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This book explores the interface between environmental and social elements of water pricing policies in OECD countries.
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Report prepared by the OECD Secretariat on the basis of member country replies to the 2002 questionnaire on environmental protection expenditure and revenues, jointly operated by the OECD and the Statistical Office of the European Communities (Eurostat).
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Tradable permits are rarely introduced alone, but are instead usually implemented with other policies such as regulations and taxes. This report examines the interactions between tradable permits and other policies, and sets out conditions under which it is preferable to use them in combination.
OECD has released the publication, which presents a fresh approach for addressing the financial issues associated with development of investment-heavy environmental infrastructure, such as urban water supply, wastewater collection and treatment a...
This paper gives an overview of issues and policy options concerning competitiveness and environmentally related taxes, and offers some suggestions on further research needs.
English, , 247kb
A fresh approach to matching the costs of meeting environmental goals with the available resourcesAn important obstacle to achieving environmental goals in many coun-tries has been the failure to adequately address the associated finan-cial issue...
Arresting the decline of biodiversity in species and ecosystems is a major objective of environmental policy. Recognising this, OECD Environment Ministers stressed the need for incentive measures to protect biodiversity, including the creation an...
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This paper summarises some of the main conclusions and recommendations arising from work on environmental finance issues prepared for the Kiev “Environment for Europe” Ministerial Conference. It focuses mainly on the experience in EU accession and EECCA countries and, where possible, on the situation in south-east Europe (SEE). The paper analyses domestic environmental expenditures and international commitments; it does not examine
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Economic growth has been recorded during the last couple of years in the transition economies of Eastern Europe, Caucasus and Central Asia (EECCA). Thus, Environmental Enforcement Authorities are being challenged to prevent and control environmental pollution and degradation during the period of economic recovery and production upturn.
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Policy makers in EECCA countries have much less economic and financial information to support environmental management than their counterparts in CEE or OECD countries. The investment and operational costs of meeting environmental objectives are rarely ex-ante calculated in a robust way and used in policy development. Data on environmental expenditures are not collected according to internationally acknowledged methodologies and