Policy Options for Promoting the Use of an EU-wide Carbon Calculator
This report presents the results of the survey on policy options for promoting the use of an EU-wide carbon calculator. It describes the methodology of the project, analyses the results and the strengths and weaknesses of each policy option and draws conclusions based on the results. The report is available for download.
For the survey, farmers and stakeholders in eight member states were consulted to find the most suitable out of three policy options (regulation, state-funded voluntary incentive schemes or certification or assurance schemes) for implementing the carbon calculator. The survey revealed that each strategy has its strengths and weaknesses.
The survey was conducted as a part of a pilot project requested by the European Parliament aimed at reducing the global warming emissions from farming. The project involves testing the carbon calculator, developing recommendations to improve its functioning and carrying out the survey.