Sirini Withana

Senior Policy Analyst and Co-lead of Global Challenges Work Stream

Phone: +44 (0) 20 7799 2244

Specialist Subjects:

green fiscal reform, global green economy, environmental economics, environmental governance, climate change, resource efficiency, EU budget


Sirini joined IEEP in August 2007. She has a Masters degree in International and European Politics from the University of Edinburgh and a first degree in Economics from the University of Cape Town. Before joining the Institute, she worked for the Environment Agency for England and Wales as part of their EU and International Relations team. Sirini’s work at IEEP focuses on environmental fiscal reform in particular environmental tax reform and the reform of environmentally harmful subsidies, the circular economy, greening the European Semester, the 6th and 7th EU Environment Action Programmes (EAPs), climate change in the EU budget, financial instruments to support climate change and resource efficiency objectives, longer-term challenges and opportunities for EU environmental policy.

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