Impact Assessment Study on the Sustainable Product Initiative (SPI)

Client: EC – DG GROW Implementation period: 2020 – 2021 (Ongoing) Geographic coverage: European Union Theme:  Environment Topic: Circular Economy Experts:  Koen Rademaekers, Matthew Smith, Rob Williams, Foivos Petsinaris, Perla C. Torres Vega, William Keeling, Tycho Smit, Lisa Korteweg How can policy ensure that only sustainable products are sold in the EU? The European Green Deal includes a Circular…

Mapping contribution to and initiatives for healthy oceans by the Netherlands

Client: NL – Ministry of Foreign Affairs (BuZa) Implementation period: 2020 – 2020 (Completed) Geographic coverage: Global Theme:  Environment Topic: Environmental Policy Experts:  Jeroen van der Laan Assessing the Dutch public contribution to the healthy oceans debate The Netherlands has a long and rich history of working with the marine environment. The ocean and sea have been closely linked…

Support to the development of guides to a Climate Action and Environment Sustainability Tracking System for the PJ/ETD/AGRUDEV division

Client: European Investment Bank Implementation period: 2020 – 2021 (Ongoing) Geographic coverage: European Union, Global Theme:  Climate Change, Resource Efficiency Topic: Energy Policy Experts:  Jeroen van der Laan, Jeroen Oomkens How will EIB track and monitor its ambition for CA&ES finance by 2025? The European Investment Bank (EIB)’s funding and lending practice could be a bellwether for sustainable investments.…

Evaluation of the Sewage Sludge Directive 86/278/EEC

Client: EC – DG Environment Implementation period: 2020 – 2021 (Ongoing) Geographic coverage: European Union Theme:  Environment Topic: Circular Economy Experts:  Kym Whiteoak, Foivos Petsinaris How is the Sewage Sludge Directive performing and what is the future of sludge use in Europe? Sewage sludge is rich in nutrients and therefore is used in agriculture as a fertiliser and organic…

Support in developing integrated nature area management in the Netherlands

Client: Dutch Ministry of LNV Implementation period: 2020 – 2022 (Ongoing) Geographic coverage: The Netherlands Theme:  Environment Topic: Biodiversity & Natural Capital Experts:  Kym Whiteoak, Irati Artola, Hans Bolscher, Jeroen Oomkens How to develop an integrated area management approach for the Netherlands? Urbanisation, sustainability, and climate adaptation are major intertwined challenges that the Netherlands faces today. The pressure on…

Assessing unbundling of selling of mobile phones and other portable devices from their chargers (de-coupling)

Client: EC – DG GROW Implementation period: 2020 – 2021 (Ongoing) Geographic coverage: European Union Theme:  Environment Topic: Circular Economy & Resource Efficiency Experts:  Matthew Smith Would excluding chargers from new devices really help the environment? And what would the other impacts be on consumers and industry? The evaluation study will support the European Commission – DG GROW to…

Strengthening of air quality monitoring, modelling and plans under the Ambient Air Quality Directives

Client: EC – DG Environment Implementation period: 2020 – 2022 (Ongoing) Geographic coverage: European Union Theme:  Environment Topic: Environmental Policy Experts:  Hans Bolscher, Irati Artola How can the air quality monitoring, modelling and plans be further strengthened? The aim of this project is to support the European Commission in the process to strengthen air quality monitoring, modelling and plans.…

Evaluation of the climate benefits of the use of harvested wood products in the construction sector

Client: EC – DG CLIMA Implementation period: 2020 – 2021 (Ongoing) Geographic coverage: European Union Theme:  Climate Change Topic: Circular Economy Experts:  Hans Bolscher, Joris Moerenhout How to incentivise the usage of wood in construction as a carbon sink – while ensuring that its harvest is sustainable? Using wood timber or engineered wood as construction materials can lead to…

Evaluation of EU policy on forest products and deforestation

Client: EC – DG Environment Implementation period: 2020 – 2021 (Ongoing) Geographic coverage: European Union Theme:  Environment Topic: Environmental Policy Experts:  Rob Williams, Kym Whiteoak, Graeme Nicholls, Andreea Beznea Does the EU policy on forest products and deforestation have it’s effect? Global forests continue to be threatened by deforestation and forest degradation, despite the integral role they play in…

Ecosystem restoration and establishment of green infrastructure to support commitments of the European Green Deal

Client: European Environmental Agency – EEA Implementation period: 2020 – 2020 (Ongoing) Geographic coverage: European Union Theme:  Environment Topic: Biodiversity & Natural Capital Experts:  Kym Whiteoak, Graeme Nicholls, Lisa Korteweg How can ecosystems be effectively restored throughout Europe? Maintaining functional, healthy ecosystems is imperative for the conservation of biodiversity and the essential ecosystem services that humans depend on. However,…