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The role of monitoring and enforcement in environmental policy evaluation

Sandra Rousseau, HUBrussel and KU Leuven Monitoring and enforcement are essential elements in any environmental policy and their role is crucial in deter­mining the effectiveness of a particular policy.... Read More ››

Blaming outward, reflecting inward

Matt Keene, US Environmental Protection Agency Evaluators often discuss the challenges faced by the field of evaluation. In our writing (and over our beers) we lament that evaluations are... Read More ››

Evaluation of the action plan to prevent and control the deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon

Jorge Hargrave, Brazilian Institute for Applied Economic Research (IPEA) The Brazilian Amazon covers an area of more than 5 million km² and is mainly covered by tropical rainforests, which... Read More ››

Evaluating the impact of voluntary forest management certification on forest ecology – from evaluators and stakeholders’ perspectives

Marion Karmann, Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) Third-party forest management (FM) certification emerged in the 1990s as a tool for assessing and communicating the environmental and social performance of forest... Read More ››

Evaluating environmental effectiveness of internationally negotiated tools against deforestation

Karine Belna, Paris Institute of Technology for life, food and environmental sciences (AgroParisTech) Today, conservation of tropical forests is at the core of a number of policies and programs... Read More ››

A manual and web based tool to support the valuation of ecosystem services in Flanders, Belgium

Sara Ochelen, Department of Environment, Nature and Energy of the Flemish government (LNE) Ex ante evaluation of new infrastructure projects often relies on cost benefit analysis. Such infrastruc­ture, like... Read More ››

Evaluation of the environmental subsidies to local authorities in Flanders, Belgium

Annick Gommers, TRITEL In the context of the Flemish environmental policy, more than 15 different subsidies are being granted to local authorities (communities, provinces, …) by different and independent agencies... Read More ››

Evaluating transitions

Sander Happaerts, Matthias Bussels and Hans Bruyninckx, HIVA – KU Leuven; Derk Loorbach, Dutch Research Institute for Transitions (DRIFT) This session will briefly portray the design and dynamics of... Read More ››

Environment within the European Commission: the role of integrated impact assessment

Emilie Mutombo, IGEAT – ULB In the current context of economic and environmental crisis and their related complexity and uncer­tainties, what the demand side seems to expect is, among... Read More ››