IEEP organised a special session at the Natural Capital Initiative 2019 summit to discuss the socio-economic benefits that marine protected areas can provide to local communities, and the management and governance strategies required to realise them.
Senior Policy Analyst
- Ecological Economics,
- Payment for Ecosystem Services (PES),
- socio-economic benefits of Marine Protected Areas,
- wetlands and good water management and related environmental policies,
- Ecosystem Accounting
Daniela joined IEEP in April 2012 and is based in IEEP’s London office. She deals with a wide range of topics related to Environmental and Ecological Economics, including Payment for Ecosystem Services (PES), Ecosystem Accounting, the socio-economic benefits provided by Marine Protected Areas, wetlands and good water management and the related environmental policies. She graduated in Environmental Economics at the University of Siena, Italy, and obtained a Ph.D. in Environmental Sciences/Ecological Economics from the Autonomous University of Barcelona in 2007, with a thesis on integrated assessment of energy policies. She published various peer-reviewed papers in international journals and led or contributed to a number of books, reports and conference proceedings.
This policy brief intends to inform business and biodiversity professionals about innovative examples in the EU and Mexico that can help to transform the economics of nature conservation, resulting in increased finance for biodiversity.
IEEP’s Mia Pantzar attended the 10th edition of the Monaco Blue Initiative in Monte Carlo last week 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.