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Transport has major environmental impacts in terms of greenhouse gas emissions, local air emissions and noise. Managing congestion more effectively is also part of the broader agenda for more sustainable development and better use of resources invested in infrastructure.
This report analyses approaches to managing environmental compliance monitoring and enforcement in several OECD countries with decentralised systems of environmental governance.
This paper examines empirically whether countries with relatively more lax environmental regimes have a comparative advantage in their competition for foreign direct investment.
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This paper draws out policy-implication from a major meta-analysis of value-of-statistical-life estimates that OECD has been conducting over several years.
"The success of green growth will depend on whether it is a shared global agenda. Many developing countries are not yet fully equipped to introduce new ‘greener’ policies and tap into the benefits of a green future", declared Mr Gurría at the Global Green Growth Summit.
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The OECD recently analysed the impacts of environmentally related taxes and similar instruments on innovation activity in firms and households. The key findings from this analysis are presented in this policy brief.
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This policy brief presents a guide for policy makers to environmentally related taxation that is included in the OECD Publication "Taxation, Innovation and the Environement".
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The purpose of this report is to identify SMM policy instruments that are currently in use across OECD countries. Lessons learned from existing policy implementation have been used to formulate conclusions and recommendations for the structure of future SMM policy instruments.
The deployment of greenhouse gas (GHG) mitigation technologies depends on international trade in services such as business, telecommunications and construction and related engineering, typically through cross-border Internet trade and temporary movement of personnel.
Governments must look to the green economy to find new sources of growth and jobs. They should put in place policies that tap into the innovation, investment and entrepreneurship driving the shift towards a greener economy.