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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

General objectives

  • The delivery of accurate and comprehensive information on the environmental impacts of innovation to strengthen the science-policy link in order to enable policy makers to stimulate eco-innovation and to both assess and maximize its benefits.
  • Development of methodologies and quantification of macro-level indicators to monitor the ex-post impacts of innovation processes, including diffusion of innovations into society, their economic impacts, and their impacts on key environmental categories (namely resource flows, waste and recycling, energy, emissions, and land use and biodiversity).
  • Contribution to the identification of drivers and barriers relating to eco-innovation, thereby facilitating the full recognition of eco-innovation potential.
  • Support for the decision-making process on policy targets and methods for evaluating the environmental impacts of innovation and other relevant policies on the basis of physical indicators.