To inform future European Commission’s legislative efforts, IEEP’s discussion paper articulates sustainability criteria aimed at addressing the roots of deforestation, ecosystem degradation and human right violations driven by the EU’s purchase of agricultural commodities in third countries.
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.
In its efforts to deliver on the EU Green Deal and to step up EU action, the European Commission launched a public consultation on deforestation and forest degradation. The main aim was to assess the types of regulatory and non-regulatory measures to address these issues, with a legislative initiative expected to be rolled out in 2021.
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.
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.