The Organisation's governing body, the Council, has the power to adopt legal instruments, usually referred to as "the OECD Acts". These Acts are the result of the substantive work carried out in the Organisation's Committees.
Recommends that, in establishing or reviewing their policies for communication technologies and the environment, Members take due account of and implement the principles, which provide a general framework for enhancing the contribution of ICTs to improving environmental performance.
Like any other policy, environmental policies should be carefully assessed both prior to their implementation and after they have been in place for some time.
This report links the introduction of the Swedish NOx charge to technology adoption and development of mitigation technology.
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.
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.
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".
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 working paper develops a conceptual framework to shed some light on this difficult debate. Competitiveness impacts of environmental policies may derive from the policy itself, or from the improvements of the environmental performance that derives from the policy.