Institute for European Environmental Policy, London (IEEP)



IEEP is an independent, not for profit institute dedicated to advancing an environmentally sustainable Europe through policy analysis, development and dissemination. Our aim is to disseminate knowledge about Europe and the environment and to analyse and present policy options. We undertake research and consultancy on the development, implementation and evaluation of environmental and environment-related policies in Europe.


Our focus on European policy making is shared by few and we have a reputation based on possessing a history of knowledge and involvement acquired over thirty years. We cover nine research areas spanning the key European and related national policy agendas: 
  • Agriculture and land management
  • Biodiversity 
  • Climate change and energy
  • Environmental economics
  • Global issues and external action
  • Governance
  • Industrial pollution
  • Resource use, waste and chemicals
  • Water, marine and fisheries


IEEP is principally involved in the stakeholder engagement and science-policy dialogue work package (WP6). Our key task will explore the role of users of natural resources in data collection, mobilisation and use. We will look at specific cases (such as pollinators/agriculture; water companies; hunters and anglers) and identify opportunities for improving the integration and use of data. 


WP 6 (Lead) Stakeholder engagement and science-policy dialogue
WP 7 Implementation of GEO BON: strategies and solutions at European and global levels


Dr. Graham Tucker 
  • Head of Biodiversity and Nature Conservation Programme
  • Graham has published several key works on monitoring and has helped to develop the methodology for assessing the conservation status of habitats and species in the UK for the statutory conservation agencies.
  • Key interests: implementation of Nature Directives, No Net Loss Policy, implementation of Target 2 of the Biodiversity strategy
Marianne Kettunen 
  • Biodiversity Programme Senior Policy Analyst
  • Marianne’s thematic expertise covers the value of biodiversity and ecosystem services, addressing the negative impacts of invasive alien species (IAS), assessing the EU efforts in achieving the Convention of Biological Diversity (CBD) objectives and the effectiveness of EU policy instruments to address scale-related conservation problems



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