Patrick ten Brink
Patrick ten Brink is the Director of IEEP’s Brussels Office, Head of the Green Economy programme and leads IEEP’s circular economy and marine litter work. He led IEEP’s policy contributions on the DGENV Scoping study to identify potential circular economy actions, priority sectors, material flows & value chains, as well as projects – The Socio-Economics of Marine Litter for UNEP, Plastics, Marine Litter and the Circular Economy (supported by MAVA); and the on-going project on Market based instruments for pollution and natural resources that includes a theme on the circular economy and on marine litter.
He lectured on the socio-economic impacts of marine litter and on market based instrument to address marine litter in a MOOC that had 7460 inscriptions (2016) and is in the process of contributing to further MOOCs for 2017, updating the existing modules and contributing to a new circular economy module. He is co-chair of the T20 expert group on circular economy and lead author of the paper on Circular economy measures to keep plastics and their value in the economy, avoid waste and reduce marine litter.
He has co-authored several book chapters on the socio-economics of marine litter and is the co-editor of the book Paying the Polluter. Environmentally Harmful Subsidies and their Reform. He is also on editorial boards of the journals European Policy and Governance, Ecosystem Services, and Business Strategy and the Environment.
Patrick has an MSc in Environmental and Natural Resource Economics from University College London. He speaks English, German, French and Spanish.