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

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 308552

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 September 2012

  • End date

    29 February 2016

Funded under:

FP7-ENVIRONMENT

  • Overall budget:

    € 3 652 871,40

  • EU contribution

    € 2 899 519,80

Coordinated by:

NEDERLANDSE ORGANISATIE VOOR TOEGEPAST NATUURWETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK TNO

Netherlands

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).

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

UNIVERSITAET KLAGENFURT

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 214 000

UNIVERSITEIT LEIDEN

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 320 909

SERI NACHHALTIGKEITSFORSCHUNGS UND-KOMMUNIKATIONS GMBH

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 58 699,22

NORGES TEKNISK-NATURVITENSKAPELIGE UNIVERSITET NTNU

Norway

EU Contribution

€ 521 557

STICHTING KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 303 712

FUNDACAO DA FACULDADE DE CIENCIAS DA UNIVERSIDADE DE LISBOA FP

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 133 912,75

WIRTSCHAFTSUNIVERSITAT WIEN

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 189 300,78

2.-O LCA CONSULTANTS APS

Denmark

EU Contribution

€ 100 911,64

MARTIN-LUTHER-UNIVERSITAET HALLE-WITTENBERG

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 133 658,74

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 308552

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 September 2012

  • End date

    29 February 2016

Funded under:

FP7-ENVIRONMENT

  • Overall budget:

    € 3 652 871,40

  • EU contribution

    € 2 899 519,80

Coordinated by:

NEDERLANDSE ORGANISATIE VOOR TOEGEPAST NATUURWETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK TNO

Netherlands