Principal Policy Analyst and Co-lead of Global Challenges Work Stream
Phone: +44 (0) 207 340 2679
biodiversity and ecosystem services, value of biodiversity and natural capital, global green economy, biodiversity financing, protected areas, invasive alien species (IAS), communications planning and management
Marianne joined IEEP in 2005. She has a Masters degree in ecology and she is specialised in issues related to conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity at EU and global level. Marianne’s areas of expertise include the of biodiversity and ecosystem services, socio-economic benefits of protected areas, financing biodiversity conservation (e.g. resource mobilisation for 2020 biodiversity targets, the benefits and costs of Natura 2000 Network) and the EU action on invasive alien species. She is interested in European and global biodiversity issues, with experience on diverse projects both within and outside the EU.
Marianne is also associated with the Plymouth Marine Laboratory (PML) as a visiting scientist and with the Finnish Environment Institute as a guest researcher.
The Nature Directives (i.e. Birds Directive and Habitats Directive) are the key instruments of EU environmental policy; the Fitness Check support study, carried out by Milieu, IEEP and ICF for the European Commission DG-ENV, examined their effectiveness, efficiency, relevance, EU-added value and their coherence with the wider acquis.14 Dec 2016
Protecting nature and biodiversity is helping to tackle urgent health and social challenges across Europe. A new IEEP study shows how urban, suburban and rural green areas bring multiple and often overlooked benefits to society.25 Aug 2016
They are more than just a nature conservation tool – a study by IEEP shows how EU Marine Protected Areas help to maintain and improve the provision of a wide range of ecosystem services and related socio-economic benefits.27 May 2016
Protected areas play an important role in achieving biodiversity conservation targets. IEEP has compared the approaches and rationale of designating and managing protected areas in the UK and a selection of eight other EU Member States.16 Nov 2015
The European Commission is in the process of developing a methodology to track biodiversity related expenditure in the EU budget. This effort is similar to the parallel process for tracking ...29 Jun 2015
TEEB for Finland presents the results of a national assessment of the socio-economic importance of ecosystem services in Finland. It provides a review of the country’s most relevant ecosystem services while also considering opportunities and tools for their sustainable management.26 Jan 2015
Managing protected areas for biodiversity and water security has become a real concrete ‘win-win’ possibility. IEEP and IUCN WCPA session wraps up with a very positive note at IUCN World Parks Congress in Sydney.19 Nov 2014
The IUCN World Parks Congress in Sydney started on Thursday supported by several high level addresses highlighting the global significance of protected areas.13 Nov 2014
Time for an updated global agenda for protected areas - IUCN World Parks Congress in Sydney (12 – 19 November)
The landmark international forum on protected areas - IUCN World Parks Congress (WPC) – will take place in in Sydney 12 – 19 November. IEEP’s Marianne Kettunen will be attending the event, showcasing and drawing lessons from IEEP’s longstanding work on protected areas.04 Nov 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.15 Sep 2014