Strengthening EMAS and its added value to authorities and organisations

Client: European Commission – DG Environment Implementation period: 2017 – 2017 (Completed) 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 – 2018 (Completed) Geographic coverage: European Union Theme:  Environment Topic: Resource Efficiency, Circular Economy Experts:  Katarina Svatikova, Jurgen Vermeulen, Rob Williams, Tycho Smit, Joris Moerenhout 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 (Completed) Geographic coverage: Europe 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 European Environment Agency (EEA) has identified the need for ‘sustainability transitions’ in response to a variety of persistent problems…

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, Europe, 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 European…

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 assissted…

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…