Issue Brief published: Deep Sea Mining: Hitting the Bottom or Taking off?


Report: Deep Sea Mining 2015 (1 MB)


Report: Deep Sea Mining 2015 (1 MB) The Centre Of Expertise on Resources (COE-R) has been created by HCSS, TNO and Trinomics. It supports industry and government to timely and effectively anticipate strategic opportunities and risks related to the sustainable supply of resources. The focus is on abiotic and biotic (non-energy) resources, referring to metals,…

Trinomics is assessing the access-to-finance conditions for investments in Bio-based industries and in the Blue economy

Trinomics, in cooperation with EY (lead partner), has been selected by the European Investment Bank to assess the access-to-finance conditions for investments in Bio-based industries and in the Blue economy. The general purpose of the assignment is to gather information and evaluate the need and potential for dedicated risk finance instrument(s) at EU level to…

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…

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…

Efficient functioning of Waste Markets in the European Union – Legislative and Policy Options

Trinomics in collaboration with ARCADIS Belgium (lead partner) has been awarded a service contract by the European Commission’s DG Environment to analyse distortions of the functioning of waste markets in the EU, resulting from national, regional and local policy and legislation, and to recommend actions to improve the situation. The Communication ‘Towards a circular economy: a…

Trinomics to support the European Commission in the Implementation of Green Infrastructure

Trinomics, as lead partner, in collaboration with Alterra Wageningen, ARCADIS Belgium, REC, RPA and Stella Consulting, has been awarded a service contract by the European Commission’s DG Environment to support them in the implementation of Green Infrastructure. The objective of this assignment is to help further promote the uptake of Green Infrastructure (GI) across a…

Partnerships for development: do they contribute to Inclusive Green Growth?

Trinomics, in collaboration with AidEnvironment (lead), has been awarded a study contract by the Netherlands Environment Assessment Agency (PBL) to assess the contribution of partnerships for development to inclusive green growth. This evaluation aims to generate insights in how to operationalize the concept and objectives of Inclusive Green Growth (IGG) through the mechanism of public-private…

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

Trinomics, as lead partner, in collaboration with Milieu Ltd, has been awarded a study contract by the European Parliament’s STOA Panel to carry out an assessment on technology options for deep seabed exploitation. The objective of the assignment is to identify challenges and opportunities of deep-sea resource exploration and exploitation to the European Union (EU)…

Resource efficiency opportunities in the building sector

Report: Resource efficiency in the building sector (5 MB) On 1st of July 2014, the European Commission published its Communication on Resource efficiency opportunities in the building sector (COM(2014) 445 final), which is part of its Circular economy package. The main objectives of this Communication are to enhance the use of building materials in more efficient way and…

Financial Mechanisms for Industrial Resource Efficiency

Trinomics, in collaboration with AMEC Environment & Infrastructure UK (lead) and Hayecon, has been awarded a contract by the International Finance Corporation (IFC) to support the IFC’s Investment Climate Department in developing the resource efficiency agenda for both public and private sector organizations, in particular by strengthening the approach to financial mechanisms as well as…

Strengthening the EU disaster management capacity – Good Practices on Disaster Prevention

Disaster management on a European level is well developed but still Member States have developed context specific and local approaches to different types of disasters. To enhance the European approach to disaster management, in particular disaster prevention, consultants from Trinomics led a consortium consisting of CIMA, Ecorys, CGIAM and University of East Anglia, supported the…

Supporting the dialogue on the state of the environment in the Arctic region

Climate change is rapidly transforming the Arctic geographic, economic and social landscape. Melting ice and longer periods of ice-free waters are opening up for opportunities for resources extraction, shipping and other economic activity. The developments are putting a potentially enormous pressure on the Arctic environment. To improve and enhance the future governance of the Arctic…

Green Growth: Definitions, Debate and Actions for a Green Economy

Report: Het Echte Groene Boekje (5 MB) Report: Het Echte Groene Boekje – Presentatie IenM (1 MB) Green growth and the green economy are in the centre of public interest in recent years. The popularity of these terms stems from their embodied and positive claim that economic growth and environmental improvement can be combined. But…

DG Environment, European Commission published study on “Nowcasting of and target setting for resource efficiency indicators”


Report: RE indicators (3 MB)


Report: RE indicators (3 MB) Indicators’ timeliness is vital for allowing quick and adequate policy response by policy makers. Early estimates and nowcasting are emerging techniques that are increasingly being used as a way to bridge the gap between the most recent reported observations of an indicator and its, as yet unreported, or even unmeasured,…