Senior Policy Analyst
Phone: +358 40 4854844
nature conservation and biodiversity, invasive alien species, ecosystem services and the value of biodiversity, biodiversity and the EU budget
Marianne joined IEEP in 2005. She has a Masters degree in ecology and she is specialised in issues related to conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity. Marianne’s current research interests include, for example, the socio-economic benefits of biodiversity and ecosystem services, financing biodiversity conservation (e.g. the costs of Natura 2000 Network) and the EU framework for invasive alien species. She has worked on diverse projects both within and outside the EU and she also has interest and experience in development projects related to biodiversity.
Marianne is currently located in Helsinki as a guest researcher at the Finnish Natural Environment Centre.
This study shows how more can be done to firstly avoid and minimize detrimental impacts of EU funding on biodiversity, and secondly to increase biodiversity benefits.18 Feb 2013
New TEEB-inspired regional assessment (published on 31 January) shows that nature and its ecosystem services are of high socio-economic significance for the Nordic countries. In order to be truly sustainable, Nordic economic systems need to build on a more comprehensive appreciation and understanding of the value of natural capital.30 Jan 2013
Investment in natural capital through the conservation of biodiversity and ecosystems has a lot to offer for regional development. A new publication authored by IEEP provides guidance on integrating biodiversity into EU Regional Development Fund (ERDF) in 2014-2020.23 Oct 2012
This new IEEP-authored report highlighting the importance of nature to the economy aims to clarify and help mainstream nature’s role in the transition to a green economy in the context of sustainable development and poverty eradication.22 Oct 2012
Estimated benefits provided to EU citizens from the EU’s Natura 2000 Network could be in the range of €200 to €300 billion a year.22 Jun 2012
Published timely before the Rio+20 Conference, this executive summary of a paper by IEEP highlights the role of nature in the transition to a green economy.18 Jun 2012
Cohesion Policy and Sustainable Development. Role of non-Cohesion Policy Instruments, Supporting Paper 3
This is the report on the role of non-Cohesion Policy Instruments as part of the project Cohesion Policy and Sustainable Development on how to improve the integration of the environment into the Cohesion Policy period 2014-2020 as part of a study commissioned by DG Regio.01 May 2012
This is the case study report of the project Cohesion Policy and Sustainable Development on how to improve the integration of the environment into the Cohesion Policy period 2014-2020 as part of a study commissioned by DG Regio.01 May 2012
This is the literature review report of the project Cohesion Policy and Sustainable Development on how to improve the integration of the environment into the Cohesion Policy period 2014-2020 as part of a study commissioned by DG Regio.01 May 2012
Cohesion Policy is currently missing important opportunities to promote environmentally sustainable economic development in European regions. The study identifies ways of improving investment patterns and governance mechanisms to foster environmental and economic wins.30 Apr 2012