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.
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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.
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.
In line with the theme of this year’s World Environment Day “Beat Plastic Pollution”, IEEP has produced a briefing under the iSQAPER project to shed light on the issue of plastic and microplastic pollution in soils, the sources and implications as well as policies to address the associated challenges.
The transition to a circular economy demands new tools and metrics. IEEP examines a range of methodologies including those recently adopted by the European Commission and China.