Ongoing projects

Development of scenarios for 2050 detailed in an IO framework

Here we present the scenario tool (a set of matlab scripts and data) that were used to implement a number of scenarios for 2050 that describe possible routes to a two-degrees climate change target. These scenarios help us :

  • to explore the requirements for achieving emissions reductions in 2050 consistent with a two-degrees climate change scenario; 

  • to provide an understanding of the dimension of changes required for the transformation to a low-carbon economy by mid-century in terms of the techno-economic changes needed, the economy-wide scale of the transformation, and the changes needed in selected key sectors;

  • to define a set of options (building blocks) for coherent instrument mixes, specifying the scale and level at which policy instruments must be applied.

Results


Towards Biosolar cells

Constraints on large-scale implementation of BioSolar Cells; Early-stage Assessment of Environmental Value Propositions.


LC-Impact

Developing and further improving upon life cycle impact assessment methods, characterisation factors and normalisation factors in a coherent and scientifically sound way.


Sustaining Ethical Aquatic Trade (SEAT)

Creating a framework to assess the sustainability of fish farms which will set sustainability standards and give consumers information about the the sustainability and safety of their seafood.


RiskCycle

Risk-based management of chemicals and products in a circular economy at a global scale


Services on Environmental Statistics and Accounts

Eurostat has assigned a project to TNO, CML, NTNU and Groningen University on the development of an environmentally extended supply- and use framework. The project has to support Eurostat’s work on the Data centres on Products and Resources.