Improving the resource efficient use of wood through cascading the resource from one use to another, requires action throughout the wood flow. Current efforts focus on recovering and re-using waste wood but more could be done with the production and utilisation of wood processing residues and improving the balancing between the material and energy use of wood.
- green fiscal reform,
- global green economy,
- environmental economics,
- environmental governance,
- climate change,
- resource efficiency,
- EU budget
Sirini joined IEEP in August 2007. She has a Masters degree in International and European Politics from the University of Edinburgh and a first degree in Economics from the University of Cape Town. Before joining the Institute, she worked for the Environment Agency for England and Wales as part of their EU and International Relations team. Sirini’s work at IEEP focuses on environmental fiscal reform in particular environmental tax reform and the reform of environmentally harmful subsidies, the circular economy, greening the European Semester, the 6th and 7th EU Environment Action Programmes (EAPs), climate change in the EU budget, financial instruments to support climate change and resource efficiency objectives, longer-term challenges, and opportunities for EU environmental policy.
The report assesses if there are differences in the costs of implementation of EU environmental law across Member States.
A study for the European Commission assesses the potential economic and environmental benefits of environmental tax reform across the 28 EU Member States.
Waste resources have the potential to provide a core component of developing bio-economies across the globe. A new IEEP report reviews how waste has been incorporated into existing bio-economy strategies, and the conditions that have enabled this.
IEEP strengthens its focus on the Green Economy with a new dedicated programme, coming on stream as from May 1st.