The 2010 EU Industrial Emissions Directive (IED) is one of the cornerstones of pollution control in the EU establishing a regulatory regime covering industrial activities that may cause pollution (to air, water and waste). The European Commission is proposing to amend the directive, which may cause legal divergence between the EU and UK. However, it is important to consider how industry is regulated in practice beyond the legal texts and compare this in the UK and in different EU member states.
Senior Fellow, Climate and Circular Economy
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- better regulation,
- pollution control,
- circular economy
Andrew is a biologist by training and specializes in EU legislation in relation to water, marine pollution control and circular economy, including the functioning of institutions necessary to implement these policies. Andrew also has an interest in strategic policy issues such as better regulation and policy evaluation. He is also experienced in the interaction of EU policies with policy development outside Europe – global (UN), neighbourhood countries, different global regions, etc. He is the editor of IEEP’s Manual of EU Environmental Policy. Before joining IEEP in 1997, Andrew worked for English Nature as its atmospheric pollution specialist and sustainable development co-ordinator; prior to that, he undertook research at Imperial College and at the Universities of Wisconsin and Florida, USA. He has a degree from Oxford University in natural sciences and a Ph.D. from St Andrews University. He has authored many articles and books, including “Managing Environmental Pollution” and “A Handbook of Environmental Protection and Enforcement”, an editor of “Environmental Crime in Europe and was editor of IEEP’s Manual of EU Environmental Policy.
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