Carbon emission mitigation by Consumption-based Accounting and Policy (CARBON CAP)

Department(s)/ Research Infrastructure
Climate Policy
Project Status
Completed Project
Project Duration
since/from 2013 to 2016
Funded by
European Commission
In Cooperation with
  • The Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research (TNO)
  • Sustainable Europe Research Institute (SERI)
  • EC DG JRC Institute for Prospective Technical Studies (IPTS)
  • Institute of Environmental Sciences, Leiden University (LUCML)
  • Cambridge University Centre for Climate Change Mitigation Research (4CMR)
  • Cambridge Econometrics (CE)
  • Climate Strategies (CS)
  • International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development
Project Manager
Karsten Neuhoff
Project Team/Contacts at DIW Berlin


Traditional climate policy targets primarily production-side measures. This project complements this focus by analyzing both conventional and innovative demand-side policies. The project makes an effort to quantify the mitigation potential of these measures under various scenarios, assess the political feasibility as well as their impacts from a macroeconomic perspective. It derives recommendations to realize a more effective policy mix for achieving the objectives of the EU policy packages.

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