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APRAISE Policy Workshop

"Improving policy makers’ knowledge basis for environmental policy making"





Scope & Objectives


The objective of the APRAISE Policy Workshop “improving policy makers’ knowledge basis for environmental policy making” was to discuss how policy makers’ knowledge of environmental policy preparation and implementation can be improved, by combining insights on policy effectiveness from both model-based and empirical analysis. For example, while a model can help in estimating the impact of an environmental tax or subsidy within an entire sector, the APRAISE empirical analysis shows how different groups within that sector respond to the tax or subsidy and how that may affect the overall environmental policy effectiveness. Therefore the Workshop has achieved the following:

  • Provide better insights on possible co-effects of a policy and interactions between policy instruments,
  • Support policy makers in selecting more effective environmental policy instrument mixes.



Workshop Agenda

Apraise Background Briefing Final

1. Introduction

2. N. Spyridaki & A. Ioannou, UPRC

3. J. Niemi & J. Honkatukia, VATT

4. W. van der Gaast, JIN & C. Gandenberger, Fraunhofer

5. A. Tuerk, C. Fruhmann, JR & J. Lieu, SPRU

Impact Stakeholders’ Questionnaire

Policy Brief

The 2nd APRAISE Policy Brief provides a thorough analysis of the role of sustainable development indicators for evaluating the effectiveness, efficiency and efficacy of policy instruments. It also offers an assessment on their usefulness in answering research questions related to the issues addressed by APRAISE. The 2nd Policy Brief is available here.

Policy Brief

You can find the 1st Apraise Brief here.

APRAISE Synthesis Document

The APRAISE Synthesis Document presenting the results of the APRAISE 3 years of operation has been released! The APRAISE Synthesis Document is available here:

APRAISE Synthesis Document