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Environment Ministers or their representatives from the 30 OECD countries met in Paris today. They adopted the "OECD Environmental Strategy for the First Decade of the 21st Century", committing to specific national actions over the next ten years...
This guidance manual represents one means to inform national governments about the potential benefits and costs associated with EPR.
The Committee on Fiscal Affairs and the Environment Policy Committee launched a series of Joint Meetings of Tax and Environment Experts in 1999. One part of the mandate of these meetings was to monitor developments and contribute, where appropriate, to tax aspects of the follow-up to the Kyoto Protocol to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. As a contribution to this work, it was decided to undertake a study of
The Working Party on Pollution Prevention and Control OECD Joint Workshop on Extended Producer Responsibility and Waste Minimisation Policy in Support of Environmental Sustainability Paris, 4-7 May 1999
The impact of a given change in taxation on the environment will to a large extent depend on the relevant price elasticities. The present report provides an overview of available estimates of own-price elasticities regarding energy and transport.
The Committee on Fiscal Affairs and the Environment Policy Committee launched a series of Joint Meetings of Tax and Environment Experts in 1999. One part of the mandate of these meetings was to monitor green tax reform in OECD member countries. As a contribution to this work, it was decided to undertake a study of OECD country experience with green tax reform. The issue of the environment employment “double dividend” is of particular
Following an internal seminar with participation of staff from various OECD Directorates (ENV, ECO, DELSA, TDS), the Environment Directorate organised an OECD Seminar on the Social Environment Interface, on September 22-24, 1999.
Environmental permits have played a major role in improving industry's environmental performance across the last few decades. Because they adopt a precautionary approach during the setting of environmental requirements, permitting strategies have...
This survey report gives priorities to the review of traditional pollution control agreements as they have proven record of implementation over more than thirty years. A review of the new approach based on voluntary action plans is made in a parallel report of the case study for Japan.
This report was prepared by Mr. Hidefumi Imura, professor at the Institute of Environmental Systems, Kyushu University (Japan), in the context of the OECD survey on the use of voluntary approaches in environmental policy.