Evaluation of the climate benefits of the use of harvested wood products in the construction sector

Client: EC – DG CLIMA Implementation period: 2020 – 2021 (Ongoing) Geographic coverage: European Union Theme:  Climate Change Topic: Circular Economy Experts:  Hans Bolscher, Joris Moerenhout How to incentivise the usage of wood in construction as a carbon sink – while ensuring that its harvest is sustainable? Using wood timber or engineered wood as construction materials can lead to…

Structuring and analysis of the public feedback on the TEG taxonomy report

Client: EC – DG Climate Action Implementation period: 2019 – 2019 (Completed) Geographic coverage: European Union Theme:  Climate Change Topic: Energy Policy Experts:  Hans Bolscher, Jeroen van der Laan, Matthew Smith, William Keeling, Andreea Beznea The EU Taxonomy: was it usable for stakeholders? The challenge of achieving global sustainable development is also an investment challenge – enormous investments will…

Evaluation of EU policy on forest products and deforestation

Client: EC – DG Environment Implementation period: 2020 – 2021 (Ongoing) Geographic coverage: European Union Theme:  Environment Topic: Environmental Policy Experts:  Rob Williams, Kym Whiteoak, Graeme Nicholls, Andreea Beznea Does the EU policy on forest products and deforestation have it’s effect? Global forests continue to be threatened by deforestation and forest degradation, despite the integral role they play in…

Ecosystem restoration and establishment of green infrastructure to support commitments of the European Green Deal

Client: European Environmental Agency – EEA Implementation period: 2020 – 2020 (Ongoing) Geographic coverage: European Union Theme:  Environment Topic: Biodiversity & Natural Capital Experts:  Kym Whiteoak, Graeme Nicholls, Lisa Korteweg How can ecosystems be effectively restored throughout Europe? Maintaining functional, healthy ecosystems is imperative for the conservation of biodiversity and the essential ecosystem services that humans depend on. However,…

Sector Integration – Regulatory framework for hydrogen

Client: EC – DG Energy Implementation period: 2020 – 2020 (Ongoing) Geographic coverage: European Union Theme:  Energy Topic: Energy Markets Experts:  Luc van Nuffel, João Gorenstein Dedecca, Frank Gerard Should we regulate hydrogen infrastructure and markets, and how? The main objective of this study is to develop and assess options for a regulatory framework for dedicated hydrogen infrastructure (with…

Ex-post evaluation of the implementation of the Trade Agreement between the EU, Member States, Colombia, Peru and Ecuador

Client: EC – DG TRADE Implementation period: 2018 – 2018 (Ongoing) Geographic coverage: Ecuador, European Union, Peru Theme:  Environment Topic: Environmental Policy Experts:  Kym Whiteoak, Joris Moerenhout, Jessica Yearwood Travezán, Lisa Korteweg What have been the main environmental impacts of the Trade Agreement between the EU and its Member States and Colombia, Peru, and Ecuador? The evaluation study will…

Update an UNDP methodology to map private climate finance flows

Client: United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Implementation period: 2019 – 2019 (Completed) Geographic coverage: Chile, Ecuador, Vietnam Theme:  Climate Change Topic: Climate Finance Experts:  Jeroen van der Laan How can we improve climate finance tracking methodologies in order to support countries in their NDC implementation? According to a range of studies, the financial sums involved in a rapid shift…

Project of the EU Social Partners on the Circular Economy

Client: European Trade Union Confederation – ETUC Implementation period: 2020 – 2021 (Ongoing) Geographic coverage: European Union Theme:  Environment Topic: Circular Economy Experts:  Rob Williams, Elske Veenstra, Koen Rademaekers, Katarina Svatikova, Laura Baroni How will the Circular Economy affect European workers and employers? “The European cross-sectoral social partners (i.e. the European Trade Union Confederation – ETUC on the workers’…

Public sector energy efficiency investment programme supporting Ireland’s EU 2030 climate and energy targets

Client: EC – DG SRSS Implementation period: 2019 – 2020 (Ongoing) Geographic coverage: Ireland Theme:  Climate Change, Energy Topic: Energy Efficiency Experts:  Koen Rademaekers, Irati Artola, Perla C. Torres Vega, Rob Williams How can the public sector in Ireland reach its energy efficiency targets for 2030? The Irish National Climate Action Plan provides an ambitious framework and targets for…

Support to the Development of a Composite Indicator to Track Clean-Energy Innovation Performance of EU Members

Client: EC – DG RTD Implementation period: 2019 – 2021 (Ongoing) Geographic coverage: Australia, Chile, China, European Union, India, Mexico Theme:  Energy Topic: Energy Policy Experts:  Koen Rademaekers, Rob Williams, Jessica Yearwood Travezán, Perla C. Torres Vega, Natalie Janzow How can countries track their progress on clean-energy innovation? The objective of this study is to develop an indicator-based framework…