Future energy indicators for the European Environment Agency

Client: European Environment Agency (EEA) Implementation period: 2018 – 2018 (Ongoing) Geographic coverage: Europe Theme:  Energy Topic: Energy Efficiency, Energy Markets, Renewable Energy, Energy Policy, Climate Change Mitigation, Climate Change Policy and Strategy, Resource Efficiency, Circular Economy Experts:  Rob Williams, Jessica Yearwood, Elske Veenstra What indicators best measure progress towards the EU’s energy objectives? The project involves the provision…

Evaluation of the Water Framework Directive and associated directives

Client: European Commission – DG Environment Implementation period: 2018 – 2019 (Ongoing) Geographic coverage: European Union Theme:  Environment Topic: Environmental Policy Experts:  Rob Williams, Jurgen Vermeulen, Federica Gerber, Koen Rademaekers, Graeme Nicholls How well has the EU freshwater policy framework succeeded in ensuring ‘good’ freshwater? EU Freshwater Policy aims to protect our waters from the adverse impacts of pollution,…

Study on the environmental impacts of the collaborative economy

Client: European Commission – 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…

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, Graeme Nicholls 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…

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 (Completed) 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 (Completed) Geographic coverage: European Union Theme:  Environment Topic: Resource Efficiency, Circular Economy Experts:  Matthew Smith, Irati Artola How can we advance industrial symbiosis in Europe? Industrial symbiosis (IS) is a systems approach to a more sustainable and integrated industrial system, which identifies business opportunities that leverage underutilised resources…

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…