Publications & Documents


  • 7-April-2017

    English

    OECD environmental data and indicators

    Where to find OECD environmental data? As international concern about global environment and sustainable development becomes more pressing, government, business and the public all need reliable and harmonised data on the environment.

  • 31-March-2017

    English

    Household Consumption (EPIC)

    A ground-breaking OECD survey offers insights to policy-makers on the factors that influence household behaviour towards the environment. It provides answers to the key question: How can the impact of policies encouraging greener behaviour be heightened? It also provides a deeper understanding of behavioural responses to measures and how these may differ across households and regions.

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  • 30-March-2017

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    Green Growth Indicators

    Green growth is about fostering economic growth and development while ensuring that natural assets continue to provide the resources and environmental services on which our well-being relies. Governments need indicators that can raise awareness, measure progress and identify potential opportunities and risks.

  • 30-March-2017

    English

    Forthcoming Environmental Performance Reviews

    Launching an environmental review is a process of comprehensive research and analytical effort, that usually takes a year and a half. Find out more about the current work in progress for Switzerland, Canada, Czech Republic, Hungary and Canada.

  • 23-March-2017

    English

    Foreign Direct Investment and The Pollution Haven Hypothesis – Evidence from Listed Firms

    Business has often been arguing against the introduction of a carbon tax because it would induce a pollution haven effect – reducing the competitiveness of domestic production and shifting both production and emissions to countries where fossil fuels are cheaper.

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  • 23-March-2017

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    Energy prices, environmental policies and investment - evidence from listed firms

    The 2°C (or less) limit on global warming agreed at the UN Climate Change Conference of 2015 in Paris effectively implies that manufacturing industries in developed countries have to undertake significant investments, in particular in more energy efficient production technology.

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  • 22-March-2017

    English

    Diffuse Pollution, Degraded Waters - Emerging Policy Solutions

    After decades of regulation and investment to reduce point source water pollution, OECD countries still face water quality challenges (e.g. eutrophication) from diffuse agricultural and urban sources of pollution, that is disperse pollution from surface runoff, soil filtration and atmospheric deposition. The relative lack of progress reflects the complexities of controlling multiple pollutants from multiple sources, their high spatial and temporal variability, associated transactions costs, and limited political acceptability of regulatory measures. This report outlines the water quality challenges facing OECD countries today, presents a range of policy instruments and innovative case studies of diffuse pollution control, and concludes with an integrated policy framework to tackle diffuse water pollution. An optimal approach will likely entail a mix of policy interventions reflecting the basic OECD principles of water quality management – pollution prevention, treatment at source, the polluter pays and beneficiary pays principles, equity, and policy coherence.

  • 16-March-2017

    English

    Korea needs to put green growth vision into action

    Korea has improved access to environmental services and become a world leader in climate change mitigation technology.

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  • 15-March-2017

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    The costs and benefits of regulating chemicals

    The SACAME project supports the socio-economic analysis of chemicals by allowing a better quantification and monetisation of health- and environmental impacts. This research, funded by the European commission, builds on the OECD's work on quantifying the social costs of environmental externalities, particulary in recent years on the costs of air pollution.

  • 8-March-2017

    English

    Webinar: Behavioural Insights - Changing Human Behaviour for Green Growth

    The GGKP held a webinar on 8 March to explore evidence-based research on how behavioural science can further resource efficiency and sustainable consumption. Watch the webinar recording.

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