Measuring eco-innovation uptake and circular economy

Client: European Commission – DG Environment Implementation period: 2014 – 2016 (Completed) Geographic coverage: European Union Theme:  Environment Topic: Resource Efficiency, 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…

Centre of Expertise on Resources

Client: Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment (IenM) Implementation period: 2015 – 2016 (Completed) Geographic coverage: The Netherlands Theme:  Environment Topic: Resource Efficiency Experts:  Katarina Svatikova, Hans Bolscher What strategic opportunities exist in the Netherlands that ensure the sustainable supply of resources? In May 2015, HCSS, TNO and Trinomics created the Centre Of Expertise on Resources (COE-R). It…

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…

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…

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, Liliana Guevara Opinska Responding to Europe’s two carbon challenges Europe faces two carbon challenges: it needs to curb carbon emissions to mitigate climate change, 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…

Fiscal instruments to stimulate a more circular economy

Client: Environment and Forestry Directorate of the Scottish government Implementation period: 2014 – 2015 (Completed) Geographic coverage: Scotland Theme:  Environment Topic: Circular Economy & Resource Efficiency Experts:  Rob Williams How can fiscal instruments stimulate the circular economy in Scotland? The purpose of this project was to examine the role of fiscal instruments in maximising the duration for which materials…