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  • 11-June-2008


    Environmentally Related Taxes and Tradable Permit Systems in Practice

    This document discusses the economic efficiency and practical use of environmentally related taxes, with some differentiation in tax rates, versus tradable permit systems, with some element of grandfathering of permits.

  • 3-June-2008


    Climate Change: A Matter of Political Will

    In his remarks at the OECD Forum 2008, the OECD Secretary-General reminded the audience that successful efforts to address climate change will depend on various factors, such as getting the numbers right, identifying the most appropriate instruments, striking an all-inclusive global deal for the post-2012 architecture and promoting new policies that foster eco-innovation. But moving forward on all these tracks will depend on another

  • 24-May-2008


    Resource productivity and the "3Rs"

    In his speech delivered at the G8 Environment Ministers Meeting 2008, Angel Gurría discussed how promoting resource productivity and the 3Rs (reduce, reuse, recycle) can protect the environment while sustaining growth and prosperity.

  • 29-April-2008

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    An OECD Framework for Effective and Efficient Environmental Policies: Full Report

    The objective of the Framework is to encourage policy-makers to ask appropriate questions about their environment-related policies and institutions (including the integration of environmental concerns in other policy fields), as a way of moving toward more effective and efficient (i.e. integrated) outcomes over time.

  • 5-mars-2008


    Lancement officiel de l'édition 2008 des Perspectives de l'environnement de l'OCDE

    A l'occasion du lancement officiel de ce rapport à Oslo, à l'invitation du Premier ministre de Norvège Jens Stoltenberg, le Secrétaire général de l'OCDE a rappelé que des solutions aux défis environnementaux sont disponibles.

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  • 12-December-2007


    The Economics of Climate Change: The Fierce Urgency of Now

    In his speech, Mr. Gurría presented the climate change policies that should be put into place to limit further deterioration. Answering the crucial question "who pays for it", he noted that the countries who provoked climate change have a greater capacity to pay than those who joined the group of large emitters more recently.

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  • 2-juillet-2007


    Analyse coûts-avantages et environnement, Développements récents

    Cet ouvrage présente une évaluation approfondie des développements conceptuels et méthodologiques dans le domaine de l’analyse coûts-avantages et de l’environnement en utilisant un étalon de mesure monétaire commun.

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  • 16-April-2007


    Greener Public Purchasing

    Public procurement, or the purchase of goods and services using public funds, covers a range of sectors where environmental issues are important, from the construction of highways and buildings to the supply of power, water and sanitation services and the use of vehicles.

  • 16-avril-2007


    Improving the Environmental Performance of Public Procurement: Report on Implementation of the Council Recommendation

    This report reviews and assesses the extent of the implementation of green public procurement policies in OECD member countries.

  • 29-March-2007


    Instrument mixes addressing emissions to air of mercury

    This document presents case studies of instrument mixes used to address emissions to air of mercury in Norway, Sweden and the United States.

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