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DEvelopment of a System of Indicators for a Resource efficient Europe (DESIRE)

Objective

DESIRE will develop and apply an optimal set of indicators to monitor European progress towards resource-efficiency. We propose a combination of time series of environmentally extended input output data (EE IO) and the DPSIR framework to construct the indicator set. Only this approach will use a single data set that allows for consistent construction of resource efficiency indicators capturing the EU, country, sector and product group level, and the production and consumption perspective including impacts outside the EU. The project will
a) improve data availability, particularly by creating EE IO time series and now-casted data (WP5).
b) improve calculation methods for indicators that currently still lack scientific robustness, most notably in the field of biodiversity/ecosystem services (WP7) and critical materials (WP6). We further will develop novel reference indicators for economic success (‘Beyound GDP and Value added’, WP8).
c) explicitly address the problem of indicator proliferation and limits in available data that have a ‘statistical stamp’. Via scientific analysis we will select the smallest set of indicators giving mutually independent information, and show which shortcuts in (statistical) data inventory can be made without significant loss of quality (WP8)

The project comprises further Interactive policy analysis, indicator concept development via ‘brokerage activities (WP2-4), Management (WP1), and Conclusions and implementation (WP10) including a hand over ofdata and indicators to the EU’s Group of Four of EEA, Eurostat, DG ENV and DG JRC.

Our team includes 4 UN Resource Panel members (WI, AAU-SEC, NTNU and LU-CML) and founders of the material flow analysis field (e.g. SERI). We further include TNO (global leader in EE IO via projects like EXIOPOL and CREEA), FFCUL (global top in biodiversity and ecosystem services) and RU (top player in sustainability impact assessment).

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/biological sciences/ecology/ecosystems

Call for proposal

FP7-ENV-2012-one-stage
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Funding Scheme

CP - Collaborative project (generic)

Coordinator

NEDERLANDSE ORGANISATIE VOOR TOEGEPAST NATUURWETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK TNO
Address
Anna Van Buerenplein 1
2595 DA Den Haag
Netherlands
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 540 960,67
Administrative Contact
Ming Chen (Mr.)

Participants (10)

WUPPERTAL INSTITUT FUR KLIMA, UMWELT, ENERGIE GGMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 381 898
Address
Doppersberg 19
42103 Wuppertal
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Cornelia Meierbröker (Ms.)
UNIVERSITAET KLAGENFURT
Austria
EU contribution
€ 214 000
Address
Universitaetsstrasse 65-67
9020 Klagenfurt
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Nina Eisenmenger (Dr.)
UNIVERSITEIT LEIDEN
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 320 909
Address
Rapenburg 70
2311 EZ Leiden
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Ton Brouwer (Mr.)
SERI NACHHALTIGKEITSFORSCHUNGS UND-KOMMUNIKATIONS GMBH

Participation ended

Austria
EU contribution
€ 58 699,22
Address
Schwarzspanierstrasse 4/3
1090 Wien
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Petra Goelli (Ms.)
NORGES TEKNISK-NATURVITENSKAPELIGE UNIVERSITET NTNU
Norway
EU contribution
€ 521 557
Address
Hogskoleringen 1
7491 Trondheim
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Edgar Hertwich (Prof.)
STICHTING KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 303 712
Address
Geert Grooteplein Noord 9
6525 EZ Nijmegen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Sabine Vernooij
FUNDACAO DA FACULDADE DE CIENCIAS DA UNIVERSIDADE DE LISBOA FP

Participation ended

Portugal
EU contribution
€ 133 912,75
Address
Campo Grande Edificio C1 Piso 3
1749 016 Lisboa
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Carla Marques (Dr.)
WIRTSCHAFTSUNIVERSITAT WIEN
Austria
EU contribution
€ 189 300,78
Address
Welthandelsplatz 1
1020 Wien
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Reinhard Reinhard Sefelin (Mr.)
2.-O LCA CONSULTANTS APS
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 100 911,64
Address
Rendsburggarde 14 4 315B
9000 Aalborg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Randi Dalgaard (Ms.)
MARTIN-LUTHER-UNIVERSITAET HALLE-WITTENBERG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 133 658,74
Address
Universitaetsplatz 10
6108 Halle (Saale)
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Luise Störmer (Ms.)