5th European Environmental Evaluators Network Forum: Evaluation for better regulation in environment and climate policies – Lessons from research and practice

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Practitioners and users of environmental evaluation, such as evaluators in consultancies, academics and European or national policy-makers, participated in the 5th European Environmental Evaluators Network Forum (2016 EEEN Forum).
Dates:15-16 September 2016
Location: European Environment Agency (EEA) in Copenhagen, Denmark
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The 2016 EEEN Forum identified contributions, opportunities and lessons from evaluation research and practice to support better regulation in environment and climate policies. The Forum brought together a wide range of actors and provide a platform for exchange of knowledge, ideas and experiences. Contributions addressed:

  1. The areas of thematic priority objectives of the 7th Environment Action Programme. Thematic priority objectives relate to:
    • Natural capital. Examples: evaluations of natural capital, biodiversity and water management or policies;
    • Resource-efficient, green and competitive low-carbon economy. Examples: evaluations of policies in the areas of circular economy, climate change, energy, and transport;
    • Environment-related pressures and risks to health and well-being. Examples: evaluations of policies in the areas of air, waste, and health.

  2. How evaluations are done in a better regulation context. This included, for example, submissions on how to improve evaluative knowledge for better regulation in environment and climate policies. Other contributions considered the communication, relevance and impact of evaluations, as well as at the institutional evaluation set-up at national level.


The final event agenda is available below:

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The purpose of the international Environmental Evaluators Network (EEN) is to advance the practice, policy and theory of evaluating environmental programmes, policies and other interventions. Since 2012, the European Environmental Evaluators’ Network (EEEN) has been organising forums to promote more systematic and collective learning in these areas.

The EEEN Advisory Group

  • Andrew Farmer - Institute for European Environmental Policy
  • Andrew Pullin - Collaboration for Environmental Evidence
  • Claudio Marcantonini - European University Institute
  • Eeva Primmer - Finnish Environment Institute
  • Kris Bachus - University of Leuven
  • Lisa Eriksson - Swedish Environmental Protection Agency
  • Marleen Van Steertegem - Flemish Environment Agency
  • Matt Keene - US Environmental Protection Agency
  • Matthias Duwe - Ecologic Institute
  • Odile Heddebaut - IFSTTAR
  • Paula Kivimaa - University of Sussex & Finnish Environment Institute

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