IEEP and the European Biogas Association hosted a session at the EU Sustainable Energy Week 2019. The following reflections recollect discussions on the governance of sustainable bioenergy and biogas in the EU.
Senior Policy Analyst
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- EU institutional development,
- environmental assessment and evaluation,
- climate change
Since joining IEEP in 2002 Catherine has developed a detailed knowledge of European institutional processes, their dynamic with Member State policy making and third countries. With an environmental science and technology background, Catherine works across a wide range of energy and climate-related including approaches to delivering sustainable and renewable energy supplies, and the role of waste and other bioresources in our future energy mix. In recent years she has more specifically been focusing on the assessment of bioenergy and its uses in the EU having provided analysis for NGOs, the European Commission, European Parliament, national government departments and regulators on policy implications and implementation issues. More generally she has worked on monitoring and verification within EU policymaking, analysis of land management issues with a specific focus on soil protection and conservation, and the future of EU waste and resource use policy.
On the UN observance day, we look at IEEP's past and ongoing work on combating desertification and drought.
IEEP will co-host an event on sustainable bioenergy & biogas at the EU Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW) on 20 June at 09:00.
With the 2030 benchmark in the horizon, the EU needs to step up the contribution of its trade policy to biodiversity and sustainable development. IEEP identifies concrete opportunities how improving the integration of protected areas into EU trade agreements will help to support global biodiversity conservation as well as multiple sustainable development goals (SDGs).
Anthropogenic climate change is a product of our patterns of behaviour and the choices we make; whether as consumers or, in the case of farmers, as land managers and producers. This session convened by IEEP at COP24 of the UNFCCC identified the common threads that could help in changing our behaviour and in the transformation of the agricultural sector. Read more and download presentations here.