Support open public consultations for the preparation of a plan to increase the EU 2030 greenhouse gas emission reduction target

Client: EC – DG Climate Action (CLIMA) Implementation period: March, 2020 – December, 2020 (Completed) Geographic coverage: European Union, Global Theme:  Climate Change Topic:  Carbon Pricing Experts:  Jeroen Oomkens, Hans Bolscher, Flavia Sallazo This project was conducted to support the EU’s 2030 emission reduction target and the goal of climate-neutrality by 2050. In the process leading up to…

Assessment of access-to-finance conditions for innovative nature-based solutions in the European Union

Client: European Investment Bank Implementation period: October, 2021 – March, 2022 (Completed) Geographic coverage: European Union, Associated Countries under the EU’s Horizon Europe programme, including the United Kingdom and Northern Ireland Theme:  Climate Change, Environment Topic:  Adaptation and Resilience, Climate Change Mitigation, Climate Change Policy and Strategy, Biodiversity and Natural Capital, Environment Policy, Nature-based Solutions Experts:  Andreea Beznea,…

Green tax reform – resources and pollution in Portugal

Client: EC – DG Structure Reform Support (REFORM) Implementation period: July, 2020 – December, 2021 (Completed) Geographic coverage: European Union Theme:  Environment Topic:  Environmental Economics and Policies Experts:  João Gorenstein Dedecca, Oana Forestier The overall objective of this study is to support the Portuguese Tax and Customs Authority (AT) and the Portuguese Environment Agency (APA) to enhance their…

Evaluation of the Development Impacts of Climate Finance in the Climate Investment Funds

Client: European Commission (EC) Implementation period: October, 2021 – October, 2022 (Ongoing) Geographic coverage: Belgium Theme:  Sustainable finance Topic:  EU Sustainable Finance, Greening Financial Systems Experts:  Tatiana Cuervo Blanco Following the launch of the new EU Strategy for Sustainable Finance, and building on a growing number of national initiatives, Belgian authorities wish to develop a federal Strategy for…

Review on climate change related statistics

Client: DG CLIMA Implementation period: March, 2021 – September, 2021 (Completed) Geographic coverage: European Union Theme:  Climate Change Topic:  Climate Agreements and Policies Experts:  Andrea Finesso, Jeroen Oomkens, Rob Williams “The objective of this assignment was to support the ESS in conducting a pilot review of EUROSTAT’s offering of statistics in the context of climate change following the…

Support for the preparation of the LIFE programme 2021-2027

Client: EC DG Environment Implementation period: January, 2020 – October, 2020 (Completed) Geographic coverage: European Union Theme:  Circular Economy, Climate Change, Energy, Environment, Sustainable finance Topic:  Green Growth, Adaptation and Resilience, Energy Efficiency, Nature and Biodiversity, EU Sustainable Finance Experts:  Rob Williams, Foivos Petsinaris To assist the Commission in the preparation of the LIFE programme 2021-2027, with specific…

Service contract on future of EU environment policy (8th EAP)

Client: EC DG Environment Implementation period: July, 2019 – June, 2021 (Completed) Geographic coverage: European Union Theme:  Circular Economy, Climate Change, Environment, Sustainable finance Topic:  Green Growth, Climate Agreements and Policies, Environmental Economics and Policies, EU Sustainable Finance Experts:  Rob Williams, Oana Forestier, Foivos Petsinaris The objective of this study was to support the Commission in its process…

Service contract study to support the impact assessment for a revision of the EU Ambient Air Quality Directives

Client: DG Environment Implementation period: May, 2021 – November, 2022 (Ongoing) Geographic coverage: European Union Theme:  Environment Topic:  Air Quality Experts:  Irati Artola, Peter Janoska, Pavla Cihlarova, Oana Forestier How can the EU Ambient Air Quality Directives be revised so as to further strengthen the basis for effective action for better air quality? Assuring the best possible air…

Offshore renewable energy and grids – shared 2050 vision in the Northern Seas region

Client: EC – DG Energy (ENER) Implementation period: September, 2020 – February, 2021 (Completed) Geographic coverage: Belgium, Denmark, European Union, France, Germany, Ireland, Luxembourg, The Netherlands Theme:  Energy Topic:  Energy Policy Regulation and Markets Experts:  João Gorenstein Dedecca This study provides a synthesis of existing national and regional long-term analyses, assumptions and plans on offshore renewable energy and…

Measuring the contribution of gas infrastructure projects to sustainability as defined in the TEN-E Regulation

Client: EC – DG Energy (ENER) Implementation period: December, 2019 – June, 2020 (Completed) Geographic coverage: European Union Theme:  Energy Topic:  Energy Infrastructure & Systems Experts:  João Gorenstein Dedecca The main objective of this study is to define and test a comprehensive indicator for “sustainability” considering the Trans-European Networks for Energy (TEN-E) regulation requirements, in close cooperation with…

Emission reduction within the industrial sector of Noord-Brabant

Client: Province of Noord-Brabant Implementation period: October, 2021 – February, 2022 (Completed) Geographic coverage: The Netherlands Theme:  Climate Change, Energy Topic:  Climate Agreements and Policies, Emission Reduction Pathways, Renewable and Low-carbon Energy Experts:  Henjo Jagtenberg, Joris Moerenhout, Hans Bolscher As a consequence of national and European targets, the industrial sector in the province of Noord-Brabant has to reduce…

Evaluatie SDE+

Client: Netherlands Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Action (EZK) Implementation period: August, 2021 – December, 2021 (Completed) Geographic coverage: The Netherlands Theme:  Energy Topic:  Energy Policy Regulation and Markets, Renewable and Low-carbon Energy Experts:  Onne Hoogland, Tycho Smit, Henjo Jagtenberg, Long Lam, Joris Moerenhout The instrument ‘Stimulering Duurzame Energieproductie+’ (SDE+) is the main instrument for promoting renewable…

Energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions in the Dutch and Flemish agriculture sector

Client: Flemish Energy & Climate Agency (VEKA) Implementation period: August, 2021 – November, 2021 (Completed) Geographic coverage: Belgium Theme:  Climate Change, Energy Topic:  Emission Reduction Pathways, Energy Policy Regulation and Markets, Renewable and Low-carbon Energy Experts:  Onne Hoogland, Luc van Nuffel, Tycho Smit, Henjo Jagtenberg The study aimed to identify good practices to reduce energy consumption and energetic…

Evaluation of the Development Impacts of Climate Finance in the Climate Investment Funds

Client: World Bank Group (WBG) Implementation period: April, 2021 – May, 2022 (Completed) Geographic coverage: Global Theme:  Climate Change Topic:  Climate Co-Benefits, International Climate Finance Experts:  Tatiana Cuervo Blanco The evaluation study supports the Climate Investment Funds (CIF) Evaluation & Learning (E&L) Initiative in understanding the development impacts of its climate finance contributions. CIF stakeholders have recently emphasised…

EEA experimental dashboard on the transition to a Circular Economy in Europe

Client: European Environment Agency Implementation period: June, 2021 – March, 2022 (Completed) Geographic coverage: European Union Theme:  Circular Economy Topic:  Sustainable Production & Consumption Experts:  Rob Williams, Oana Forestier, Foivos Petsinaris, Sarah Elsaid The “EEA experimental dashboard on the transition to a Circular Economy in Europe” will be an online public-facing communication tool that presents information on progress…

Mobilised private (climate) finance report 2015-2020, the Netherlands

Client: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands Implementation period: February, 2014 – May, 2021 (Completed) Geographic coverage: The Netherlands Theme:  Climate Change Topic:  Climate Change Policy and Strategy, Climate Finance Experts:  Hans Bolscher, Tessa Zell, Lisa Korteweg, Joris Moerenhout How much private finance was mobilised by Dutch public interventions for development aid and climate in 2015-2020? The…

Development of a tool to assess and monitor national reforms and public investment programmes related to construction in the EU-27

Client: EC – DG GROW Implementation period: June, 2021 – February, 2022 (Completed) Geographic coverage: European Union Theme:  Energy Topic:  Experts:  João Gorenstein Dedecca, Andrea Demurtas, Anna Kralli, Nora Cheikh, Frank Gérard, Natalie Janzow, Ling Ying Lee The project aimed to develop a tool to support DG GROW with monitoring activities for the measures related to construction included…

Assistance to assessing options improving market conditions for biomethane and gas market rules

Client: EC – DG Energy (ENER) Implementation period: October, 2020 – April, 2021 (Completed) Geographic coverage: European Union Theme:  Energy Topic:  Energy Infrastructure & Systems Experts:  João Gorenstein Dedecca This study supports the impact assessment (especially quantitatively) of options improving market conditions for biomethane and gas market rules. For this, it provides the quantitative inputs necessary to model…

The role of energy taxation and prices for the clean energy transition in the context of sector integration and carbon border mechanisms: Energy system modelling and future scenarios, Lot 1 and Lot 2

Client: EC – DG Energy (ENER) Implementation period: July, 2020 – December, 2021 (Completed) Geographic coverage: European Union Theme:  Energy Topic:  Energy Policy Regulation and Markets Experts:  João Gorenstein Dedecca The main objective of this study is to analyse, quantitatively and qualitatively, the effects of fiscal and non-fiscal charges and levies on the energy system, including their interaction…

Energy taxation Indicators

Client: EC – DG TAXUD Implementation period: December, 2019 – December, 2020 (Completed) Geographic coverage: European Union Theme:  Energy, Sustainable finance Topic:  Energy Policy Regulation and Markets, Greening Financial Systems Experts:  Rob Williams Quality assurance and expert review on a project to develop a set of indicators on energy taxation in EU member states. The objective of the…

Support to preparing the European Forest Ecosystems Report II

Client: European Environment Agency (EEA) Implementation period: July, 2021 – December, 2021 (Completed) Geographic coverage: European Union Theme:  Circular Economy, Climate Change, Energy, Environment Topic:  Green Growth, Sustainable Production & Consumption, Adaptation and Resilience, Renewable Energy, Nature and Biodiversity, Nature-based Solutions Experts:  Erik Gerritsen, Oana Forestier This project supported the European Environment Agency (EEA) in 1) updating information…

Waste as a commodity

Client: Port of Rotterdam Implementation period: November, 2021 – February, 2022 (Completed) Geographic coverage: The Netherlands Theme:  Environment Topic:  Environment Policy Experts:  Koen Rademaekers, Liliana Guevara Opinska, Tycho Smit, Maja Lardot, Sarah Elsaid This study aimed at investigating the potential role of the Port of Rotterdam in the development of new circular value chains for, among others, plastics,…

Identification of policy options for the Province of North-Brabant to contribute to the climate goals for industry

Client: Province of Noord-Brabant Implementation period: October, 2021 – December, 2021 (Completed) Geographic coverage: The Netherlands Theme:  Climate Change Topic:  Emission Reduction Pathways Experts:  Joris Moerenhout, Hans Bolscher, Henjo Jagtenberg Driven by national and European climate goals, the Dutch industrial sector is tasked to reduce its Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions substantially towards 2030. Various policy instruments at EU…

Technical support for RES policy development and implementation: delivering on an increased ambition through energy system integration (RED II revision Impact Assessment)

Client: European Commission, DG ENERGY Implementation period: September, 2020 – June, 2021 (Completed) Geographic coverage: European Union Theme:  Energy Topic:  Energy Efficiency, Energy Policy, Renewable Energy Experts:  Andrea Demurtas, Koen Rademaekers, Frank Gérard, Onne Hoogland, Perla C. Torres Vega, Liliana Guevara Opinska, Ling Ying Lee, Ondřej Černý, Nora Cheikh, Jessica Yearwood Travezán Technical support for RES policy development…

IDFC Green Finance Mapping 2021

How to better assess the impacts of trade agreements on biodiversity and ecosystems?
In this project, in which Trinomics teamed up with the Institute for European Environmental Policy (IEEP), the Institute for Environmental Studies (IVM), and UNEP’s World Conservation Monitoring Centre (WCMC), the project team developed a methodology to assess the biodiversity impacts of trade agreements (not for trade as such) for DG environment. The project resulted in a handbook which can be used in trade sustainability impact assessments and evaluations for DG Trade. At this moment, the methodology is being used in two evaluations for DG Trade. Trinomics was responsible for the methodology design and to bridge the gap between theory and practise, with the objective to make the methodology implementable so that it can generate direct added value.

Evaluation of the Development Impacts of Climate Finance in the Climate Investment Funds

How to better assess the impacts of trade agreements on biodiversity and ecosystems?
In this project, in which Trinomics teamed up with the Institute for European Environmental Policy (IEEP), the Institute for Environmental Studies (IVM), and UNEP’s World Conservation Monitoring Centre (WCMC), the project team developed a methodology to assess the biodiversity impacts of trade agreements (not for trade as such) for DG environment. The project resulted in a handbook which can be used in trade sustainability impact assessments and evaluations for DG Trade. At this moment, the methodology is being used in two evaluations for DG Trade. Trinomics was responsible for the methodology design and to bridge the gap between theory and practise, with the objective to make the methodology implementable so that it can generate direct added value.

Circular Economy Indicators

Client: European Environment Agency Implementation period: June, 2021 – February, 2022 (Completed) Geographic coverage: European Union Theme:  Circular Economy, Environment Topic:  Resource Efficiency Experts:  Rob Williams, Koen Rademaekers, Foivos Petsinaris, Josefine Koehler, Oana Forestier, Laurent Zibell, Matthew Smith, Tycho Smit The EEA experimental dashboard on the transition to a Circular Economy in Europe will be an online public-facing…

Methodology workshop for Trade Agreement Assessments in Cambodia

How to better assess the impacts of trade agreements on biodiversity and ecosystems?
In this project, in which Trinomics teamed up with the Institute for European Environmental Policy (IEEP), the Institute for Environmental Studies (IVM), and UNEP’s World Conservation Monitoring Centre (WCMC), the project team developed a methodology to assess the biodiversity impacts of trade agreements (not for trade as such) for DG environment. The project resulted in a handbook which can be used in trade sustainability impact assessments and evaluations for DG Trade. At this moment, the methodology is being used in two evaluations for DG Trade. Trinomics was responsible for the methodology design and to bridge the gap between theory and practise, with the objective to make the methodology implementable so that it can generate direct added value.

Strategic Policy Advise to develop National Carbon Tax for Dutch Industry

How to better assess the impacts of trade agreements on biodiversity and ecosystems?
In this project, in which Trinomics teamed up with the Institute for European Environmental Policy (IEEP), the Institute for Environmental Studies (IVM), and UNEP’s World Conservation Monitoring Centre (WCMC), the project team developed a methodology to assess the biodiversity impacts of trade agreements (not for trade as such) for DG environment. The project resulted in a handbook which can be used in trade sustainability impact assessments and evaluations for DG Trade. At this moment, the methodology is being used in two evaluations for DG Trade. Trinomics was responsible for the methodology design and to bridge the gap between theory and practise, with the objective to make the methodology implementable so that it can generate direct added value.

Methodology for assessing the impacts of trade agreements on biodiversity and ecosystems

How to better assess the impacts of trade agreements on biodiversity and ecosystems?
In this project, in which Trinomics teamed up with the Institute for European Environmental Policy (IEEP), the Institute for Environmental Studies (IVM), and UNEP’s World Conservation Monitoring Centre (WCMC), the project team developed a methodology to assess the biodiversity impacts of trade agreements (not for trade as such) for DG environment. The project resulted in a handbook which can be used in trade sustainability impact assessments and evaluations for DG Trade. At this moment, the methodology is being used in two evaluations for DG Trade. Trinomics was responsible for the methodology design and to bridge the gap between theory and practise, with the objective to make the methodology implementable so that it can generate direct added value.

Energy efficiency and greenhouse gas emissions – prospective scenarios for the aluminium industry in the EU and Iceland

Report: Prospective scenarios for the aluminium industry (2 MB) The aim of this project carried out for the Joint Research Centre of the European Union was to perform an in-depth analysis of the technological innovation that could take place in the aluminium sector in the EU and Iceland and a quantification of their impact on…

Trinomics has examined Public Private Partnerships for ‘Inclusive Green Growth’

Report: PPPs and inclusive green growth (785 KB) ‘Inclusive green growth’ is a term that is now frequently used in development projects in order to state that such projects should foster and promote a balance between social, economic and environmental development. The Dutch Government is presently experimenting with partnerships between private organisations, NGO’s and public…

The Balance of Power: Flexibility options for the Dutch electricity market

Report: The Balance of Power – Flexibility Options for the Dutch Electricity Market (final report) (3 MB) The report, ‘The Balance of Power – Flexibility Options for the Dutch Electricity Market’, was written for the Dutch science, technology and innovation organisation TNO. Given the rapidly increasing share of variable renewable electricity sources like solar and wind and…

European Commission report says policy actions in the financial sector can significantly contribute to shifting private capital towards climate-friendly investments

Report: climate-friendly_investments_en (4 MB)   On 15 April 2015 the European Commission (EC) has published the report on ‘Shifting Private Finance towards Climate Friendly Investments – Policy options for mobilising institutional investors’ capital for climate-friendly investment’. Both the authors (Trinomics, Climate Bonds Initiative, 2° Investing Initiative, Frankfurt School UNEP Collaborating Centre for Climate & Sustainable Energy Finance, CDC Climat,…

Expert assistance in support of the 7th Environmental Action Programme

Trinomics, as lead partner, in collaboration with ARCADIS Belgium, Technopolis Group and the Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU), has been selected by the European Environment Agency as single-operator in providing them with expert assistance with indicators, analysis, assessments and policy evaluation in support of the 7th Environmental Action Programme. Over the past decades, with…

Technology options for deep seabed exploitation – Tackling economic, environmental and societal challenges

Report: STOA Deep sea resources 2015 Layman's summary (4 MB) Report: STOA Deep sea resources 2015 Options Brief (285 KB) Report: STOA Deep sea resources 2015 Report (4 MB) Trinomics (together with Milieu Ltd.) has finalised a study for the European Parliament, STOA Committee on deep seabed exploration and exploitation activities. This report provides a…

Trinomics part of winning consortium for major Framework Agreement for the provision of appraisal reports and thematic studies in sustainable growth

Trinomics, as consortium member, in collaboration with EY Belgium (lead), ARCADIS Belgium and ECOFYS has been selected by the Directorate-General for Regional & Urban Policy in the European Commission as one of the operators for a multi-million Framework Agreement for the provision of appraisal reports and thematic studies for sustainable growth that specifically aims to…

EU Energy Governance for the Future

Report: Energy governance for the future (4 MB) An overview of EU energy governance was prepared for the ITRE Committee (Industry, Research and Energy) of the European Parliament. The document gives an insight into the institutions, policies, issues and policy interactions in practice around the three EU energy policy pillars: climate change, competitiveness and security…

TTIP’s Impact on European Energy Markets

Koen Rademaekers, Managing director at Trinomics, and co-author of a study about the subject for the ITRE Committee (European Parliament) gave an interview to Natural Gas Europe discussing the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership’s effect on the European energy markets. He does not see a significant effect “because of i. low barriers between the two countries in the oil…