Study by IEEP and ICF feeds into the Commission’s Fitness Check of monitoring and reporting obligations arising from EU environmental legislation.
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The report assesses if there are differences in the costs of implementation of EU environmental law across Member States.
Biodiversity offsets: design of biodiversity metrics and mechanisms for securing long term conservation benefits
This study by ICF International, IEEP and national experts reviewed international best practice for designing biodiversity offsetting metrics and establishing mechanisms for ensuring long term conservation benefits from offsetting. It explores options for implementation at the European level and possible challenges. The report follows up on the IEEP report on policy options to achieve no net loss of biodiversity.
This report provides a practical framework to ensure that spending under the EU budget has no negative impacts on biodiversity, and that spending under the EU budget is overall supportive to achieving the biodiversity targets.
An updated ‘Financing Natura 2000 Guidance Handbook’ aims to inform national stakeholders about opportunities for financing the management of Natura 2000 sites through various EU funds during the 2014-2020 period.
This study led by IEEP in collaboration with ICF GHK and CPI, examines how the emerging approach to tracking climate related expenditure in the EU budget could be further elaborated and refined over the period of the 2014-2020 Multiannual Financial Framework.
Estimated benefits provided to EU citizens from the EU’s Natura 2000 Network could be in the range of €200 to €300 billion a year.
What is the relationship between the management of agricultural land and biodiversity? To what extent are the EU’s biodiversity goals addressed through the CAP?
This IEEP-led study for the European Commission (DG ENV) improves the knowledge base on green infrastructure policy initiatives in Europe and assesses their implementation and efficiency. It also formulates policy recommendations for integrating green infrastructure into the EU policy framework.
The study provides an estimate the costs of biodiversity action in the EU with special consideration of opportunity costs.
The study assesses the successes and shortcomings of the existing EU framework for funding Natura 2000 and identifies possibilities for improving these financing arrangements in the future.
The study on the costs and benefits of Natura 2000 undertaken by IEEP and partners was designed to support the European Commission in obtaining an accurate estimate of the costs of managing the network compared to its benefits ...
This paper evaluates the case for using state intervention to reverse existing environmental degradation and deliver improvements, before focusing specifically on the rationale for intervening at the European ...
This paper examines a range of transitional arrangements that could facilitate a shift in the basis of CAP payments away from the current system of support, towards one based on a rationale more focused ...
Reflecting Environmental Land Use Needs into EU Policy: Preserving and Enhancing the Environmental Benefits of Unfarmed Features on EU Farmland. Final Report.
This report provides a rationale for affording greater protection to Europe's stock of farmland features in the future. It examines the distribution and density of features that exist across Europe's agricultural ...
Evaluation of the application of Cross Compliance as foreseen under Regulation 1782/2003 - Part 2: Replies to Evaluation Questions
Under Regulation 1782/2003 cross compliance was introduced as a compulsory measure from the 1st of January 2005.All farmers benefiting from direct payments under the first pillar of the CAP may be subject ...
The evaluation conducted by IEEP for DG Agriculture is expected to inform a review of the policy in 2010. It concludes that the policy, although regarded by some as anachronistic, is effective in addressing ...