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  • 10-December-2014

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    Greening Household Behaviour and Water - Environment Working Paper No. 73

    This report focuses on households’ behaviour in relation to water use, and presents the results of follow-up analysis of the 2011 OECD Survey on Environmental Policy and Individual Behaviour Change (EPIC) where econometric techniques are applied.

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  • 10-December-2014

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    Greening Household Behaviour: Cross-domain Comparisons in Environmental Attitudes and Behaviours Using Spacial Effects - Environment Working Paper No. 68

    Discussions of the importance of public attitudes in shaping policy often lack clear evidence on causal relations between stated attitudes and observed behaviours. Using econometric analysis, this paper investigate the relationship between stated environmental attitudes and indicators of civic engagement, such as voting in local elections, charity membership and membership in environmental organisations.

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  • 10-December-2014

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    Energy, Climate Change and Environment - 2014 Insights

    Policies that respond to climate change and other environmental issues will increasingly impact the development of the global energy sector. The transition to low-carbon economies will need to be carefully managed, as the provision of secure, affordable energy is critical for economic growth and social development. More than ever, there is a need for a fuller understanding of the opportunities to promote synergies between energy, environmental and climate policies. Energy, Climate Change, and Environment: 2014 Insights helps address this need with in-depth analysis of selected policy questions at the energy-climate interface, including:

    • How can we accelerate the transition from (i.e. "unlock") existing high-emissions infrastructure?
    • What are the best ways to design cost-effective emissions trading systems that fit with national circumstances?
    • What are some alternative energy-specific metrics that support near-term emissions reductions and long-term decarbonisation of the energy sector?
    • And, in the special focus of this report, can curbing local air pollution help reconcile energy priorities with environmental sustainability, including greenhouse gas mitigation?

    Addressing these questions will help inform decisions that can boost decarbonisation of the energy sector while taking into account security and economic objectives.

    This report also features an update of key energy and emissions statistics for ten world regions that should interest energy practitioners and climate policy makers alike.

  • 9-December-2014

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    Do environmental policies matter for productivity growth? Insights from new cross-country measures of environmental policies

    Environmental policies address wellbeing and sustainability objectives, affecting firm and household behaviour. A newly developed, cross-country composite proxy of environmental policy stringency (EPS) shows that stringency has been increasing across OECD countries over the past two decades.

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  • 9-December-2014

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    Empirical evidence on the effects of environmental policy stringency on productivity growth

    This paper investigates the impact of changes in the stringency of environmental policies on productivity growth in OECD countries. Using a new environmental policy stringency (EPS) index, it estimates a reduced-form model of multi-factor productivity growth, where the effect of countries' environmental policies varies with pollution intensity of the industry and technological advancement.

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  • 9-December-2014

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    Measuring environmental policy stringency in OECD countries - a composite index approach

    Cross-country analysis of the economic effects of environmental policies is limited by the lack of reliable, comparable measures of the stringency of environmental policies. This paper attempts to fill this gap, by constructing new quantitative indexes of environmental policy stringency (EPS).

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  • 9-December-2014

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    The indicators of the economic burdens of environmental policy design – results from the OECD questionnaire

    Environmental policies seek to address market failures related to the protection of the environment. However, they may also increase barriers to entry and distort competition. If stringent environmental policies can be designed in a way that minimises such economic burdens, they can facilitate the achievement of economic and environmental goals and a cleaner growth model.

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  • 5-December-2014

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    OECD Statistics on External Development Finance Targeting Environmental Objectives Including the Rio Conventions

    Statistics on external development finance extended with the purpose of assisting developing countries in the implementation of the three Rio Conventions.

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  • 3-December-2014

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    OECD Programme on Water Governance

    The 'water crisis' is largely a governance crisis. Water governance is the set of rules, practices, and processes through which decisions for the management of water resources and services are taken and implemented, and decision-makers are held accountable.

  • 2-December-2014

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    Monitoring and Evaluation of Climate Change Adaptation: Methodological Approaches - Environment Working Paper No. 74

    This paper explores methodological approaches that can be used to monitor and evaluate climate change adaptation initiatives at the projects and programme levels. It examines approaches that have been used in other areas of development practice to see what lessons have been learned that can inform the development of monitoring and evaluation frameworks targeted at adaptation.

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