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Action number 11402 Last updated 08/12/2011 17:40:53 Year 2012
Title Sustainable Production and Consumption
Acronym SUSPROC
Type Action
Url http://susproc.jrc.ec.europa.eu/
Institute JRC.J Institute for Prospective Technological Studies (Seville)
Leader EDER Peter JRC.J.5   E-Mail
Thematic Area TA3 - Sustainable management of natural resources
TA1 - Towards an open and competitive economy
TA2 - Development of a low carbon society
TA1.HLO5 - To conduct studies on the impact of international trade and to analyse of trade policies and market based instruments
TA2.HLO6 - To promote/establish consensus on best practices in support of sustainable production and consumption
TA3.HLO2 - To develop scenarios describing the efficient use of natural resources in the global transition towards a green and low carbon economy
1 Prosperity in a Knowledge intensive society
1.1 Competitiveness and innovation
1.1.4 Clean technology assessment

ENTR - Enterprise and Industry
ENV - Environment
ESTAT - Eurostat
TAXUD - Taxation and Customs Union
TRADE - Trade



ENTR - Enterprise and Industry
ENV - Environment
ESTAT - Eurostat
TAXUD - Taxation and Customs Union
TRADE - Trade


MIN Env EU - Environment Ministries EU
MS EU - Member states EU
Sustainable development, sustainable production and consumption, product policy, eco-label, green public procurement, eco-design, recycling, clean technologies, sustainable use of resources, resource efficiency, raw materials, innovation, eco-innovation, competitiveness, low carbon society, impact assessment, quantitative models, environmental input-output analysis.
Rationale
The JRC contributes to the sustainable growth priority of the Europe 2020 Strategy by addressing clean energy, transport and production technologies as well as sustainable consumption and production (SCP) in the context of and open and competitive economy. SCP is a priority of the renewed EU Sustainable Development Strategy (SDS) aimed at promoting economic growth and social cohesion without impairing environmental quality. SCP is also an integral part of the Resource Efficiency flagship initiative of the Europe 2020 Strategy. Focusing on innovative energy and resource efficient technologies and systems, the SUSPROC Action contributes to a thorough understanding of the specificities and interrelationships of industrial, manufacturing and tertiary sectors, raw materials, product groups and services. It also assesses the direct and indirect economic and environmental impacts of changes in production technologies and systems and consumption patterns that such policies may induce.

SCP can only be addressed by giving due consideration to the economic, competitiveness and innovation, social and environmental perspectives. It is crucial that measures to support growth and jobs are compatible with long-term sustainability goals. It is therefore paramount to use the outcomes from research and sound science to strengthen the evidence-base of policy making in this field.

This action contributes to policy developments related to specific priority issues identified in the SDS, the Environment Action Plan and the Europe 2020 Strategy by analysing the relations between technological change, scientific developments, behavioural and life style, environment, economy, employment and growth and policy approaches. The activities of the Action aim at promoting a more resource efficient, greener and more competitive economy, are embedded in the Europe 2020 Flagship Initiative "Resource efficient Europe", and are linked to the Flagship Initiatives "Innovation Union" and "An industrial policy for the globalisation era". The Action focuses on the following initiatives from the Commission: the Action Plans on Sustainable Production and Consumption and on Sustainable Industrial Policy, the Environmental Technologies Action Plan and its follow-ups, the Thematic Strategy on Waste and Recycling, the Raw Materials Initiative, and the Roadmap for a Resource-Efficient Europe.
Summary of the activity
Support to the implementation and further development of policies aiming at sustainable growth and a resource efficient, green and competitive economy through prospective socio- and techno-economic research and method development. The Action analyses, from a policy perspective, the specificities and interrelationships of industrial and manufacturing sectors, product groups, and services as well as of the direct and indirect economic, environmental and social impacts of changes in production and consumption patterns. This includes:

Techno-economic support to Sustainable Production and Consumption and Resource Efficiency:

- Consolidation of permanent bureau structures to develop implementing acts and secondary legislation of environmental policies in the fields of products and services, environmental management systems, environmental technologies, waste management and recycling, in particular regarding: Ecolabel, Green Public Procurement (GPP) and where relevant Eco-design (Product Policy Bureau), the Eco-Management and Audit Scheme (EMAS) Regulation and the Waste Framework Directive.
- To analyse for the main industrial and critical raw-materials how the resource efficiency and recycling potentials can be fully untapped.
The Action collaborates with the ENSURE and INTESA Actions in the development and use of environmental footprint and life cycle assessment methods and on integrating resource efficiency in product policies.

Input-output and macroeconomic models:

- To expand the capacity of JRC to use input-output data and modelling for studies in a range of policy areas: including environment and sustainability, trade, taxation, internal market and services.
- To complete the development of the dynamic stochastic general equilibrium model FIDELIO with a detailed sectoral breakdown including bilateral trade flows, environmental extensions and use of resources, including by
participating in FP projects on environmental accounting and input-output tools.
- To evaluate the impact of different policies, including market based instruments, on macroeconomic variables and on the environment. Cost-effectiveness and cost benefit analyses of policies, measures and technologies.

Techno-economic support to policy initiatives for eco-innovation and developing new green technologies and production methods:

- Assessment of technologies for green growth and for eco-innovation. Understanding the conditions under which these technologies are developed, identifying the barriers to their development and use and analyzing the measures to improve their uptake.

The Action is running various technical working groups with strong participation of representatives of Member State governments. Outside Europe it is collaborating with the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regarding the development of environmental performance criteria for imaging equipment and other electronic products. In the academic area the Action is collaborating intensively with the International Input-Output Association.

 
  1
To support the Commission in establishing the priorities for product policy measures by providing appropriate techno-economic analysis taking into account also the behavioural, life-style and consumption aspects.
Deliverable  1.1
Background papers for discussion in European Eco-label Board Meetings or other forums for setting product policy priorities.
30/11/2012
JRC Scientific Support - Scientific and policy reports
Sustainable production and consumption
TypeYearNumberTitle
COM 20080397 Communication from the Commission to the European Parliament, the Council, the European Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions on the Sustainable Consumption and Production and Sustainable Industrial Policy Action Plan
ENV - Environment
  2
To provide techno economic analysis in support of the Ecolabel, GPP and Ecodesign schemes.
Deliverable  2.1
Final report for 2 product groups with potential to reduce water consumption.
14/08/2012
JRC Scientific Support - Scientific and policy reports
Sustainable production and consumption
TypeYearNumberTitle
COM 20080397 Communication from the Commission to the European Parliament, the Council, the European Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions on the Sustainable Consumption and Production and Sustainable Industrial Policy Action Plan
ENV - Environment
Deliverable  2.2
Criteria documents for 6 product groups (windows and doors, sanitary products, paints and varnishes, bed mattresses, soaps and shampoos, and textiles).
15/12/2012
JRC Scientific Support - Scientific and policy reports
Sustainable production and consumption
TypeYearNumberTitle
COM 20080397 Communication from the Commission to the European Parliament, the Council, the European Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions on the Sustainable Consumption and Production and Sustainable Industrial Policy Action Plan
ENV - Environment
Deliverable  2.3
Preliminary benchmark reports for additional product groups to be agreed with DG Environment.
15/12/2012
JRC Scientific Support - Scientific and policy reports
Sustainable production and consumption
TypeYearNumberTitle
COM 20080397 Communication from the Commission to the European Parliament, the Council, the European Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions on the Sustainable Consumption and Production and Sustainable Industrial Policy Action Plan
ENV - Environment
  3
To support DG ENV in the implementation of the Waste Framework Directive regarding provisions on end-of-waste and by-products.
Deliverable  3.1
Final report and definition of end of waste criteria for compost and similar materials.
31/03/2012
JRC Scientific Support - Scientific and policy reports
Sustainable production and consumption
TypeYearNumberTitle
COM 2005666 Thematic Strategy on the Recycling and Prevention of Waste
ENV - Environment
Deliverable  3.2
Final report and definition of end of waste criteria for plastic.
30/06/2012
JRC Scientific Support - Scientific and policy reports
Sustainable production and consumption
TypeYearNumberTitle
COM 2005666 Thematic Strategy on the Recycling and Prevention of Waste
ENV - Environment
Deliverable  3.3
Assessment report regarding by-product/end-of-waste criteria for waste derived fuels and aggregates
15/12/2012
JRC Scientific Support - Scientific and policy reports
Sustainable production and consumption
TypeYearNumberTitle
COM 2005666 Thematic Strategy on the Recycling and Prevention of Waste
ENV - Environment
  4
To identify priority materials and investigate for them how to unlock untapped potentials of material recycling for resource efficiency, with special emphasis on critical and strategic raw materials.
Deliverable  4.1
Report on raw material recycling and resource efficiency.
30/12/2012
JRC Scientific Support - Scientific and policy reports
Sustainable Growth - Resource efficiency and industrial competitiveness
TypeYearNumberTitle
COM 2005666 Thematic Strategy on the Recycling and Prevention of Waste
COM 201121 A resource-efficient Europe Flagship initiative under the Europe 2020 Strategy
COM 201125 TACKLING THE CHALLENGES IN COMMODITY MARKETS AND ON RAW MATERIALS
ENTR - Enterprise and Industry
ENV - Environment
  5
Support the implementation of the EMAS Regulation by developing reference documents on best practices in environmental management for priority sectors.
Deliverable  5.1
Final document for the Public Administration sector.
30/06/2012
JRC Scientific Support - Scientific and policy reports
Sustainable production and consumption
TypeYearNumberTitle
COM 20080397 Communication from the Commission to the European Parliament, the Council, the European Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions on the Sustainable Consumption and Production and Sustainable Industrial Policy Action Plan
ENV - Environment
Deliverable  5.2
Draft Best Practices References Documents for the food and drink sector and for another sector to be determined.
30/12/2012
JRC Scientific Support - Scientific and policy reports
Sustainable production and consumption
TypeYearNumberTitle
COM 20080397 Communication from the Commission to the European Parliament, the Council, the European Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions on the Sustainable Consumption and Production and Sustainable Industrial Policy Action Plan
ENV - Environment
  6
To support DG TRADE in the analysis of the socio-economic and environmental implications of trade and to support DG TAXUD on analysing the impact of changes in taxation on trade.
Deliverable  6.1
Reports on: 1) Embodied employment, value added and vertical specialization of the extra-EU trade and of the intra-EU trade, separately by commodity, industry and Member State (2000- 2003- 2005). 2) Economic and/or environmental repercussions of different scenarios of free trade agreements and changes in import tariffs and/or export subsidies.
30/12/2012
JRC Scientific Support - Scientific and policy reports
Sustainable Growth - Resource efficiency and industrial competitiveness
TypeYearNumberTitle
COM 2010612 Trade, Growth and World Affairs - TRADE POLICY AS A CORE COMPONENT OF THE EU’S 2020 STRATEGY
TRADE - Trade
Deliverable  6.2
Study of cross-country economic effects of fiscal policies related to environmental taxation on trade.
30/12/2012
JRC Scientific Support - Scientific and policy reports
Sustainable Growth - Resource efficiency and industrial competitiveness
TypeYearNumberTitle
COM 2007140 Green Paper on market-based instruments for environment and related policy purposes
TAXUD - Taxation and Customs Union
  7
To support EUROSTAT in the development of a time series input-output database including an aggregate EU27 and an euro area input-output system for policy analysis in the context of Sustainable Production and Consumption at the European level.
Deliverable  7.1
Complete set of deflated (constant prices) annual supply and use tables at basic prices and the corresponding symmetric input-output tables for the aggregate EU27 and euro area for the period 1995-2007.
30/12/2012
JRC Scientific Support - Scientific information systems and databases
Sustainable Growth - Resource efficiency and industrial competitiveness
TypeYearNumberTitle
COM 2009404 Communication on the production method of EU statistics: a vision for the next decade
ESTAT - Eurostat
  8
To strengthen the competences of the JRC to carry out sectoral analysis in support of SPC and other policies and to up-grade JRC capability on Environmental Input-Output analysis by developing the FIDELIO stochastic dynamic general equilibrium model (explorative research) Further develop quantitative tools and databases related to Environmentally Extended Input-Output analysis and reinforce international cooperation and recognition in the scientific input-output community.
Deliverable  8.1
Extensions to the Full Inter-regional Dynamic Econometric Long-term Input-Output (FIDELIO) model for being used in policy analysis.
30/12/2012
JRC Scientific Support - Scientific information systems and databases
Sustainable Growth - Resource efficiency and industrial competitiveness
Deliverable  8.2
Reports on: 1) Final technical report on the construction of energy and environmental satellites integrated in the WIOD system of Supply and Use tables and Input Output tables and refined operational version of the environmental satellite database. The report will include both a methodological description and the discussion of results, and will be one of the keystones of an edited book for dissemination of the WIOD project results. 2) Country report outlines of the main outcomes derived from the use of the WIOD database as regards several environmental extensions.
30/04/2012
JRC Scientific Support - Scientific and policy reports
Sustainable Growth - Resource efficiency and industrial competitiveness
ENV - Environment
RTD - Research
Deliverable  8.3
Direction of International School of Input-Output Analysis of the International Input-Output Association. Customers: UNSD?
30/12/2012
JRC Scientific Support - Training
Sustainable Growth - Resource efficiency and industrial competitiveness
  9
Develop a research project on how the EU capitalises on its leadership in developing new green technologies and production methods
Deliverable  9.1
Interim report of research project.
30/12/2012
JRC Scientific Support - Scientific and policy reports
Sustainable Growth - Resource efficiency and industrial competitiveness
ENV - Environment
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