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Andrea Illes is a policy analyst in the Climate and Environmental Governance Programme of the Institute for European Environmental Policy (IEEP) in London. She holds an MSc in environmental policy from Imperial College London and a BSc in Biology from Eotvos Lorand University (Budapest). At the Institute, Andrea works on a wide range of pan-European policy research projects for EU institutions, Member State governments and other clients concerning environmental governance, environmental crime, the use ofmarket-based environmental policy instruments, with a special focus on the potential for environmental tax reform in Europe, and the development of EU climate and energy policy. Before joining the Institute, Andrea has worked on energy efficiency in buildings at the Centre for Climate Change and Sustainable Energy Policy at the Central European University in Hungary.
Kristof Geeraerts is an information and research manager ‘EU research funding’ at the University of Antwerp. A political and environmental scientist by training, Kristof has been working as a (senior) policy analyst for many years at the Institute for European Environmental Policy (IEEP) in Brussels. At IEEP he undertook research in the wide area of EU environmental governance and with a particular focus on strategic and horizontal policy issues such as sustainable development, the EU Environment Action Programs, environmental crime, environmental liability, and national-level implementation of EU environmental law.