The bottom-up approach:

Research on Instrument Design to Reduce Emissions

The purpose of the Mistra Indigo research, conducted between 2012-2015, was to understand how to design and select environmental policy instruments to promote long term, cost-effective global mitigation of climate change, taking into account the uncertain international policy situation.

  • Putting a price on carbon
  • Identifying the role of industry
  • Improving technology/policy interaction
  • Studying the distributional effects of climate policy

The program was funded by the Mistra foundation External link, opens in new window. and was a collaboration between researchers at IVL Swedish Environmental Research Institute, the Department of Environmental Economics at the University of Gothenburg and Resources for the Future, Washington D.C.


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