This report examines how land is governed in France. It describes the laws, policies and practices that shape spatial and land-use planning in the country as a whole, and provides a detailed assessment of specific governance arrangements and practices in two metropolitan areas: Clermont-Ferrand, a mid-range urban agglomeration in south-central France; and Nantes Saint-Nazaire, the 6th largest urban agglomeration in the country, located in the north-west. These case studies highlight the trends and challenges faced in each region—such as the need to protect fragile environments from growing peri-urbanisation—and the unique approaches that have been adopted to manage land-use issues across a large number of communes. The report offers recommendations on how to strengthen the capacity and effectiveness of the spatial planning system in order to ensure that land is used in an effective and sustainable way.
There are now 45 Adherents to the 2009 OECD Declaration on Green Growth. Georgia has joined Costa Rica, Colombia, Croatia, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Morocco, Peru, Tunisia, as well as OECD members in having adhered to the Declaration.
This publication provides detailed country notes on Value Added Tax/Goods and Services Tax (VAT/GST) and excise duty rates in OECD member countries.
This annual publication presents detailed country notes and internationally comparable tax data for all OECD countries from 1965 onwards.
OECD Environmental Performance Reviews provide independent assessments of countries’ progress towards their environmental policy objectives. Reviews promote peer learning, enhance government accountability, and provide targeted recommendations aimed at improving countries’ environmental performance, individually and collectively. They are supported by a broad range of economic and environmental data and evidence-based analysis. Each cycle of Environmental Performance Reviews covers all OECD member countries and selected partner countries. The most recent reviews include: Spain (2015), Brazil (2015) and Chile (2016).
This report is the third Environmental Performance Review of France. It evaluates progress towards sustainable development and green growth, with a focus on energy transition and biodiversity.
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Le nombre de jeunes déscolarisés, sans emploi et ne suivant aucune formation (NEETs) reste élevé en France depuis la crise. Cette note met l'accent sur ces jeunes ainsi que les mesures à adopter. Elle comprend également de nombreux indicateurs spécifiques aux jeunes sur la formation de la famille, l'autonomie, le revenu et la pauvreté, la santé et la cohésion sociale.
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This country note provides an environmental tax and carbon pricing profile for France. It shows environmentally related tax revenues, taxes on energy use and effective carbon rates.
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Unemployment in France is finally stabilising but remains high, at 9.9% of the labour force in May 2016. It will slowly continue to decrease in 2017.
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This note presents selected findings based on the set of well-being indicators published in How's Life? 2016?
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France has the 5th highest tax wedge among the 34 OECD member countries in 2015. The country occupied the same position in 2014. The average single worker in France faced a tax wedge of 48.5% in 2015 compared with the OECD average of 35.9%.