Kick-off expert workshop

Kick-off expert workshop, 21st of March 2014, Berlin

As part of the 'Carbon emission mitigation by Consumption-based Accounting and Policy' project (Carbon-CAP), we analysed experiences with consumption and trade oriented policies.

To ensure the analysis was relevant to the current policy debate, we engaged experts from policy, industry and research early on in the Carbon-Cap project.

This workshop brought together key stakeholders working on or affected by demand side oriented carbon policies to develop a shared perspective on (i) the definition of policies, (ii) experiences from other policy areas targeting demand change, (iii) key aspects of policies and their implementation to be assessed and modelled in later stages of the project, (iv) potential controversies or precedents surrounding demand side approaches, and (v) possible value added of the project to the debate on demand side oriented policies.

The discussion was structured around three case studies: EU manufacturing supply chain policies as a potential driver for global emissions abatement, implementing a consumption charge on cement, and experiences with standards and labelling of agricultural commodities.