As we enter a new political cycle for the EU, it is worth pondering whether environmental risks and scarcities feature high enough on Europe’s security agenda.
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Keeping increases of global temperature to the Paris target levels could require a land area the size of the EU to change from agriculture to forest says a report published today by IPCC.
IEEP is seeking an enthusiastic intern to support the institute’s Global Programme during autumn 2019.
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.
This analysis by the Institute for European Environmental Policy (IEEP) compares President-elect of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen’s proposed political guidelines to the latest evidence on the state of Europe’s environment.
The impact of flying on climate has been in the news lately. How big of a problem are aviation emissions and what is being done about them in Europe?
IEEP and the European Biogas Association hosted a session at the EU Sustainable Energy Week 2019. The following reflections recollect discussions on the governance of sustainable bioenergy and biogas in the EU.
This one day event will capitalise on the lessons learned the RBPS pilot projects that ran from 2014 to 2019 in eight areas of Ireland, Spain, Romania and the UK.
A new IEEP briefing provides a timely review of the EU’s progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), ahead of the July UN High-level Political Forum (HLPF) and the September SDG Summit. It assesses the progress made, highlights some shortcomings of the EU SDG reporting and provides recommendations for future action.
IEEP's Martin Nesbit was interviewed for the latest episode of France24's Down to Earth programme looking at the impact of Brexit on the environmental regulation in the UK.
This IEEP briefing provides a review of the European Union’s progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), ahead of July's UN High-Level Political Forum (HLPF) and September's SDG Summit.
Eurostat has just published its annual report on EU progress towards the SDGs. While the report paints a rather positive picture of progress, this should be put into perspective due to some gaps in the methodology.
Despite the alarming scale of biodiversity loss, the EU has not yet fully recognised the disastrous consequences that the scenario would have in the functioning of our ecosystems – not when it comes to political action, at least.
UN SDSN and Bertelsmann Stiftung have just published their annual Sustainable Development Report. The latest edition includes recommendations for SDG implementation. According to the results, the EU and its Member States need to significantly step up their efforts to achieve the goals by 2030.
This report arises from the Commission’s Environmental Implementation Review process, a biennial assessment of Member State performance on implementation of EU environmental law and policy.
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.
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 organised a special session at the Natural Capital Initiative 2019 summit to discuss the socio-economic benefits that marine protected areas can provide to local communities, and the management and governance strategies required to realise them.
On the UN observance day, we look at IEEP's past and ongoing work on combating desertification and drought.