IEEP in the press in 2010
Selected press coverage for ILUC Study
- Report slams EU biofuel policy EuropeanVoice.com - 08 November 2010 An area of unspoilt land twice the size of Belgium could be converted into fields and plantations by 2020, resulting in major carbon emissions, as a result of Europe's thirst for biofuel, according to a report from nine environmental groups.
- Forced use of biofuels could hit food production, EU warned The Guardian - 09 November 2010 Plans to make European motorists use more biofuels could take an area the size of Ireland out of food production by 2020 and accelerate climate change, a study has found.
- Biofuel plan will cause rise in carbon emissions The Independent - 10 November 2010 Britain's promise to more than double its use of biofuels by 2020 is "significantly" adding to worldwide carbon emissions, the Government admitted yesterday.
Selected press coverage for Habitat Banking Study
- Habitat banking 'could reduce biodiversity loss' ENDS Europe – 19 April 2010 Creating a market system where credits for beneficial action are used to offset damage caused to the environment could help the EU move towards a 'no net loss' biodiversity objective, according to a study published this week by the European Commission.
Selected press coverage for The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity (TEEB) Study
- Biodiversity is not just about saving exotic species from extinction The Guardian – 11 January 2010 Neglect of the natural services provided by biodiversity is an economic catastrophe greater than the global economic crisis.
- Putting a value on nature could set scene for true green economy The Guardian – 10 February 2010 Much environmental damage has been caused by the way we do business. Is there a way of changing our economic models from being part of the problem into part of the solution?
- Nature loss 'to damage economies' BBC News – 10 May 2010 The Earth's ongoing nature losses may soon begin to hit national economies, a major UN report has warned.
- Why do we care about biodiversity? The Guardian – 21 May 2010 The UN's The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity (TEEB) project shows us the real cost of damaging nature.
- UN says case for saving species 'more powerful than climate change' The Guardian – 21 May 2010 Goods and services from the natural world should be factored into the global economic system, says UN biodiversity report.
- Economic report into biodiversity crisis reveals price of consuming the planet The Guardian – 21 May 2010 Species losses around the world could really cost us the Earth with food shortages, floods and expensive clean up costs.
- Biodiversity action 'blocked by poor understanding' ENDS Europe – 1 June 2010 A lack of data and understanding of biodiversity and how it contributes to our prosperity has prevented ambitious action to preserve it, high-level policymakers and experts said at the opening of Green Week in Brussels on Tuesday. (not teeb?)
- Can we really put a price tag on nature? The Guardian – 21 May 2010 The UN project shows us how expensive biodiversity loss has become – but the danger is that it becomes something tradeable.
Selected press coverage for NEAR CO2
- Europe 'needs sub-targets to protect biodiversity' ENDS Europe – 8 April 2010 The EU's post-2010 biodiversity strategy must set measurable sub-targets to achieve Europe's ambitions in this area.
- Shell and Dutch government slammed on CCS policy
Recharge News – 31 March 2010 The Dutch government and Shell have made a catalogue of errors in their handling of a controversial project to store carbon dioxide (CO²) under the town of Barendrecht.
Press coverage of IEEP’s Conference on the future of the CAP
- Securing a CAP for the future – securing also health? European Public Health Alliance – 10 March 2010 The Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), due to be reformed in 2013, has been discussed for some time already.
Selected press coverage for our Public Goods report
- Report highlights CAP’s environmental contribution Europolitics – 25 January 2010 Carbon storage, protection of endangered species and safeguarding of landscapes are just some of the environmental advantages provided by the Common Agricultural Policy.
- Provision of public goods through agriculture in the European Union EUbusiness, UK – 25 January 2010 This study, financed by the European Commission, was undertaken by the Institute for European Environmental Policy (IEEP), UK.
- Report backs EU ‘eco budget’ for farmers EurActiv, Belgium – 26 January 2010 An EU-funded report published yesterday (25 January) argues that budget increases and stricter compliance measures for the EU’s Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) would help farmers to deliver ‘green public goods and services’.
- Well-targeted CAP can deliver future environmental public goods, IEEP report Agra Facts 2010/07 – 27 January 2010 The cost of measures to improve environmental public goods & services may be considerably less than the costs of inaction – in terms of environmental degradation & welfare losses – according to a new independent report by the Institute for European Environmental Policy (IEEP) that was published this week.
- Public Goods provided by Agriculture in the EU econ.bg, Belgium – 8 February 2010 The Common Agricultural Policy plays a critical role in helping farmers to deliver environmental goods and services, provided that policies are targeted in the right way.
- Report backs EU 'eco budget' for farmers EurActiv – 26 January 2010
Press coverage for IEEP’s Environmentally Harmful Subsidies study
- Time to tackle harmful subsidies, commission told ENDS Europe – 12 February 2010 The forthcoming post-Lisbon strategy for growth and jobs should include a reform of environmentally harmful subsidies to move this long-standing concern up the policy agenda, according to a consultancy study published by the European Commission.