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13-October-2009

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IEA Ministerial Meeting 2009 - Responding to energy challenges in partnership

How can governments best ensure energy security and sustainable energy supplies, especially in the wake of the global economic crisis? What steps are necessary to improve energy efficiency, promote low-carbon technologies and achieve challenging climate change targets? How can these challenges be addressed on a global basis, involving both IEA member countries and other key energy producing and consuming nations? Energy ministers from

12-October-2009

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The scope for CO2-based differentiation in motor vehicle taxes

This paper addresses the scope for CO2-based differentiation in motor vehicle taxes, both under conditions of equilibrium and in the context of the current global recession.

9-October-2009

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Econometric analysis of the impacts of the UK Climate Change Levy and Climate Change Agreements on firms' fuel use and innovation activity

This contributes to the OECD project on "Taxation, Innovation and the Environment". It presents an econometric study of impacts of the Climate Change Levy in the United Kingdom on fuel use and innovation.

9-October-2009

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The Scope for CO2-based Differentiation in Motor Vehicle Taxes

This paper provides a survey of taxes on motor vehicles currently applied in OECD member-countries and the extent to which these taxes are structured to provide incentives for the purchase and use of vehicles that are thought likely to yield a lower level of CO2 emissions.

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29-September-2009

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Beyond the crisis: what is the jobs potential of shifting towards a low-carbon economy?

Speaking at the meeting of the employment and labour ministers, Mr. Gurría affirmed that the current crisis offers an opportunity to discuss the jobs potential of a shift towards a low-carbon economy and what policies are needed to realise the potential of the "green jobs".

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25-September-2009

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OECD-G20: International standards on structural policies key to emerging from crisis

Secretary-General Gurría called for the need to agree on common international targets in areas such as innovation and green growth predicting "they could become the overarching umbrella for the G20 Framework’s structural agenda".Gurria's remarks to G20 leaders reflected the fact that the focus on structural policies will constitute the principal element of the OECD's contribution to future work on the G20 Framework Strong, Sustainable

25-September-2009

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G20 Summit: Framework for Strong, Sustainable and Balanced Growth

Secretary-General Gurría called for the need to agree on common international targets in areas such as innovation and green growth predicting "they could become the overarching umbrella for the G20 Framework’s structural agenda".Gurria's remarks to G20 leaders reflected the fact that the focus on structural policies will constitute the principal element of the OECD's contribution to future work on the G20 Framework Strong, Sustainable

19-September-2009

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Reducing greenhouse gas emissions in developed countries

In his remarks to the informal ministerial meeting on climate change, Mr. Gurría underlined that the difficult part is working out what exactly is a “fair share” of GHG mitigation in order to reach a successful agreement in Copenhagen.

18-September-2009

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OECD Conference on the Economics of Climate Change (18 September 2009)

The Conference was an opportunity for high level experts, decision-makers and representatives from civil society to get together and discuss ways to address global climate change mitigation and adaptation issues in a consensual and econo

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18-September-2009

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The economics of climate change mitigation

Climate change is the greatest collective challenge that we have ever faced and the world needs a significant reduction in global emissions from current levels. Many developed countries have already committed to reduce GHG emissions in the near-term, but the targets must be more ambitious. At the COP15 Conference in Copenhagen, we have a unique opportunity to address this threat but many questions still remain without answers,

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