This is the literature review report of the project Cohesion Policy and Sustainable Development on how to improve the integration of the environment into the Cohesion Policy period 2014-2020 as part of a study commissioned by DG Regio.
This is the report on Cohesion Policy Performance as part of the project Cohesion Policy and Sustainable Development on how to improve the integration of the environment into the Cohesion Policy period 2014-2020 as part of a study commissioned by DG Regio.
Cohesion Policy is currently missing important opportunities to promote environmentally sustainable economic development in European regions. The study identifies ways of improving investment patterns and governance mechanisms to foster environmental and economic wins.
IEEP workshop on 6 March brought together a range of stakeholders to discuss possible environmental benefits through Ecological Focus Areas.
Oslo, 1 March 2012. Nordic conference discusses how Rio+20 Summit could ensure making green economy truly ‘green’ and socially sustainable.
Presentation by Marianne Kettunen of IEEP on the value of ecosystem services in the context of green economy at Nordic conference on Green Growth, in Oslo, Norway March 2012.
A new IEEP report outlining how to develop a UK bioenergy sector that mitigates environmental risks and promotes win-win situations for renewables deployment and biodiversity.
A report on the benefits provided to society by Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSIs) in England and Wales was just published. The study, led by GHK with support from others including IEEP, examines the range of ecosystem services provided by the network of SSSIs and estimates the monetary value of protecting them.
New IEEP paper examines the opportunities and challenges of the proposed ‘mainstreaming’ of climate change and other environmental priorities in the 2014-2020 EU budget.
As a contribution to the CAP reform debate, this report considers options for redesigning the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) to maximise the delivery of public goods, particularly in relation to the environment and rural vitality.
The EU is committed to building improved resource efficiency into its economic strategy, starting with a “roadmap” this year. A new paper from the Institute sets out the challenges, reviews the mixed results of previous EU policy in this area and suggests a number of ways forward. Both a broad vision and an array of practical policy initiatives are required.
The study provides an estimate the costs of biodiversity action in the EU with special consideration of opportunity costs.
After two years of work by over a hundred experts the Finnish Strategy on Invasive Alien Species (IAS) has been published. IEEP’s Marianne Kettunen played a central role in supporting the development of the Strategy.
The study assesses the successes and shortcomings of the existing EU framework for funding Natura 2000 and identifies possibilities for improving these financing arrangements in the future.
Described by Nicholas Stern as a 'landmark' work, a full account of The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity, edited by institute staff, is now published by Earthscan.
The study demonstrates the value of ecosystems and biodiversity to the economy, society and individuals. It underlines the urgent need to transform our approach to natural capital, and demonstrates how we can practically take into account the value of ecosystems and biodiversity in policy decisions to promote the protection of our environment and contribute to a sustainable economy and to the wellbeing of societies.
This series of reports reviewed evidence of climate change impacts on biodiversity in Europe, including vulnerable species across the Natura 2000 network, and identified policy measures that may facilitate biodiversity adaptation in the EU. The project also assessed the potential impacts of renewable energy technologies on Natura sites and their species.
IEEP and the Finnish Environment Institute (SYKE) join forces to explore the economics of ecosystems and biodiversity in the context of the Nordic countries.
This report sets out a suggested outline for key components of the future EU Strategy on Invasive Alien Species. It also provides an initial assessment of the possible scale of costs and benefits associated with EU policy action on IAS.
Two reports in which IEEP was significantly involved provide the basis for lead articles in the European Commission publication on Natura 2000 in December.