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.
Presentation by Marianne Kettunen of IEEP on the value of ecosystem services in the context of green economy at Nordic conference on Green Growth, in Oslo, Norway March 2012.
Helsinki, 12-14 October. European and North-American scientific and technological community agree on their message for Rio+20, emphasising role of natural capital in underpinning Green Economy and echoing key messages from TEEB.
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.
The study provides an estimate the costs of biodiversity action in the EU with special consideration of opportunity costs.
Described by Nicholas Stern as a 'landmark' work, a full account of The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity, edited by institute staff, is now published by Earthscan.
The study demonstrates the value of ecosystems and biodiversity to the economy, society and individuals. It underlines the urgent need to transform our approach to natural capital, and demonstrates how we can practically take into account the value of ecosystems and biodiversity in policy decisions to promote the protection of our environment and contribute to a sustainable economy and to the wellbeing of societies.
IEEP and the Finnish Environment Institute (SYKE) join forces to explore the economics of ecosystems and biodiversity in the context of the Nordic countries.
Two reports in which IEEP was significantly involved provide the basis for lead articles in the European Commission publication on Natura 2000 in December.
The second volume from The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity (TEEB) study, edited by Patrick ten Brink, Senior Fellow at the Institute for European Environmental Policy (IEEP) is to be published in March 2011.
The report for WWF provides an assessment of the value and status of some key ecosystem services in the Danube Basin, and some policy instruments to support them.
On 20 October, 2010 TEEB Synthesis report was presented at the global meeting of the Convention of Biological Diversity in Nagoya, Japan, where 193 countries have convened to commit to addressing biodiversity loss and encouraging synergies between biodiversity, climate, water, economic development and poverty...
On 7 April, the Greens and the European Free Alliance (EFA) in the European Parliament organised a stakeholder workshop to discuss the future of the EU biodiversity policy, in particular the role of nature in maintaining human welfare and economic wellbeing.
Patrick ten Brink of IEEP presented results of the COPI study for DGENV to economists from national administrations from across Europe at the Commission organised ENVECO 23 meeting on the 17th of June ...
IEEP played a key role in a European Commission study that explored the possibilities for establishing PES schemes for biodiversity conservation in two new EU Member States and three Candidate Countries ...