Cost Benefit Analysis
This site provides the latest publicly available information on the Cost-Benefit Analysis (CBA) modelling framework for European air quality policy development. Since March 2007 this framework has been subject to ongoing development within the European Consortium for Modelling Air Pollution and Climate Strategies (EC4MACS). This project is supported by EU-LIFE program funding and is due to be complete by March 2012.
The CBA framework was originally developed by a consortium led by Ricardo-AEA to support activities under the Clean Air for Europe (CAFE) Programme. Since 2003 it has been used to conduct cost-benefit analyses for the main CAFE scenarios leading to the Thematic Strategy on Air Pollution, the review of the IPPC Directive and is currently being used within the program working towards a revised National Emission Ceilings Directive (NECD).
This website provides contact information, documentation on the CBA framework itself and reports on analyses completed using this framework.
A project funded by the EU-LIFE Programme