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
User identification for municipal waste collection in high-density contexts
| Publications
2019

The report aims to provide Local Authorities, particularly in a high-density context, with more information about these systems and to describe the basic steps needed for their…

Carbon Taxes and the Double Dividend Hypothesis in a Recursive-Dynamic CGE model for Spain
| Publications
2019

A carbon tax is potentially a policy that can reduce CO2 emissions and mitigate climate risks, at lowest economy-wide costs. We develop a dynamic CGE model for Spain to assess the economic…

Environmental life cycle cost assessment: Recycling of hard plastic waste collected at Danish recycling centres
| Publications
2019

Recycling of plastic waste is promoted by the European Union as an important step toward a circular economy. Recovered plastic waste is a complex and heterogeneous material, and the…

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

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

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…

ENT presents its Research Report 2018
| News
2019

Following our Research Plan 2014-2020, ENT presents its Research Report 2018. This research report is organized around different indicators and its evaluation. In this sense, the report…

Oliver Canosa starts a 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…

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