Based on the views of 50 EU experts, this report explores the use of ecosystem services in pursuit of a greener Blue Economy in Europe.
Principal Policy Analyst and Lead of Global Challenges and SDGs
Phone: +44 (0) 207 340 2679
- Green economy,
- Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs),
- biodiversity policy integration,
- ecosystem services and value of natural capital,
- biodiversity financing,
- protected areas
Marianne is leading IEEP’s global portfolio of work. She has over ten years of expertise in issues related to the EU and international biodiversity policy with special focus on assessing the socio-economic importance of biodiversity and ecosystem services and supporting the integration of these aspects into policies and decision-making processes, in the aid of green economy and sustainable development. Since joining IEEP in 2005 Marianne has contributed to a range of EU and international policy developments, leading a range of projects linked to natural capital and the green economy, socio-economic benefits of nature conservation, biodiversity financing and external dimensions of the EU biodiversity policy. She has also authored numerous peer-reviewed articles and book chapters, including a book on the socio-economic value of protected areas.
Read IEEP's 3 key conclusions on the European Commission's much anticipated EU Plastics Strategy.
The EU contributes to halting the global loss of biodiversity through conservation efforts within its own territory as well as at the global level. IEEP’s Marianne Kettunen explores the EU’s external biodiversity policy, arguing the need for a more coherent framework and effective implementation – and making the policy integral to EU’s action on SDGs at the global level.
It is clear that the 2030 Agenda will not be achieved without a more circular economy.
If all citizens of the world were to have the same consumption patterns as European citizens by 2050, the resources of two planets would be needed. Ensuring sustainable consumption and production patterns - through a circular economy - will have positive knock-on effects for a number of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
When: Tuesday, 21st November 2017, 11:00-12:30
Where: Room JDE 61, EESC, rue Belliard 99, 1040 Brussels
- Christophe Yvetot, Representative to the EU, UNIDO – EU’s circular economy and sustainable industrialisation pathways in the developing world: opportunities, challenges and best practices
- Werner Schmidt, Director, European Investment Bank – What instruments are there for financing the circular economy in developing countries?
- Richard Gower, Senior Associate, Tearfund: How do we ensure that the circular economy benefits the world’s poor?
- Marianne Kettunen, Deputy Head of Green Economy Programme, IEEP: Recommendations for policy design in the EU