DYNAMIX aim was to identify dynamic and robust policy mixes that can lead to decoupling the environmental impact of EU resource use from economic growth.
To do so, the project team tackled four main sets of questions:
1. Where do inefficiencies in resource use and resource policies currently occur? What are the underlying drivers? Are there any examples of policy mixes successfully tackling these inefficiencies?
2. How do underlying paradigms affect resource use? How can new paradigms (e.g. cradle to cradle or product to services) be translated into concrete policy making?
3. What could be three to five most promising policy mixes for achieving absolute decoupling? What potential impacts can we see as a result of state-of-the-art environmental and economic modelling and qualitative analysis, including an analysis of factors influencing human behaviour?
4. How can we initiate mutual and lasting learning processes with policy-makers, practitioners and other experts to improve our work toward a resource-efficient EU?
The project resulted in clear policy recommendations to provide EU and national policy-makers with tangible support towards implementing powerful resource efficiency policies
The paper has received funding from the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme under grant agreement no. 308674 and from the scientific budget for the years 2012-2015 for supporting co-financed projects. Usual disclaimers apply. All errors are ours.