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  • 21-September-2012


    Green transformation of small businesses: Achieving and going beyond environmental requirements - Environment Working Paper No. 47

    This report aims to help environmental and other competent authorities in OECD countries to promote green business practices among small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). It analyses different ways to establish environmental regulatory requirements for facilities with low environmental risk (most of which are SMEs).

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  • 30-March-2012


    Environment Ministerial 2012

    Environment Ministers reviewed the implementation of the Environmental Strategy, discussed priorities based on the Environmental Outlook to 2050 which is a strong case for green growth policies and adopted a policy statement as input to Rio+20 UN Conference.

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  • 21-March-2012


    Environmental Quality and Life Satisfaction: Evidence Based on Micro-Data - Environment Working Paper No. 44

    Environmental conditions are likely to have an effect on people’s sense of life satisfaction, both directly and indirectly. In this paper, the effects of individual and contextual factors on satisfaction with environmental quality and life satisfaction are assessed.

  • 10-February-2012


    Mortality Risk Valuation in Environment, Health and Transport Policies

    This publication presents a major meta-analysis of 'value of a statistical life' (VSL) estimates derived from surveys where people around the world have been asked about their willingness to pay for small reduction in mortality risks.

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  • 4-July-2011


    Policy Interventions to Address Health Impacts Associated with Air Pollution, Unsafe Water Supply and Sanitation, and Hazardous Chemicals - Environment Working Paper No. 35

    This working paper reviews the recent empirical literature related to quantification and valuation of the human health impacts of air pollution, hazardous chemicals, unsafe water and sanitation, and their use in cost-benefit analysis, as an input to environmental policy decision-making.

  • 1-July-2011


    Environmental Policy Stringency and Foreign Direct Investment - Environment Working Paper No. 33

    This paper examines empirically whether countries with relatively more lax environmental regimes have a comparative advantage in their competition for foreign direct investment.

  • 28-June-2011

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    Valuing Mortality Risk Reductions in Regulatory Analysis of Environmental Health and Transport Policies

    This paper draws out policy-implication from a major meta-analysis of value-of-statistical-life estimates that OECD has been conducting over several years.

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  • 15-June-2011

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    Policy Brief: Taxation, Innovation and the Environment

    The OECD recently analysed the impacts of environmentally related taxes and similar instruments on innovation activity in firms and households. The key findings from this analysis are presented in this policy brief.

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  • 14-June-2011

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    Policy Brief: Environmentally Related Taxation

    This policy brief presents a guide for policy makers to environmentally related taxation that is included in the OECD Publication "Taxation, Innovation and the Environement".

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  • 20-December-2010


    The Value of Statistical Life: A meta-analysis

    This paper presents a number of meta-analyses of the value of a statistical life in stated preferences surveys, and is an input to a technical report and a user's guide for policy makers on the use of VSL values in policy assessments that is being prepared.

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