PROFILE

IEEP is a sustainability think tank and independent not for profit research organisation dedicated to advancing an environmentally sustainable Europe. IEEP has expertise on many environmental and related sectoral policies, including natural resources and waste, water and the marine environment, pollution, green economy and governance. IEEP also has significant expertise related to marine litter, including on policy and legislative instruments, market-based instruments, costs of action and inaction, and socioeconomic aspects of the issue.

INVOLVEMENT IN CLAIM

IEEP’s main involvement will be in WP5 where it will develop a report on the legal and policy frameworks around marine litter and their potential to support or hinder the new innovations being developed by CLAIM (T5.2). IEEP will also contribute to tasks on stakeholder acceptance and public preferences for alternative marine litter reduction technologies (T5.3), business model development (T5.4), synthesis and integrated assessment (T5.5), assessment of ecosystem services (T4.4), stakeholder events (T6.3), and informing future policy (T6.4).

KEY SCIENTISTS INVOLVED

Emma Watkins

ewatkins [at] ieep [dot] eu

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Organisation: Institute for European Environmental Policy

Position: Senior Policy Analyst

Expertise: Emma’s work focuses on resource use, waste, marine litter and plastics. She has worked on studies on how to improve EU legislation to tackle marine litter, on the socio-economic impacts of marine litter, on plastic waste management, and on sustainable plastics and chemicals. She contributed to the GESAMP Working Group 40 report ‘Sources, fate and effects of microplastics in the marine environment: Part 2 of a global assessment’ and has co-authored several papers and book chapters on marine litter

Involvement in CLAIM: Emma will lead IEEP’s inputs to the CLAIM project, and will contribute to each of IEEP’s tasks, with a particular focus on identifying the legal and policy framework (T5.2)

Jean-Pierre Schweitzer

 

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Organisation: Institute for European Environmental Policy

Position: Policy Analyst

Expertise:
Jean-Pierre’s work has focused on economic and policy analysis of environmental change and management. Of relevance to marine litter is his work on the socio-economic impacts of marine litter, plastic waste management and sustainable plastics and chemicals, and he has co-authored two peer-reviewed papers on resource decoupling, including an assessment of plastic packaging taxes

Involvement in CLAIM: Jean-Pierre will contribute to each of IEEP’s tasks within CLAIM, with a particular focus on identifying the legal and policy framework (T5.2)

Mia Pantzar

 

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Organisation: Institute for European Environmental Policy

Position: Policy Analyst

Expertise: Mia’s work focuses primarily on marine conservation, marine protected area (MPA) management, ecosystem services, socio-economic aspects of nature protection, and resource use. She has also worked on studies related to plastic waste management and sustainable plastics and chemicals

Involvement in CLAIM: Mia will contribute to each of IEEP’s tasks within CLAIM, with a particular focus on identifying the legal and policy framework (T5.2)

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