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A Brief Introduction to IEEP By Pt B 4 June 2008

  1. 1. An Introduction to IEEP Patrick ten Brink Senior Fellow and Head of Brussels Office on behalf of the wider team at IEEP ptenbrink@ieep.eu www.ieep.eu
  2. 2. IEEP is an independent, not-for-profit institute dedicated to the analysis, understanding and promotion of policies for a sustainable environment in Europe IEEP funding comes from a mixture of independent, more academic funding, consultancy type contracts, public sector commissions and grant funding.
  3. 3. On what Issues do we Work? Agriculture & Rural Development Chemicals Climate Change Fisheries & the Marine Environment Industrial Pollution Nature Conservation & Biodiversity Strategic EU Developments Environmental Governance Transport Urban Environment Water Management Waste Management
  4. 4. What do we do? eg cost of policy inaction on biodiversity loss (COPI), Undertake research studies Innovation and clean technologies Do, contribute to impact assessments and eg Cars and CO2, IPPC revision; SD of SF evaluation evaluations eg European Parliament - Provide advice to national governments, European IPPC, EIA, REACH, Forest Institutions, public bodies and NGOs fires, et al. Also on CAP health check Contribute to expert working groups eg CARS 21 Provide briefing and policy-tracking services JNCC & now for Brussels region and EA in the past Maintain a comprehensive database of EU the IEEP Manual environmental law and policy
  5. 5. What do we do? (cont.) eg green paper on MBIs Contribute to Consultations and their evaluations eg ETS, CCS, SDS & the Organise international conferences and Beyond GDP conference seminars eg El Anzuelo on fisheries, IEEP own newsletter Produce newsletters eg Natura helpdesk Web pages and help desk eg lectures to Universities, Provide education and training activities training for civil servants eg European Chemicals Agency, Contribute to Advisory Boards T&E, Triodos Bank
  6. 6. Who is doing the work?
  7. 7. Who do we do work with? • The European Commission - DG Environment; DG Agriculture; DG Fisheries; DG Regio; DG Research; DG Enterprise; DG Energy & Transport ; SecGen • The European Parliament – Environment Committee, individual MEPs • The European Environment Agency (EEA), JRC, IMPEL • National Ministries - UK (Defra; DoT); NL (VROM); Denmark (DEPA); Malta (MEPA); Belgium (Federal MoE) • Regional authorities – Belgium (Brussels Capital Region) • UK Statutory agencies - EA (England & Wales), JNCC, NE, CA, SNH, CCW, ANPA, English Heritage
  8. 8. Who do we do work with? (cont.) • Commissions: Royal Commission on Environmental Pollution (UK) • Trusts and Foundations: Esmée Fairbairn Foundation, Energy Saving Trust, Oak Foundation, Goldsmith Foundation, Volvo Research Foundation • European Environment Advisory Councils (EEAC) • NGOs - RSPB, EEB, WWF, CAN Europe, IUCN • Industry - BP • Institutes – IIED • International bodies – OECD, UNEP `
  9. 9. Key questions at the core of IEEP work: How far European policy is confronting the issues of the day; How effective existing measures have been in addressing the issues which they were designed to tackle – including the many variations within Europe; Improvements in policy that could be made; Where policy needs to develop in future as agendas change. How does EU policy affect National Polices? How can national needs and perspectives feed into EU policy?
  10. 10. What are we proud of? Biodiversity: The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity (TEEB) launched by Minister Gabriel and Commissioner Stavros Dimas at COP9 in Bonn last week. IEEP is part of the core team, and part of 3 contributing studies. Transport: Contribution to the development of the passenger cars CO2 legislation – involvement in the high level CARS 21 group, as well as 5 studies for DGENV and DGENTR informing the selection of instrument. Agriculture: Contribution to the CAP Reform / health check – getting more environmental measures integrated in the CAP Climate Change: work on carbon capture and storage (studies) & wider contributions on ETS et al (range of contributions at EP). Industrial Pollution: Key contribution to IPPC review process, which led to a Commission legislative proposal currently being considered by the EP and Council
  11. 11. What are we proud of? Governance: Contributions to SDS, EAP Mid-term Review, and Budget review. OMC work. Beyond GDP and wider contribution to Better Regulation Evaluation and impact assessment: contributions to IA process (evaluation, commentary) and contributions to IAs themselves. Marine/fisheries: INDENT (indicators) work led to change of data collection regulation (support ecosystem approach to fisheries management) and wider contribution to the CFP reform Regional Development: evaluation of SD of SF and contribution to 2007- 2013 plans Market based instruments (MBIs): eg led the work behind two EEA reports EU Enlargement and ENP work – benefits of EU legislation and energy. A range of “benefits of compliance” studies that were used in Commission dialogues with countries.
  12. 12. How do we contribute to Journals? Europe's World IEEP Advisory Board Member European Environment Editorial Board Journal of Environmental Policy and Planning International Editorial Advisory Board ENDS Editorial board of ENDS Recent contributions to: Journal of Environmental Policy and Planning Business Environment News Joint Implementation Quarterly Clean Air and Environmental Protection Journal for European Environmental and Planning Law Energy Policy Journal of International Maritime Law Environment Information Bulletin Journal of Water Law European Environment Journal Ocean and Coastal Management European Environmental Law Review Science of the Total Environment European Water Management Sustainable Development Intereconomics, Review of European Economic Policy The Environmentalist
  13. 13. Our work also gets press attention Unfit for Purpose: how car use fuels climate change and obesity : www.ieep.eu/publications/publications.php?pub=68392
  14. 14. IEEP website: www.ieep.eu
  15. 15. What are our Priorities for 2008/9? The Economics of Ecosystem and Biodiversity loss & priorities for EU action. Biodiversity and adaptation to climate change; The climate and energy package of legislation; Contribute to the biofuels debate using our cross-field expertise in transport, energy and agriculture; Ongoing contribution to the development of the Common Fisheries Policy and supporting an ecosystem-based approach to fisheries management; Implementation of IPPC and its reform CAP Health Check proposals and debate on future CAP reform; Coherence and development of EU waste legislation. Instruments for innovation. Governance and better regulation: enforcement of EU environmental law, SDS, indicators and decision making, and Budget reform
  16. 16. Questions ? Brussels Office ptenbrink@ieep.eu 55 Quai au Foin/Hooikaai B-1000 Brussels and, of course, Belgium our 23 colleagues in: London Office Tel: +32 (0) 2738 7482 28 Queen Anne's Gate Fax: +32 (0) 2732 4004 London SW1H 9AB www.ieep.eu UK Tel: +44 (0)207 799 2244 Fax: +44 (0)207 799 2600