Carrots and sticks in shipping to achieve environmental goals

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Coordinator Statens väg- och transportforskningsinstitut - Statens väg- och transportforskningsinstitut, Linköping
Funding from Vinnova SEK 3 200 000
Project duration November 2017 - March 2020
Status Completed

Purpose and goal

The aim of the project was to develop new knowledge that can result in recommendations on which combinations of policy instruments should be used within shipping to contribute to four Swedish environmental quality objectives in a cost-effective way. Recommendations have been developed focusing on the climate objective, since the other three objectives were redefined in the beginning of the project period. International climate goals are included.as well. It is also recommended to improve the official statistics and the development of future scenarios.

Expected results and effects

In total, the project published six scientific articles / working papers, three VTI reports and a summary in Swedish. Recommendations have been derived with focus on the fulfilment of the climate goal in Sweden and internationally. It is also recommended to improve a) the monitoring of shipping’s emissions to air in the official statistics and b) the development of business as usual scenarios. The results have already been demanded during the project period and are expected to be used by Swedish decision makers.

Planned approach and implementation

The project has been realized as planned in seven work packages. Some adjustments were required because not all quantitative information was available as expected (due to new formulations of the three environmental quality objectives and new data collection method in the statistics). Some staff changes also took place. However, the analyzes could be carried out and the recommendations for Swedish decision-makers could be derived as planned.

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Last updated 7 September 2020

Reference number 2017-03258

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