Far-reaching innovation is needed to address climate change and other environmental challenges, and to accelerate the transition to green growth. To measure the output of environmental innovation, the OECD published a new set of green patent indicators in March 2015.
Green growth is about fostering economic growth and development while ensuring that natural assets continue to provide the resources and environmental services on which our well-being relies. Governments need indicators that can raise awareness, measure progress and identify potential opportunities and risks.
Where to find OECD environmental data ? As international concern about global environment and sustainable development becomes more pressing, government, business and the public all need reliable and harmonised data on the environment.
For each of the 34 OECD member countries, the country profiles provide snapshots of key policy areas. Interactive graphs show indicators on air quality, biodiversity, climate change, energy-forest-water resources, waste generation, water quality and environmentally related taxes.
Modelling work is aimed to assist governments in identifying the implications of major socio-economic trends on environmental pressures and the consequences of policies or policy mixes to address these. The report on "Modelling of distribution impacts of energy subsidy reforms: An illustration with Indonesia" provides an assessment of the economic, environmental and distributional impacts of fossil fuels consumption subsidy reforms.
This project aims at identifying how feedbacks from poor environmental quality, climatic change and natural resource scarcity are likely to affect economic growth in the coming decades. A broad global assessment that encompass the economic growth implications of several environmental challenges.
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Degradation of the environment and natural capital compromises prospects for future economic growth and human well-being. Without more ambitious policies, the costs and consequences of inaction on important environmental challenges such as climate change, biodiversity loss, water scarcity and health impacts of pollution will be significant. The brochure provides an overview of the project.
This report develops an analytical framework that assesses the macroeconomic, environmental and distributional consequences of energy subsidy reforms. The framework is applied to the case of Indonesia to study the consequences in this country of a gradual phase out of all energy consumption subsidies between 2012 and 2020.
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This brochure provides an overview of the OECD work on economy-environment modelling.
This report focuses on households’ behaviour in relation to water use, and presents the results of follow-up analysis of the 2011 OECD Survey on Environmental Policy and Individual Behaviour Change (EPIC) where econometric techniques are applied.