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Risk & Policy Analysts Limited (RPA) is an independent consultancy providing expert advice to both public and private sector clients around the world. RPA provides high quality and innovative strategic analysis skills to assist decision makers with the development and implementation of sustainable policies.
Recently awarded contracts include:
European Consumer Policy Framework (DG Sanco)
RPA have been awarded a Framework Contract for the provision of evaluation, impact assessment and related services to the European Commission in the area of consumer protection. This programme aims to build on the previous Framework Contract (SANCO/2008/01/055) by focusing action on the empowerment of the consumer through safety, information and education, rights and redress and enforcement actions.
DecaBDE work for ECHA
DecaBDE is an organohalogen substance which is used as a flame retardant. ECHA intends to submit a Restrictions Dossier by 1 August 2014 and RPA has been contracted by ECHA to collect and provide relevant information on the markets, uses, releases of, and alternatives for DecaBDE (read more).
Aerosol Dispensers Directive
The Fédération Européenne des Aérosols (FEA – European Aerosol Federation) recently made two proposals to amend the Aerosol Dispensers Directive. RPA has been contracted by the European Commission to undertake an assessment of these proposals and stakeholdes are being asked for their views - read more.
Mobile Telephone Chargers Harmonisation (DG Ent)
DG Enterprise and Industry have contracted RPA to carry out an evaluation of the effectiveness, efficiency, utility and sustainability of the European Commission's Memorandum of Understanding of 2009 which promotes the harmonisation of chargers for mobile telephones and, indirectly, other small portable electronic devices and their chargers. Stakeholdes are being asked for their views - read more.
Natural England Framework Contract
RPA have been enlisted to provide advice and guidance to Natural England's national specialists and operational team staff in relation to coastal risk management economics and standards of defence for coastal nature conservation assets which are at risk of flooding. This consultation forms part of a Framework Contract on Shoreline Management and Geomorphological Advice.
Growth for RPA
RPA are very pleased to announce the opening of our new office in Central London. Please click here for details.
Marine Protected Areas (Defra)
Defra commissioned RPA, with support from BACC, Ichthys Marine and RSS Marine, to conduct a study entitled 'Value of the Impact of Marine Protected Areas on Recreation and Tourism Services' following the designation of national Marine Conservation Areas. You can view the recently published Case Study Final Report here.
If you would like to find out more about RPA's marine studies, click here.
EDP Business Awards 2013
We are proud to announce that RPA has been shortlisted in the Environment & Sustainability category of the EDP Business Awards 2013, which acknowledges regional companies that make a recognisable effort to ensure sustainability and environmental conciousness are at the heart of their business.
Cableways Directive Impact Assessment (DG Ent)
A 2011 report by the European Commission identified a number of issues relating to the Cableways Directive (2000/9/EC) of 2004 and RPA were subsequently commissioned to conduct an impact assessment for the various options for revision.
Marine Littering Feasibility Study
In line with the European Commission's Marine Directive, DG Environment commissioned RPA to analyse measures to prevent and/or clean up litter, including plastic litter, and to reduce the quantity of litter that could potentially reach the seas. The findings of this Pilot Project have now been published and you can read the Final Report and Annexes here.
If you would like to find out more about marine litter, click here.
In Memoriam – Jan Vernon
It is with great sadness that we mourn the loss of Dr Jan Vernon who passed away unexpectedly in January 2013. She was much loved and respected as a friend, mentor and colleague by all at RPA over the 15 years that she was here. She was highly regarded by all who worked with her for her professional approach and integrity as well as her ever present sense of humour. She will be truly missed.