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Cost-Benefit Analysis of the CAFE Programme


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Based on an open call for tender, DG Environment selected a consortium lead by AEA Technology to provide the services to carry out the cost-benefit analysis for the CAFE programme. The technical annex describing the work is available in English, French and German: en fr de (pdf~60K)

The work plan of project, as presented in the proposal, gives the main elements of the services and is available in the Project Scope (pdf~330K)

In addition, a number of projects related to the impact assessment as well as cost-benefit and multi-criteria analysis to be carried out in the Clean Air for Europe programme are ongoing or have been recently concluded. More information (pdf~16K).

The contractor has produced the final version of the Methodology for the Cost-Benefit analysis for CAFE

Volume 1: Overview of Methodology
Volume 2: Health Impact Assessment
Volume 3: Uncertainty : Methods and First Analysis

The draft methodology was commented by stakeholders and reviewed during during the summer of 2004. See also the independent peer review report by Drs. Alan Krupnick, Bart Ostro and Keith Bull.

In April 2005, UNICE sent a letter to the European Commission giving their concerns about the methodology. These comments and the responses of the CBA team are available.

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For further information, please contact the team responsible for the development of the cost-benefit and multi-criteria analysis of the CAFE programme. For general inquiries, please contact

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