Working Papers


  • 30-March-2015

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    Environment Working Papers

    This series is designed to make available to a wider readership selected studies on environmental issues related to climate change, country environmental performance, environmental-economic modelling, environmental innovation, environmental taxes and green investment. Latest releases on climate finance, climate change adaptation/mitigation, energy subsidy reforms, greening household behaviour, water and innovation.

  • 27-March-2015

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    Modelling of distribution impacts of energy subsidy reforms: An illusation with Indonesia - Environment Working Paper

    This report develops an analytical framework that assesses the macroeconomic, environmental and distributional consequences of energy subsidy reforms. The framework is applied to the case of Indonesia to study the consequences in this country of a gradual phase out of all energy consumption subsidies between 2012 and 2020.

  • 4-March-2015

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    Estimating Mobilised Private Climate Finance: Methodological Approaches, Options and Trade-offs - Environment Working Paper

    Quantifying the effect of public interventions aimed at mobilising private finance for climate activities is technically complex and challenging. As a step towards addressing this complexity, the report presents a framework of key decision points for estimating publicly mobilised private finance.

  • 24-February-2015

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    Land Transport and How to Unlock Investment in Support of "Green Growth" - Green Growth Paper

    "Green growth" and transport combines several different concepts that are central to sustainable mobility, including sustainable economic activity, reduced environmental impact and sustained growth in high quality jobs.

  • 18-February-2015

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    Invention and International Diffusion of Water Conservation and Availability Technologies: Evidence from Patent Data - Environment Working Paper

    This paper identifies over 50 000 patents filed worldwide in water-related adaptation technologies between 1990 and 2010, distinguishing between those related to water availability and water conservation technologies. It also analyses the innovation activity, including inventive activity by country and technology, international collaboration in technology development, and international diffusion of such water-related technologies.

  • 13-February-2015

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    The Benefits of International Co-authorship in Scientific Papers: the Case of Wind Energy Technologies - Environment Working Paper

    This paper presents an analysis of the effect of international co-authorship of scientific publications on patenting in wind energy technologies. It is found that the number of scientific publications co-authored by researchers in OECD countries has a positive and very significant impact on the number of wind energy innovations patented in OECD countries.

  • 12-February-2015

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    Public Interventions and Private Climate Finance Flows: Empirical Evidence from Renewable Energy Financing - Environment Working Paper

    This study uses a unique dataset of investment flows to analyse the role of two categories of public interventions (finance and policies) in mobilising flows of private climate finance worldwide and in the more specific context of flows to and in developing countries. The objectives are threefold. Find out more.

  • 5-January-2015

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    Working Papers on greening household behaviour

    Latest Environment Working Papers on greening household behaviour: overview of results from econometric analysis and policy implications; energy; food; transport; waste; and water.

  • 17-December-2014

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    Greening Household Behaviour: A Review for Policy Makers - Environment Policy Paper No. 3

    Personal behaviour and choices in daily life, from what we eat to how we get to work or heat our homes, have a significant – and growing – effect on the environment. But why are some households greener than others? And what factors motivate green household choices? Answering these questions is vital for helping governments design and target policies that promote "greener" behaviour.

  • 11-December-2014

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    Greening Household Behaviour and Transport - Environment Working Paper No. 77

    This report focuses on personal transport choices. It presents the results of follow-up analysis of the 2011 OECD Survey on Environmental Policy and Individual Behaviour Change (EPIC) survey where econometric techniques are applied.

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