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.
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One-third of the chemical substances present on the European market today do not fit the EU’s REACH regulation on chemicals. To protect citizens’ health and the environment, significant measures against these substances are therefore of paramount importance.
Over the years the EU has had a major impact on ensuring that governments do what they promise on the environment. As the UK leaves, both the British Government and the EU-27 need to think about how to replicate those benefits in future.
When the UK leaves the EU, it will lose an important element in the enforcement of environmental legislation and standards. The European Commission’s monitoring of Member States’ action to implement agreed legislation, backed up by the European Court of Justice’s ability to impose effective sanctions, has been a key driver in delivering environmental improvements.
The UK’s action plan on sustainable use of pesticides aims to reduce the impacts of pesticide use on the environment and encourage alternative approaches. How is the UK doing and how could Brexit change the government’s approach to pesticides?
The Nature Directives (i.e. Birds Directive and Habitats Directive) are the key instruments of EU environmental policy; the Fitness Check support study, carried out by Milieu, IEEP and ICF for the European Commission DG-ENV, examined their effectiveness, efficiency, relevance, EU-added value and their coherence with the wider acquis.
As part of its Smart Regulation policy the European Commission is to undertake a Fitness Check of EU Nature legislation, which will comprise a comprehensive assessment of whether the regulatory framework is “fit for purpose”. IEEP is part of a consortium, led by Milieu, that has been awarded the study contract to support the Commission in collecting and assessing evidence for the fitness check.
A new paper on the challenges of cross-scale governance for water management has been published.
IEEP and Earthscan have now published a renewed Manual of European Environmental Policy...
On 9 June 2009, the Institute for European Environmental Policy (IEEP) will publish a study, commissioned by WWF-UK, on the European Community's performance on access to justice. The report examines whether ...
Proceedings of the IEEP/CCW workshop on the marine implementation of NATURA 2000 and its implications for inshore fisheries
The workshop, held in Aberystwyth on 9 February 2005, provided a timely opportunity to discuss the implications of implementing the habitats and birds Directives for the inshore fishing sector, especially ...