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  • 11-June-2008

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    Environmentally Related Taxes and Tradable Permit Systems in Practice

    This document discusses the economic efficiency and practical use of environmentally related taxes, with some differentiation in tax rates, versus tradable permit systems, with some element of grandfathering of permits.

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  • 10-June-2008

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    Ranking Port Cities with High Exposure and Vulnerability to Climate Extremities: Exposure Estimates - Environment Working Paper No. 1

    This working paper investigates how climate change is likely to impact each port city’s exposure to coastal flooding by the 2070s, alongside subsidence and population growth and urbanisation.

  • 10-June-2008

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  • 10-June-2008

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    Water: an Under-Delivered Promise

    In his speech delivered at the Conference of Montreal, Angel Gurría underlined that growing pressures from agriculture, energy production and industries were imperilling our water resources. He affirmed that all countries - OECD and developing countries alike – need to introduce urgently policy reforms and scale-up best practices to avoid dire consequences.

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  • 10-June-2008

    Russian

    Десятая ежегодная встреча Сети по реализации программ природоохранного регулирования Восточной Европы, Кавказа и Центральной Азии (ВЕКЦА)

    Представители регулирующих природоохранных органов и экологические инспекторы из двенадцати стран Восточной Европы, Кавказа и Центральной Азии и их коллеги из стран ОЭСР, НПО и отрасли промышленности соберутся в Ташкенте для обмена опытом и выработки совместных действий в 2008-2011 гг.

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  • 3-June-2008

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    Changing Climate Change: The New Dimension of Economics

    At the opening session of the OECD Forum 2008, Angel Gurría underlined that the overall effectiveness of actions against climate change would be eroded without the participation of all the world’s countries. He added that while the cost of ambitious mitigation policies would be considerably lower than the cost of inaction, they would still not be inexpensive.The OECD can help, through finding least-cost policy instruments designed to

  • 3-June-2008

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    Climate Change: A Matter of Political Will

    In his remarks at the OECD Forum 2008, the OECD Secretary-General reminded the audience that successful efforts to address climate change will depend on various factors, such as getting the numbers right, identifying the most appropriate instruments, striking an all-inclusive global deal for the post-2012 architecture and promoting new policies that foster eco-innovation. But moving forward on all these tracks will depend on another

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  • 30-May-2008

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    Secretary General of the International Transport Forum calls for Low-Carbon Transport System

    The world’s largest transport summit held from 28 – 30 May released its findings, a set of Key Messages, at the conclusion of the three day International Transport Forum.

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  • 29-May-2008

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    Press Conference for the OECD-FAO Agricultural Outlook 2008-2017, remarks by Angel Gurría

    According to the OECD Secretary-General, the current international food crisis is a global challenge and agricultural commodity prices should remain high and grow more volatile in the next decade.

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  • 28-May-2008

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    Economic Aspects of Adaptation to Climate Change: Costs, Benefits and Policy Instruments

    Climate change poses a serious challenge to social and economic development. Efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions need to move hand in hand with policies and incentives to adapt to the impacts of climate change. How much adaptation might cost ...

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