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10-September-2008

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The Health Costs of Inaction with Respect to Air Pollution - Environment Working Paper No. 2

In this working paper, the health costs of inaction with respect to air pollution are reviewed, with a particular focus on costs associated with particulate matter and ozone.

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11-June-2008

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Environmentally Related Taxes and Tradable Permit Systems in Practice

This document discusses the economic efficiency and practical use of environmentally related taxes, with some differentiation in tax rates, versus tradable permit systems, with some element of grandfathering of permits.

3-June-2008

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Climate Change: A Matter of Political Will

In his remarks at the OECD Forum 2008, the OECD Secretary-General reminded the audience that successful efforts to address climate change will depend on various factors, such as getting the numbers right, identifying the most appropriate instruments, striking an all-inclusive global deal for the post-2012 architecture and promoting new policies that foster eco-innovation. But moving forward on all these tracks will depend on another

24-May-2008

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Resource productivity and the "3Rs"

In his speech delivered at the G8 Environment Ministers Meeting 2008, Angel Gurría discussed how promoting resource productivity and the 3Rs (reduce, reuse, recycle) can protect the environment while sustaining growth and prosperity.

29-April-2008

English, Excel, 338kb

An OECD Framework for Effective and Efficient Environmental Policies: Full Report

The objective of the Framework is to encourage policy-makers to ask appropriate questions about their environment-related policies and institutions (including the integration of environmental concerns in other policy fields), as a way of moving toward more effective and efficient (i.e. integrated) outcomes over time.

22-April-2008

English, Excel, 104kb

An OECD Framework for Effective and Efficient Environmental Policies: Overview

The objective of the Framework is to encourage policy-makers to ask appropriate questions about their environment-related policies and institutions (including the integration of environmental concerns in other policy fields), as a way of moving toward more effective and efficient (i.e. integrated) outcomes over time.

5-March-2008

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Launch of the 2008 OECD Environmental Outlook

At the worldwide launch of this report in Oslo, hosted by Norway's Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg, OECD Secretary-General reminded that solutions to the key environmental challenges are available, achievable and affordable, especially when compared to the expected economic growth and the costs and consequences of inaction.

12-December-2007

English

The Economics of Climate Change: The Fierce Urgency of Now

In his speech, Mr. Gurría presented the climate change policies that should be put into place to limit further deterioration. Answering the crucial question "who pays for it", he noted that the countries who provoked climate change have a greater capacity to pay than those who joined the group of large emitters more recently.

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16-April-2007

English

Greener Public Purchasing

Public procurement, or the purchase of goods and services using public funds, covers a range of sectors where environmental issues are important, from the construction of highways and buildings to the supply of power, water and sanitation services and the use of vehicles.

29-March-2007

English

Instrument mixes addressing emissions to air of mercury

This document presents case studies of instrument mixes used to address emissions to air of mercury in Norway, Sweden and the United States.

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