Catalogue of Environmental Research Expertise in Ireland

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Organisation Contact Details

Contact First Name: Andrew

Contact Surname: Kelly

Contact Address:

EnvEcon NexusUCD, University College Dublin, Belfield Office Park, UCD Belfield, Dublin 4

Telephone Contact Number: 0035317165722

Fax Contact Number: 0035317165721

Email Address: admin@envecon.eu

Organisation Details

Organisation Type: SME

Higher Education Organisation Name:

Other Organisation Name(s) if appropriate: EnvEcon

Research Organisation or Company/Corporate Website: www.envecon.eu

Organisation or Individual Expertise:
EnvEcon Limited is a hybrid consultancy and research operation built upon a foundation of economic analysis. The principal team is composed of a number of senior economists, each with varied specialties in fields such as environmental markets or economic development. The work of the company and the principals includes research in every sector of the economy and extends from nationally focused analysis to European and global regions. A strong theme throughout much of our work is policy. Specifically we specialise in the appraisal, design, implementation and management of policies to achieve (or support) a defined political or corporate objective. Our technical skillsets enable an adaptable methodological approach to a given challenge, including integrated and econometric modelling, regulatory assessments, cost-benefit, multi-criteria analysis and classic desk research. In parallel our experience ensures that we deliver the client a broad angle perspective on the matter at hand.

Organisation or Individual Expertise Keywords:
• Macroeconomic Policy • Applied microeconomic analysis • Economic development policy • Development economics • Growth strategies • Enterprise policy • Innovation policy • Economic development indicators • Economics of well-being • Sustainability measures • Economic and policy evaluation • Regulatory impact assessment • Higher education and economic development • Urban and Regional planning and development • Environmental economics • Resource economics • Energy economics and policy • Energy efficiency • Smart cities • Transport economics • Transport demand management • Transportation and land-use policy • Agricultural and forestry economics • Tourism and recreation • Market-based/economic policy instruments • Climate economics and carbon trading • Air quality modelling • Integrated assessment modelling • Energy and emissions forecasting

National Research Funding

EPA Research Programme

This researcher or research organisation has expressed interest in the following areas:

 EPA Water Research Pillar
 Sustainable Environment Research
 Climate Change Research
 Green Enterprise Research

Involvement in Relevant National Expert Groups

Heavily involved in national transboundary air quality research, policy and negotiation over the last 10 years. The team also has a long history of work in relation to environmental markets and climate regulation (e.g. traded and non-traded sectors). Beyond the academic research the team have served as advisors to the Green IFSC initiative and led a number of private client research pieces. The team were also recently appointed as members of the Climate Change Technical Group @ Dept. of an Taoiseach.


EU Research Partnerships

This researcher or research organisation has expressed interest in the following areas of EU Research Partnerships:

Climate Change


Interests indicated in the Climate Change Joint Programming Initiative

 Researching Climate Service Development and Deployment

 Sustainable Transformations of Society in the Face of Climate Change

 Improving Tools for Decision-Making under Climate Change

Relevant information in relation to Participation relevant experts groups

The team has had a sustained engagement with IIASA and the EC in regard to climate and air modelling, policy and negotiation over the last 10 years. In parallel the team includes highly active members of the UNECE Task Force on Integrated Assessment Modelling. Over the years the team has been involved in numerous international research collaborations involving rigorous policy research and data systems development. Their experience spans all sectors of the economy including transport, waste, agriculture and the residential sector. The team also has additional experience in a European and global context on poverty alleviation, program evaluation and other topics.

Details of any previous or current EU-funded projects the individual or organisation were involved in.

ENTRACTE - The assessment and further development of European Climate Policy http://entracte-project.eu/


Horizon 2020


Horizon 2020 website

Challenge 5 (Climate Action, Resource Efficiency & Raw Materials)

This researcher or research organisation has outlined their interests in Challenge 5 as follows:

Fighting and adapting to climate change

 Assess impacts, vulnerabilities and develop innovative cost-effective adaptation and risk prevention and management measures

 Support mitigation policies, including studies that focus on impact from other sectoral policies

Sustainably managing natural resources and ecosystems

 Developing integrated approaches for the sustainable management of water-related challenges

 Further our understanding of biodiversity and the functioning of ecosystems, their interactions with social systems and their role in sustaining the economy and human wellbeing

 Provide knowledge and tools for effective decision making and public engagement policies

Transition towards a green economy through eco-innovation

 Support innovative policies and societal changes

 Measure and assess progress towards a green economy

 Foster resource efficiency through digital systems

Global environmental observation and information systems

Interest indicated in this area

Focus Areas

 Personalising health and care

 Sustainable food security

 Smart cities and communities

→ Competitive low-carbon energy

 Energy Efficiency

 Mobility for growth

 Waste: a resource to recycle, reuse and recover raw materials

 Water innovation: boosting its value for Europe

 Overcoming the crisis: new ideas, strategies and governance structures for Europe

Societal Challenges 5 Priority Areas

This researcher/organisation has interest(s) in Societal Challenges 5 Priority Areas as outlined as follows

None specified.

Expertise in Societal Challenges 5 Cross-cutting Areas

This researcher has indicated interest(s) and expertise in Societal Challenges 5 Cross-cutting areas as follows:

No cross-cutting areas specified

Details of Participation in European Innovation Partnerships and European Technology Platforms:

The details of any ETPs or EIP this researcher/organisation have participated in or are currently participating in is outlined as follows.

No participation information provided.


Relevant EU Research Experience

Information in relation to Participation in relevant experts groups

The team has had a sustained engagement with IIASA and the EC in regard to climate and air modelling, policy and negotiation over the last 10 years. In parallel the team includes highly active members of the UNECE Task Force on Integrated Assessment Modelling. Over the years the team has been involved in numerous international research collaborations involving rigorous policy research and data systems development. Their experience spans all sectors of the economy including transport, waste, agriculture and the residential sector. The team also has additional experience in a European and global context on poverty alleviation, program evaluation and other topics.

Involvement in EU-funded research projects: Please outline details of any previous or current EU-funded projects the individual or organisation was involved in.


LIFE and COST Actions





Go to the LIFE website
Go to the COST website

Interest in LIFE subprogrammes:

 Environment and Resource Efficiency


COST Actions/LIFE programmes the researcher is currently or has participated in:


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