Policy Briefs


  • 31-January-2016

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    Israel Policy Brief: Improving the Effectiveness of Environmental Taxation

    Despite a relatively good performance on several points compared to other countries, there is still scope for improving the effectiveness of Israel’s taxation policy from an environmental perspective.

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  • 1-December-2015

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    Policy Brief: Policy paths for tackling climate change

    Climate change mitigation requires globally, at national levels and locally, and across a range of policy areas. Priorities include widening the scope of carbon markets and investing more in innovative technologies. Efforts to cut emissions need to be stepped up, both in energy-related areas and in sectors like industry, agriculture and waste.

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  • 30-November-2015

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    Brazil Policy Brief: Improving Water Resources Governance

    Brazil has made significant progress in water governance over the past two decades, but the reform is still incomplete to fully reap the economic, social and environmental benefits.

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  • 23-November-2015

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    Policy Brief: Three steps to a low-carbon economy

    Tackling climate change will require action in three key areas. First, we must strengthen carbon pricing and remove fossil fuel subsidies. Second, we must remove barriers to green investment. And third, we must align policies across the economy to leave fossil fuels behind and improve transparency on climate finance.

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  • 30-September-2015

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    Iceland Policy Brief: Protecting the Natural Environment as a Key Asset for Economic Growth

    The rapid development of tourism and energy-intensive industry is exerting increasing pressures on the environmental assets upon which much of Iceland’s growth has been founded.

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  • 11-December-2014

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    Policy Brief: Green growth - Environmental policies and productivity can work together

    As environmental pressures continue to rise, governments throughout the OECD area have not been sitting back. If anything, the stringency of their policy measures has been increasing on the whole, not least to combat pollution and climate change. And as the evidence shows, stringent environmental policies can be introduced without hurting overall productivity.

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  • 30-November-2014

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    India Policy Brief: Improving Water Security

    Faced by a serious and persistent water crisis owing to a growing imbalance of supply and demand, as well as poor water resource management and climate change, India is projected to face severe water stress by 2050.

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  • 30-September-2014

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    Tax benefits from company cars

    Company cars form a large proportion of the car fleet in many countries and are influential in determining the composition of the wider vehicle fleet. When employees provided with a company car use it for personal purposes, personal income tax rules value the benefit in a number of different ways. How accurate these rules are in valuing the benefit has important implications for tax revenue, the environment and other social impacts.

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  • 9-October-2013

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    Climate and carbon: Aligning prices and policies

    This report brings together lessons learned from OECD analysis on carbon pricing and climate policies. A key component of this approach is putting an explicit price on every tonne of CO2 emitted. Explicit pricing instruments, however, may not cover all sources of emissions and will often need to be complemented by other policies that effectively put an implicit price on emissions.

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  • 15-March-2013

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    Policy brief: Database on instruments used for environmental policy and natural resources management

    This database contains information about a large number of environmental policy instruments in both OECD countries and about 20 selected non-OECD countries, including Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, China, India and South Africa.

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