Published Wednesday, 16 July 2014

On the path to a circular economy 

  • Editorial: On the path to a circular economy
    By David Baldock
    The Commission’s publishing of the delayed package of measures on waste policy and the Circular Economy signals a willingness to keep alive an important agenda, conveying some more visionary ideas and providing a pertinent dossier to the incoming European institutions.
  • CAP failing to support High Nature Value Farming – new report provides evidence
    Member States need to make the most of the opportunities under the new Common Agricultural Policy if the declines in High Nature Value farming, critical for meeting our 2020 biodiversity targets, are to be halted.
  • Paying the Polluter - Environmentally Harmful Subsidies and their Reform
    A new book edited by Frans Oosterhuis (IVM) and Patrick ten Brink (IEEP) provides a timely contribution to discussions on how to reform environmentally harmful subsidies.
  • Developing guidance on extended producer responsibility
    Extended producer responsibility enforces responsibility on producers for the waste management costs of their products at the end of their useful life. IEEP contributed to a recent study, published alongside the Commission’s ‘Circular Economy Package’, that has developed a set of ‘guiding principles’ for the design of successful EPR schemes.
  • Space for energy crops – spare land or undervalued resource?
    Based on a review of the available evidence, IEEP’s report ‘Space for energy crops’ challenges the common perception that significant amounts of ‘spare’ land on European farms exist that could be mobilised quickly or sustainably to produce biomass from dedicated energy crops.
  • Environmental tax reform in Europe – what next?
    An IEEP report for the Dutch Government explores opportunities for further greening taxation in Europe and how voluntary cooperation and coordination between countries in certain areas can help drive the agenda forward.
  • Financing Natura 2000 from the EU budget
    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.
  • In memory of Marc Pallemaerts
    Europe has lost one of its most respected and able environmental lawyers and committed advocates for environmental justice with the death of Marc Pallemaerts, very sadly at the age of only 53.
  • IEEP Conferences and Events
    In the coming months IEEP is organising and/or participating in a number of meetings and events. Browse these here and to find out more, do not hesitate to contact us.
  • IEEP Books and Publications
    Browse our latest publications for information and insights on environmental policy and environment-related topics.