Assessment of Low Carbon Society Policy Instruments (ALPI)

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Date: 2014-2017

Funding Source: BELSPO Belgian Federal Science Policy Office

Project title: Assessment of Low Carbon Society Policy Instruments (ALPI)

Website: http://www.alpi.ugent.be/

Project summary

Finance is one of the main critical issues for the development of a low-carbon society especially during times of economic recession. Closing this green investment gap will require policy intervention. The ALPI project will concentrate on promoting relevant instruments to accelerate the transition towards a low-carbon society by demonstrating the performance and impact of policy instruments on economic, government budget and environmental aspects.

The overall objective of the ALPI project is twofold:

  • to contribute to science by quantitatively simulating and comparing the impact of different user-defined policy instruments on investment decision and on emission reductions and
  • at the same time give Belgian policy makers scientifically sound evidence of the impact of these instruments and how they are best designed, implemented and streamlined with other policies to maximize their economic and environmental impact.