Publications & Documents


  • 22-November-2011

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    Policy Brief: Promoting Technological Innovation to Address Climate Change

    Technological change is undoubtedly one of the keys to ensuring that climate change can be addressed without compromising economic growth. This policy brief provides key messages promoting technological innovation to address climate change.

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  • 27-October-2011

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    Energy Policies of IEA Countries: Greece 2011

    This 2011 review of energy policy in Greece finds that increasing competition and reducing the role of the state in the energy sector should add efficiency and dynamism to the economy.  This, in turn, should help generate self-sustained employment and prosperity for the country.  

    Reforming the electricity and gas markets is an economic and political imperative. In particular, regulatory authorities must be given the

  • 25-October-2011

    English

    Below the water line

    Investing in and managing water and sanitation is a complex challenge. In the context of the Global Forum on Environment this week, OECD looks at the financial realities of funding water infrastructure.

  • 19-October-2011

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    IEA Scoreboard 2011 - Implementing Energy Efficiency Policy: Progress and challenges in IEA member countries

    On the occasion of its 35th Anniversary in 2009, the International Energy Agency published the first edition of the Scoreboard focusing on 35 Key Energy Trends over 35 Years. In parallel, the IEA published Implementing Energy Efficiency Policies: Are IEA Member Countries on Track?. Both publications found that although IEA member countries were making progress in implementing energy efficiency, more work was

  • 4-October-2011

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    Launch of the OECD Inventory of Estimated Budgetary Support and Tax Expenditures Relating to Fossil Fuels

    This Inventory provides reliable and comparable data on support or tax expenditures for fossil fuel production or use in OECD countries. Reforming fossil fuel subsidies can contribute to achieving economic and fiscal objectives, while also tackling environmental problems like climate change.

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  • 29-September-2011

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    Green growth and climate change policies in New Zealand

    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.

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  • 29-September-2011

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    Greener growth in the Belgian federation

    The degradation of the environment due to climate change and pollution can harm living standards and damage growth prospects.

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  • 28-September-2011

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    Invention and Transfer of Environmental Technologies

    Inducing environmental innovation is a significant challenge to policy-makers. Efforts to design public policies that address these issues are motivated by the fact that innovations can allow for improved environmental quality at lower cost.

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  • 16-September-2011

    English, , 2,860kb

    Guidance on Sustainability Impact Assessment (PDF)

    This document offers a general introduction to sustainable impact assessment (SIA). SIA is an approach for exploring the combined economic, environmental and social impacts of a range of proposed policies, programmes, strategies and action plans.

  • 13-September-2011

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    Japan's New Growth Strategy to create demand and jobs

    The New Growth Strategy aims to create demand and jobs through regulatory reform and fiscal measures.

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