By putting a price on pollution, do environmentally related taxes spur innovation? Does the design of the tax play a critical role? What is the effect of this innovation? In analysing these questions, the report draws on case studies that cover Japan, Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, Israel and others. It also covers a wide set of environmental issues and technologies, as well as the economic and policy contexts.
As part of the project “Environmental Impacts of International Shipping: the role of ports”, this case study focuses on the way the port of Busan and the Korean authorities address the environmental impacts of the port and its interactions with the hinterlands.
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In 2008, the OECD carried out a survey of people's behaviour towards the environment in ten OECD countries and five areas including energy. This article from the OECD Observer provides information on the findings that emerge from this survey in the water area.
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In 2008, the OECD carried out a survey of people's behaviour towards the environment in ten OECD countries and five areas including energy. This article from the OECD Observer provides information on the findings that emerge from this survey in the energy area.
A year ahead of Korea chairing the next G20 Summit, Mr. Gurría described in Seoul the “cocktail” of strategy, policies and framework conditions that will enable economies to harness new sources of economic growth, prevent environmental degradation and enhance the quality of life.
Korean Prime Minister Han Seung-soo urged governments around the world to work together for a new “green growth” paradigm based on low-carbon economic development in his keynote speech at the OECD Forum on 23 June 2009.
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This report inventories eco-innovation policies in Korea. Similar reports are available on selected non-EU OECD members: Australia, Canada, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, Turkey and the US. They complement national roadmaps developed by EU member states under the Env. Technology Action Plan.
This report examines environmental progress made by Korea since 1997 and evaluates the extent to which domestic environmental objects and international commitments are being met.
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This study looks at the situation in Korea which began actively promoting its environmental technologies in the early 1990s when the government identified environmental goods and services as one of several strategic national industries. (OECD Trade and Environment Working Paper No. 2004-03.)