Publications & Documents


  • 8-April-2011

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    Greening Household Behaviour: The Role of Public Policy

    This publication presents the main results and policy implications of an OECD survey of more than 10 000 households in 10 countries. It offers new insight into what policy measures really work, looking at what factors affect people’s behaviour towards the environment.

  • 29-March-2011

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    Green growth and consumer behaviour

    Consumers account for more than 60% of final consumption in the OECD area, and can have a major impact on green growth through their purchasing choices.

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  • 28-March-2011

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    OECD work on Sustainable Development

    This brochure gives an overview of OECD Sustainable Development programmes and initiatives, including key achievements and special initiatives for 2009-2010, and the Annual Meeting of Sustainable Development Experts (AMSDE) Activity Report.

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  • 15-March-2011

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    Better Policies to Support Eco-innovation

    This report reviews policies in OECD countries. It studies selected eco-innovations (e.g. carbon capture and storage, electric vehicles and fuel cells) and explains why policies differ in Canada, France, or Germany.

  • 1-March-2011

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    OECD Observer - Fostering an ecosystem of innovation

    One area where governments have been looking to raise revenues is green taxes. And with good reason. Taxes can provide a clear incentive to reduce environmental damage.

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  • 1-March-2011

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    OECD Observer - Green tax potential

    One area where governments have been looking to raise revenues is green taxes. And with good reason. Taxes can provide a clear incentive to reduce environmental damage.

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  • 1-March-2011

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    Interaction of Policies for Renewable Energy and Climate

    This paper explores the relationships between climate policy and renewable energy policy instruments.

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  • 1-March-2011

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    OECD Observer - New growth doesn't have to cost the earth

    WWF's 2010 Living Planet Report demonstrates that we are currently using 50% more resources than earth can provide. If we allow current trends to continue, by 2030 we will need two planets to support us. It's clear that 'business-as-usual' is not the pathway to a prosperous future.

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  • 1-March-2011

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    OECD Observer - 50 years of reconciling the economy, nature and society

    The OECD's capacity for change, inspired more by professional pathfinding than by politics, has transformed it into a multi-disciplinary policy innovator that can continue to build signposts for the future.

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  • 1-March-2011

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    OECD Observer - City Growth

    There is growth potential in agriculture, and not just in the countryside. In fact, encouraging large-scale urbal agriculture would plant the seeds of new growth and improve people's lives as well.

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