Dr Caroline Jackson
Caroline Jackson was Chair of IEEP's Board of Trustees in 2005-2010. She is an expert and consultant on EU environment policy, specialising in waste management. Building on her knowledge of the EU institutions, acquired over 25 years as a Member of the European Parliament, she has put together a number of reports on EU environment policy, and is a frequent speaker at conferences on the recent history and future prospects of EU policies on waste and other environmental topics.
Between 1984 and 1999 she was Conservative spokesman on the European Parliament's Committee on Environment, Consumer Protection and Public Health. This is one of the main committees involved in negotiating the final form of EU legislation in such key policy areas as GM foods, and measures to prevent global warming. During her time as spokesman she was responsible for reports on directives on landfill policy, product safety, food additives, better protection for package tourists, and on the use of live animals in experiments.
Born in 1946 in Penzance, Cornwall, she was educated in Penzance and at St Hugh's College and Nuffield College Oxford. She studied Classics and History and holds an Oxford Doctorate in Philosophy with a thesis on 19th century politics. She is a former research Fellow of St Hugh's College.
Waste management in the EU is improving, but implementation by the Member States of EU waste legislation remains patchy. This paper makes suggestions on how better compliance could be achieved.25 May 2012