This review of recent policy-relevant findings from the environmental health literature was prepared by Alistair Hunt and Julia Ferguson, University of Bath, UK.
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Getting the tax treatment of tradable permits “right” is important not only for achieving environmental objectives, but also for the integrity of tax systems. This flyer describes work OECD currently is doing on this issue.
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Solving the world’s environmental problems could take a significant toll on economic growth. Innovation – the creation and adoption of new, cleaner technologies and know-how –provides a means to achieve local and global environmental goals at lower costs.
This working paper offers the first empirical assessment of the linkages between microfinance supported activities and adaptation to climate change.
The paper discusses the impacts of policies applied over the last decades in the water sector in Israel on technological innovation and on the environment.
During a workshop on climate change organised by the European Union, Mr Gurría reminded that "far from perfect, the Copenhagen Accord is a hard-fought political agreement". He added that the world now needs to find an ambitious and legally-binding global agreement on climate change in Mexico and that the EU should continue to play a leading role for the negotiations.
This meeting took place on 28-29 January 2010. The main objective was to attract stakeholders, EECCA policy-makers, to good practices that can help countries assess and improve legal and institutional frameworks for PSP in the water and sanitation sector.
This paper studies the impacts of motor vehicle fuel taxes and mandatory fuel efficiency standards on relevant car-related innovation activity in selected car-producing countries.
This document is intended to be what might be called ‘a think-piece with empirical and case study evidence’ on environmental and eco-innovation for the OECD project on "Taxation, Innovation and the Environment".
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Patent search strategy for the identification of selected ‘environmental’ technologies developed as part of the OECD project on "Environmental Policy and Technological Innovation”