European Environmental Economic Activities – 3EA
The aim of this project is to provide support to the European Environmental Agency in the field of sustainable development both at the strategic level and operational level, and at the networking and communication level, promoting in particular the network of environmental economists established by the EEA in co-operation with the European Commission.
FEEM is partner in a Consortium of 18 European Research Institutes supporting the European Environmental Agency (EEA) on Environmental Economic Activities from 2004 to 2008. The Consortium, lead by Ecologic (Germany), includes high-level experts in environmental economic research from both old and new EU Member States. FEEM is part of the core research group of the Consortium.
The EEA provides support to European policy makers in the field of sustainable development through environmental economic instruments such as:
– the assessment of the environmental impacts of economic activities;
– cost- benefit analysis;
– the economic analysis of environmental policy;
– the monetary valuation of environmental goods and service;
– the use of sustainable development indicators.
The EEA Strategy 2004-2008 however calls for a more structured approach, to enhance the effectiveness of economic approaches and methodologies in environmental policy making.
The Consortium aims at providing support to the EEA in this direction, focusing on the following areas: