Assessment of policy instruments for reducing greenhouse gas emissions from buildings

February, 2007 to March, 2009
United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)

The project aimed at assessing commonly used policy instruments (for example building codes, energy efficiency obligations, subsidies or information campaigns) for reducing greenhouse gas emissions from buildings according to their emission reduction effectiveness and cost-effectiveness as well as factors for success. The assessment was based on case studies of implemented policy instruments from over 50 countries. As second part of the project, an online Quick Scan Tool has been developed to assist decision makers on various levels of government in creating policy packages most appropriate to their local context, which consist of the assessed policy instruments.