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This area focuses on the relationship between the socio-economic system and the environment. The main projects in this area consist of the analysis, planning, design, implementation and ex-ante and ex-post evaluation of environmental economic policies, from a triple economic, environmental and legal perspective. ENT makes use of methods and techniques coming from ecological economics, environmental economics and public economics. One of the main areas of expertise is environmental taxation and, in general, economic instruments of environmental policy, in which we have worked from local level (for example projects of “greening” fiscal ordinances or waste charges) to regional, national and international levels.

ENT has experience in the use of methods of applied economics, as well as statistics and quantitative methods, econometric modelling, economic impact assessment, input-output analysis, computable general equilibrium modelling, environmental valuation, evaluation of public and private projects, cost-benefit and cost-effectiveness analysis, amongst others methods.

Developments and opportunities for an ecological tax reform in Spain
| | Publications| Ignasi Puig Ventosa| Maria Calaf Forn| Marta Jofra Sora
2015

Spain is facing serious economic challenges. The public debt in 2013 reached 92.10 per cent of GDP and the unemployment rate in December 2013 was at 25.8 per cent. In this context, there is…

Technical assistance for identification of innovative taxation mechanisms, application of these mechanisms and definition of a methodology for the implementation of a payment system for environmental services in the framework of the Natura 2000 network in Spain
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ENT
2014

This study was commissioned by the Fundación Biodiversidad, which depends on the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Environment of Spain. The report aims to analyse and develop a set of…

Study on the Catalan municipal waste tax
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ENT
2012

The Waste Agency of Catalonia commissioned a report to assess the effectiveness of the landfill and incineration tax in Catalonia, and to elaborate proposals for future improvement. This…

Greening of fiscal ordinances
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ENT
2014

One of the main areas of ENT experience is environmental taxation. Although in this area municipalities have a limited capacity compared to other levels of government, there are several…

Characterisation of ecosystem services in the Metropolitan Area of Barcelona and valuation of the food provision service
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2014

The aim of this study was to identify which environmental services were provided by the natural spaces of the Metropolitan Area of Barcelona, and monetarily assess the provision of food…

Capacity building, programmatic development and communication in the field of environmental taxation and budgetary reform
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ENT
2016

Economic instruments are increasingly being discussed and applied in the area of environmental policy. This is driven by various considerations, from the need for fiscal consolidation to…

Methods to empirically estimate direct and indirect rebound effect of energy-saving technological changes in households
| | Publications| Jaume Freire González
2011

Energy efficiency policies have a special importance within carbon emission reduction policies to mitigate the climate change effects. However, potential reductions of energy consumption…

Climate change adaptation in urban coastal areas with high population density and touristic and cultural relevance in Spain
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FUNDACIO ENT
2016

Fundación Biodiversidad selected a project proposed by Fundació ENT in the context of the 2015 call for projects in the fields of terrestrial, marine and coastal biodiversity, climate…

The unsustainable dependence of Spanish Local Treasuries on taxes and charges related to construction activities
| Publications| Ignasi Puig Ventosa
2009

Until 2007, Spain experienced for a few years an exponential development of new urban areas. The article delves into the causes of this development, and specifically on the dependence of…

Naturvation – H2020 Nature-based solutions
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ENT
2016

Nature-Based Solutions have the potential to limit impacts of climate change, enhance biodiversity and improve environmental quality while contributing to economic activities and social…