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The OECD Global Forum on Environment on "Towards Quantifying the Links Between Environment and Economic Growth" will be held on 24-25 October 2016 at the OECD Conference Centre, Paris.

The objectives of the Global Forum are to provide a platform for policy experts, academics and government officials from OECD and developing countries to explore how a well-managed natural environment can contribute to economic growth and how such an effective and efficient regulatory system can be designed. The Forum is organised across three themes: how economic growth affects the environment; how environmental degradation affects economic growth; and how environmental policies can help to make the most out of environmental protection and economic growth.


Environment and trade: Do environmental policies affect trade and competitiveness?

Stringent environmental policies are often argued to harm competitiveness and push industrial activity to so-called Pollution Havens. This OECD working paper addresses the question of environmental policies and competitiveness from the perspective of the growing importance of global value chains.

How stringent are environmental policies?

This webpage provides detailed information on the Environmental Policy Stringency (EPS) indicator developed by the OECD. Comparisons among countries for the period 1990-2012 are available.



Do environmental policies matter for productivity growth?

This study identifies and analyses some key challenges that OECD and partner economies may face over the coming 50 years if underlying global trends relating to growth, trade, inequality and environmental pressures prevail.