This report describes patterns of energy taxation in 42 OECD and G20 countries (representing approximately 80% of global energy use), by fuels and sectors over the 2012-2015 period.Read more
Integrating measures to tackle climate change into regular economic policy will have a positive impact on economic growth over the medium and long term, according to a this OECD report prepared in the context of the German Presidency of the G20.Read more
This report discusses key issues surrounding finance mobilisation for achieving Georgia’s climate change and green growth targets, and new investment opportunities for developing its capital market.Read more
OECD climate change work is focusing on how to move countries to a low-carbon and climate resilient pathway, and how to improve the effectiveness of the global climate regime.
Key areas of work
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Taxing Energy Use: Reforming energy tax systems to achieve environmental goals
With almost no emissions from energy use priced at levels required to keep global temperature increases below 2 degrees Celsius, there is still considerable scope, and an urgent need, to improve the use of taxation to reduce pollution and combat climate change.
How do energy and carbon taxes differ across countries, different fuels and sectors? What should be done to reduce emissions and reach global climate goals at minimum cost?
Environmental tax economists from the OECD Centre for Tax Policy and Administration discussed the key findings from the OECD publication, Taxing Energy Use 2018, which measures the magnitude and coverage of energy and carbon taxes in 42 OECD and G20 countries and provides a first appreciation of changes in energy and carbon taxes over time. Access the full presentation.
"CLIMATE action: time for implementation" LECTURE BY OECD SECRETARY-GENERAL Angel Gurría
» OECD’s Gurría calls for renewed international commitment to fighting climate change, Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto, Canada
» Moving forward on climate: Looking beyond narrow interests, Insights blog
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