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DYNAmic policy MIXes for absolute decoupling of environmental impact of EU resource use from economic growth

Objective

DYNAMIX will propose dynamic and robust policy mixes to shift the EU onto a pathway to absolute decoupling of long-term economic growth from resource use and environmental impacts. DYNAMIX assumes that the tremendous task of reaching absolute decoupling will require paradigm shifts in the way production and consumption is organised and regulated. It will therefore assess how existing and emerging paradigms affecting absolute decoupling can inform concrete policy-making. Combined with an ex-post analysis of existing inefficiencies in resource use and inadequacy of current resource policies, this will allow identifying promising policy mixes for progressing towards decoupling. These policy mixes will then be tested in qualitative and quantitative ex-ante assessments for effectiveness (benchmarked against absolute resource and impact decoupling), efficiency, sustainability and contribution to eco-innovation, using innovative environmental and economic modelling. Although being powerful tools for assessing economic and environmental impacts in the EU and globally, models have limitations in representing various social, political and legal aspects, including factors influencing human behaviour. DYNAMIX will thus systematically integrate quantitative with qualitative assessments to fully assess the real-world performance of the proposed policy mixes. The primary target group for the project are EU- and national-level policy-makers directly involved in designing and implementing resource use policies. The project aims at strengthening their capacity to implement effective resource efficiency policy options in a ‘real-world context’. To this purpose the policy-makers, together with other key stakeholders, will be involved in a systemic participatory learning process accompanying the whole project. Policy-makers will be able to shape the project’s design based on their needs, thus ensuring that DYNAMIX provides tangible support to EU policy-making for resource efficiency.

Call for proposal

FP7-ENV-2012-one-stage
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Funding Scheme

CP - Collaborative project (generic)

Coordinator

ECOLOGIC INSTITUT gemeinnützige GmbH
Address
Pfalzburger Strasse 43-44
10717 Berlin
Germany
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 460 065
Administrative Contact
Daniela Tings (Ms.)

Participants (8)

BIO INTELLIGENCE SERVICE
France
EU contribution
€ 280 528
Address
Avenue Charles De Gaulle 185
92200 Neuilly Sur Seine
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Cécile Lachcar (Ms.)
INSTITUTE FOR EUROPEAN ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY, LONDON
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 285 166
Address
Belgrave Road 11 Ieep Offices Floor 3
SW1V 1RB London
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Doreen Fedrigo-Fazio (Ms.)
IVL SVENSKA MILJOEINSTITUTET AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 526 246
Address
Po Box 21060
100 31 Stockholm
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Mats Ridner (Mr.)
FONDAZIONE ENI ENRICO MATTEI
Italy
EU contribution
€ 374 960
Address
Corso Magenta 63
20123 Milano
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Monica Eberle (Ms.)
WIRTSCHAFTSUNIVERSITAT WIEN
Austria
EU contribution
€ 501 760
Address
Welthandelsplatz 1
1020 Wien
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Berger Gerald (Mr.)
THE UNIVERSITY OF WESTMINSTER LBG
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 187 522
Address
Regent Street 309
W1B 2UW London
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Michael Watts (Mr.)
FUNDACJA NAUKOWA INSTYTUT BADAN STRUKTURALNYCH
Poland
EU contribution
€ 76 032
Address
Ul. Irysowa 18C
02 660 Warszawa
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Marta Kolczewiak (Ms.)
WISEEUROPA - FUNDACJA WARSZAWSKI INSTYTUT STUDIOW EKONOMICZNYCH I EUROPEJSKICH
Poland
EU contribution
€ 161 344
Address
Ul. Aleja Jana Chrystiana Szucha, Nr 16, Lok 46
00 582 Warszawa
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Joanna Pospieszynska-Burzynska