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Evaluation of the environmental subsidies to local authorities in Flanders, Belgium

Annick Gommers, TRITEL In the context of the Flemish environmental policy, more than 15 different subsidies are being granted to local authorities (communities, provinces, …) by different and independent agencies of the Flemish environmental ad­ministration. The purpose of the ongoing research is to evaluate these subsidies from the regional to the local authorities on criteria such as effectiveness and efficiency. By evaluating all the subsidies in one research project, the regional authority wants to have insight in the most important global strengths and weaknesses, but also in the overlap or additional effects of different subsidies together in order to formulate... Read More ››

Evaluating transitions

Sander Happaerts, Matthias Bussels and Hans Bruyninckx, HIVA – KU Leuven; Derk Loorbach, Dutch Research Institute for Transitions (DRIFT) This session will briefly portray the design and dynamics of the transition management approach, investigating into the possibilities and methodological challenges of evaluating and monitoring transi­tion processes by highlighting some practical experiences. Transitions touch on the deeply rooted unsustainability of contemporary systems fulfilling societal needs, such as the energy, food or mobility system (Paredis, 2009). Societal progress is heavily predi­cated on increasing environmental and social pressures. Alleviating these pressures even relatively, let alone substantially, has proven an elusive endeav­our as... Read More ››

Environment within the European Commission: the role of integrated impact assessment

Emilie Mutombo, IGEAT – ULB In the current context of economic and environmental crisis and their related complexity and uncer­tainties, what the demand side seems to expect is, among other, robust factual evidences about the effectiveness of its policies and programmes; effectiveness with regard to their core objectives but also with respect to side effects in areas not primarily targeted by the measures. In the environ­mental domain, this call for evidence finds an answer through ad interim and ex post environmental evaluations, but also through environmental impact assessment (EIA) and strate­gic environmental assessment (SEA) – ex ante evaluations of projects,... Read More ››