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.
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- environmental economics,
- sustainable cities,
- Circular economy,
- marine litter,
- development indicators,
- beyond GDP
Susanna Gionfra joined IEEP as a Policy Analyst in February 2017 following an internship with the Green Economy team in Brussels. Before joining IEEP, Susanna completed a Masters in Environmental Economics and Climate Change and the London School of Economics focusing on environmental and resource economics. Previously, Susanna completed an internship at the London Sustainability Exchange, contributing to several projects related to pollution, air and water quality, and energy efficiency in London. Susanna also holds a BSc in Economics from Queen Mary, University of London.
At IEEP, Susanna has contributed to projects focusing on socio-economic priorities and biodiversity, marine litter and circular economy. She is currently working on Beyond GDP indicators and the links between production, environment and environmental policy.
What are the global implications of the EU circular economy and how are they interlinked with trade? That is the question IEEP and partners are exploring this year under the auspices of the upcoming Finnish EU Presidency.
In a recently publicly published book chapter, Jean-Pierre Schweitzer and IEEP’s Susanna Gionfra brought together evidence of how nature-based education, utilizing green infrastructure and protected areas, presents an opportunity to mitigate the impacts of environmental and socio-economic challenges faced by urban citizens.
New inequality data and metrics reveal inequities of income, wealth, gender, education, health and environmental protection - highlighting the need to go Beyond GDP.
This briefing provides an overview of key issues at stake in the meeting and progress made on the implementation of SDGs by the EU and globally in the run up to the UN High Level Political Forum (HLPF) to be held at United Nations (UN) Headquarters in New York 16 - 18 July 2018. It has been produced to support to the European Parliament delegation prior to the Forum.