The implementation of pollution control and other environmental policy relies on having public bodies to put it in place and enforce it. IEEP has a long history of work on this crucial aspect of delivering environmental policy on the ground. Much of this is integrated into our general work on pollution control, but we have also undertaken a variety of assessments of institutional capacity in different countries and settings. A number of these have supported EU Candidate Countries and neighbourhood countries in working towards achieving EU targets and standards.

The implementation of pollution control and other environmental legislation does not occur automatically. A key element in ‘making it happen’ is to have public bodies with adequate capacities to ensure environmental law is put in place and enforced. Such bodies may be responsible for issuing permits or licences, undertaking monitoring and inspection or supervision of regulated activities.

Browse our work in this area below.

Regarding work in this area please contact: Andrew Farmer.