Publications & Documents


  • 24-December-2013

    English

    The Swedish Tax on Nitrogen Oxide Emissions: Lessons in Environmental Policy Reform - Environment Policy Paper No. 2

    This case study describes the approach taken to reduce NOx emissions from combustion plants, the challenges encountered and the social, environmental and economic impacts. It concludes by discussing the wider lessons that are raised for other governments seeking to develop similar policy responses.

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  • 20-December-2013

    English

    Resource efficiency

    Improving resource efficiency is among the top priorities in today’s world, as governments, businesses and civil society are increasingly concerned about natural resource use, environmental impacts, material prices and supply security.

  • 19-December-2013

    English

    Publications and Working Papers

    This page provides a summary of publications and working papers released by the OECD on the nexus between development co-operation and green growth, climate change and the environment.

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  • 19-December-2013

    English

    Cycling, Health and Safety

    Many jurisdictions around the world are trying to retain or increase the share of cycling in urban traffic in order to benefit from the many health and transport efficiency benefits. Safety is a key concern and should be accounted for in these policies.
    This report of the International Transport Forum's Cycling Safety Working Group monitors international trends in cycling, safety and policy, and explores options that may help decision makers design safe environments for cycling. Key messages relate to strategic goal-setting for cycling policy and managing crash risks while increasing health benefits. The report also discusses how to better capture crash and bicycle usage statistics. The safety impacts of a wide range of pro-cycling measures are examined in detail.
     

  • 15-December-2013

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    Understanding climate change finance flows and effectiveness – mapping of recent initiatives

    This paper is aimed primarily at government officials who are involved in decision making over how to utilise climate finance in support of relevant national actions. It provides an overview of the large number of initiatives that have been implemented to assist developing countries manage their response to climate change, both through information provision and policy-relevant analysis.

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  • 13-December-2013

    English

    Green Growth and Development

    Many environmental forecasts and studies highlight the risks to development if current policies and behaviour do not change. Green growth presents a new approach to economic growth - putting well-being at the centre of development while ensuring that natural assets continue to provide the resources and environmental services to support sustainable development.

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  • 12-December-2013

    English

    The Political Economy of Fuel Subsidies in Colombia - Environment Working Paper No. 61

    Colombia has made progress towards eliminating fuel and diesel subsidies and reducing discretionary spaces allowing for artificially low fuel prices, but challenges remain. This paper discusses the political economy of fuel subsidies in the country to understand why reform has been so slow.

  • 10-December-2013

    English

    ITF Transport Outlook 2013 - Funding Transport

    The ITF Transport Outlook 2013 presents and discusses global scenarios concerning the development of transport volumes through 2050. The analysis highlights the impact of alternative economic growth scenarios on passenger and freight flows and the consequences of rapid urbanisation outside the OECD . Under any scenario, transport volumes grow very strongly in non-OECD regions, and curbing negative side-effects (including greenhouse gas emissions, local pollution and congestion) is a major challenge. The Outlook also discusses the challenge of establishing sustainable funding mechanisms for the transport infrastructure, emphasising the need for long run funding strategies in a context of growing global investment demand. The Outlook includes a comprehensive statistical annex.

  • 5-December-2013

    English

    Green Growth and Sustainable Development Forum 2013: How to unlock investment in support of green growth?

    The 2013 Forum was held on 5-6 December and discussed how governments can improve their investment policy framework to reduce the risk and attract long-term private finance in support of green growth.

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  • 3-December-2013

    English

    Environmental Performance Review: South Africa 2013

    In its first Environmental Performance Review of South Africa, the OECD praises the progress made with environmental reforms. It also urges Africa’s biggest economy to keep focusing on green growth to help it shift towards a low-carbon model that will improve the well-being of all South Africans and preserve its rich natural habitat.

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