CEESE - Centre for Economic and Social Studies on the Environment

ULB - Université Libre de Bruxelles

Year created: 1972 No of staff: 5

Sources of Funding
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30% - European
15% - National
15% - Regional
40% - Private

Address
av. Jeanne 44 CP 124
Brussels
BE-1050
Belgium

Phone:
32 2 650 33 77
Fax:
32 2 650 46 91

Web site: http://www.ulb.ac.be/ceese

Primary contact

Director Walter HECQ
whecq@ulb.ac.be

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General Info

CEESE is made up of a multidisciplinary research team which devotes its activities to the quantitative and qualitative evaluation of the interactions between the economy and the environment.

The research undertaken deals mainly with the following areas :

  • a study of mobility and its impact (atmospheric pollution, noise and energy consumption)
  • the cost of damage to the environment and health (externalities)
  • a mobility metadata bank
  • cost-benefit and cost-effectiveness analyses
  • management tools (EMAS and LCA)
  • financial and economic instruments (subsidies; permits)
  • indicators of sustainable development

These studies meet two principal objectives; on the one hand they assist the decision-takers to work out environmental policies in a present or future economic and social context and, on the other, they contribute to fundamental research into relations between the economy and the environment.

A large part of the research carried out at the CEESE takes place on the basis of networks (the European Research 5th Framework Programme, CEN/ISS, COST) or/and in partnership with other Belgian and European universities.

Areas of expertise: external costs, cost-benefits and cost-effectiveness analysis, ecoscore, LCA, green certificates, flexible mechanism and emission credits,

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