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…

Assessment of National Capacities for implementing climate adaptation & mitigation measures and development of a National Capacity Development Program for the Palestinian Authority

Client: United Nations Development Program (UNDP) Implementation period: 2014 – 2015 (Completed) Geographic coverage: Palestine Theme:  Climate Change, Climate Change Adaptation and Resilience, Climate Change Mitigation, Climate Finance Topic: Climate Change Policy and Strategy Experts:  Hans Bolscher, Jeroen van der Laan What are the priorities for the Palestinian Institutions in relation to climate mitigation and adaptation actions? The State…

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…

Support to the ex-post evaluation of the nuclear decommissioning assistance programme – energy window 2007-2013

Client: EC – DG Energy Implementation period: 2018 – 2019 (Completed) Geographic coverage: European Union Theme:  Energy, Energy Policy Topic: Energy Policy Experts:  Koen Rademaekers, Katarina Svatikova What were the impacts and results of the energy-related projects funded by the Nuclear Decommissioning Assistance Programme (NDAP)? Upon accession to the EU, Bulgaria, Lithuania and Slovakia committed to prematurely shut down…

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 (Ongoing) 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.…

Study on assessing the independence and effectiveness of National Regulatory Authorities (NRAs) in the field of energy

Client: EC – DG Energy Implementation period: 2017 – 2018 (Completed) Geographic coverage: European Union Theme:  Energy Topic: Energy Policy Experts:  Koen Rademaekers, Luc van Nuffel, Jessica Yearwood Travezán, William Keeling Are European energy NRAs effective and independent? The general objective of the study was to assess the independence of the national regulatory authorities in the field of energy…

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…

Impacts of EU actions supporting the development of renewable energy technologies

Client: European Commission – DG Research & Innovation (RTD) Implementation period: 2017 – 2019 (Completed) Geographic coverage: European Union Theme:  Energy, Renewable Energy Topic: Renewable Energy Experts:  Koen Rademaekers, Onne Hoogland, Perla C. Torres Vega, Liliana Guevara Opinska What is the impact of EU R&D funding on RE technologies? The EU has promoted the development of renewables for more…