Study on the environmental impacts of the collaborative economy

Client: EC – DG Environment Implementation period: 2017 – 2017 (Completed) Geographic coverage: European Union Theme:  Environment Topic: Circular Economy & Resource Efficiency Experts:  Katarina Svatikova, Jurgen Vermeulen, Tycho Smit, Laura Baroni Is the collaborative economy good for the environment? The emergence of the collaborative economy or sharing economy is a fascinating new trend. Emerging business models (for example,…

Support to green infrastructure initiatives

Client: European Environment Agency (EEA) Implementation period: 2018 – 2018 (Ongoing) Geographic coverage: Europe Theme:  Energy, Environment, Biodiversity and Natural Capital Topic: Biodiversity & Natural Capital Experts:  Laura Baroni, Lisa Eichler, Jurgen Vermeulen How can the roll-out of green infrastructure initiatives in Europe be further enhanced? A financial and economic perspective This project focuses on expanding the knowledge base…

Support to the Evaluation of the 7th Environment Action Programme (7th EAP)

Client: European Commission – DG Environment Implementation period: 2018 – 2018 (Ongoing) Geographic coverage: European Union Theme:  Environment Topic: Environmental Policy Experts:  Rob Williams, Katarina Svatikova, Jurgen Vermeulen, Irati Artola, Federica Gerber Does the 7th EAP facilitate us “living well, within the limits of our planet”? The EU has faced numerous environmental pressures over the last decades. Impressive results…

GrowGreen – Green cities for climate and water resilience, sustainable economic growth, healthy citizens and environments

Client: Horizon 2020 project Implementation period: 2017 – 2022 (Ongoing) Geographic coverage: France, Italy, Poland, Spain, United Kingdom Theme:  Environment Topic: Biodiversity & Natural Capital Experts:  Lisa Eichler, Laura Baroni, Jurgen Vermeulen A partnership for greener cities to increase liveability, sustainability and business opportunities GrowGreen aims to create climate and water resilient, healthy and liveable cities by investing in…

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 (Ongoing) 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…

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

Client: European Commission – 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…

The effects of consumer behaviour on the Circular Economy

Client: European Commission – 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…

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 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…

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

Client: European Commission – 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, Rob Williams, Tycho Smit 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…