IEEP has developed a bottom-up, multicriteria methodology to assess costs and benefits of EU water policy, which has been applied in eight river basin districts across the EU. A similar methodology could support progress towards a number of EU, national and international policy objectives at the river basin and local level, including the achievement of SDGs.
Director of Research and Head of Natural Resources & Circular Economy
Phone: +44 (0) 20 7340 2673
- pollution control and effects of pollution,
Andrew is a biologist by training and specializes in EU legislation in relation to water and air pollution, and pollution control policies more widely, including the operation of inspectorates. He has extensive experience of issues arising from EU enlargement, particularly administrative capacity building in candidate and neighborhood countries. Andrew also has an interest in strategic policy issues such as smart regulation. 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 post-doctoral 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. in ecology from St Andrews University.
New report on the implementation of the EU water policy shows a positive trend, but more effort is needed to meet the objectives.
This briefing provides an overview of key issues at stake in the meeting and progress made on the implementation of SDGs by the EU and globally in the run up to the UN High Level Political Forum (HLPF) to be held at United Nations (UN) Headquarters in New York 16 - 18 July 2018. It has been produced to support to the European Parliament delegation prior to the Forum.
Dr. Andrew Farmer, Head of Industry, Waste and Water Programme, co-edited and co-wrote the book Environmental Crime in Europe published by Bloomsbury Publishing.
IEEP Head of Industry, Waste and Water Programme, Andrew Farmer, writes in UN Environment’s Perspective series on why addressing pollution is important in contributing to achieving SDG objectives related to poverty.