• 30-May-2014


    Database on instruments used for environmental policy

    This database provides information on environmentally related taxes, fees and charges, tradable permit systems, deposit refund systems, environmentally motivated subsidies and voluntary approaches used in environmental policy in OECD member countries and a number of other countries. Developed in co-operation between the OECD and the European Environment Agency.

  • 8-October-2013


    The Political Economy of British Columbia's Carbon Tax - Environment Working Paper No. 63

    This paper reviews the political economy of the Canadian province of British Columbia (BC) tax in three periods: its origins, its survival in the face of political backlash, and its longer-term prospects. The BC launched North America’s first revenue-neutral carbon tax reform. The tax, applied to all combustion sources of fossil fuels, was introduced at a rate of CAD 10 per tonne of CO2.

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  • 9-juin-2009


    Du gris au vert : vers un avenir sobre en carbone

    S'exprimant à l'occasion du Forum économique international des Amériques, M. Gurría a affirmé que la crise économique ne devait pas servir de prétexte pour reporter la mise en place de mesures ambitieuses face au changement climatique et aux autres défis environnementaux mais être envisagée, au contraire, comme un tremplin vers une économie mondiale plus verte et durable. Selon le Secrétaire général, un changement fondamental semble

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  • 10-June-2008


    Water: an Under-Delivered Promise

    In his speech delivered at the Conference of Montreal, Angel Gurría underlined that growing pressures from agriculture, energy production and industries were imperilling our water resources. He affirmed that all countries - OECD and developing countries alike – need to introduce urgently policy reforms and scale-up best practices to avoid dire consequences.