OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría has welcomed the publication this week of the Stern Review to the UK government on the economic consequences of climate change. The report was compiled by Sir Nicholas Stern, former chief economist at the World Bank.
In a speech at the Annual Conference of the Club de Madrid, Angel Gurría focussed on the political economy of climate policies. He spoke about a range of policies that could be used to help address climate change, and the considerable challenges of implementing them.
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This working paper examines the growing market for environmental goods and services in Israel.
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 paper analyses the major determinants of change in the Chilean market for environmental goods and services, with a particular focus on water services and air pollution control.
This report draws on three detailed case studies in Eastern Europe, the Caucases and Central Asia (EECCA), and on the experience of OECD countries to provide guidance on how transfers from central budgets to local authorities could be designed to finance environmental infrastructures in transition economies. Ideally, the costs of water supply and sanitation should be covered by user charges. However, the high investment costs and
Identification de mesures complémentaires permettant d'assurer un maximum d'avantages de la libéralisation des échanges de biens et de services environnementaux.
OECD Trade and Environment Working Papers Nos. 2004-01, 02, 03 and 04. Identifying complementary measures to ensure the maximum realisation of benefits from the liberalisation of trade and environmental goods and services.
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This study discusses the impact of liberalizing trade in environmental goods and services in Brazil. (OECD Trade and Environment Working Paper No. 2004-04.)