The Forum will be held on 19-20 May 2015. In this defining year for climate change policy and low-carbon investment, OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría will welcome senior government officials and key actors in financing green infrastructure investment for a targeted discussion.Read more
Spain has decreased the energy and carbon intensity of its economy, reduced industrial pollution and cut per-capita waste generation since 2000. Yet higher industrial output could put new pressure on the environment as the economy rebounds.Read more
This report develops a framework that classifies investments according to different types of financing instruments and investment funds, and highlights the risk mitigants and transaction enablers that intermediaries can use to mobilise institutionally held capital.Read more
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Greening Household Behaviour: A Review for Policy Makers
This Environment Policy Paper is based from a large-scale household survey that explores what drives household environmental behaviour and how policies may affect household decisions. It focuses on five areas in which households have significant environmental impact: energy, food, transport, waste and water. This policy paper is based on the second round of the EPIC survey, carried out in 2011 (the first was in 2008).
Personal behaviour and choices in daily life, from what we eat to how we get to work or heat our homes, have a significant – and growing – effect on the environment. But why are some households greener than others? And what factors motivate green household choices?
Answering these questions is vital for helping governments design and target policies that promote "greener" behaviour.
The survey collected information from more than 12 000 households in Australia, Canada, Chile, France, Israel, Japan, Korea, the Netherlands, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland.
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|||What we do - Help countries to design environmental policies that are both economically efficient and effective at achieving their environmental objectives.
What we are - An extension to national governments’ analytical capacity, providing policy-relevant analysis and recommendations based on reliable environmental data, outlooks and cross-country experiences. A forum for governments and representatives from business and civil society for constructive dialogue on how best to develop and implement environmental policies across OECD and other countries.
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