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Environmental Macro Indicators of Innovation

Environmental Macro Indicators of Innovation

Objective

EMInInn aims at assessing the environmental impacts associated with innovation.

In a first step EMInInn will assemble and set out coherently, on the one hand, macro-indicators and data of environmental impacts and, on the other hand, indicators and data to measure innovations. The definitions and delineations will be the basis for selecting appropriate analytical frameworks to operationalize assessments of environmental impacts associated with innovation on a macro scale.
EMInInn will incorporate and integrate a number of advanced analytical approaches for the ex post assessment of the macro-environmental impacts of innovation. This methodology will be applied in different areas of technological innovation:
• Energy sources and conversion technologies
• Information and Communication Technologies
• Transport
• Built environment and buildings
• Waste management

EMInInn aims at developing an analytical framework for assessing environmental impacts of established as well as emerging technologies. In selected cases options for scenarios to model burden-shifting and rebound effects will be explored.

EMInInn will strengthen the science-policy link. An advisory board with experts from different governance levels will be to advise the EMInInn researchers how to link the research and dissemination with ongoing and upcoming policy initiatives and research. A number of workshops and publications will allow interaction with experts, stakeholders and policy-makers. In that context EMInInn will address EU policies, which affect three major fields of environmental impact:
• resources and waste,
• energy and climate, as well as
• land-use and biodiversity.

By improving environmental assessments of innovation as well as policy-oriented interactions and outputs, EMInInn will generate contributions for improving EU-policies for a transition towards a more sustainable Europe and thus contribute to the flagship initiatives for a Resource Efficient Europe and the Innovation Union.
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Coordinator

WUPPERTAL INSTITUT FUR KLIMA, UMWELT, ENERGIE GMBH

Address

Doppersberg 19
42103 Wuppertal

Germany

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 595 822

Administrative Contact

Cornelia Meierbröcker (Ms.)

Participants (6)

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UNIVERSITY COLLEGE LONDON

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 330 560

UNIVERSITEIT LEIDEN

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 255 713

NEDERLANDSE ORGANISATIE VOOR TOEGEPAST NATUURWETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK TNO

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 458 945

CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 202 014

IVL SVENSKA MILJOEINSTITUTET AB

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 217 160

UNIVERSITEIT MAASTRICHT

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 394 023

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 283002

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 November 2011

  • End date

    30 April 2015

Funded under:

FP7-ENVIRONMENT

  • Overall budget:

    € 3 137 656,60

  • EU contribution

    € 2 454 237

Coordinated by:

WUPPERTAL INSTITUT FUR KLIMA, UMWELT, ENERGIE GMBH

Germany