Economic policies to foster green growth

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The move towards a low-carbon economy should be supported by an ambitious emission target. The renewable energy target and subsidy schemes should avoid creating distortions within the Single Market
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The move towards a low-carbon economy should be supported by an ambitious emission target. The renewable energy target and subsidy schemes should avoid creating distortions within the Single Market.
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Meeting the government’s emissions targets will be challenging. Energy Strategy 2050 sets out the transition from nuclear to renewables, including the more efficient use of electricity. Initially it relies on direct support but gradually switches to more market-based energy taxes.
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Growing Green Economies
OECD calls for greening growth to improve the economy, protect the environment, and reduce global inequality. 
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The crisis convinced many countries that a different kind of economic growth is needed. In response, many governments are putting in place measures aimed at a green recovery. Together with innovation, going green can be a long-term driver for economic growth, through, for example, investing in renewable energy and improved efficiency in the use of energy and materials. The OECD provides recommendations to help governments to identify the policies that can help achieve the most efficient shift to greener growth

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Green growth and sustainable development

Can we really pursue sustainable economic growth without harming our societies and the environment? And if we pursue prosperity today, are we condemning our children and grandchildren to poverty tomorrow? The OECD works on many issues related to sustainable development – climate change, growth in developing countries, corporate social responsibility and much more.

 

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