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Tuesday, 14 October 2014
Achieving Good Environmental Status in the Black Sea is particularly challenging due to governance structure. This paper explores this in relation to eutrophication and fisheries management.
Monday, 22 September 2014
New report by PSI, IEEP, BIO and Ecologic provides an initial scoping assessment of priorities and policy options to support the transition to a circular economy in the EU.Sirini Withana Patrick ten Brink Paolo Razzini Elizabeth van Dijl Emma Watkins Robin Vanner Martha Bicket Mathieu Hestin Adrian Tan Sarah Guilcher Christian Hudson
Monday, 15 September 2014
This report provides a practical framework to ensure that spending under the EU budget has no negative impacts on biodiversity, and that spending under the EU budget is overall supportive to achieving the biodiversity targets.Keti Medarova-Bergstrom Marianne Kettunen Matt Rayment Ian Skinner Graham Tucker Jana Poláková Clunie Keenleyside Stephanie NewmanCommon Framework for Biodiversity-Proofing - General Guidance PDF 1 MB Common Framework for Biodiversity-Proofing - Cohesion Funds PDF 676.9 KB Common Framework for Biodiversity-Proofing - Common Agricultural Policy PDF 698.8 KB Common Framework for Biodiversity-Proofing - Connecting Europe Facility PDF 640 KB Common Framework for Biodiversity-Proofing - European Maritime and Fisheries Fund PDF 620.9 KB
Thursday, 11 September 2014
An updated ‘Financing Natura 2000 Guidance Handbook’ aims to inform national stakeholders about opportunities for financing the management of Natura 2000 sites through various EU funds during the 2014-2020 period.Marianne Kettunen Peter Torkler (WWF Germany) Matt Rayment Sara Green A.J. McConville Hetty Menadue Stephanie Newman Jana Poláková Evelyn Underwood
Monday, 01 September 2014
Greener Britain: Practical proposals for party manifestos from the environment and conservation sector
A coalition of the UK’s leading environmental groups, including IEEP, is calling for all political parties to commit to a greener Britain by 2020 by pledging seven major priorities to reform the way we use energy, build communities and protect nature.Greener Britain PDF 9.9 MB
Friday, 29 August 2014
New guidance for farmland management in Natura 2000 gives agricultural and conservation authorities a step-by-step guide to management and funding measures and practical advice on habitat and species management.
Monday, 18 August 2014
This report synthesizes the assessment of policy-mixes in different sectors. It identifes the factors characterising effective policy-mixes and some of the most frequent shortcomings in policy-mix design.
Friday, 25 July 2014
The concept of sustainable intensification has come into prominence in the context of global food security. This report defines what we mean by sustainable intensification, explains its global logic, discusses what it means for EU agriculture and exemplifies this in three case studies for soil performance, nutrient recycling and biodiversity.Allan Buckwell Andreas Nordang Uhre Annabelle Williams Jana Poláková Winfried E H Blum Jasmin Schiefer Georg J Lair Alois Heissenhuber Peter Schieβl Christine Krämer Wolfgang Haber
Thursday, 05 June 2014
A new study by IEEP assesses the current state of play with environmental taxes in Europe, explores where further greening taxation could be appropriate and how to drive this agenda forward through ‘coalitions of like-minded countries’.
Tuesday, 03 June 2014
A range of examples exist around the world on innovative instruments that can finance, cover or recover the costs of policy action on invasive alien species. A review by IEEP and partners identifies a number of such examples and assesses their pros and cons.
Wednesday, 21 May 2014
The overall energy potential that can be produced from growing dedicated energy crops on ‘spare’ land in the EU is low. This new report explores the potential for the additional production of energy crops in Europe on land not already used for food production, forestry, or providing other important services, and assesses some of the challenges associated with increasing output.Space for energy crops PDF 2.1 MB
Friday, 16 May 2014
This study reviews Member States’ estimates of the extent of HNV farmland and use of RDP measures and the CMEF indicators, then identifies future priorities for CAP support for HNV farming and discusses the support opportunities under the reformed CAP. It offers detailed new evidence about the combined effect of Pillar 1 and Pillar 2 CAP payments on the economic and environmental viability of a typical HNV farming system in three Member States.
Wednesday, 19 March 2014
The UK Government’s Balance of Competences review has now taken evidence on 25 subject areas, including the 6 with the most relevance for the Environment. We take stock of the IEEP’s contributions, and consider what a possible UK renegotiation might mean for the environment.
Tuesday, 18 March 2014
EU biofuel policy must reflect the reality that while biomass in principle can be renewed, the overall quantity sustainably available is finite and must be shared across an emerging bioeconomy.
Monday, 10 March 2014
This IEEP – CEPS study provides an assessment of the investment required to achieve the objectives of the Europe 2020 strategy and assesses the relative importance of local and regional budgets in financing sectors such as energy, transport and research. Europe 2020, the EU’s core economic strategy, will succeed only if large scale resources can be deployed. Where will they come from?
Thursday, 06 March 2014
This study led by IEEP in collaboration with ICF GHK and CPI, examines how the emerging approach to tracking climate related expenditure in the EU budget could be further elaborated and refined over the period of the 2014-2020 Multiannual Financial Framework.
Thursday, 27 February 2014
The reformed fisheries policy could lead to improvements in the state of commercial inland fisheries, if the measures are properly implemented, with the greatest potential coming from the strengthening of community-led local development.
Tuesday, 04 February 2014
New IEEP study for the European Parliament finds limited mainstreaming of environmental issues in the European Semester process to date.
Tuesday, 28 January 2014
This IEEP publication presents a framework and approach to climate mainstreaming into EU Cohesion Policy that can provide practical guidance for managing authorities.IEEP_Climate_mainstreaming_guidance_FINAL_27.01.2014 PDF 874.4 KB
Monday, 27 January 2014
The Commission has suggested major changes in policy for 2030, with fewer binding targets. An institute briefing offers an analysis of what is proposed and sets out some proposals of where the package of measures could be strengthened, especially in relation to renewable energy and energy conservation.