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9-December-2014

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Green growth and countries

There are now 42 signatories to the OECD Declaration on Green Growth. Lithuania has joined Costa Rica, Colombia, Croatia, Latvia, Morocco, Tunisia, as well as OECD members in having adhered to the declaration. Latest reports are now available on Slovak Republic, Slovenia and Korea.

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9-December-2014

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Green growth indicators

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.

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9-December-2014

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The indicators of the economic burdens of environmental policy design – results from the OECD questionnaire

Environmental policies seek to address market failures related to the protection of the environment. However, they may also increase barriers to entry and distort competition. If stringent environmental policies can be designed in a way that minimises such economic burdens, they can facilitate the achievement of economic and environmental goals and a cleaner growth model.

9-December-2014

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Do environmental policies matter for productivity growth? Insights from new cross-country measures of environmental policies

Environmental policies address wellbeing and sustainability objectives, affecting firm and household behaviour. A newly developed, cross-country composite proxy of environmental policy stringency (EPS) shows that stringency has been increasing across OECD countries over the past two decades.

9-December-2014

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Empirical evidence on the effects of environmental policy stringency on productivity growth

This paper investigates the impact of changes in the stringency of environmental policies on productivity growth in OECD countries. Using a new environmental policy stringency (EPS) index, it estimates a reduced-form model of multi-factor productivity growth, where the effect of countries' environmental policies varies with pollution intensity of the industry and technological advancement.

9-December-2014

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Measuring environmental policy stringency in OECD countries - a composite index approach

Cross-country analysis of the economic effects of environmental policies is limited by the lack of reliable, comparable measures of the stringency of environmental policies. This paper attempts to fill this gap, by constructing new quantitative indexes of environmental policy stringency (EPS).

5-December-2014

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OECD Statistics on External Development Finance Targeting Environmental Objectives Including the Rio Conventions

Statistics on external development finance extended with the purpose of assisting developing countries in the implementation of the three Rio Conventions.

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2-December-2014

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Investment for green growth

Making investment and environment policy goals mutually supportive creates both challenges and opportunities for governments and other stakeholders. The OECD analyses key issues of the relationship between investment and environment to help policy makers address these challenges and opportunities.

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2-December-2014

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Overcoming barriers to international investment in clean energy*

This project aims to take stock of policy measures that may distort international competition and hamper international investment in renewable energy.

2-December-2014

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Business Sweden Economic Forum: Strengthening Competitiveness and Building a Green Economy

Green is not only compatible with growth; green is a source of growth. Sweden was one of the first countries to understand this and showed tremendous leadership when it introduced the world’s first carbon tax in 1991, amidst the economic crisis. Yet there is so much more that can be done to foster a fast transition to a low-carbon world whilst creating the competitive economies of the future.

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