Policy instruments and valuation of impact from shipping (VäSt)
Research Project , 2017 – 2020

This project is a collaboration between IVL Swedish Environmental Research Institute, Chalmers and Clean Shipping Index. The overall goal is to make an assessment of various environmental impacts from shipping. This will be used in an analysis of how policy instruments can be designed to prioritize the most important impacts, as well as the effectiveness of policy instruments in order to reduce these pressures. This knowledge is necessary as background data for constructing effective instruments to reduce the environmental impact of shipping. The results of this project will be used to verify and further develop such a methodology, as well as to compare the investment costs for abatement technology with savings under the policy instruments. The approach is to conduct a proper analysis of costs and benefits for various ships operating in Swedish waters. The results can also be used as support for investments in new technologies that are often justified on environmental grounds. In addition to these aspects, the project will calculate the reductions in environmental costs from the reduction of environmental loads. These environmental costs will be estimated as the value of ecosystem services and abatement costs

Participants

Erik Ytreberg (contact)

Senior forskare vid Chalmers, Mechanics and Maritime Sciences, Maritime Studies, Maritime Environmental Sciences

Erik Fridell

Adjungerad professor vid Chalmers, Mechanics and Maritime Sciences, Maritime Studies, Maritime Environmental Sciences

Collaborations

Clean Shipping Index (CSI)

Göteborg, Sweden

IVL Swedish Environmental Research Institute

Stockholm, Sweden

Funding

Swedish Transport Administration

Funding Chalmers participation during 2017–2020

Related Areas of Advance and Infrastructure

Sustainable development

Driving Forces

Transport

Areas of Advance

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Latest update

2019-11-08