EU Auditors Recommend Better Use of Funds to Halt Biodiversity Loss

18 Sep 2014

A report published yesterday by the European Court of Auditors (ECA) reveals that the EU Member States’ take-up of the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) to finance projects aimed at halting biodiversity loss has lagged behind compared to other areas of ERDF spending. If the ERDF is to continue to be regarded as useful for helping [...]...
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The IMPEL version of the iDepend modelling tool on how to choose environmental intervention now available

17 Sep 2014

The IMPEL version of the iDepend modelling tool and new user guide on how to choose environmental interventions are now available. Please have a look at the tool, user guide and all the other information about the iDepend project on the Regulatory Evidence Network. Access the iDepend modelling tool, the user guide and background information on [...]...
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Mission for the New Commissioner for Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries

11 Sep 2014

European Commission president-elect Jean-Claude Juncker has announced major changes to the Commission’s environment portfolio, including merging it with fisheries. Maltese parliamentarian Karmenu Vella is Mr Juncker’s choice for the role of Commissioner for Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries . In a letter setting out the political objectives of the brief, Mr Juncker has asked the new [...]...
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Understanding the damages of environmental crime: Review of the availability of data

10 Sep 2014

In July 2014, EFFACE (European Union Action to Fight Environmental Crime) published its first report: “Understanding the damages of environmental crime: Review of the availability of data”. The report evaluates the availability of data on the impacts of several types of environmental crime. It lays the groundwork for future economic analysis that is planned for [...]...
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IEEP produces new guidance for farmland management in Natura 2000

02 Sep 2014

The Natura 2000 network aims to protect Europe’s most threatened and valued species and habitats across their entire natural range within the EU. Nearly half of the terrestrial part of this network depends on the continuation of low-intensity farming to maintain its characteristic biodiversity, for example by grazing semi-natural pastures and mowing hay meadows. An [...]...
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IMPEL 2013 Conference Recommendations: Understanding the Implementation Gap, Simpler Legislation and Greater Support for Enforcement Agencies

14 Aug 2014

The IMPEL 2013 Conference on Implementation & Enforcement of Environmental legislation “Working together to Improve & Innovate” report is now available. Key recommendations include: understanding the implementation gap, need for simpler and more enforceable policy and legislation, and more support for implementing organisations. With more than 200 participants from 34 countries in Europe, and Australia, the European [...]...
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