Publications & Documents


  • 7-July-2003

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    The Use of Tradable Permits in Combination with Other Environmental Policy Instruments

    Tradable permits are rarely introduced alone, but are instead usually implemented with other policies such as regulations and taxes. This report examines the interactions between tradable permits and other policies, and sets out conditions under which it is preferable to use them in combination.

  • 13-June-2003

    English

    Financing Strategies for Water and Environmental Infrastructure

    OECD has released the publication, which presents a fresh approach for addressing the financial issues associated with development of investment-heavy environmental infrastructure, such as urban water supply, wastewater collection and treatment a...

  • 11-June-2003

    English

    Environmental Taxes and Competitiveness: an overview of issues, policy options and research needs

    This paper gives an overview of issues and policy options concerning competitiveness and environmentally related taxes, and offers some suggestions on further research needs.

  • 27-May-2003

    English, , 247kb

    Policy Brief - Feasible Financing Strategies for Environmentally Related Infrastructure

    A fresh approach to matching the costs of meeting environmental goals with the available resourcesAn important obstacle to achieving environmental goals in many coun-tries has been the failure to adequately address the associated finan-cial issue...

  • 26-May-2003

    English

    Harnessing Markets for Biodiversity: Towards Conservation and Sustainable Use

    Arresting the decline of biodiversity in species and ecosystems is a major objective of environmental policy. Recognising this, OECD Environment Ministers stressed the need for incentive measures to protect biodiversity, including the creation an...

  • 16-May-2003

    English, , 341kb

    Environmental Financing in Transition Economies

    This paper summarises some of the main conclusions and recommendations arising from work on environmental finance issues prepared for the Kiev “Environment for Europe” Ministerial Conference. It focuses mainly on the experience in EU accession and EECCA countries and, where possible, on the situation in south-east Europe (SEE). The paper analyses domestic environmental expenditures and international commitments; it does not examine

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  • 16-May-2003

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    Guiding Principles for Reform of Environmental Enforcement Authorities in Transition Economies of EECCA

    Economic growth has been recorded during the last couple of years in the transition economies of Eastern Europe, Caucasus and Central Asia (EECCA). Thus, Environmental Enforcement Authorities are being challenged to prevent and control environmental pollution and degradation during the period of economic recovery and production upturn.

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  • 16-May-2003

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    Financing Environmental Protection in Eastern Europe, Caucasus and Central Asia (EECCA): Background Report

    Policy makers in EECCA countries have much less economic and financial information to support environmental management than their counterparts in CEE or OECD countries. The investment and operational costs of meeting environmental objectives are rarely ex-ante calculated in a robust way and used in policy development. Data on environmental expenditures are not collected according to internationally acknowledged methodologies and

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  • 16-May-2003

    English

    5th "Environment for Europe" Ministerial Conference, 21-23 May, 2003, Kyiv

    Environment Ministers from 55 countries of Europe, North America, Caucasus and Central Asia met in Kyiv on 21-23 May at 5th 'Environment for Europe' Ministerial Conference. OECD provided inputs on environmental policy instruments, financing.

  • 16-May-2003

    English, , 613kb

    Urban Water Sector Reform in Eastern Europe, Caucasus and Central Asia: Progress since the Almaty Ministerial Conference (Russian)

    A publication prepared by the EAP Task Force Secretariat and presented at the 5th Pan-European Ministerial Conference "Environment for Europe" held in Kiev (Ukraine) on 21-23 May, 2003. This is a Russian version.

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