IEEP and CEPS looks at the current EU budget’s performance and its proposed reforms from the perspective of cities and regions in their report for the Committee of the Regions.
- environmental governance,
- climate and energy policy,
- EU decision-making,
- rural development polic
Martin Nesbit was Director for EU and International Affairs in the UK’s Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, with particular responsibility for negotiations on the EU’s Common Agriculture Policy, before joining IEEP in 2014. He has a long record of experience in Government and in EU policy-making, including: work on waste policy from 1997-1999; heading the Environment desk at the UK’s permanent representation in Brussels from 1999-2002; responsibility for Rural Development policy from 2002-2005; for greenhouse gas emissions trading from 2006-2008; and Director roles from 2008 in charge of UK domestic climate change policy and EU agriculture policy. He was a member of California’s Market Advisory Committee on the design of a greenhouse gas cap and trade system from 2006-2007.
He speaks English and French.
Study by IEEP and ICF feeds into the Commission’s Fitness Check of monitoring and reporting obligations arising from EU environmental legislation.
How do we harness the emotional power of language better to reduce our destructive impact on the natural world? Can we stop speaking like eurocrats and start speaking like people?
A greater shift towards climate-smart agricultural land management is increasingly urgent if the EU is to reach the emissions reductions target set out in response to the Paris Agreement. To do so requires more emphasis on climate within the Common Agricultural Policy and action to reduce the climate footprint of consumer consumption patterns.
In a study for the European Parliament’s REGI Committee, IEEP examined the experience of climate mainstreaming in Cohesion Policy in the current and previous programming periods and identified the implications of the Paris Agreement in order to offer recommendations for future climate mainstreaming in the post-2020 Cohesion Policy.