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The note was commissioned in the context of the preparation of the OECD Global Forum on Environment focused on eco-innovation, 4-5 November, 2009, Paris.
Widespread drought, falling agricultural production and rising sea levels are just some of the devastating effects of climate change graphically illustrated in a new map produced by UK government’s Meteorological Office.
As we begin to see signs of economic recovery, policy debates are focusing on what kind of a post-crisis global economy we want. And the answer is “green”, according to the OECD Secretary-General.
This meeting was held on 15-16 October 2009 in Paris. The main purpose of the meeting was to discuss the progress in the implementation of the EAP Task Force's Programme of Work.
After a year of pain and pessimism, we are starting to see signs of an economic recovery. Green shoots are sprouting. Governments' bold economic and financial actions of over the past year are beginning to take effect. But we are not out of the woods yet...
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
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.
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.
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.
- Incentives for CO2 Emission Reductions in Current Motor Vehicle Taxes
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