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aheirbra May 05, 2020 05:39 PM
Dear all,

I am a master student at the university of Ghent. I was wondering to what extend Cost Benefit Ananlysis (CBA) is used for policy guidelines. Are there any publications concerning this topic? Moreover, are there any efforts being made to streamline/standardize the valuation methods of environmental damage?

Kind regards
Andreas Heirbrant
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EEA May 07, 2020 08:50 AM
Dear M. Andreas Heirbrant,

Thank you for contacting the European Environment Agency (EEA).
We would suggest that you consult the below publications:

- Guide to Cost-Benefit Analysis of Investment Projects for the period 2014-2020 : https://ec.europa.eu/[…]/cba_guide.pdf . A new version is expected soon.

- OECD publication 'Cost-Benefit Analysis and the Environment' : https://www.oecd.org/enviro[…]onment-9789264085169-en.htm . This literature it looks into the use of CBA in policy formulation.

- European Commission -DG Environment webpage on Environmental Impact Assessment: https://ec.europa.eu/environment/eia/eia-legalcontext.htm .

We hope that this may be useful for you and wish you all the best with your thesis.

With kind regards,
EEA Enquiry Service
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