Circular Econonomy in Dutch international cooperation and trade programmes

Client: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands Implementation period: 2020 – 2021 (Completed) Geographic coverage: The Netherlands Theme:  Circular Economy, Energy, Environment Topic: Circular Economy Experts:  Koen Rademaekers, Tycho Smit How does and can the Dutch international cooperation and trade programs contribute to the shift to circular economy? In the Dutch policy context, there are large ambitions when…

Ex-post evaluation of the implementation of Part IV of the “Trade Pillar” between the EU and and Central America

Client: EC – DG TRADE Implementation period: 2021 – 2022 (Ongoing) Geographic coverage: European Union Theme:  Environment Topic: Environmental Policy Experts:  Kym Whiteoak, Joris Moerenhout, Lisa Korteweg What are the main environmental impacts of the Association Agreement between the EU and its Member States and Central America? The evaluation study will support the European Commission – DG Trade in…

Mapping contribution to and initiatives for healthy oceans by the Netherlands

Client: NL – Ministry of Foreign Affairs (BuZa) Implementation period: 2020 – 2020 (Completed) Geographic coverage: Global Theme:  Environment Topic: Environmental Policy Experts:  Jeroen van der Laan Assessing the Dutch public contribution to the healthy oceans debate The Netherlands has a long and rich history of working with the marine environment. The ocean and sea have been closely linked…

Support to the development of guides to a Climate Action and Environment Sustainability Tracking System for the PJ/ETD/AGRUDEV division

Client: European Investment Bank Implementation period: 2020 – 2021 (Ongoing) Geographic coverage: European Union, Global Theme:  Climate Change, Resource Efficiency Topic: Energy Policy Experts:  Jeroen van der Laan, Jeroen Oomkens How will EIB track and monitor its ambition for CA&ES finance by 2025? The European Investment Bank (EIB)’s funding and lending practice could be a bellwether for sustainable investments.…

Support in developing integrated nature area management in the Netherlands

Client: Dutch Ministry of LNV Implementation period: 2020 – 2022 (Ongoing) Geographic coverage: The Netherlands Theme:  Environment Topic: Biodiversity & Natural Capital Experts:  Kym Whiteoak, Irati Artola, Hans Bolscher, Jeroen Oomkens How to develop an integrated area management approach for the Netherlands? Urbanisation, sustainability, and climate adaptation are major intertwined challenges that the Netherlands faces today. The pressure on…

Strengthening of air quality monitoring, modelling and plans under the Ambient Air Quality Directives

Client: EC – DG Environment Implementation period: 2020 – 2022 (Ongoing) Geographic coverage: European Union Theme:  Environment Topic: Environmental Policy Experts:  Hans Bolscher, Irati Artola How can the air quality monitoring, modelling and plans be further strengthened? The aim of this project is to support the European Commission in the process to strengthen air quality monitoring, modelling and plans.…

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,…

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…

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’…

Cir©Lean: European Network of Businesses and SMEs for Industrial Symbiosis

Client: EC – DG Grow Implementation period: 2019 – 2022 (Ongoing) Geographic coverage: European Union Theme:  Environment Topic: Resource Efficiency Experts:  Matthew Smith, Irati Artola, Marwa Mahmoud, Hans Bolscher, Liliana Guevara Opinska Supporting the EU to create a network and tools to grow Industrial Symbiosis Earlier work by Trinomics et al established that whilst there are a number of…

Public financial contribution to international biodiversity of the Netherlands

Client: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands Implementation period: 2019 – 2020 (Completed) Geographic coverage: The Netherlands Theme:  Environment Topic: Biodiversity & Natural Capital Experts:  Jeroen van der Laan, Vineta Goba, Tessa Zell Efforts of the Netherlands to scale-up international biodiversity finance The world is witnessing a steady loss of biodiversity, which has profound consequences for human well-being.…

Evaluation of the EU Biodiversity Strategy to 2020

Client: EC – DG Environment Implementation period: 2019 – 2020 (Ongoing) Geographic coverage: European Union Theme:  Environment, Biodiversity and Natural Capital, Environment Policy Topic: Environmental Policy Experts:  Kym Whiteoak, Rob Williams, Laura Baroni, Graeme Nicholls, Vineta Goba, Lisa Korteweg How well is EU policy tackling biodiversity loss? This project will evaluate the progress made by the EU and its…

Analysis and communication of progress on Resource Efficiency and Green Economy

Client: EC – DG Environment Implementation period: 2018 – 2019 (Ongoing) Geographic coverage: European Union Theme:  Environment, Environment Policy, Resource Efficiency Topic: Green Growth, Green Skills & Jobs Experts:  Rob Williams, Laura Baroni, Tycho Smit Does the Green economy contribute to the protection of the Environment in the EU? The European Union has a wide variety of Environment policies,…

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 Africa-EU cooperation

Client: EC – DG Environment Implementation period: 2019 – 2021 (Completed) Geographic coverage: European Union Theme:  Environment, Circular Economy, Resource Efficiency Topic: Circular Economy Experts:  Koen Rademaekers, Irati Artola, Tycho Smit How can EU-Africa cooperation programmes and partnerships be fostered to promote the transition to a circular economy? There are a lot on interdependencies between Europe and Africa. The…

Analysis of the Open Public Consultation on stepping up EU action against deforestation and forest degradation

Client: EC – DG Environment Implementation period: 2019 – 2019 (Completed) Geographic coverage: European Union Theme:  Environment, Biodiversity and Natural Capital Topic: Biodiversity & Natural Capital Experts:  Koen Rademaekers, Matthew Smith, Andreea Beznea, William Keeling Can we step up our game to combat deforestation and forest degradation? This project focused on the analysis of data resulting from the Open…

Support to the EU Sixth National Report to the Convention on Biological Diversity, and follow-up

Client: EC – DG Environment Implementation period: 2018 – 2020 (Ongoing) Geographic coverage: European Union Theme:  Environment, Biodiversity and Natural Capital Topic: Biodiversity & Natural Capital Experts:  Laura Baroni, Lisa Eichler Assessing progress towards the EU and global biodiversity targets The Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) is a multilateral treaty aiming to achieve the conservation of biodiversity, the sustainable…

Meta-analysis of and development of a database for European environmental and climate policy evaluations

Client: European Environment Agency Implementation period: 2018 – 2018 (Completed) Geographic coverage: Europe Theme:  Environment, Environment Policy Topic: Environmental Policy Experts:  Rob Williams, Irati Artola Better policy-making: how do EEA countries evaluate their environment and climate policies? The European Union and its Member states have a wide variety of environmental policies in place and the effectiveness of these policies…

Sustainability Impact Assessments for the Free Trade Agreement between the EU and Australia & New Zealand

Client: EC – DG TRADE Implementation period: 2019 – 2019 (Completed) Geographic coverage: Global Theme:  Environment Topic: Environmental Policy Experts:  Jurgen Vermeulen, Kym Whiteoak, Laura Baroni, Joris Moerenhout, Niclas Gottmann How (environmentally) sustainable are potential FTAs between the EU and Australia/New Zealand?  After receiving final authorisation from the European Council in June 2018, External Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmström officially launched…

Evaluation of the Directive 2000/53/EC on end-of-life vehicles

Client: EC – DG Environment Implementation period: 2019 – 2020 (Ongoing) Geographic coverage: European Union Theme:  Environment, Environment Policy Topic: Environmental Policy Experts:  Rob Williams, Foivos Petsinaris, Joris Moerenhout How to improve EU policy on the treatment of end-of-life vehicles? Only a few decades ago, finding abandoned scrap cars along the roadside was relatively common in many European countries.…

ClairCity – Citizen Led Air Pollution Reduction in Cities

Client: European Commission – DG Research & Innovation (RTD) Implementation period: 2016 – 2020 (Ongoing) Geographic coverage: European Union Theme:  Climate Change Policy and Strategy, Energy Policy, Environment, Environment Policy Topic: Environmental Policy Experts:  Hans Bolscher, Stephan Slingerland, Irati Artola, Tycho Smit, Matthew Smith, Katarina Svatikova What do citizen-inclusive policy measures for reducing air pollution and CO2 emissions look…

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…

Ex-ante impact assessment of the post-2020 financial instrument for environment and climate (LIFE) – extension

Client: EC – DG Environment & DG Climate Action Implementation period: 2018 – 2018 (Completed) Geographic coverage: European Union Theme:  Climate Change, Environment Topic: Environmental Policy Experts:  Katarina Svatikova, Foivos Petsinaris, Rob Williams, Liliana Guevara Opinska, Federica Gerber How could a Network of National Contact Points support MS participation in the LIFE programme? Launched in 1992, LIFE is the…

Supporting the implementation of Target 2 of the EU Biodiversity Strategy

Client: European Commission – DG Environment Implementation period: 2016 – 2019 (Ongoing) Geographic coverage: European Union Theme:  Environment Topic: Biodiversity & Natural Capital Experts:  Lisa Eichler, Laura Baroni, Graeme Nicholls Provision of technical support related to Target 2 of the EU Biodiversity Strategy to 2020 – Maintaining and restoring ecosystems and their services The objective of this contract is…

Assessing the knowledge base on society’s dependence on natural capital in support of SOER 2020

Client: European Environment Agency (EEA) Implementation period: 2017 – 2018 (Completed) Geographic coverage: Europe Theme:  Environment Topic: Biodiversity & Natural Capital Experts:  Lisa Eichler, Laura Baroni, Graeme Nicholls How does natural capital benefit the economy and society? The objective of this study for the European Environment Agency (EEA) was to review existing evidence on society’s dependence on natural capital…

Evaluation of the Directive on batteries and accumulators

Client: European Commission – DG Environment Implementation period: 2016 – 2016 (Ongoing) Geographic coverage: European Union Theme:  Environment Topic: Environmental Policy Experts:  Rob Williams, Laura Baroni, Jurgen Vermeulen Have the objectives of the Batteries Directive been met? The overall aim of this study is to provide evidence to assess whether the objectives of the Directive 2006/66/EC (the Batteries Directive)…

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…

Mid-term review of the implementation of the 7th Environmental Action Programme

Client: European Parliament Research Service (EPRS) Implementation period: 2017 – 2017 (Completed) Geographic coverage: European Union Theme:  Environment Topic: Environmental Policy Experts:  Rob Williams, Katarina Svatikova, Irati Artola Is the 7th EAP well on its way in meeting all priority objectives? In collaboration with Technopolis group, Trinomics has supported the mid-term review of the implementation of the 7th Environmental…

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…

Centre of Expertise on Resources

Client: Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment (IenM) Implementation period: 2015 – 2016 (Completed) Geographic coverage: The Netherlands Theme:  Environment Topic: Resource Efficiency Experts:  Katarina Svatikova, Hans Bolscher What strategic opportunities exist in the Netherlands that ensure the sustainable supply of resources? In May 2015, HCSS, TNO and Trinomics created the Centre Of Expertise on Resources (COE-R). It…

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…

Decomposition analysis of emissions from large combustion plants

Client: European Environment Agency (EEA) Implementation period: 2017 – 2017 (Completed) Geographic coverage: Europe Theme:  Environment Topic: Environmental Policy Experts:  Matthew Smith, Tycho Smit What were the driving factors behind the reduced emissions of key pollutants from large combustion plants (LCPs)? Between 2004-2015, the emissions of four key pollutants originating from large combustion plants (LCPs) in the EU have…

Ex-ante impact assessment of the post-2020 financial instrument for environment and climate (LIFE)

Client: European Commission – DG Climate Action/DG Environment Implementation period: 2018 – 2018 (Completed) Geographic coverage: European Union Theme:  Climate Change, Environment Topic: Climate Finance, Biodiversity & Natural Capital, Environmental Policy Experts:  Rob Williams, Katarina Svatikova, Federica Gerber, Foivos Petsinaris What will the post-2020 LIFE programme look like? As the current programming period of LIFE (2014-2020) is coming to…

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…

Evaluation of the Water Framework Directive and associated directives

Client: European Commission – DG Environment Implementation period: 2018 – 2019 (Ongoing) Geographic coverage: European Union Theme:  Environment Topic: Environmental Policy Experts:  Rob Williams, Jurgen Vermeulen, Federica Gerber, Koen Rademaekers, Graeme Nicholls, Kym Whiteoak How well has the EU freshwater policy framework succeeded in ensuring ‘good’ freshwater? EU Freshwater Policy aims to protect our waters from the adverse impacts…

Study on the environmental impacts of the collaborative economy

Client: European Commission – DG Environment Implementation period: 2017 – 2017 (Completed) Geographic coverage: European Union Theme:  Environment Topic: Circular Economy & Resource Efficiency Experts:  Katarina Svatikova, Jurgen Vermeulen, Tycho Smit, Laura Baroni Is the collaborative economy good for the environment? The emergence of the collaborative economy or sharing economy is a fascinating new trend. Emerging business models (for…

Support to green infrastructure initiatives

Client: European Environment Agency (EEA) Implementation period: 2018 – 2018 (Ongoing) Geographic coverage: Europe Theme:  Energy, Environment, Biodiversity and Natural Capital Topic: Biodiversity & Natural Capital Experts:  Laura Baroni, Lisa Eichler, Jurgen Vermeulen, Graeme Nicholls How can the roll-out of green infrastructure initiatives in Europe be further enhanced? A financial and economic perspective This project focuses on expanding the…

Support to the Evaluation of the 7th Environment Action Programme (7th EAP)

Client: European Commission – DG Environment Implementation period: 2018 – 2018 (Ongoing) Geographic coverage: European Union Theme:  Environment Topic: Environmental Policy Experts:  Rob Williams, Katarina Svatikova, Jurgen Vermeulen, Irati Artola, Federica Gerber, William Keeling Does the 7th EAP facilitate us “living well, within the limits of our planet”? The EU has faced numerous environmental pressures over the last decades.…

GrowGreen – Green cities for climate and water resilience, sustainable economic growth, healthy citizens and environments

Client: Horizon 2020 project Implementation period: 2017 – 2022 (Ongoing) Geographic coverage: France, Italy, Poland, Spain, United Kingdom Theme:  Environment Topic: Biodiversity & Natural Capital Experts:  Lisa Eichler, Laura Baroni, Jurgen Vermeulen, Graeme Nicholls, Foivos Petsinaris, Kym Whiteoak A partnership for greener cities to increase liveability, sustainability and business opportunities GrowGreen aims to create climate and water resilient, healthy…