Research is an essential part of ENT´s activity and is structured through our Research Plan 2014-2020. On the one hand, we try to apply innovative approaches to most of our projects. Internally we conduct an evaluation of the level of innovation of each of them. On the other hand, we participate in R+D projects. Relevant results from both types of projects are published in prestigious international publications and presented in scientific conferences. You can see some examples in this section.

All the members of ENT do research as part of their activity. Also, the ENT Foundation has fellows. This is a figure designated so that third parties can have a research link with ENT, this was especially designed for active or retired scientists linked to other institutes, professionals from NGOs or other relevant institutions doing research or former members of ENT who wish to continue their cooperation. In these cases an agreement with the commitments attached to the collaboration is signed. You can see our fellows here.

ENT also favours the reception of external researchers both in training and consolidated in the form of research visits (e.g. internships, secondments). We have experience as host institution in programmes such as Marie Curie, Torres Quevedo or Beatriu de Pinós, among others. If you are interested in this option please contact us by clicking here.

Every year we publish an annual report of the results, which you can find in this same section.

| Research for environmental policy assessment at ENT

LATEST HIGLIGHTS
New research project focused on the environmental limits of technological progress
| News
2019

Beatriu de Pinós research grant from Generalitat de Catalunya obtained by Jaume Freire González (ENT Foundation). The main objective of the proposal is to obtain a better understanding of…

Technological progress and environmental limits: looking for solutions for the Jevons Paradox
| Projects
2019

The main objective of the proposal is to obtain a better understanding of the Jevons’ Paradox and its potential solutions. We will investigate how government interventions can minimise…

Oliver Canosa starts a period of research internship at the ENT Foundation
| News
2019

This January Oliver Canosa (UB), student of Environmental Sciences, has started a period of research internship at the ENT Foundation until mid-May. His tutor at the UB is Professor Jordi…

Reformulating taxes for an energy transition
| Publications
2018

An energy transition toward clean energy sources would reduce environmental impacts. One proposal to trigger this energy transition uses economic instruments, particularly environmental…

A Review of Waste Management Decision Support Tools and Their Ability to Assess Circular Biowaste Management Systems
| Publications
2018

The circular economy concept offers a number of solutions to increasing amounts of biowaste and resource scarcity by valorising biowaste. However, it is necessary to consistently address…

Promoting Waste Degrowth and Environmental Justice at a Local Level: The Case of Unit-Pricing Schemes in Spain
| | Publications
2018

This paper investigates the introduction of unit-pricing (UP) schemes in waste management with regard to grassroots initiatives promoting bottom-up participatory processes in local…

ENT presents its Research Report 2017
| News
2018

Following our Research Plan 2014-2020, ENT presents its Research Report 2017. This research report is organized around different indicators and its evaluation. In this sense, the report…

Environmental Fiscal Reform and the Double Dividend: Evidence from a Dynamic General Equilibrium Model
| Publications
2018

An environmental fiscal reform (EFR) represents a transition of a taxation system toward one based in environmental taxation, rather than on taxation of capital, labor, or consumption. It…

Environmental taxation and the double dividend hypothesis in CGE modelling literature: a critical review
| Publications
2017

Computable general equilibrium (CGE) modelling is a flexible and open way to model the economic systems that allow practitioners to assess the impacts of different policies or external…

An exploration into municipal waste charges for environmental management at local level: the case of Spain
| | Publications
2017

Municipal waste charges (MWCh) have been widely acknowledged as a crucial tool for waste management at the local level. This is because they contribute to financing the costly provision of…

View all