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 (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…

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 How can EMAS be improved? 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 but also…

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…

CarbonNext: Next generation of carbon for industry

Client: European Commission – DG Research & Innovation (RTD) Implementation period: 2016 – 2018 (Ongoing) Geographic coverage: European Union Theme:  Energy 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 the same…

Developing forward-looking information and sustainable transitions knowledge base

Client: European Environment Agency (EEA) 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 – Committee on Environment, Public Health and Food Safety (ENVI) 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…

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 (EEA) Implementation period: 2015 – 2016 (Completed) Geographic coverage: Belgium, European Union, France, Germany, Poland Theme:  Climate Change, Environment Topic: Climate Change Adaptation and Resilience, Biodiversity & Natural Capital 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…