IEEP in the press in 2010

Selected press coverage for ILUC Study

  • Report slams EU biofuel policy - 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

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

Selected press coverage for our Public Goods report

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.