Cooperation fostering industrial symbiosis: market potential, good practice and policy actions

Client: EC - DG Grow Implementation period: 2017 - 2017 (Ongoing) Geographic coverage: European Union Theme:  Environment Topic: Resource Efficiency, Circular Economy Experts:  Matthew Smith, Irati Artola How is growth in industrial symbiosis best facilitated and what can the EU do to support this? Industrial symbiosis (IS) can provide a significant boost towards a more circular economy by stimulating…

The effects of consumer behaviour on the Circular Economy

Client: EC - CHAFEA Implementation period: 2017 - 2018 (Ongoing) Geographic coverage: European Union Theme:  Environment Topic: Circular Economy Experts:  Rob Williams, Katarina Svatikova, Jurgen Vermeulen How does consumer behaviour affect the transition to a Circular Economy? The European Commission has been supporting the transition to a Circular Economy for some time, for example by adopting the comprehensive Circular…

How can EMAS be improved?

Client: EC - DG Environment Implementation period: 2017 - 2017 (Ongoing) Geographic coverage: European Union Theme:  Environment Topic: Environmental Policy Experts:  Matthew Smith Strengthening EMAS and its added value to authorities and organisations 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…

The effect of the circular economy on the labour market in Europe

Client: EC - DG Environment Implementation period: 2016 - 2017 (Ongoing) Geographic coverage: European Union Theme:  Environment Topic: Resource Efficiency, Circular Economy Experts:  Koen Rademaekers, Jurgen Vermeulen, Katarina Svatikova Will the circular economy create or destroy jobs? The transition towards a circular economy has been set in motion. National policy frameworks are being developed and the European Union adopted the…

The environmental impact of the collaborative economy in Europe

Client: EC - DG Environment Implementation period: 2016 - 2017 (Ongoing) Geographic coverage: European Union Theme:  Environment Topic: Resource Efficiency, Circular Economy Experts:  Koen Rademaekers, Jurgen Vermeulen, Katarina Svatikova, Laura Baroni Is sharing economy good for the environment? The emergence of the collaborative economy or sharing economy is a fascinating new trend. Emerging disruptive business models (e.g. Airbnb, Uber…

CarbonNext: next generation of carbon for industry

Client: European Commission – DG RTD Implementation period: 2016 - 2018 (Ongoing) Geographic coverage: European Union Theme:  Energy, Environment, Circular Economy, Resource Efficiency Topic: Circular Economy & Resource Efficiency Experts:  Hans Bolscher, Elske Veenstra, Jessica Yearwood Responding to Europe's two carbon challenges Europe faces two carbon challenges: it needs to curb carbon emissions to mitigate climate change, and at…

Update of selected chapters of the EMEP/EEA air pollutant emission inventory guidebook

Client: European Environment Agency Implementation period: 2016 - 2016 (Ongoing) Geographic coverage: European Union Theme:  Environment Topic: Biodiversity & Natural Capital Experts:  Lisa Eichler How can the methodology to report on annual emissions caused by solvents and non-ferrous metals be improved? The project aims to gather the latest available information on emission inventory methodologies with regard to solvents and…

Developing forward-looking information and sustainable transitions knowledge base

Client: European Environment Agency 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 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 at least 2.8 billion Euro. The European Parliament has repeatedly…

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…