Environmental economics

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Environmental economics plays an important role in the policy cycle, from developing new environmental policies to practical implementation of policies and measures.

In a situation with global financial and economic downturn, the application of environmental economics is more important than ever.

Identifying solutions that balance costs and benefits and pointing to the policy intervention that achieves the desired environmental improvements at least costs are key contributions of environmental economics.

Multidisciplinary solutions
Our environmental economics team cooperates closely with the engineering and environmental science teams within the COWI Group, as well as with our offices across the world. This ensures tailored teams with experience in all aspects of environmental issue at hand and its context.

We also benefit from our strong network of international collaboration partners.

COWI carries out analyses within a broad range of sectors, including transport, energy, nature, drinking water, wastewater, waste, civil protection, chemicals and climate change.

Working extensively with most key EU environmental policy areas and with environmental planning and policy in transitional and developing countries, our services include:

  • Cost-benefit analysis
  • Regulatory cost-effectiveness analysis
  • Valuation of externalities
  • Use of market-based instruments
  • Impact assessment
  • Policy analysis
  • Benchmarking.

Transparent solutions

Using state-of-the-art valuation and CBA techniques, we focus on creating mutual understanding of scope and objectives with our customers throughout the project, and tailor our data collection to the specific theme.Deliverables within environmental economics often constitute an important contribution to decision-making on policies. We put a strong emphasis on providing transparent and well-communicated results that facilitate the use of study outcomes.

LAST UPDATED: 30.06.2017