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Impacts of the Flemish coalition agreement on the fuel oil sector

Client: Flemish Energy and Climate Agency (VEKA) Implementation period: 2021 – 2021 (Ongoing) Geographic coverage: Belgium Theme:  Energy Topic: Energy Policy Experts:  Luc van Nuffel, Onne Hoogland, Tycho Smit What are the impacts of the Flemish Coalition Agreement on fuel oil heating? The Flemish coalition agreement for 2019-2024 includes provisions to phase out fuel oil heating in buildings. From…

Support on measures to address the risk of carbon leakage in the light of any increase in climate ambition

Client: EC – DG Climate Action Implementation period: 2020 – 2021 (Ongoing) Geographic coverage: European Union Theme:  Climate Change Topic: Climate Change Mitigation Experts:  Hans Bolscher, Matthew Smith, Marwa Mahmoud, Joris Moerenhout Which policy options should the EU apply to mitigate carbon leakage impacts of higher emission reduction targets? The European Green Deal has led to an increase in…

Ex-Post Evaluation of the Risk-Sharing Finance Facility (RSFF) and the Risk-Sharing Instrument (RSI) Pilot

Client: EC – DG RTD Implementation period: 2020 – 2021 (Ongoing) Geographic coverage: European Union Theme:  Energy Topic: Renewable Energy Experts:  Onne Hoogland Was the Risk Sharing Finance Facility successful? The project concerns an ex-post evaluation which aims to assess the overall implementation and impact of the Risk Sharing Finance Facility (RSFF), examining its implementation and the results achieved…

Improving energy system modelling tools and capacity

Client: EC – DG REFORM Implementation period: 2020 – 2021 (Ongoing) Geographic coverage: Spain Theme:  Energy Topic: Energy Policy Experts:  Jessica Yearwood Travezán, João Gorenstein Dedecca Updating Spain’s modelling capacity to support the energy transition The study aims to assist the Spanish Ministry for the Ecological Transition and the Demographic Challenge (MITECO) and other public stakeholders to improve the…

Evaluation of Belgian international climate finance

Client: Special Evaluation Office (SEO) of the Federal Government of Belgium Implementation period: 2020 – 2021 (Ongoing) Geographic coverage: Belgium Theme:  Climate Change Topic: Climate Finance Experts:  Tessa Zell, Jeroen van der Laan Evaluation of Belgian international climate finance The Federal Government of Belgium, along with other countries listed in Annex II to the 1992 United Nations (UN) Climate…

Impact Assessment Study on the Sustainable Product Initiative (SPI)

Client: EC – DG GROW Implementation period: 2020 – 2021 (Ongoing) Geographic coverage: European Union Theme:  Environment Topic: Circular Economy Experts:  Koen Rademaekers, Matthew Smith, Rob Williams, Foivos Petsinaris, Perla C. Torres Vega, William Keeling, Tycho Smit, Lisa Korteweg How can policy ensure that only sustainable products are sold in the EU? The European Green Deal includes a Circular…

Study on the Non-Financial Reporting Directive (Directive 2014/95/EU)

Client: EC – DG FISMA Implementation period: 2019 – 2020 (Completed) Geographic coverage: European Union Theme:  Climate Change Topic: Climate Finance Experts:  Jeroen van der Laan How has the NFRD been implemented to date? The Non-Financial Reporting Directive (Directive 2014/95/EU) was adopted in 2014. Companies under the scope of the Directive had to report for the first time according…

Assessment of potential carbon leakage in the 3rd and 4th phase of EU Emissions Trading System

Client: EC – DG Climate Action Implementation period: 2019 – 2020 (Completed) Geographic coverage: European Union Theme:  Climate Change Topic: Climate Change Mitigation Experts:  Hans Bolscher, Matthew Smith, Jeroen van der Laan, Marwa Mahmoud, Tycho Smit Assessing the potential carbon leakage risk under EU ETS Phase 3 and 4 Carbon leakage can be defined as a ‘situation that may…

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 to the definition of a Climate Action and Environmental Sustainability Tracking System

Client: European Investment Bank (EIB) Implementation period: 2018 – 2022 (Ongoing) Geographic coverage: European Union, Global Theme:  Climate Change Topic: Climate Change Mitigation Experts:  Jeroen van der Laan, Tessa Zell, Kym Whiteoak 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…

Evaluation of ICT contribution to climate change mitigation and adaptation

Client: European Investment Bank (EIB) Implementation period: 2019 – 2020 (Completed) Geographic coverage: Global Theme:  Climate Change Topic: Climate Finance Experts:  Jeroen van der Laan How can the ICT sector contribute to delivering on climate action? With €125 billion invested globally in Climate Action (Mitigation and Adaptation) over 2012-2018, the EIB is the largest multi-lateral provider of finance in…