Cooperation fostering industrial symbiosis: market potential, good practice and policy actions

Client: EC - DG Grow Implementation period: 2017 - 2017 (Ongoing) Geographic coverage: European Union Theme:  Environment Topic: Resource Efficiency, Circular Economy Experts:  Matthew Smith, Irati Artola How is growth in industrial symbiosis best facilitated and what can the EU do to support this? Industrial symbiosis (IS) can provide a significant boost towards a more circular economy by stimulating…

CarbonNext: next generation of carbon for industry

Client: European Commission – DG 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 time it needs…

Measuring Eco-Innovation Uptake and Circular Economy

Client: EC - 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 implement…

Financial Instruments for Industrial Resource Efficiency

Client: The World Bank/International Finance Corporation Implementation period: 2014 - 2014 (Completed) Geographic coverage:  Theme:  Environment, Energy Topic: Circular Economy & Resource Efficiency, Energy 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…

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: EC- 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 last official…

Mapping resource prices, the past and the future

Client: EC- 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 years and…

Fiscal instruments to stimulate a more circular economy

Client: Environment and Forestry Directorate of the Scottish government Implementation period: 2014 - 2015 (Completed) Geographic coverage:  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…

A new Research & Innovation agenda on Climate change, Resource Efficiency and Raw Materials

Client: DG RTD - European Commission Implementation period: 2013 - 2017 (Ongoing) Geographic coverage: European Union Theme:  Environment Topic: Climate Change Policy and Strategy||Circular Economy & Resource Efficiency Experts:  Katarina Svatikova, Irati Artola, Stephan Slingerland, Tycho Smit How can the EU become a research and innovation leader in the fields of climate, resource efficiency and raw materials? Trinomics is…

Technological innovations and financial instruments for a circular economy

Client: Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment Implementation period: 2015 - 2015 (Completed) Geographic coverage: Netherlands Theme:  Environment Topic: Circular Economy & Resource Efficiency Experts:  Stephan Slingerland, Katarina Svatikova, Koen Rademaekers How can innovations for the circular economy in The Netherlands be promoted? The Dutch policy program “From waste to resource” aims to develop a circular economy. An…