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CEP is to develop a methodological framework for the identification of emerging risks to the environment for the European Commission
CEP is leading a team, including Milieu , that has been commissioned by the European Commission’s DG Environment to develop a methodological framework for the identification of emerging risks to the environment.
The project will support the fifth Priority Objective of the 7th European Environmental Action Programme (EAP) which aims to improve the knowledge and evidence base for Union environment policy, and in particular the goal to ensure by 2020 a ‘greatly improved’ understanding of, and ability to evaluate and manage, emerging environmental and climate risks. This will aid timely and effective policy action at EU level.
CEP will be undertaking research, developing a methodological proposal and facilitating relevant stakeholder participation.
The specific objectives of this project are:
- To provide an overview of state-of-the-art approaches, tools and best practices linked with the identification of emerging risks that could apply in the context of protecting the environment.
- To develop an inclusive and participatory methodological framework for the systematic identification of emerging risks to the environment in the EU.
The project will be delivered between September 2016 and June 2017.
CEP’s Owen White is managing the project.