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Summary Evaluation of EUREAPA as a Tool for Informing EU Policy Decisions on the Basis of the Footprint Family of Indicators

Summary Evaluation of EUREAPA as a Tool for Informing EU Policy Decisions on the Basis of the Footprint Family of Indicators

The OPEN:EU project team assesses the usefulness of the EUREAPA tool for policy makers at various stages in the policy cycle and across relevant policy areas. The report is meant to help users who are new to EUREAPA understand what is behind the tool and what they can use it for. The report is available for download.

It examines relevant policies, instruments and targets in several EU policy areas and explores the extent to which the EUREAPA tool can inform policy decisions in these areas:

  • Agriculture,
  • Biodiversity and fisheries,
  • Climate change and energy,
  • Raw materials,
  • Regional development (cohesion policy),
  • Sustainable consumption and production,
  • Transport, and
  • Water.

The report provides a practical example of how to use the EUREAPA tool, presenting screen shots of the tool, and it identifies the limitations and opportunities for further development of the Footprint Family of indicators and the EUREAPA tool.

The report [pdf, 1.1 MB, English] is available for download.


Citation

Bassi, Samuela et al. 2011: Summary Evaluation: EUREAPA as a tool for informing policy decisions on the basis of the Footprint Family of indicators. OPEN:EU project report.

Language
English
Author(s)
Samuela Bassi
Gemma Cranston
Alessandro Galli
Leonardo Mazza
Anne Owen
Katy Roelich
Sirini Withana
Year
2011
Dimension
57 pp.
Project ID
1925
Table of Contents

    Executive Summary
    Introduction
    1. Parameters of the Footprint Family of indicators
    2. Capabilities of the EUREAPA tool
    3. Using the EUREAPA tool to support policy-making throughout the policy cycle
    4. Insights into the use of the EUREAPA tool and the Footprint Family of indicators in selected policy areas
        Agriculture
        Biodiversity and fisheries
        Climate change and energy
        Raw materials
        Regional development – Cohesion Policy
        Sustainable consumption and production
        Transport
        Water
    5. How to use EUREAPA: A practical example
    6. Opportunities for expanding the Footprint Family of indicators and for further development of EUREAPA
    Conclusions
    References
    Appendix I: List of countries and regions presented in the EUREAPA tool
    Appendix II: List of products presented in the EUREAPA tool

Keywords
Carbon Footprint, Ecological Footprint, Water Footprint, Footprint Family, EU policies, sustainability, sustainable development indicators, production, consumption, one planet economy, green economy, EU, EUREAPA, Europe