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  • 16-April-2015

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    Tender Instruments: Programme Participation and Impact in Australian Conservation Tenders, Grants and Volunteer Organisations - Environment Working Paper

    A striking variety of policy instruments are used in Victoria, Australia to achieve conservation objectives. These include highly active voluntary programmes, a variety of conservation grants, and a reverse auction for the provision of ecosystem services, known as EcoTender. An open question regarding such payments for ecosystem services (i.e. grants and tenders) is whether they achieve ‘additionality.’

  • 16-April-2015

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    Environment Working Papers

    This series is designed to make available to a wider readership selected studies on environmental issues related to climate change, country environmental performance, environmental-economic modelling, environmental innovation, environmental taxes and green investment. Latest releases on behavioural economics, climate finance, climate change adaptation/mitigation, energy subsidy reforms, water and innovation.

  • 16-April-2015

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    National Climate Change Adaptation - Emerging Practices in Monitoring and Evaluation

    Developing countries are increasingly moving towards more strategic national policies and plans, the effectiveness of which will depend upon proper assessment of a given country’s vulnerability to climate change. This report draws upon emerging monitoring and evaluation practices across developed and developing countries to identify four tools that countries can draw upon in their own assessment frameworks: 1) climate change risk

  • 14-April-2015

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    Sustainable Consumption Dilemmas - Environment Working Paper

    Consumers only occasionally choose to buy sustainable products. At the same time these consumers say in surveys that sustainability is important to them, and that the government should promote sustainable consumption. This study takes a closer look at public support for sustainable consumption and the associated dilemmas, with the help of a behavioural economics experiment of group decisions.

  • 14-April-2015

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    Impacts of Carbon Prices on Indicators of Competitiveness: A Review of Empirical findings - Environment Working Paper

    Concerns around potential losses of competitiveness as a result of unilateral action on carbon pricing are often central for policy makers contemplating the introduction of such instruments. This paper is a review of literature on ex post empirical evaluations of the impacts of carbon prices on indicators of competitiveness as employed in the literature, including employment, output or exports, at different levels of aggregation.

  • 13-April-2015

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    Water Resources Allocation - Sharing Risks and Opportunities

    Water resources allocation determines who is able to use water resources, how, when and where. It directly affects the value (economic, ecological, socio-cultural) that individuals and society obtain from water resources. This report overviews how allocation works in a range of countries and how the performance of allocation arrangements can be improved to adjust to changing conditions.

    Capturing information from 27 OECD

  • 13-April-2015

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    Water and Cities - Ensuring Sustainable Futures

    This report focuses on the urban water management challenges facing cities across OECD countries, and explores both national and local policy responses with respect to water-risk exposure, the state of urban infrastructures and dynamics, and institutional and governance architectures. The analyses focus on four mutually dependent dimensions – finance, innovation, urban-rural co-operation and governance – and proposes a

  • 10-April-2015

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    Economics and Policies for Biodiversity: OECD's Response

    Biodiversity is fundamental to sustaining life, providing critical ecosystem services, such as food security, water purification, nutrient cycling, and climate regulation, that are essential to support human well-being and economic growth. Recent news: OECD Workshop on Biodiversity and Development: Mainstreaming and Managing for Results.

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  • 9-April-2015

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    OECD Work on environment for 2015-16 - Brochure

    This brochure highlights the environment work for the next two years in the following areas: peer reviews, indicators and outlooks; climate change; biodiversity, water; nitrogen management; policies and economic outcomes; policy tools and evaluation; resource productivity and waste, transport and agriculture; chemicals, pesticides, biotechnology and nanomaterials; environment in the global economy and green growth.

  • 9-April-2015

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    Blogs related to environment

    Read what OECD bloggers have to say about topics as varied as biodiversity, climate change, green growth, waste and water. Join the discussion on one or more of our blogs and make your voice heard. Read our latest blogs on climate adaptation, climate change, waste and water.

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