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Since around 2007, the country has been enjoying an “energy renaissance” thanks to its abundant stocks of shale oil and gas. The resurgence in oil and gas production is beginning to create discernible economic impacts and has changed the landscape for natural gas prices in the United States, boosting competitiveness.
Policies that promote green growth need to be founded on a good understanding of the different factors that affect green growth, and appropriate information is needed to monitor progress and measure results.
An efficient transport sector is important for economic development and for the wellbeing of people. However, transport activities can generate various negative environmental impacts. The OECD has carried out several studies to identify instruments and other approaches for reconciling transport and environmental policies.
Key OECD documents on green growth, including the OECD Green Growth Series, recent brochures, and the Towards Green Growth package.
Diesel and gasoline account for around 95% of energy used for road transport in the OECD and for the largest share of revenue from taxes on energy. In 33 out of 34 OECD countries, diesel fuel is taxed at lower rates than gasoline both in terms of energy and carbon content.
Read the blog on Managing expectations in fisheries, the first in a series of posts that the OECD Fisheries division is publishing on the OECD Insights blog to make the concepts and policies of global fisheries policy more accessible.
The Forum is a venue that brings together international experts from member and non member economies to share experiences and explore common policy issues focusing principally on the environmental dimension of sustainable development and its linkages with economic and social policies. Save the date: Global Forum on New perspectives on the food-water-energy nexus in November 2014.
This report focuses on the effects of climate change impacts on economic growth. The analysis finds that the effect of climate change impacts on annual global GDP is projected to increase over time, leading to a global GDP loss of 0.7% to 2.5% by 2060 for the most likely equilibrium climate sensitivity range.
Predicting the properties of chemicals without animal testing, substitution of hazardous substances, the sustainable use of manufactured nanomaterials or integrated pest management are some examples of the way OECD work on chemical safety and biosafety is contributing to green growth.
The OECD report on Climate Change, Water and Agriculture reviews the main linkages between the three as a means to identifying and discussing adaptation strategies for better use and conservation of water resources.