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1-November-2010

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Phasing out energy subsidies in Indonesia

The oil price hike in 2007-08 underlined the vulnerability of Indonesia’s energy subsidy policy to oil price volatility. In addition to entailing significant economic and environmental costs, energy subsidies put pressure on the public budget and benefit mostly rich households.

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25-October-2010

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Implementing cost-effective policies in the United States to mitigate climate change

The consensus view of scientists is that the build-up of greenhouse gases (GHG) in the atmosphere is causing global warming. To reduce the probability of severe climate change impacts and costs occurring, global GHG emissions need to be reduced substantially over coming decades.

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7-October-2010

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Norway: Sustainable development: climate change and fisheries policies

Sustainable development is a key theme in policy making in Norway. Norway can and should follow through more strongly the logic of its pioneering use of economic incentives to further sustainability goals.

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7-October-2010

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Netherlands: How the transport system can contribute to better economic and environmental outcomes

Congestion has become a burden for the Dutch economy. Reforms to the transport system, including public transport, together with a more flexible housing market should reduce the economic and environmental burden of transport, thereby improving prospects for sustainable long term growth.

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30-July-2010

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Korea’s green growth strategy: mitigating climate change and developing new growth engines

Korea’s greenhouse gas emissions almost doubled between 1990 and 2005, the highest growth rate in the OECD area.

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27-July-2010

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Is there a case for carbon-based border tax adjustment? An applied general equilibrium analysis

Concern that unilateral greenhouse gas emission reductions could foster carbon leakage and undermine the international competitiveness of domestic industry has led to growing calls for carbon-based border-tax adjustments (BTAs).

9-June-2010

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European energy policy and the transition to a low–carbon economy

European energy policy faces a number of interrelated challenges, including making the transition to a low–carbon economy, increasing cross–border competition in electricity and gas markets and diversifying Europe’s energy supply.

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27-May-2010

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A framework for assessing green growth policies

This paper proposes an analytical framework for assessing policies that will contribute to a better integration of environmental externalities in the pursuit of economic efficiency and growth objectives.

8-March-2010

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Economic Survey of Norway 2010: Sustainable development: climate change and fisheries policies

Sustainable development has a key place in Norway’s policy objectives. Norway can refine its indicators, and extend the use of economic incentives and evaluation in climate change and fisheries policy.

10-December-2009

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Improving the policy framework in Japan to address climate change

Japan, a relatively energy-efficient country, has been active in combating climate change. Under the Kyoto Protocol, Japan is committed to reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 6% relative to 1990 over the period 2008-12.

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