Despite the new and promising announcements by the Trade Commissioner-designate Phil Hogan, the EU is struggling to turn words and good intentions into effective actions when it comes to using trade as a vehicle for sustainability.
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.
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