The EU institutions have raised the stakes on biodiversity, but will the Green Deal deliver?
45 results found for "Think 2030" ordered by most recent first
The EU has some of the highest levels of human development in the world. No member state, however, is currently guaranteeing the well-being of its citizens while also staying within planetary boundaries.
On the eve of Black Friday, Think2030, a platform of sustainability experts from think tanks, NGOs, local authorities and corporations, is calling for a comprehensive European policy on sustainable consumption.
Europe’s ability to maintain and enhance its prosperity for generations to come requires a hard look at the nature of growth and the changes that would be required to achieve sustainability in line with the SDGs.
In light of planetary boundaries, the ways that we consume today are not sustainable.
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.
Open letter after open letter, scientists are warning us that we are running out of time: the more we wait, the more likely it is that damage will become irreversible. The more we procrastinate, the more painful the decisions we'll have to make.
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.
The newly elected European Commission President Ursula Von der Leyen has pledged a Green Deal for Europe in her first 100 days in office. Last year, we asked sustainability experts from all over Europe for policy recommendations. Here is what a Green Deal that's aligned with SDGs should look like.
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.
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.
On the UN observance day, we look at IEEP's past and ongoing work on combating desertification and drought.
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.
Today we celebrate the International Day for Biological Diversity aiming at increasing understanding of the diversity of life on the planet and awareness of its importance for human development. IEEP takes the opportunity to share some key positive lessons from recent EU biodiversity action and identify key remaining challenges towards 2030.
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.
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.
IEEP has published a new report that presents success stories relating to habitats and species that are the focus of the EU nature directives and provides key lessons on effective approaches that can be shared to achieve better overall results. The study focuses on supporting EU action through better knowledge and evidence, and provides an important contribution to the current discussions on the EU and global biodiversity policy regime for the post-2020 era.
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.