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The transition to a greener economy supported by international environmental commitments and national policies will entail structural changes in consumption patterns and industry structures, resulting in a reallocation of resources in and between countries.
- Economic Survey of the Slovak Republic 2010
The degradation of the environment due to climate change and pollution can harm living standards and damage growth prospects.
- Economic Survey of Belgium 2011
New Zealand, as a resource based economy anxious to protect and promote its clean and green image, appropriately sees green growth as a natural direction for future development.
- Economic Survey of New Zealand 2011
The New Growth Strategy aims to create demand and jobs through regulatory reform and fiscal measures.
- Economic Survey of Japan 2011
Developments over the past few years have shown that reforms to address climate change are no less difficult to implement than reforms in other areas, even if the objective of limiting global warming is broadly accepted.
The United Kingdom is likely to reduce emissions by more than its near-term domestic targets and its target under the Kyoto Protocol, outperforming many OECD countries in the latter respect.
- Economic Survey of the United Kingdom 2011
Quoting a joint analysis made by the OECD and the IEA, G20 Leaders committed in September 2009 to “rationalize and phase out over the medium term inefficient fossil fuel subsidies that encourage wasteful consumption”.
Sweden has developed an extensive and sound policy framework to limit greenhouse gas emissions.
- Economic Survey of Sweden 2011
The limits for extraction of natural resources have largely been reached and climate change is expected to continue lowering natural water endowments markedly in future especially in dry areas of the country
OECD’s modelling work supports governments in identifying least-cost policies or policy mixes to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, and assesses the cost and impacts of possible post-2012 international frameworks.