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  • 16-June-2016

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    Promoting Green and Inclusive Growth in Canada

    Canadians enjoy a high level of well-being. On all eleven components of the OECD’s Better Life Index, Canada performs better than the OECD average. The economy and labour markets stood up better than those of most OECD countries to the ravages of the global financial crisis. Still, there are some areas where the country can do even better. Canada needs to improve its productivity performance, building on the recent increased growth in labour productivity to narrow the gap with top-performing OECD countries in terms of the level of productivity. The productivity gap with the United States is particularly large for small and medium-sized enterprises. Productivity growth could also be more inclusive. People from socially disadvantaged backgrounds and Indigenous communities currently do not participate to the extent that they should in the country’s strong economic performance. Finally, Canada needs to make growth greener, in order to contribute its fair share to the global fight against climate change.

  • 10-June-2016

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    OECD Workshop on Greening Regional Trade Agreements: Opportunities and Insights from International Experience

    The OECD will convene its 6th Workshop on Regional trade agreements and the environment on 10 June 2016, at the OECD Headquarters. The focus of the workshop will be on chapters of regional trade agreement (RTAs) that are concerned mainly with issues other than the environment, such as market access, investment, or government procurement, TBT, regulatory coherence or dispute settlement.

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  • 10-June-2016

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    Putting a price on carbon: Building the foundation for a greener economy

    Allow me first to express again my congratulations to France for the climate agreement obtained at COP21. This is indeed a historic agreement that will influence the future of our planet. I am particularly proud that the OECD was able to contribute to this milestone!

  • 9-June-2016

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    Mobilising investment in clean energy infrastructure

    Investment in clean energy infrastructure needs to be scaled up to support the broader development, economic and climate agenda. This will require leveraging private investment, however investment in this area remains constrained by barriers, including market and government failures. This page describes what tools the OECD provides to governments to create an enabling environment for investment flows to clean energy infrastructure.

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  • 9-June-2016

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    Love where you live, but love it more with cleaner air - Insights Blog

    Air pollution is a serious issue in most countries around the world and every year it causes severe damage to human health and the environment. The WHO estimates that ambient air pollution is the greatest environmental risk to health – causing more than 3 million premature deaths worldwide every year.

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  • 9-June-2016

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    The Economic Consequences of Outdoor Air Pollution

    This report provides a comprehensive assessment of the economic consequences of outdoor air pollution in the coming decades, focusing on the impacts on mortality, morbidity, and changes in crop yields as caused by high concentrations of pollutants. Unless more stringent policies are adopted, findings point to a significant increase in global emissions and concentrations of air pollutants, with severe impacts on human health and the environment. The market impacts of outdoor air pollution are projected to lead to significant economic costs, which are illustrated at the regional and sectoral levels, and to substantial annual global welfare costs.

  • 9-June-2016

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    Air pollution to cause 6-9 million premature deaths and cost 1% GDP by 2060

    Outdoor air pollution could cause 6 to 9 million premature deaths a year by 2060 and cost 1% of global GDP – around USD 2.6 trillion annually – as a result of sick days, medical bills and reduced agricultural output, unless action is taken, according to a new OECD report.

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  • 8-June-2016

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    Conference on optimising global value chains in environmental goods and services

    Paris, 8 June 2016: Public and private sector stakeholders debated the policy barriers and drivers shaping trade and investment in renewable energy and other environmental goods and services in the context of global value chains.

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  • 7-June-2016

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    Approaches and issues in valuing the costs of inaction of air pollution on human health - Environment Working Paper

    This paper presents a review of existing approaches to estimate the costs of inaction, as well as the benefits of policy action, for air pollution. It focuses primarily on health impacts from air pollution and presents the "impact pathway approach", which includes various steps in the analysis of the costs of air pollution.

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  • 5-June-2016

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    OECD Environmental Outlooks

    The OECD has produced a series of Environmental Outlooks to help policy makers understand the scale and context of the environmental challenges they face in the coming decades, as well as the economic and environmental implications of the policies that could be used to address these challenges.

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