Analysis and communication of progress on Resource Efficiency and Green Economy

Client: EC – DG Environment Implementation period: 2018 – 2019 (Ongoing) Geographic coverage: European Union Theme:  Environment, Environment Policy, Resource Efficiency Topic: Green Growth, Green Skills & Jobs Experts:  Rob Williams, Laura Baroni, Tycho Smit Does the Green economy contribute to the protection of the Environment in the EU? The European Union has a wide variety of Environment policies,…

Study to identify and assess the feasibility of measures to enhance the impact of Directive 2006/66/EC

Client: EC – DG Environment Implementation period: 2018 – 2019 (Ongoing) Geographic coverage: European Union Theme:  Environment, Circular Economy, Environment Policy Topic: Circular Economy Experts:  Jurgen Vermeulen, Tycho Smit, William Keeling Powering up measures on the environmental performance of batteries and their waste. Batteries are becoming an increasingly utilised and important technology for contemporary society, ever since the development…

Analysis of the Open Public Consultation on stepping up EU action against deforestation and forest degradation

Client: EC – DG Environment Implementation period: 2019 – 2019 (Completed) Geographic coverage: European Union Theme:  Environment, Biodiversity and Natural Capital Topic: Biodiversity & Natural Capital Experts:  Koen Rademaekers, Matthew Smith, Andreea Beznea, William Keeling Can we step up our game to combat deforestation and forest degradation? This project focused on the analysis of data resulting from the Open…

Support to the EU Sixth National Report to the Convention on Biological Diversity, and follow-up

Client: EC – DG Environment Implementation period: 2018 – 2020 (Ongoing) Geographic coverage: European Union Theme:  Environment, Biodiversity and Natural Capital Topic: Biodiversity & Natural Capital Experts:  Laura Baroni, Lisa Eichler Assessing progress towards the EU and global biodiversity targets The Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) is a multilateral treaty aiming to achieve the conservation of biodiversity, the sustainable…

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.…

ClairCity – Citizen Led Air Pollution Reduction in Cities

Client: European Commission – DG Research & Innovation (RTD) Implementation period: 2016 – 2020 (Ongoing) Geographic coverage: European Union Theme:  Climate Change Policy and Strategy, Energy Policy, Environment, Environment Policy Topic: Environmental Policy Experts:  Hans Bolscher, Stephan Slingerland, Irati Artola, Tycho Smit, Matthew Smith, Katarina Svatikova What do citizen-inclusive policy measures for reducing air pollution and CO2 emissions look…

Impact Assessment study on common chargers of portable devices (smart phones)

Client: EC – DG GROW Implementation period: 2018 – 2019 (Ongoing) Geographic coverage: European Union Theme:  Energy Topic: Energy Policy Experts:  Matthew Smith, Katarina Svatikova, Perla C. Torres Vega Is new EU action needed to avoid problems with a proliferation of different smartphone chargers? In this study we will support DG GROW in an impact assessment of proposed additional…

Evaluation of Waste Shipment Regulation (WSR)

Client: EC – DG Environment Implementation period: 2017 – 2018 (Completed) Geographic coverage: European Union Theme:  Environment, Circular Economy, Resource Efficiency Topic: Circular Economy Experts:  Rob Williams, Katarina Svatikova, Irati Artola, William Keeling How has the Waste Shipment Regulation and the Regulation (EC) No 1418/2007 performed so far? The project (the report is expected to be published by end…