GreenMatters is a consultancy specialised in thematic studies, policy advice for regional and local agencies, event moderation and marketing of green products. We work at European and international level advising public clients on green policy matters and supporting companies with innovative green ideas. We have over 20 years of experience in regional policy, the energy transition and the circular economy. GreenMatters can feature an outstanding set of references.
Our mission is to make an active contribution to raising the share of renewables, to improving energy efficiency and to transforming the traditional linear economy (make-use-dispose) to a circular economy that keeps resources in use for as long as possible. Whether we work for small companies or big institutions, moderate workshops or major conferences, we are determined to deliver high-quality, tailor-made services and to see happy clients coming back for more.
The destruction of nature and wild species has created a 'perfect storm' for the spillover of diseases from wildlife to people and urgent action is required now. Insights from Astrid Severin
Public authorities from Bulgaria, Greece, Poland and Slovakia used the Interreg Europe Peer Review service to address policy challenges in low-carbon and circular economy.
Are we really going to return to business as usual as soon as possible to resume the hyper-globalized frenzy of chasing the margins through global arbitration? Insights from Katharina Krell
GreenMatters is offering policy advice and thematic studies on the energy transition, energy efficiency, circular economy, waste management and climate change at European, national and regional level.
We are acting thematic experts for Low-Carbon Economy and for Environment and Resource Efficiency for the Policy Learning Platform of INTERREG EUROPE and we are making high-level expert presentations on the latest trends & developments in 'green matters'. In the past, we advised INTERREG IVC, Interreg CENTRAL EUROPE, and the European Commission on the SME Instrument.
GreenMatters is always looking for new, exciting products that are made to last and close the loop towards a circular economy. We are interested in innovative applications of renewables, in repurposing and recycling materials that were destined for disposal or incineration. GreenMatters supports companies in finding new, international markets and in promoting their products.
We have a long track-record in moderating workshops and conferences and in organising World Café sessions and other interactive events online and offline around green matters. We are highly experienced in ensuring high-quality debates and a lively exchange of views and arguments.
Peer reviews for waste prevention and separate waste collection (Burgas, 12/20), energy efficiency and skills SME programmes (Kozani, 10/20), sustainable waste management (Kosice, 10/20), urban logistics (Warsaw, 9/20), circular economy and waste management (Olsztyn, 9/20), coal-region transition areas (Economic diversification and cleaning of power production, Stara Zagora, 03/20), for nature park management (Management plan of a Natura-2000 zone, Luxemburg, 03/20), on regional energy and climate strategies (Joint SECAPs, Eupen, 05/19), on ERDF programming challenges (Absorption of Structural Funds for Energy Efficiency and Social Housing, Hauts-de-France, 10/18) in the frame of the Interreg Europe peer review service
Interreg Europe Policy Learning Platform Policy Briefs on Good governance for bio-diversity (06/2020), Cycling Cities (06/2020), Sustainable waste management in a circular economy (03/2020), Supporting local bioenergy development (03/2020), Improving the convenience of public transport (02/2020), Supporting the energy renovation of private housing through One-Stop-Shops (09/19), Funding energy efficiency through financial instruments (03/2019), Promoting active modes of transport (02/2019), E-mobility (01/2019), Behavioural change for energy efficiency (12/2018), Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans (10/2018), Renewable Energy Communities (08/2018), Demand responsive transport (06/2018), Governance change for energy efficiency in buildings (05/2018)
Concept & moderation of Thematic event on Developing healthy and prosperous urban eco-systems, Brussels, 11/2019
Concept & moderation of Thematic event on Fostering citizen-focused urban mobility, Brussels, 11/2019
Concept & moderation of Policy Workshop on Financial Instruments for the low-carbon Economy, Brussels, 06/2019
Concept & moderation of Policy Learning Event on Sustainable Mobility, Manchester, 11/2018
Organisation & moderation of Interreg Europe Thematic Workshop on Energy Efficiency in Buildings, Florence, 06/2018
Astrid puts her energy in pushing green matters, promoting green products and “making things happen”. She has over 25 years of experiences in innovation, entrepreneurship, innovation financing, clusters, renewable energy, energy efficiency, smart cities and the circular economy and co-authored several studies in these areas. She has been a senior expert for both the European institutions and for private organisations. Astrid has an outstanding track record in branding and corporate identity, off-line and on-line communication and marketing for international institutions, big and small businesses alike. She organized and moderated numerous conferences, workshops and training sessions throughout Europe.
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Katharina is a passionate project developer who masters all steps of the project cycle from concept to operation. More than 15 years professional experience in the renewable energy and waste management sector have given her well-rounded knowledge of technologies, processes, institutional frameworks and related networks. Katharina has long-standing experience as lead expert in thematic studies and as a senior advisor for the SME Instrument. She is an experienced speaker and has been invited by the European institutions to many high-level expert groups and conferences on policy development and technology foresight.
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Marco has a PhD in International Law & Economics from Bocconi University and developed its expertise in the field of environmental and climate policy over the last 10 years, initially as a researcher and later within the EU institutions. He previously worked on enforcement of EU environmental law in the European Commission and on legislative developments on environment and climate action in the European Parliament. Marco is a thematic expert for the Interreg Europe Policy Learning Platform on Environment & Resource Efficiency and Low-carbon economy.