Senior Policy Analyst
Phone: +32 (0) 2211 1095
environmental economics, green economy, natural resources management, climate change adaptation, measuring wellbeing, financial instruments, sustainable production and consumption, behavioral economics and behaviour change
An environmental economist by training, Konar joined IEEP in January 2015. He has a PhD in economics and more than 10 years of experience in applied research and policy analysis. Prior to joining the Institute, Konar was a research fellow at the Global Change Institute at the University of Queensland where he looked at the impacts of climate change on coastal regions and communities, and, previously, he was a consultant at the German Development Bank supporting its climate change and climate finance strategy.
Konar has contributed to and led projects on economic aspects of environmental policy in a number of policy areas such as water resources, climate change, transportation and natural resources management. His expertise covers a broad range of economic and financial instruments of environmental policy. He is also very interested into the application of behavioural insights in environmental policy.
Improving access to nature can help address health and social challenges across Europe and reduce health inequalities.24 Mar 2017
Protecting nature and biodiversity is helping to tackle urgent health and social challenges across Europe. A new IEEP study shows how urban, suburban and rural green areas bring multiple and often overlooked benefits to society.25 Aug 2016
They are more than just a nature conservation tool – a study by IEEP shows how EU Marine Protected Areas help to maintain and improve the provision of a wide range of ecosystem services and related socio-economic benefits.27 May 2016
A study for the European Commission assesses the potential economic and environmental benefits of environmental tax reform across the 28 EU Member States.22 Jan 2016
As part of the European Union Action to Fight Environmental Crime (EFFACE) project, IEEP researchers have examined the impacts of illegal e-waste shipments from the European Union to China.03 Sep 2015