Phase 1: Definitions, measurement and analytical framework
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.
Phase 2: Innovation impact analysis
Ex-post assessment of the economy-wide environmental impacts of selected pervasive innovations through the application of advanced analytical frameworks in the context of:
- Technologies of energy supply and demand
- Information and Communication Technologies (ICT)
- Built environment and buildings
- Waste management and recycling
Phase 3: Policy implications and dissemination
EMInInn will strengthen the science-policy link through the 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.