SUSTRACK - Designing a sustainable track towards circular bio-based systems

The SUSTRACK – “Supporting the identification of policy priorities and recommendations for designing a sustainable track towards circular bio-based systems” – is a three-year project aimed at supporting policymakers in their efforts to develop sustainable pathways to replace fossil and carbon-intensive systems with sustainable circular and biobased systems at the EU and regional scale. In this way it plans to contribute to achieving the European Green Deal’s objectives.

SUSTRACK will apply the following methodology:

  • identifying environmental, economic and social limits of a linear carbon-intensive and fossil-based economy;
  • improving existing assessment methodologies;
  • assessing the environmental, social and economic impacts of the EU’s current linear fossil-based economy;
  • comparing multiple transition scenarios focusing on the most carbon-intensive sectors;
  • identifying priorities according to scenarios analyzed in the project and develop guidelines and policy recommendations.

SUSTRACK’s ambitious objectives will be realized through the implementation of activities led by partners with expertise in the project research fields.  Generating technical knowledge and contributing to the required methodological progress to enable a comprehensive assessment of the sustainable transition will help to achieve them.

The project is funded by the European Commission as a Coordination and Support Action (CSA). The initiative is coordinated by the Unitelma Sapienza University of Rome. PEDAL Consulting will help with the project implementation, along with 10 partners from Italy, France, Spain, Germany, Belgium and Netherlands.