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The report summarises the state of play with the development of biodiversity targets for habitats and species within the EU (including in the proposed Restoration Law) and the UK. It compares the EU’s proposals with the targets that have been proposed so far in England and Northern Ireland, and concludes that they are not as ambitious, comprehensive or coherent as most of those of the EU. Whilst the legal requirement in England to halt the decline in species abundance is potentially world leading, as currently formulated, the species and habitat targets could be met whilst major declines in biodiversity continue, including in natural and semi-natural habitats and particularly vulnerable species groups.
Today, wildlife-rich habitats and key species group numbers are in decline, prompting governments to produce legislation to protect them and reverse downward trends. In order to do so, the EU has proposed targets for biodiversity and nature conservation, as well as the UK, and its four constituent nations. However, the extent and scope of these protections need to be properly assessed to ensure that targets are to be met in the future.
For many foreign observers, and not a few UK citizens, the peculiarity of the British political system, where approximately 0.3% of the population gets to elect the leader of the political party in power (and thus indirectly elect the new Prime Minister) has been a source of puzzlement. Not surprisingly, the rights and wrongs of this have absorbed copious newspaper columns and articles and the debate feels far from settled.
To date, the EU has agreed a set of non-binding biodiversity objectives and actions in its Biodiversity Strategy for 2030. Central to this is a new nature restoration Regulation (Restoration Law) proposed by the European Commission with legally binding restoration targets for ecosystems habitats and species.
In May 2022, IEEP announced an enhanced focus on UK environmental policy and the appointment of a new Director. The Institute hopes to play an increased role in the analysis, reflection and debate that will accompany the changes induced by Brexit.
As the UK prepares to leave the EU, the future agricultural policy frameworks in the four administrations of England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales are starting to take shape. This briefing provides an overview of the current state of play, focussing on their environmental aspects and ambitions.
This briefing provides a comparison of the emerging agricultural policy frameworks in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales, with a focus on their environmental components.
IEEP Honorary Fellow, Nigel Haigh, delivers a speech on Brexit and environment the Environment Ireland Conference - Dublin on 4 October 2018.
Pollinators are increasingly under threat by human activity. IEEP surveyed national and regional initiatives that help pollinators in ten EU Member States, outlining strategies, successes and gaps.
Through exploratory scenarios, this report sets out possible directions for agricultural policies and practice after leaving the EU and discusses potential impacts on the rural environment.
A webinar on social and economic benefits of protected landscapes was organised by Europarc Atlantic Isles on 20 November. IEEP’s Marianne Kettunen kicked off the event by a European overview and some key considerations of assessing benefits in practice.
IEEP's Indrani Lutchman and Kaley Hart were called on to brief the National Assembly for Wales on the CFP and CAP reforms.
A report on the benefits provided to society by Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSIs) in England and Wales was just published. The study, led by GHK with support from others including IEEP, examines the range of ecosystem services provided by the network of SSSIs and estimates the monetary value of protecting them.
This report has been commissioned by Friends of the Earth to provide evidence for a new campaign on the environmental and social impacts of the livestock sector, entitled 'What's feeding our food?'. An ...
This report aims to initiate a transparent debate on the purpose, intensity and spatial distribution of expenditure on the EU's Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) from the perspective of the protection and ...
Funding for Farmland Biodiversity in the EU: Gaining Evidence for the EU Budget Review - Case Study Reports
This report contains the five case studies written for the report 'Funding For Farmland Biodiverity in the EU: Gaining Evidence for the EU Budget Review'. The five qualitative case studies - for Finland ...
Evaluation of the application of Cross Compliance as foreseen under Regulation 1782/2003 - Part 1: Descriptive Report
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 ...
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 ...
IEEP is pleased to announce that for the first time we are making a limited selection of the weekly briefing notes we provide as part of our EU advisory services available online.IEEP possesses a wealth ...