Rebound effects and the design of policy instruments

Reference number 2018-04164
Coordinator IVL SVENSKA MILJÖINSTITUTET AB - IVL Svenska MIijöinstitutet Stockholm
Funding from Vinnova SEK 3 249 266
Project duration November 2018 - December 2020
Status Ongoing
Venture Innovationer för ett hållbart samhälle
Call 2018-02535-en

Purpose and goal

The purpose of this project is to provide new knowledge about rebound effects in connection with environmental management and innovations, and how policy instruments and innovation support can be designed to avoid or minimize rebound effects and maximize social benefits. We will focus on the transport sector and also analyze gender aspects of alternative ways and habits of travel. The results can contribute to decision making for future developments in the areas of environment and transportation.

Expected results and effects

We will primarily focus on CO2 emissions from the transport sector, but also contribute to increased knowledge of solutions that avoid driving effects in other areas. By involving actors in concrete case studies, we want to capture knowledge and practical experience of how instruments work at different decisions stages. The goal is not to create a theoretical desktop product, but to create knowledge and strategies regarding policy instruments and rebound effects that are practically useful.

Planned approach and implementation

The project is divided into four phases. 1. Information collection and selection of case studies interactively with representatives from authorities, researchers and industry. 2. Implementation of case studies where we study how rebound effects can be counteracted in the design of instruments in specific areas activity when the goal is to achieve reduced resource utilization and fulfillment of environmental objectives. 3. Analysis and recommendations 4. Report and dissemination of results

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