Publications & Documents


  • 10-August-2010

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    Plan or React? Analysis of Adaptation Costs and Benefits Using Integrated Assessment Models - Environment Working Paper No. 23

    This working paper examines adaptation and mitigation within an integrated framework and presents the first inter-model comparison of results on adaptation costs.

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  • 9-August-2010

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    Costs, Revenues and Effectiveness of the Copenhagen Accord Emission Pledges for 2010 - Environment Working Paper No. 22

    Many countries have pledged targets or actions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. This working paper examines the costs and effectiveness of these pledges, using the OECD’s ENV-Linkages computable general equilibrium model.

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  • 9-August-2010

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    Water - The right price can encourage efficiency and investment

    Climate change and over-use of water will mean that nearly one in every two people will live in water-stressed areas by 2030. Households, industry and agriculture will increasingly compete for water, leaving little to sustain ecosystems.

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  • 5-August-2010

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    Towards Global Carbon Pricing: Direct and Indirect Linking of Carbon Markets - Environment Working Paper No. 20

    Emissions trading systems (ETS) can play a major role in a cost-effective climate policy framework. This working paper shows that the potential gains to be reaped are so large, that substantial efforts in this domain are warranted.

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  • 5-August-2010

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    Buying and Cancelling Allowances as an Alternative to Offsets for the Voluntary Market: A Preliminary Review of Issues and Options - Environment Working Paper No. 21

    This working paper explores scenarios under which, as an alternative to offsets, voluntary buyers could instead buy and cancel allowances from compliance markets.

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  • 4-August-2010

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    Voluntary Carbon Markets: How can they serve climate policies - Environment Working Paper No. 19

    This working paper aims to examine how voluntary carbon markets can provide a valuable contribution to strengthening domestic and international climate policies.

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  • 15-July-2010

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    Climate policy and technological innovation and transfer: an overview of trends and recent empirical results

    Technological innovation can lower the cost of achieving environmental objectives. As such, understanding the linkages between environmental policy and technological innovation in achieving environmental objectives is important.

  • 8-July-2010

    English

    Integrating climate change adaptation into development planning: A practice-oriented training based on the OECD Policy Guidance

    Links to the training package to accompany the training sessions organised by the OECD Climate Change Task Team.

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  • 29-June-2010

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  • 29-June-2010

    English

    Key principles, tools and approaches to improve mid-term budget planning for water supply and sanitation in EECCA

    Recent work in Moldova and the Kyrgyz Republic proved that addressing this general challenge requires different tools and actions and different levels of effort, depending on country-specific situation.

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