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.…

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…

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,…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Cooperation fostering industrial symbiosis: market potential, good practice and policy actions

Client: European Commission – DG Grow Implementation period: 2017 – 2017 (Completed) Geographic coverage: European Union Theme:  Environment Topic: Resource Efficiency, Circular Economy Experts:  Matthew Smith, Irati Artola How can we advance industrial symbiosis in Europe? Industrial symbiosis (IS) is a systems approach to a more sustainable and integrated industrial system, which identifies business opportunities that leverage underutilised resources…

CarbonNext: Next generation of carbon for industry

Client: European Commission – DG Research & Innovation (RTD) Implementation period: 2016 – 2018 (Ongoing) Geographic coverage: European Union Theme:  Energy Topic: Circular Economy & Resource Efficiency Experts:  Hans Bolscher, Elske Veenstra, Jessica Yearwood Travezán, Liliana Guevara Opinska Responding to Europe’s two carbon challenges Europe faces two carbon challenges: it needs to curb carbon emissions to mitigate climate change,…

Financial instruments for industrial resource efficiency

Client: World Bank/International Finance Corporation Implementation period: 2014 – 2014 (Completed) Geographic coverage: Jordan Theme:  Energy, Environment Topic: Energy Efficiency, Circular Economy & Resource Efficiency Experts:  Katarina Svatikova, Rob Williams Promoting resource and energy efficiency through financial instruments – Jordan case study The objective of the project (led by AMEC) was to develop an approach and toolkit on economic…

Supporting the Impact Assessment of the Communication on resource efficiency opportunities in the building sector

Client: DG Environment – European Commission Implementation period: 2012 – 2014 (Completed) Geographic coverage: European Union Theme:  Environment Topic: Circular Economy & Resource Efficiency Experts:  Katarina Svatikova Assessing the impacts of an EU voluntary and mandatory framework for the assessment of the environmental performance of buildings The study (led by Copenhagen Resource Institute) supported the Commission in its Impact…

Nowcasting and target setting of resource efficiency indicators

Client: European Commission – DG Environment Implementation period: 2011 – 2013 (Completed) Geographic coverage: European Union Theme:  Environment Topic: Circular Economy & Resource Efficiency Experts:  Koen Rademaekers, Katarina Svatikova Nowcasting and early estimates of resource efficiency indicators Nowcasting involves using more recent data as a proxy, trend extrapolation and other techniques to produce estimates (nowcasts) of indicators from their…

Mapping resource prices, the past and the future

Client: European Commission – DG Environment Implementation period: 2011 – 2012 (Completed) Geographic coverage: Global Theme:  Environment Topic: Circular Economy & Resource Efficiency Experts:  Koen Rademaekers, Katarina Svatikova What were the past price trends of major resources and how will their prices evolve by 2020? The study examined real price changes in over 20 resources over the last 50…

Fiscal instruments to stimulate a more circular economy

Client: Environment and Forestry Directorate of the Scottish government Implementation period: 2014 – 2015 (Completed) Geographic coverage: Scotland Theme:  Environment Topic: Circular Economy & Resource Efficiency Experts:  Rob Williams How can fiscal instruments stimulate the circular economy in Scotland? The purpose of this project was to examine the role of fiscal instruments in maximising the duration for which materials…

A new Research & Innovation agenda on climate change, resource efficiency and raw materials

Client: European Commission – DG Research & Innovation (RTD) Implementation period: 2013 – 2017 (Completed) Geographic coverage: European Union Theme:  Climate Change, Environment Topic: Climate Change Policy and Strategy, Resource Efficiency Experts:  Katarina Svatikova, Irati Artola, Stephan Slingerland, Tycho Smit How can the EU become a research and innovation leader in the fields of climate, resource efficiency and raw…

Technological innovations and financial instruments for a circular economy

Client: Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment (IenM) Implementation period: 2015 – 2015 (Completed) Geographic coverage: The Netherlands Theme:  Environment Topic: Circular Economy & Resource Efficiency Experts:  Stephan Slingerland, Katarina Svatikova, Koen Rademaekers How can innovations for the circular economy in The Netherlands be promoted? The Dutch policy program “From waste to resource” aims to develop a circular…