Publications & Documents


  • 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.

  • 16-September-2011

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    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.

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  • 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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  • 12-September-2011

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    Is green growth just a fantasy? Knowledge, innovation and the promise of a better life for all

    This post from the OECD Insights Blog discusses OECD's new study, "Fostering Innovation for Green Growth" and what governments can do to promote innovation and specific issues such as green innovation.

  • 7-September-2011

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    The political economy of climate change mitigation policies: how to build a constituency to address global warming?

    Developments over the past few years have shown that reforms to address climate change are no less difficult to implement than reforms in other areas, even if the objective of limiting global warming is broadly accepted.

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  • 18-August-2011

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    UNITED KINGDOM: Climate-change policy

    The United Kingdom is likely to reduce emissions by more than its near-term domestic targets and its target under the Kyoto Protocol, outperforming many OECD countries in the latter respect.

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  • 16-August-2011

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    Back to school

    Work hard at school, get a good education and you can get a good job – the familiar mantra of parents the world over. But is it still true at a time of shrinking government budgets and ballooning unemployment figures? And if so, what kind of education is best?

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  • 16-August-2011

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    Cool, clean water

    Without water we cannot survive. Yet billions of people still live without access to stable supplies of clean water, and a growing world population will put increasing pressure on this finite resource in years to come. How can we make better use of this precious commodity?

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  • 26-July-2011

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    Greening growth

    Growing one’s economy AND protecting the environment. They’re not mutually exclusive. In fact, green and growth go together. If you have never had electricity, solar power offers growth and green, for example. But what will it take to make green growth happen for everyone?

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  • 15-July-2011

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    Energy Policies of IEA Countries: Hungary 2011

    The International Energy Agency's 2011 review of Hungary's energy policies and programmes. The review finds that regional co-operation is a vital element of Hungary's energy market and energy security policy. Hungary, which shares borders with seven countries, is well placed to improve regional energy security by catalysing the development of closely integrated regional markets for electricity and natural gas.

    A country strongly

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