Estonia has the most carbon-intensive and the third most energy-intensive economy in the OECD, with pockets of very high pollution. Transitioning to a low-carbon and resource-efficient economy will require significant investment.Read more
New estimates provide evidence that concerns about the effect of energy prices on manufacturing offshoring are overstated.Read more
Over the last decade, Poland has significantly upgraded its infrastructure network, and public investment has risen rapidly. However, bottlenecks still weigh on productivity growth and environmental and health outcomes, and the perceived quality of transport and energy infrastructure remains lower than in most OECD countries.Read more
New estimates provide evidence that concerns about the effect of energy prices on manufacturing offshoring are overstated. Our simulation shows that the introduction of a significant carbon price would not have a major effect on delocalisation of domestic manufacturing activity. Our estimates are based on firms in 23 OECD countries for the period 1995-2011.
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The OECD is undertaking a major project on the economic growth and investment implications of the transition to a low-carbon, climate resilient economy in the context of the German G20 Presidency.
The OECD Global Forum on Environment on "Towards Quantifying the Links Between Environment and Economic Growth" took place on 24-25 October 2016 at the OECD Conference Centre, Paris.