The efficient functioning of waste markets in the European Union – legislative and policy options

Client: European Commission – DG Environment Implementation period: 2015 – 2016 (Completed) Geographic coverage: European Union Theme:  Environment Topic: Circular Economy & Resource Efficiency Experts:  Katarina Svatikova, Rob Williams, Irati Artola What are the obstacles and regulatory failures affecting the functioning of waste markets in the EU and how can these be tackled? The study, led by Arcadis Belgium,…

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…

Potential manpower bottlenecks in the oil & gas industry

Client: European Commission – DG Energy Implementation period: 2012 – 2013 (Completed) Geographic coverage: Global Theme:  Energy Topic: Energy Markets Experts:  Jessica Yearwood Travezán, Koen Rademaekers, Katarina Svatikova What manpower bottlenecks does the oil & gas industry face and how can they be addressed? The aim of this study was to identify the key challenges and issues faced by…

Market study for a voluntary common EU certification scheme for the energy performance of non-residential buildings

Client: European Commission – DG Energy Implementation period: 2013 – 2014 (Completed) Geographic coverage: European Union Theme:  Energy Topic: Energy Efficiency Experts:  Jessica Yearwood Travezán, Koen Rademaekers, Rob Williams, Katarina Svatikova What are the market needs and wants for a voluntary common EU certification scheme for the energy performance of non-residential buildings? The aim of this study was to…

Development of a European Energy Efficiency Index

Client: European Environment Agency (EEA) Implementation period: 2015 – 2016 (Completed) Geographic coverage: Europe Theme:  Energy Topic: Energy Efficiency Experts:  Jessica Yearwood Travezán, Koen Rademaekers How do we measure the EU’s progress towards its energy savings target? The EEA currently reports on the progress towards energy efficiency targets of the EU and individual Member States in its annual report…

Scaling up climate finance in 2014 and beyond

Client: European Commission – DG Climate Action Implementation period: 2014 – 2014 (Completed) Geographic coverage: Chile, Ecuador, European Union, India, South Africa, Vietnam Theme:  Climate Change Topic: Climate Finance Experts:  Jessica Yearwood Travezán, Jeroen van der Laan How can meaningful mitigation actions receive financing? The overarching objective of this assignment, led by Ricardo-AEA, was to carry out a detailed…

Competitiveness of low-carbon energy technologies

Client: European Commission – DG Climate Action Implementation period: 2013 – 2014 (Completed) Geographic coverage: European Union Theme:  Climate Change Topic: Climate Change Mitigation Experts:  Jessica Yearwood Travezán, Koen Rademaekers Assessment of examples of cooperative production, financing and use of low carbon technologies Ambitious climate action can revitalise local communities, create new business opportunities and pull innovation through into…