The cost effectiveness of carbon abatement in the transport sector
30th October 2007, 58 Prince's Gate, London, SW7 2PG.
This workshop set out to address four key questions, identified prior to the event.
a) What did Stern say about cost of abatement more generally, and about
the transport sector more specifically? What was the basis for his findings? How are the Stern and King outputs being fed into policy – what other evidence is being fed in and how?
b) What is the UK Government's position and implications for the Climate Change Programme/ Bill and transport policy?
c) What is the state of the evidence as regards non technological/ shorter term/ softer policies and their carbon saving potential and cost effectiveness? How do we develop the evidence base in this area?
d) Does the discussion around cost effectiveness of 'hard' and 'soft' measures have implications for pre- and post appraisal of transport schemes and programmes?
Experts were invited to tackle these questions through means of a preworkshop briefing paper. These papers were circulated to participants in advance of the workshop.
The authors presented a brief summary of their paper during the workshop and participants were invited to discuss the issues raised by the paper and any other related issues.