The One Planet Economy Network: Europe Project is producing a set of academically robust Footprint Family indicators to allow policy makers to quantify the environmental impacts of EU consumption and help them set targets to reduce negative impacts.
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Building on the four scenarios of a One Planet Economy developed during the September 2010 workshop, Ecologic Institute, Sustainable Europe Research Institute (SERI) and Institute of European Environmental Policy (IEEP) are preparing narratives describing the context of these scenarios and the policy measures (what type/ severity) that would need to be implemented between now and 2050, for each of these scenarios to become a reality. Alongside the narrative description of the four scenarios, Ecologic Institute and Institute of European Environmental Policy (IEEP) are working closely with the Stockhom Environment Institute to use EUREAPA to model some of the policy measures laid out in the narratives, in order to determine how successful these policy measures may be at delivering a One Planet Economyin Europe, by 2050.
An online video demonstration of the EUREAPA Tool is now available online. The Tool is in its second stage of development and enables users to compare the footprint of different countries and view - in detail - the impact of products. Read more >>
WWF-UK’s flagship European One Planet Economy Network: Europe project was officially launched at the Residence Palace in Brussels at the end of May. In an event hosted by the Rod Sterne, WWF-UK’s acting Head of Sustainable Consumption, key stakeholders from around Europe were invited to literally shape the future. Read more >>
This report contains a detailed description of the integration of the footprint family into an environmentally extended multiregional input-output framework. After a brief introduction of the basics and applications of environmentally extended MRIO models, three different approaches are described for ecological and water footprint integration. Download report >>
This joint event was part of two FP7 projects: OPEN:EU and INSTREAM and is organised by the Institute for European Environmental Policy (IEEP) and Ecologic Institute Berlin. It brought together experts, statisticians, policy makers and representatives of civil society organisations to discuss and share experiences on how to improve the use of indicators to assess the progresses on economic and sustainability goals, both at national and EU level. Read more >>
This report accurately represents the linkages and differences among the indicators, as well as final users of the outcomes of OPEN:EU project to understand when to use each single indicator, and how to jointly use the Footprint Family to set targets and understand trade offs. Read More. >>
The first stage of the iterative user-testing phase ran from 24th February- 11th March 2011. Representatives from EU nation states, EU government departments, academic institutions and civil society organisations tested and provided their feedback on the 'viewing data function of EUREAPA e.g. viewing environmental impacts of individual countries by consumption category, by production sector, on a total or per capita basis, in terms of comparisons between countries, etc… Read More. >>
Policy-makers and their advisory teams can try out the EUREAPA tool. Through the testing phase you will gain a clearer understanding of how the tool's results can support your work. For example, you may want to use EUREAPA's results to enhance policy analysis work by including the carbon, water and ecological footprint of consumption across different goods and services from different economic sectors. This may be helpful when deciding which policy interventions to adopt. The project is also keen to shadow organisations which develop policy interventions or perform policy analysis. If this interests you or your organisation please get in touch.
A consultation process with the Technical Working Group, established with participants from the September Scenarios & Policy Analysis Workshop, helps the project to understand the level of detail required by EUREAPA users in terms of footprint data, the types of scenarios they want to model and the functions deemed most important. Read More. >>
The Scenarios & Policy Analysis Workshop held on 8th-9th September 2010 in Brussels was a really important event for the project, as it was our first face-to-face meeting with potential users of the ‘footprint family’ of indicators and the EUREAPA tool we are developing. Read More. >>
Four different storylines were originally drafted by participants at the September Scenarios & Policy Analysis Workshop.
These narratives describe socio-economic drivers for change, possible policy interventions and suggest the timing /sequencing of interventions. Read More. >>
The scenario narratives describing socio-economic drivers for change, possible policy interventions and possible timing /sequencing of interventions start to be quantified. Once quantified they will be integrated into the EUREAPA tool's scenario modelling function, so that EUREAPA can perform robust analyses to inform your policy choices by showing how impacts of consumption might change over time, according to different situations. Read More. >>
The OPEN:EU Kick Off Webinar took place on Tuesday 22 June 2010. Participants gained a clear understanding of the project and how it can help them.
They are now aware of how they can get involved in the project and we have started to make connections with one another. Outputs of the day can be downloaded online. Read More. >>
The MRIO database offers a description of the global supply chains of products consumed. The database includes data on specific use of land, energy, and water, and emissions of the industry sectors in each EU country, and allows the total land, carbon and water footprints of consumed products to be quantified. Read More. >>
The Summary Scenarios of a One Planet Economydescribing four scenarios leading to a One Planet Economy in Europe by 2050, developed by potential users of EUREAPA in collaboration with the OPEN:EU project, are published.
Since September 2009, the project has been focused on developing a ‘Footprint Family’ of indicators: Ecological, Carbon and Water footprint to track the multiple and often hidden demands that human consumption makes on the planet’s resources and to measure their impacts on the planet. Read More. >>