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May 24, 2019

Climate Friendly Materials Platform

Climate Friendly Materials Roundtable on
“Policy Design for Greening Construction Supply Chains”


May 24, 2019


Karsten Neuhoff (DIW Berlin), Lars Zetterberg(IVL), Johan Rootzén (Chalmers University of Technology), Martin Erlandsson (IVL), Julien Morel (Swedish EPA),Anna Kadefors (KTH), Olga Chiappinelli (DIW Berlin), Jannik Giesekam (Leeds University), Karsten Neuhoff

The workshop gives an overview of mitigation options, possible set of policy instruments, and how they influence decisions (engage, improve economics, support innovation etc.), outline for the analytic approach and discussion of the day.


Lars Zetterberg (IVL, Mistra Carbon Exit Director)

Overview of portfolio of mitigation options and possible policy mix for the construction supply chain


Oliver Sartor (PDF, 485.57 KB) (IDDRI)

In this session we consider three examples of specific options that have the highest mitigation potential in the construction value chain (e.g., product design, material substitution, recyclability). We briefly characterize how does each of the mitigation options look like and we ask what is needed to unlock the mitigation potential, for example what is the role and relevance of i) the price of the material; ii) standards (e.g., construction requirements); iii) learning by doing; iv) capacity building; v) other?


Johan Rootzén (PDF, 0.86 MB) (Chalmers University of Technology)


In this session we present and discuss three instruments that have potential to support the mitigation options introduced above.

The role of carbon pricing


Karsten Neuhoff (PDF, 0.54 MB)(DIW Berlin)


Julien Morel (Swedish EPA)

The role of Green Public Procurement


Anna Kadefors (PDF, 1.61 MB) (KTH)


Olga Chiappinelli (DIW Berlin)

The role of low-emission construction standards


Jannik Giesekam (PDF, 16.45 MB) (Leeds University)


Martin Erlandsson (IVL)


Conclusion: How to align the instruments with the mitigation options?

  • What are synergies between instruments?
  • What is missing?
  • What is the role of EU vs national level in regulation?