of the Batteries Directive been met? The overall aim of this study is to provide evidence to assess whether the objectives of the Directive 2006/66/EC (the Batteries Directive)…

Mid-term review of the implementation of the 7th Environmental Action Programme

Client: European Parliament Research Service (EPRS) Implementation period: 2017 – 2017 (Completed) Geographic coverage: European Union Theme:  Environment Topic: Environmental Policy Experts:  Rob Williams, Katarina Svatikova, Irati Artola Is the 7th EAP well on its way in meeting all priority objectives? In collaboration with Technopolis group, Trinomics has supported the mid-term review of the implementation of the 7th Environmental…

Decomposition analysis of emissions from large combustion plants

Client: European Environment Agency (EEA) Implementation period: 2017 – 2017 (Completed) Geographic coverage: Europe Theme:  Environment Topic: Environmental Policy Experts:  Matthew Smith, Tycho Smit What were the driving factors behind the reduced emissions of key pollutants from large combustion plants (LCPs)? Between 2004-2015, the emissions of four key pollutants originating from large combustion plants (LCPs) in the EU have…

Support for an ex-ante impact assessment of the post-2020 financial instrument for environment and climate (LIFE)

Client: European Commission – DG Climate Action/DG Environment Implementation period: 2018 – 2018 (Completed) Geographic coverage: European Union Theme:  Climate Change, Environment Topic: Climate Finance, Biodiversity & Natural Capital, Environmental Policy Experts:  Rob Williams, Katarina Svatikova, Federica Gerber, Foivos Petsinaris What will the post-2020 LIFE programme look like? As the current programming period of LIFE (2014-2020) is coming to…

Evaluation of the Water Framework Directive and associated directives

Client: European Commission – DG Environment Implementation period: 2018 – 2019 (Ongoing) Geographic coverage: European Union Theme:  Environment Topic: Environmental Policy Experts:  Rob Williams, Jurgen Vermeulen, Federica Gerber, Koen Rademaekers, Graeme Nicholls How well has the EU freshwater policy framework succeeded in ensuring ‘good’ freshwater? EU Freshwater Policy aims to protect our waters from the adverse impacts of pollution,…

Mercury in Europe’s environment

Client: European Environment Agency (EEA) Implementation period: 2017 – 2018 (Completed) Geographic coverage: Europe Theme:  Environment Topic: Environmental Policy Experts:  Jurgen Vermeulen, Tycho Smit Assessing the levels of mercury pollution in Europe and directions for improvement Mercury is a heavy metal that has negative impact on the health of natural ecosystems and human beings, if present in high concentrations.…

Fitness Check on EU chemicals legislation

Client: European Commission – DG Environment Implementation period: 2017 – 2017 (Completed) Geographic coverage: European Union Theme:  Environment Topic: Environmental Policy Experts:  Matthew Smith, Laura Baroni, Koen Rademaekers How fit for purpose is the EU chemicals legislation and how can this be improved? Chemicals touch upon almost every aspect of our modern lives. As a result the EU has…

Strengthening EMAS and its added value to authorities and organisations

Client: European Commission – DG Environment Implementation period: 2017 – 2017 (Completed) Geographic coverage: European Union Theme:  Environment Topic: Environmental Policy Experts:  Matthew Smith, Tycho Smit How can EMAS be improved? In 1993 the European Commission developed the EU Eco-Management and Audit Scheme (EMAS). Since then, many companies and other organisations in the EU adopted environmental management systems, including EMAS, but also…

Developing forward-looking information and sustainable transitions knowledge base

Client: European Environment Agency (EEA) Implementation period: 2016 – 2016 (Completed) Geographic coverage: Europe Theme:  Environment Topic: Environmental Policy Experts:  Lisa Eichler How can a better knowledge base and forward-looking information on systemic sustainability transitions help inform future policy-making? The European Environment Agency (EEA) has identified the need for ‘sustainability transitions’ in response to a variety of persistent problems…