All Policy Measures

30 items found

Cycle-to-work scheme

The cycle-to-work scheme was introduced in Ireland in January 2009, with the aim of increasing the share of cyclists during…

Transport | Non-Technical Option | Specific Example


Bike Rental Scheme

This scheme was introduced in Ireland in September 2009, whereby a number of rental bicycles were placed at designated stands…

Climate & Air | Transport | Non-Technical Option | Specific Example


Road Tax & Vehicle Registration Tax (VRT)

National governments can design or amend existing motor tax systems and vehicle registration taxes such that the tax paid more…

Air | Climate | Climate & Air | Transport | Non-Technical Option | Specific Example


European Union Emissions Trading Scheme (EU ETS)

On the 1st of January 2005 the European Union Emissions Trading Scheme (EU ETS) came into operation. The EU ETS…

Energy | Non-Technical Option | Specific Example


LED Lighting

While CFL (compact fluorescent light) light bulbs have been put forward as the environmentally friendly energy efficient alternative to traditional…

Climate & Air | Energy | Technical Option | Generic Example


Carbon Tax

The aim of a carbon tax is to reduce carbon emissions. A carbon tax seeks to incorporate the cost of…

Climate | Energy | Non-Technical Option | Generic Example


Congestion Charging

Congestion charging is a non-technical measure involving a system of charging users of a transport network in periods of peak…

Climate & Air | Transport | Non-Technical Option | Generic Example


Housing Insulation

Insulation as a policy measure to reduce heat loss and save on energy costs is receiving increased attention over recent…

Energy | Non-Technical Option | Generic Example


Emissions Trading

Emissions trading is a market based instrument. Emissions trading schemes can take one of two forms:  cap-and-trade, whereby the total…

Climate & Air | Energy | Non-Technical Option | Generic Example


Quality Bus Corridor (QBC) or Bus Rapid Transit (BRT)

In many urban areas, political and infrastructural restrictions have limited the feasibility of road pricing as a response to urban…

Climate & Air | Transport | Non-Technical Option | Generic Example