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  • 28-February-2005


    The United Kingdom Climate Change Levy: A Study in Political Economy

    This document, prepared by Prof. David Pearce, assesses the political economy of the UK Climate Change Levy. The levy has contributed to the UK climate change targets. It may well have fared better than some regulations, but whether it has done better than a pure carbon tax is debatable.

  • 27-January-2005


    Die Gunst der Stunde: Die Überwindung der Hindernisse bei der Einführung der Leistungsabhängigen Schwerverkehrsabgabe in der Schweiz

    Dieser Bericht ueber die Ueberwindung von politischen Hindernissen bei der Einführung der Leistungsabhängigen Schwerverkehrsabgabe in der Schweiz wurde erstellt von Ueli Balmer vom schweizer Bundesamt fuer Raumenentwicklung.

  • 24-January-2005


    The Window of Opportunity: How the Obstacles to the Introduction of the Swiss Heavy Goods Vehicle Fee have been Overcome

    This document, prepared by Ueli Balmer, assesses the political economy of the implementation of the distance-related fee for heavy goods vehicles in Switzerland. Due to the new fee, and a higher weight limit, heavy goods transport on the road has become much more efficient.

  • 24-January-2005


    Manure Policy and MINAS: Regulating Nitrogen and Phosphorus Surpluses in Agriculture of The Netherlands

    This document, prepared by Prof. Oene Oenema and Paul B.M. Berentsen, assesses the political economy of the implementation of the ‘minerals accounting system’ MINAS in the Netherlands. While the system contributed to some environmental improvements, the costs of its implementation were rather high.

  • 3-June-2004

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    Environment and Employment: An Assessment

    Drawing on previous work (OECD, 1997), this synthesis report on Environment and Employment expands the analysis with a particular emphasis on the economy-wide employment impacts of environmental policies in general, and of climate change policies in particular. The main objectives are to update information on employment in environmentally-related sectors in OECD Member countries; examine the contribution of environment-related local

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  • 17-May-2004


    Tradeable Permits: Policy Evaluation, Design and Reform

    This publication brings together the reports presented at the 2003 OECD workshop on Ex-Post Evaluation of Tradeable Permits and reviews the recent secondary literature on the evaluation of tradeable permits and policy evaluation.

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  • 12-March-2004

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  • 5-September-2003


    Environmentally Harmful Subsidies: Policy Issues and Challenges

    Proceedings of the OECD Workshop on Environmentally Harmful Subsidies held on 7-8 November 2002. For the first time, experts from government and international organisations, academics, researchers and civil society took stock of and shared knowledge of subsidies and their environmental impacts, in the context of such diverse areas as agriculture, fisheries, energy, industry, transport, forestry and water resources.

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  • 7-July-2003

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    The Use of Tradable Permits in Combination with Other Environmental Policy Instruments

    Tradable permits are rarely introduced alone, but are instead usually implemented with other policies such as regulations and taxes. This report examines the interactions between tradable permits and other policies, and sets out conditions under which it is preferable to use them in combination.

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