Three decades of research: Energy and climate policy
To celebrate VATT’s 30th anniversary we are publishing a series of texts presenting our core fields of research. In this third part of the series, we are focusing on our research in energy and climate policy.
Finland has set the target at being carbon neutral by 2035. This will require major changes, especially in energy production and transport. VATT supports policy-making by producing research evidence of consumers’ and companies’ energy consumption and mobility choices as well as the effectiveness of policy measures. Research related to energy taxation has also sparked lively public debate.
In the program period that started in 2015, VATT identified energy and climate economics as a specific research theme. Studies examining energy and climate policy issues, which have links to such themes as business regulation, international economy and taxation, also draw on VATT’s expertise in other sectors of public economics. In any discussion on reducing transport emissions, taxation and the inequalities it may cause soon come up.
To mark its anniversary year, VATT has produced a compilation of its studies on energy and climate policy: https://vatt.fi/en/energy-and-climate-policy