[EE19] Lessons learnt from the EEA catalogue of environment and climate policy evaluations in Europe

The EEA catalogue of environment and climate policy evaluations is a database of about 600 evaluations. This webinar will present the objectives and contents of this catalogue, how it has been developed and what lessons can be learnt from this compilation.


  • Magdalena Jóźwicka-Olsen, European Environment Agency
  • Fabian Landes and Aurelie Louguet, Ramboll




Further readings

The EEA catalogue and related report are available at:

Questions raised during the webinar dd June 4, 2021

[1] Is it planned to continue this work to review evaluations from more countries?

[2] Did you consider reviews done by Courts of Auditors (or equivalent bodies) as evaluations for this catalogue? (as they increasingly cover environmental and climate policies, and are getting closer to evaluation studies?

[3] There are a lot of debates about possible gaps between estimated results (even if estimated ex-post, for example based on modelling or simplified calculations) and verified results (for example based on on-site inspections or measured data). Is it a topic that you could identify in this study?

[4] How do you manage links that become soon broken?  (we experienced that with the Knowledge Base of the EPATEE project, focused on evaluations of energy efficiency policies)   Would you plan to include as well in your database the file(s) of the evaluation reports?

[5] For sure you should proceed and further develop the catalogue. How is the status of work towards a European transition performance index? We need a catalogue as a starting point for a normalisation process regarding a normalized, standard and transparent methodological approach for just transition evaluation!

[6] Apart from finland the selected countries all fall into a similar climate zone, should you widen the scope?

[7] Good morning In the MURE data base supported by the H2020 programe for more than 20 years on national energy efficiency policies we have 2500 measures of which 30% have an expost evaluation.