When Kosterhavet Marine National Park (KHNP) was established in 2009, it enclosed an entire existing island community – known for its tourism and small-scale fishing – with the strongest nature protection designation under Swedish legislation.
Senior Policy Analyst
Phone: +44 (0)207 340 2683
- nature conservation policy and implementation; marine policy; sustainable production and consumption; circular economy
Mia joined IEEP in April 2015. Her work has recently included coordinating and writing a policy paper on the EU’s role in advancing sustainable consumption, managing IEEP’s input to a study on the socio-economic benefits of marine protected areas and evaluating various aspects of EU Member States' implementation of the Nature Directives. She holds a MSc in Environmental Management and Policy, and a BSc in Environmental Sciences.
Mia also led the update of IEEP’s visual profile and new website.
The Torre Guaceto Marine Protected Area includes a multi-use area employed for small-scale fishing. Its fishery rules were elaborated with a participation process involving resident fishermen.
To find out what European citizens think about our current consumption habits and what more can be done to improve their sustainability, the IEEP went to the Democracy Alive Festival on the island of Texel, in the Netherlands.
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.
IEEP, together with SEI, Mistra and IVL, invited Swedish MEP candidates, business representatives and other stakeholders to an afternoon seminar in Stockholm to discuss science-policy solutions for a more sustainable Europe.