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EmInInn Details

A Collabarative Research Project of the 7th Framework Programme

Theme: ENV.2011.3.1.9-3
Macro-level indicators to monitor the environmental impact of innovation

Project Duration:
01/11/2011 - 31/05/2015

Dr. Philipp Schepelmann
Project Manager

Research Group Material Flows and Resource Management

Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment and Energy
Döppersberg 19
42103 Wuppertal
Germany

email: info(@)emininn.eu
www.wupperinst.org

Workpackages

workpackages

WP 1: Macro-environmental impacts: indicators/data

Inventory of existing and proposed macro-environmental indicators; Analysis of information and data generation needs for selected indicators; Further development of indicators

WP 2: Innovation measurement: indicators and data

Determination of improvements in energy, material and eco-efficiency; Examination of innovations in use and under development; Drivers and barriers to eco-innovation; The link between indirect and direct innovation indicator; Parameterisation of innovation and enabling factors for environmental-economic analysis

WP 3: Analytical frameworks: methods and data

Survey of Methods, Tools and Data; Top-down ex-post analysis of innovations; Bottom-up ex-post analysis of innovations; Incorporating the bottom-up ex-post analysis into an Input-Output model of the economy; Integration of results

WP 4: Technologies of energy supply and demand

Selection of mainstream environmental technologies and mapping their diffusion; Identification of environmental impacts of these energy technologies; Selection of important new low-carbon technologies; Generation of a small number of low-carbon energy system scenarios and assessment of the macro-environmental impacts of the scenarios

WP 5: Infomation and Communication Technologies (ICT)

Selection of mainstream information and communication technologies and mapping their diffusion; Identification of environmental impacts of these information and communication technology innovations; Selection of new information and communication technologies potentially important for the environment

WP 6: Transport

Selection of mainstream environmental technologies and mapping their diffusion; Identification of environmental impacts of these transport innovations; Ex post and ex ante assessment of important new low-carbon transport technologies

WP 7: Built environment and buildings

Selection of past environmental technologies and mapping their diffusion; Identification of the environmental impacts of these energy technologies’ diffusion; Selection of important technical options for reducing impacts from households/housing and generation of a small number of impact scenarios diffusion; Assessment of the macro-environmental impacts of the scenarios diffusion

WP 8: Waste management

Identification of relevant innovations and mapping their diffusion; Ex post analysis of impacts of waste-related innovations; Identification of policy drivers of waste-related innovation

WP 9: Macro-level modeling / ex ante assessment

Selecting innovations for ex ante assessment; Development of scenarios for diffusion of the technologies; Assessing direct environmental impact; Assessing indirect and economy wide environmental impacts

WP 10: Policy implications: Policy implications: integration, coordination, conclusions and recommendations

Review of the Thematic Strategies for Sustainable Use of Natural Resources and for Prevention and Recycling of Waste; Review of climate and energy policies; Review of EU biodiversity and land use policies; Innovation policy and integration

WP 11: Dissemination

Dissemination and capacity building; Communication and promotion; Support of WP10 (Policy implications)

WP 12: Consortium Coordination