Terms of Reference
Project description and aims
IMPEL has carried out a few similar surveys in recent years which gave a great deal of useful information. The situation, has however, changed dramatically with the declaration of a climate emergency by many countries, a huge rise in awareness on plastics and global biodiversity decline. This situation has been significantly exacerbated by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, which has significantly derailed regulatory programmes and will ultimately affect public sector budgets and the finances of those expected to comply with environmental legislation. This work is needed to fully identify and quantify these emerging challenges and seek to highlight opportunities and solutions to support the regulatory community. The work will also directly inform the creation of a Multiannual Strategic Plan for 2022 onwards.
The desired outcome of the project is to have a good understanding of the pressing issues so that potential solutions can be found to support the regulatory community. The work will also directly inform the creation of a Multi Annual Strategic Programme for 2022 onwards.