This report is the first OECD review of South Africa’s environmental performance. It has been carried out as part of the OECD dialogue with South Africa as Key Partner. The report evaluates South Africa's progress towards sustainable development and green growth, with a focus on policies that provide incentives to protect South Africa's exceptionally rich biodiversity and promote more effective and efficient environmental management across different levels of public administration.
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Enormous investments are required to transition towards green growth. Government policy action is often needed to unlock private investment in support of green growth. Lack of clarity and consistency in government commitments to environmental and climate policy is a key barrier. In addition, barriers to international trade and investment hamper green investment.
This paper reviews the empirical evidence on the link between environmental policy stringency and productivity growth, and the various channels through which such effects can take place.
As Mexico seeks to boost economic growth, pressures on its natural resources and environmental outcomes may intensify, jeopardizing the sustainability of that growth and the well-being of the population.
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Headlines: 2013 Green Growth and Sustainable Development Forum: How to Unlock Investment in Support of Green Growth?; OECD Economic Survey: China 2013,Green Growth in Emerging and Developing Asia, Urban Green Growth in Dynamic Asia, IEA Southeast Asia Energy Outlook; UNFCCC COP19; Carbon Pricing: The Cornerstone of Climate Policy; OECD LEED-GIZ Workshop on Enabling Green and Inclusive Markets Through Green Skills Development.
This report looks at the issue of tax crime in the fisheries sector, including frauds over taxes on profit and earnings, customs duties, VAT and social security, with examples from real cases.
Environmental goods and services are now a bigger driver of Austria’s economy and job market than traditionally strong sectors like tourism and construction, thanks to the government’s policy of subsidising green investments, a new OECD report shows.
This report is the third OECD review of Austria’s environmental performance. The report evaluates Austria's progress towards sustainable development and green growth, with a focus on chemicals management and climate change adaptation.
The value of fishery resources lies in its ability to support public goals and objectives. If the fishery is expected to support economic, social and environmental objectives, it is important for fishery managers to recognise the primacy of these goals even if stock management remains their principle task. This handbook discusses the role of objectives and how to carry out an effective policy design and implementation process.
Carbon taxes and emission trading systems are the most cost-effective means of reducing CO2 emissions, and should be at the centre of government efforts to tackle climate change,according to a new OECD study.