This paper gives an overview of issues and policy options concerning competitiveness and environmentally related taxes, and offers some suggestions on further research needs.
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A fresh approach to matching the costs of meeting environmental goals with the available resourcesAn important obstacle to achieving environmental goals in many coun-tries has been the failure to adequately address the associated finan-cial issue...
Arresting the decline of biodiversity in species and ecosystems is a major objective of environmental policy. Recognising this, OECD Environment Ministers stressed the need for incentive measures to protect biodiversity, including the creation an...
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Economic growth has been recorded during the last couple of years in the transition economies of Eastern Europe, Caucasus and Central Asia (EECCA). Thus, Environmental Enforcement Authorities are being challenged to prevent and control environmental pollution and degradation during the period of economic recovery and production upturn.
Environment Ministers from 55 countries of Europe, North America, Caucasus and Central Asia met in Kyiv on 21-23 May at 5th 'Environment for Europe' Ministerial Conference. OECD provided inputs on environmental policy instruments, financing.
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A publication prepared by the EAP Task Force Secretariat and presented at the 5th Pan-European Ministerial Conference "Environment for Europe" held in Kiev (Ukraine) on 21-23 May, 2003. This is a Russian version.
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This paper summarises some of the main conclusions and recommendations arising from work on environmental finance issues prepared for the Kiev “Environment for Europe” Ministerial Conference. It focuses mainly on the experience in EU accession and EECCA countries and, where possible, on the situation in south-east Europe (SEE). The paper analyses domestic environmental expenditures and international commitments; it does not examine
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Policy makers in EECCA countries have much less economic and financial information to support environmental management than their counterparts in CEE or OECD countries. The investment and operational costs of meeting environmental objectives are rarely ex-ante calculated in a robust way and used in policy development. Data on environmental expenditures are not collected according to internationally acknowledged methodologies and
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A publication prepared by the EAP Task Force Secretariat and presented at the 5th Pan-European Ministerial Conference "Environment for Europe" held in Kiev (Ukraine) on 21-23 May, 2003.
This book presents a method to develop financing strategies for investment-heavy environmental infrastructure, such as urban water supply, wastewater collection and treatment, and municipal solid waste. The strategies, supported by the FEASIBLE computer model, were developed in several countries of Eastern Europe, Caucasus and Central Asia (EECCA), in EU accession countries and China.