REFIT

Refinement and test of sustainability indicators and tools with regard to European Transport policies

The objective of the study is to provide a set of sustainability indicators for assessing the effect of various policies/packages of priority interest through state-of-art models at European scale. The challenge is therefore to develop, test and validate a "modelling tools-based"; methodology that produces data on a set of identified indicators and that enables ex-ante evaluation of the European Common Transport Policy considering the economic, environmental and social dimensions of sustainability.

TML was responsible for the development of both sustainability indicators and a modelling tool for the assessment of equity and income distribution effects of the European Common Transport Policy. The modelling tool, called EDIP, was built using the Computable General Equilibrium (CGE) framework for each of the EU27 countries + Norway, Switzerland, Croatia and Turkey. The EDIP model has the same structure for all the represented countries and incorporates the representation of different socio-economic groups, their income earning capacities on the labour market and their transport-related choices. It also models explicitly production activities, countries + exports and imports and their governmental budgets.

reports/deliverables

D02 Flyer from the REFIT project
D1.1 Outline of policy priorities and sustainability criteria and targets
D1.2 Existing sustainability indicators, knowledge gaps and roadmap towards better indicators and tools
D2.1 REFIT framework for Strategic Sustainability Assessment for European Transport Policies
D2.2 Revised version: REFIT framework for Strategic Sustainability Assessment for European Transport Policies
D3.1 Assessing the economic dimension of sustainable transport policy: an overview D3.2 Assessing transport policy impacts on spatial distribution of economic activity and (un)employment with the CGEurope-model
D3.3 Assessing transport policy impacts on the internalisation of externalities of transport
D4.1 Assessing the social dimension of sustainable transport policy: an overview
D4.2 Assessing transport policy impacts on transport safety, on equity and on income distribution
D5.1 Assessing the environmental dimension of sustainable transport policy: an overview
D5.2 Assessing transport policy impacts on noise and air-pollution exposure and on personal health
D6.1 Working paper on scenarios (confidential)
D6.2 Strategic Sustainability Assessment of European Transport policies (confidential)
D6.3 Sensitivity analysis
D7 Final report of the REFIT project

period

2006 - 2008

funded by

European Commission, 6th Framework Programme

researchers

Olga Ivanova, Griet De Ceuster, Karel Spitaels and Christophe Heyndrickx

partners

Nederlandse Organisatie voor Toegepast Natuurwetenschappelijk Onderzoek (TNO), Trasporti e territorio (TRT), Institutio di Studi per Integrazione dei Sistemi (ISIS), Christian-Albrechts-Universitšt zu Kiel (CAU), Universitšt Stuttgart, Institut f�r Energiewirtschaft und Rationelle Energieanwendung (USTUTT)

contact

Griet De Ceuster

+32 16 31.77.30
reference: 04.45


This project has received funding from the European Union’s Sixth Framework Programme for research, technological development and demonstration under grant agreement no 022578