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 (EIB) 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…

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: European Commission – 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,…

Measuring eco-innovation uptake and circular economy

Client: European Commission – 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…

Financial instruments for industrial resource efficiency

Client: World Bank/International Finance Corporation Implementation period: 2014 – 2014 (Completed) Geographic coverage: Jordan Theme:  Energy, Environment Topic: Energy Efficiency, Circular Economy & Resource Efficiency Experts:  Katarina Svatikova, Rob Williams Promoting resource and energy efficiency through financial instruments – Jordan case study The objective of the project (led by AMEC) was to develop an approach and toolkit on economic…

Supporting the Impact Assessment of the Communication on resource efficiency opportunities in the building sector

Client: DG Environment – European Commission Implementation period: 2012 – 2014 (Completed) Geographic coverage: European Union Theme:  Environment Topic: Circular Economy & Resource Efficiency Experts:  Katarina Svatikova Assessing the impacts of an EU voluntary and mandatory framework for the assessment of the environmental performance of buildings The study (led by Copenhagen Resource Institute) supported the Commission in its Impact…

Nowcasting and target setting of resource efficiency indicators

Client: European Commission – DG Environment Implementation period: 2011 – 2013 (Completed) Geographic coverage: European Union Theme:  Environment Topic: Circular Economy & Resource Efficiency Experts:  Koen Rademaekers, Katarina Svatikova Nowcasting and early estimates of resource efficiency indicators Nowcasting involves using more recent data as a proxy, trend extrapolation and other techniques to produce estimates (nowcasts) of indicators from their…

Mapping resource prices, the past and the future

Client: European Commission – DG Environment Implementation period: 2011 – 2012 (Completed) Geographic coverage: Global Theme:  Environment Topic: Circular Economy & Resource Efficiency Experts:  Koen Rademaekers, Katarina Svatikova What were the past price trends of major resources and how will their prices evolve by 2020? The study examined real price changes in over 20 resources over the last 50…