The EU’s new trade policy strategy is said to be designed to address the modern challenges of our times. But does it deliver for climate and the environment?
Principal Policy Analyst and Head of Programme 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.
A window of opportunity. That is a good description of the coming months of global environmental policy, with the US re-joining the Paris Agreement and with the postponed climate and biodiversity Conferences of Parties (COPs) on the agenda.
Under the European Green Deal, the EU has pledged to minimise its contribution to deforestation and forest degradation around the world and to promote the consumption of goods from deforestation-free supply chains. But what will that mean in practice?
The UK is now developing its own trade policy outside the EU. This means there is a need to re-evaluate the UK’s approach to environmental standards in trade, including relating to agri-foods.
A recent virtual seminar co-hosted by IEEP and the Mission of Canada to the EU discussed initiatives and efforts undertaken in Canada and the EU on agriculture and sustainability on the farm.