ClimAte Policy AcceptaBiLity Economic framework

CAPABLE will provide robust, resilient and actionable recommendations for the design of socially and economically acceptable climate policy measures for 2030 and beyond. We will examine past experience, policy design and implementation solutions to identify strategies that can enable a successful transition. We will achieve this by addressing climate, economic, and social challenges. In order to do so, we will draw on economic methods of decision making and policy evaluation, and sociology, political sciences and psychology to capture the multidimensional outcomes and implications of different climate policy instruments. Moreover, we will produce a number of new datasets, and apply state-of-the-art methods to produce new insights on policy perception and performance. Finally, we will integrate the scientific evidence, an interactive stakeholder dialogue, and various dissemination channels including a new online policy tool as a user-oriented service for climate policy-makers at the EU, national, and local level. Taken together, the methodological and empirical advancements will provide broader evidence for desirable climate strategies in Europe, along with lessons for the rest of the world.


Jan 01, 2023 until Dec 31, 2025

Funding Agency

EU, Horizon Europe

Funding Call



Kai Lessmann