The Institute has several research areas covering a wide range of
European and related national policies.
Agriculture & Land Management
IEEP is concerned with securing the environmentally sustainable use of land and natural resources in Europe through rigorous and well established contributions to inform the relevant policy debates.
Climate Change & Energy
Our work aims to guide and influence the development of this policy area - to push for ambitious, environmentally responsible and sustainable policies that, crucially, do not conflict with other environmental objectives.
The aim of our work is to make the value of the environment understood, to better integrate it into policies, measurements, assessments and economic policy instruments.
Industrial Pollution & Chemicals
Our work aims to deliver effective regulatory regimes and supporting administrative structures to help reduce the adverse impacts of industrial activity on the environment, including pollution to air, water and land.
Water, Marine & Fisheries
Our work on water, marine and fisheries policies focuses on the development and implementation of relevant EU legislation which would result in environmental benefits.
Natural Resources & Waste
IEEP's work on resource use and waste contributes to the analysis and development of better policy and legislation, to reduce its environmental impact in Europe.
Our biodiversity work aims to promote and contribute to the development of EU policies that maintain, restore and enhance biodiversity and associated ecosystem services.
Global Challenges and Solutions
Our work aims to stimulate wider analysis and debate on the external dimension of EU policies regarding the environment and sustainable development.
IEEP focuses on the wider strategic context of EU environmental policy, including how environmental policy is developed, its effectiveness, coherence, and impact.