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  • New IEEP Report: Ghost Fishing by Lost Fishing Gear

    ?Ghost fishing? is the term given to the continued fishing by fishing gear that has been lost or abandoned. It is a phenomenon that has attracted attention over the past two decades given the sometimes ...

  • EU Sustainable Development Network Strengthened at UK Presidency

    SD practitioners from EU Member States have agreed to strengthen the EU Sustainable Development network by establishing a small permanent Secretariat. The agreement was reached at the fourth annual EU ...

  • Funding Environmental Compliance Assurance

    Throughout the world, authorities responsible for enforcing environmental regulations and promoting compliance with environmental requirements are operating in the context of financial constraints. This ...

  • The EU's level playing field for business

    The single market aims to provide a 'level playing field' for business in the EU. However, does EU environmental law deliver this and how far do developments such as enlargement and the better regulation ...

  • IEEP Supports Defra in UK Presidency Event

    IEEP is providing support to the UK Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra), for a high-level two-day meeting on national sustainable development strategies.

  • New EEA report - Environmental Policy Integration

    The European Environment Agency in Copenhagen has published a second report on environmental policy integration in Europe. The report emphasises the role of administrations in securing integration. It ...

  • Harnessing the proposed European Fisheries Fund

    In 2004, the European Commission proposed a new financial instrument for fisheries - the European Fisheries Fund - to cover the period 2007-2013. The fund would replace the Financial Instrument for Fisheries ...

  • Environmental Policy Integration in Europe

    Environmental policy integration (EPI) - as required under the EC Treaty - involves a continual process to ensure environmental issues are reflected in all policymaking. This generally demands changes ...

  • The Commission's Draft Declaration on Sustainable Development

    The European Commission has issued a draft declaration on sustainable development, due to be adopted at the next European Council meeting in June. In this briefing, IEEP looks at the draft declaration ...