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…

Green Infrastructure and Flood Management

Client: European Environment Agency Implementation period: 2015 - 2016 (Completed) Geographic coverage: European Union, Germany, France, Poland, Belgium Theme:  Environment, Climate Change Topic: Biodiversity & Natural Capital, Climate Change Adaptation and Resilience Experts:  Lisa Eichler, Jurgen Vermeulen, Will Green Infrastructure (GI) be able to protect us from flooding? The project focused on the potential for implementing GI in European…

Assisting the EIB in the assessment and improvement of the access-to-finance conditions for investments in Bio-based industries and in the Blue economy

Client: European Investment Bank Implementation period: 2015 - 2016 (Completed) Geographic coverage: European Union Theme:  Environment Topic: Environmental Policy Experts:  Koen Rademaekers, Katarina Svatikova, Irati Artola What is the need and potential for a dedicated risk finance instrument at EU level to sustain investments for mature projects in Bio-based industries and in the Blue economy? This study led by…

Facilitating green skills and jobs in developing countries: Issues, stocktaking and recommendations

Client: Agence Française de Développement (AFD) Implementation period: 2014 - 2015 (Completed) Geographic coverage: Global Theme:  Environment Topic: Environmental Policy Experts:  Katarina Svatikova, Jessica Yearwood, Koen Rademaekers How to facilitate the transition to a sustainable economy in developing countries by promoting green jobs & skills ? The study aimed to provide a knowledge base regarding the role of green jobs and skills in…

Technology options for deep seabed exploitation: Tackling economic, environmental and societal challenges

Client: European Parliament - Science and Technology Options Assessment (STOA) Implementation period: 2014 - 2015 (Completed) Geographic coverage: European Union Theme:  Environment Topic: Biodiversity & Natural Capital Experts:  Koen Rademaekers, Katarina Svatikova What is the potential of deep-sea exploration and exploitation and how can the EU tackle the associated challenges? The objective of the study was to analyse the…

The Efficient Functioning of Waste Markets in the European Union – Legislative and Policy Options

Client: EC - DG Environment Implementation period: 2015 - 2016 (Completed) Geographic coverage: European Union Theme:  Environment Topic: Circular Economy & Resource Efficiency Experts:  Katarina Svatikova, Rob Williams, Irati Artola, What are the obstacles and regulatory failures affecting the functioning of waste markets in the EU and how can these be tackled? The study, led by Arcadis Belgium, aimed…

Measuring Eco-Innovation Uptake and Circular Economy

Client: EC - DG Environment Implementation period: 2014 - 2016 (Ongoing) Geographic coverage: European Union Theme:  Environment Topic: Circular Economy Experts:  Katarina Svatikova, Rob Williams, Laura Baroni How do EU countries compare in terms of their performance regarding eco-innovation and the circular economy? The main objective of this project, led by Technopolis group, was to improve upon and implement…