A new IEEP study has developed policy options to enhance the ambition of extended producer responsibility (EPR) schemes for plastic packaging. The study explores the potential of more advanced eco-modulation of fees for plastic packaging, to better take into account its environmental impacts.
Patrick ten Brink
Head of Green Economy Programme, Director of Brussels Office
Phone: +32 (0) 2738 7474
- Green economy,
- valuing nature,
- environmental economics and benefits assessments,
- environmental tax reform and harmful subsidies reform,
- market based instruments,
- regulation and voluntary agreements,
- beyond GDP indicators and environmental accounting,
- cohesion policy,
- climate change and transport and biodiversity policy
Patrick is an environmental economist by training. He joined IEEP in 2001 to help open an IEEP office in Brussels and contributes to IEEP's work in the area of environmental policy instruments, policy assessment, evaluation and impact assessment, benefits assessments, biodiversity policy, cohesion policy, climate change, circular economy and innovation, and better regulation. Before joining IEEP, Patrick was an Associate Director in the environment group of ECOTEC Research and Consulting Ltd and was responsible for environmental economics and policy, and EU-accession related advice.
This report presents the state of play of legal and operational issues to be tackled with a view to better support a transition towards a green and circular economy in the EU Outermost Regions (ORs), including Guadeloupe, French Guiana, Martinique, Mayotte, Reunion Island, Saint-Martin, the Azores, Madeira and the Canary Islands.
IEEP’s Konar Mutafoglu, Patrick ten Brink, and Jean-Pierre Schweitzer authored a chapter on the role of nature and biodiversity protection in cities.
The entire book is available online for free on Elgaronline.
Researchers Emma Watkins, Patrick ten Brink, Sirini Withana, Marianne Kettunen, Daniela Russi, Konar Mutafoglu, Jean-Pierre Schweitzer, and Giulia Gitti contributed to a chapter on the socio-economic impact of marine litter, the cost of policy inaction and action for the United Nations Environment Programme.