Environmental Economy

All too often, economic activity contributes to climate change, biodiversity loss, air pollution and other environmental impacts, which in turn mean a loss of economic welfare. Policies to alleviate these impacts can lead to costs for firms and citizens alike, but they can also create job opportunities and innovation. Our research and consulting services on this theme are concerned above all with doing the sums on these and similar interactions between the economy and the environment, a key element of which is putting a price on environmental damage.

By means of economic analyses and impact assessments CE Delft calculates the cost of environmental policies to companies and citizens as well as the impacts on economic growth, employment and emissions. Besides standard tools like cost-benefit analysis, we also use more advanced economic models like E3ME or GTAP, as required.

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Advice on environmental prices

CE Delft advises government and industry on using environmental prices to assess the impact of pollution on economic welfare in the Netherlands and elsewhere.

Tools for environmental prices

Environmental prices are euro-per-kilogram indices for individual pollutants representing the cost of their impacts to society.

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Reports about ‘Environmental Economy

The environmental costs of catering in a hospital. Calculation of external costs of a year of catering
September 2022
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Speeding up the decarbonisation of European industry. Assessment of national and EU policy options
August 2022
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A national tax on primary fossil plastics? Environmental and economic impact
August 2022
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