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  • 24-January-2005


    Manure Policy and MINAS: Regulating Nitrogen and Phosphorus Surpluses in Agriculture of The Netherlands

    This document, prepared by Prof. Oene Oenema and Paul B.M. Berentsen, assesses the political economy of the implementation of the ‘minerals accounting system’ MINAS in the Netherlands. While the system contributed to some environmental improvements, the costs of its implementation were rather high.

  • 3-June-2004

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    Environment and Employment: An Assessment

    Drawing on previous work (OECD, 1997), this synthesis report on Environment and Employment expands the analysis with a particular emphasis on the economy-wide employment impacts of environmental policies in general, and of climate change policies in particular. The main objectives are to update information on employment in environmentally-related sectors in OECD Member countries; examine the contribution of environment-related local

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  • 17-May-2004


    Tradeable Permits: Policy Evaluation, Design and Reform

    This publication brings together the reports presented at the 2003 OECD workshop on Ex-Post Evaluation of Tradeable Permits and reviews the recent secondary literature on the evaluation of tradeable permits and policy evaluation.

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  • 12-March-2004

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  • 5-September-2003


    Environmentally Harmful Subsidies: Policy Issues and Challenges

    Proceedings of the OECD Workshop on Environmentally Harmful Subsidies held on 7-8 November 2002. For the first time, experts from government and international organisations, academics, researchers and civil society took stock of and shared knowledge of subsidies and their environmental impacts, in the context of such diverse areas as agriculture, fisheries, energy, industry, transport, forestry and water resources.

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  • 7-July-2003

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    The Use of Tradable Permits in Combination with Other Environmental Policy Instruments

    Tradable permits are rarely introduced alone, but are instead usually implemented with other policies such as regulations and taxes. This report examines the interactions between tradable permits and other policies, and sets out conditions under which it is preferable to use them in combination.

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  • 11-June-2003


    Environmental Taxes and Competitiveness: an overview of issues, policy options and research needs

    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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  • 3-April-2003


    OECD/EEA Launch New Database on Economic Instruments Used in Environmental Policy

    The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development and the European Environment Agency have developed a database which will help governments choose a mix of economic instruments and voluntary approaches for environmental protection.

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  • 11-February-2003


    Implementing Environmental Fiscal Reform: Income Distribution and Sectoral Competitiveness Issues -- Proceedings of a conference held in Berlin, Germany, 27 June 2002

    This document contains the papers prepared for a conference on Environmental Fiscal Reform hosted by the OECD and the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety, held in Berlin, Germany, 27 June 2002.

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