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: European Union 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…

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 What will the post-2020 LIFE programme look like? As the current programming period of LIFE (2014-2020) is coming to an end,…

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…

How can EMAS be improved?

Client: European Commission – DG Environment Implementation period: 2017 – 2017 (Ongoing) 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 (Ongoing) Geographic coverage: European Union 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 overall objective of the project is to support building knowledge base and platform for forward-looking information (PFLI). More specifically,…

European water legislation: Cost of non-Europe report

Client: European Parliament – Committee on Environment, Public Health and Food Safety (ENVI) Implementation period: 2014 – 2015 (Completed) Geographic coverage: European Union Theme:  Environment Topic: Environmental Policy Experts:  Lisa Eichler, Rob Williams If existing EU water-related legislation were to be fully implemented, and all water bodies to achieve a ‘good’ status ranking, the combined annual benefits could be…

Green Skills and Jobs in Developed Countries

Client: Agence de l’environnement et de la maîtrise de l’énergie (ADEME) Implementation period: 2015 – 2015 (Completed) Geographic coverage: Global Theme:  Environment Topic: Environmental Policy Experts:  Koen Rademaekers, Katarina Svatikova, Jessica Yearwood, Irati Artola How can green skills and jobs in developed countries be supported, to enable a transition to a sustainable economy? The discourse on green jobs and…