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…

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’…

Limits of Recycling 2020

Client: European Environment Agency Implementation period: 2019 – 2020 (Completed) Geographic coverage: European Union Theme:  Environment Topic: Circular Economy Experts:  Rob Williams, Graeme Nicholls, Andreea Beznea, Irati Artola How high can recycling targets fly? In light of increasing recycling targets and the drive for a more circular economy in Europe, the aim of the contract was to identify and…

Study to identify and assess the feasibility of measures to enhance the impact of Directive 2006/66/EC

Client: EC – DG Environment Implementation period: 2018 – 2019 (Ongoing) Geographic coverage: European Union Theme:  Environment, Circular Economy, Environment Policy Topic: Circular Economy Experts:  Jurgen Vermeulen, Tycho Smit, William Keeling Powering up measures on the environmental performance of batteries and their waste. Batteries are becoming an increasingly utilised and important technology for contemporary society, ever since the development…

Circular economy in EU-Africa cooperation

Client: EC – DG Environment Implementation period: 2018 – 2021 (Ongoing) Geographic coverage: European Union Theme:  Environment, Circular Economy, Resource Efficiency Topic: Circular Economy & Resource Efficiency Experts:  Koen Rademaekers, Irati Artola, Tycho Smit, William Keeling How can EU-Africa cooperation programmes and partnerships be fostered to promote the transition to a circular economy? There are a lot on interdependencies…

Evaluation of Waste Shipment Regulation (WSR)

Client: EC – DG Environment Implementation period: 2017 – 2018 (Completed) Geographic coverage: European Union Theme:  Environment, Circular Economy, Resource Efficiency Topic: Circular Economy Experts:  Rob Williams, Katarina Svatikova, Irati Artola, William Keeling How has the Waste Shipment Regulation and the Regulation (EC) No 1418/2007 performed so far? The project (the report is expected to be published by end…

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…

Study to monitor the economic development of the collaborative economy in the EU

Client: European Commission – DG GROW Implementation period: 2017 – 2018 (Completed) Geographic coverage: European Union Theme:  Environment Topic: Circular Economy Experts:  Katarina Svatikova, Jurgen Vermeulen, Rob Williams, Tycho Smit, Niclas Gottmann What is the current level of economic development of the collaborative economy in the EU? Collaborative economy business models are growing strongly in Europe and are changing…

How much can the circular economy contribute to fighting climate change?

Client: European Environment Agency (EEA) Implementation period: 2018 – 2018 (Completed) Geographic coverage: Europe Theme:  Climate Change Mitigation, Environment, Circular Economy Topic: Circular Economy Experts:  Katarina Svatikova, Jurgen Vermeulen, Tycho Smit Quantifying the benefits of circular economy actions on the decarbonisation of the EU economy The circular economy has gained momentum in the political arena in the last few…

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 Travezán, Elske Veenstra What indicators best measure progress towards the EU’s energy objectives? This project involved the…