CEESE was set up shortly after the first United
Nations Conference on the human environment, held in Stockholm in 1972.
It 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
the cost of
damage to the environment and health (externalities)
a mobility metadata bank
and cost-effectiveness analyses
(EMAS and LCA)
financial and economic instruments (subsidies; permits)
indicators of sustainable development
These studies meet two principal objectives. Thus, on the 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 program, CEN/ISS,
COST) or/and in partnership with other Belgian and European universities.