Regulators face complicated decisions in support of the circular economy – new guidance aims to help.
Head of Natural Resources & Circular Economy
Phone: +44 (0) 20 7340 2673
- 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.
IEEP’s Mia Pantzar attended the 10th edition of the Monaco Blue Initiative held in Monaco at the Oceanographic Museum on 24th and 25th March to discuss the next steps for Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) and ecosystem services in the blue economy.
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.
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.