The EU institutions have raised the stakes on biodiversity, but will the Green Deal deliver?
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Martin Nesbit has taken a first look at how some of the nominated Commissioners stack up to Europe's environmental and sustainability needs
The Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) and the Institute for European Environmental Policy (IEEP) have published the first independent quantitative report on the progress of the European Union and its member states towards Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), agreed by all UN member states in 2015.
A Green Deal that puts nature at the heart of Europe's climate fight is urgently needed – and very well possible.
Europe’s 2020 strategy and the 7th Environmental Action Plan were conceived before the SDGs, the Paris agreement and before some of the recent advances in scientific understanding of planetary boundaries, and of the scale of interconnected challenges to come. In light of the severity and urgency of risk identified by experts around the world, a new approach is now needed.
Building on the evidence collected by the Think 2030 platform and our analysis of the European parties’ manifestos, we recently conducted an informal survey on the achievements of the outgoing Commission vis-à-vis the environment and sustainability, and on what should be the political priorities of its successor.
Last week's Council summit failed to reach consensus on climate neutrality. IEEP's Martin Nesbit reflects on the reasons and steps forward in our blog.
Let us dream of a new storyboard for Europe, one in which energy would become a vector of change that prepares and empowers the Union in the face of pressing global challenges.
IEEP and the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) are launching a participative process to develop a SDG report in the fall of 2019, and present an up-to-date, quantitative view of the major SDG achievement gaps of the EU and its Member States. The report will complement Eurostat's annual report on the progress of implementing the SDGs.
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.
IEEP was an official partner of this year’s EU Green Week, with a session reflecting on the achievements of the outgoing Parliament and the priorities for the new one.
Following the European elections, we take a look at the results and at the 'green wave' that swept across some of the Member States. This article gives insights on what the election results might imply for environmental policies at the European level.
This document gathers IEEP work on implementation of European environmental policy, ahead of IEEP’s Green Week session on May 16th.
IEEP, together with SEI, Mistra and IVL, invited Swedish MEP candidates, business representatives and other stakeholders to an afternoon seminar in Stockholm to discuss science-policy solutions for a more sustainable Europe.
IEEP carried out an overall analysis of the main European parties’ manifestos. This comparative analysis sets side-by-side all of the leading Parties’ manifestos and dissects them in an attempt to shed light on their environmental and sustainability agendas. While the parties attempt to respond to citizens’ concerns on climate change, the proposals are on average not likely to be enough to reach climate neutrality by 2050.
As Brexit negotiations continue, IEEP Honorary Fellow Nigel Haigh spoke recently at the annual Environmental Law conference of the Academy of European Law on its implications for EU environmental policy.
IEEP is carrying out an analysis of the European parties’ manifestoes ahead of the European elections, to assess their commitments on environmental, climate and sustainability issues, against Think 2030 recommendations. The fifth segment of the analysis looks at EPP’s manifesto. The last publication will be an overall summary analysis.
Following the publication of the Think 2030 report and its 30 key recommendations, IEEP is carrying out an analysis of the manifestoes of European parties ahead of the elections in May 2019. After ALDE, PES and EGP, here is the analysis of the European Left manifesto.
Following the publication of the Think 2030 report and its 30 key recommendations, IEEP is carrying out an analysis of the manifestoes of European parties ahead of the elections in May 2019. After PES last week, here is the analysis of the European Greens Party.
Following the publication of the Think 2030 report and its 30 key recommendations, IEEP is carrying out an analysis of the manifestoes of European parties ahead of the elections in May 2019. After ALDE last week, here is the analysis of the Party of European Socialists analysis.