Meta-analysis of and development of a database for European environmental and climate policy evaluations

Client: European Environment Agency Implementation period: 2018 – 2018 (Completed) Geographic coverage: Europe Theme:  Environment, Environment Policy Topic: Environmental Policy Experts:  Rob Williams, Irati Artola Better policy-making: how do EEA countries evaluate their environment and climate policies? The European Union and its Member states have a wide variety of environmental policies in place and the effectiveness of these policies…

Sustainability Impact Assessments (SIAs) in support of Free Trade Agreement (FTA) negotiations between the EU and Australia, and between the EU and New Zealand

Client: EC – DG TRADE Implementation period: 2019 – 2019 (Ongoing) Geographic coverage: Global Theme:  Environment Topic: Environmental Policy Experts:  Jurgen Vermeulen, Kym Whiteoak, Laura Baroni, Joris Moerenhout, Private: Niclas Gottmann How (environmentally) sustainable are potential FTAs between the EU and Australia/New Zealand?  After receiving final authorisation from the European Council in June 2018, External Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmström officially…

Evaluation of the Directive 2000/53/EC on end-of-life vehicles

Client: EC – DG Environment Implementation period: 2019 – 2020 (Ongoing) Geographic coverage: European Union Theme:  Environment, Environment Policy Topic: Environmental Policy Experts:  Rob Williams, Foivos Petsinaris, Joris Moerenhout How to improve EU policy on the treatment of end-of-life vehicles? Only a few decades ago, finding abandoned scrap cars along the roadside was relatively common in many European countries.…

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

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

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, Private: Federica Gerber, Foivos Petsinaris What will the post-2020 LIFE programme look like? As the current programming period of LIFE (2014-2020) is coming…

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, Private: 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…

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.…