EFIEA Workshop on Improving Waste Policy Through Integrated Environmental Assessment, 6 to 7 December 2004 Scotland House, Brussels: Workshop Proceedings (Jan 2005)

The advancement of EU waste policy is one of the highest priorities on the EU environmental agenda. The development of a Thematic Strategy on the prevention and recycling of waste is one of the key drivers taking this forward, but at the same time there is a wider debate about the definition of waste, the EU waste hierarchy, and the implementation of EU legislation. These proceedings report on a workshop held in Brussels on 6 and 7 December 2004 to consider the application of Integrated Environmental Assessment (IEA) to the development of waste policy. The workshop was organised by the Institute for European Environmental Policy (IEEP) under the auspices of the European Forum on Integrated Environmental Assessment (EFIEA). It was one of a series organised under EFIEA to examine the scope and use of integrated environmental assessments. The aim of this workshop was to explore the analytical issues underlying policy development, both at the EU level and within Member States, in particular the role that integrated environmental assessment does, and could, play in policy development. The workshop built on a scoping paper produced by IEEP in May 2003.