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This book provides a comprehensive discussion of these issues and of recent research on the environmental and economic impacts of applying environmentally related taxes.
At a time when agriculture is no longer the dominant sector in rural economies in OECD countries, this study examines the advantages of developing coherence between agricultural and rural development policies.
Recommends that Member countries take effective measures to ensure that public environmental expenditure programmes are environmentally effective, economically efficient and managed in accordance with sound principles of public expenditure management.
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All countries should have national sustainable development strategies in place, but many still lack strategies and others fall short of good practices in terms of long-term perspectives, integrated government approaches, consultation with stakeholders, realistic targets, etc.
English, , 756kb
This annual report contains the review of 2005 OECD activities and studies relating to sustainable development. Although cross-cutting work is increasing, the OECD could do more to integrate the three pillars of sustainable development – economic, environmental and social – in its analyses.
These proceedings present an overview of approaches for assessing subsidies and associated taxes and look at country experiences in reforming subsidies in agriculture, fisheries, industry and transport.
This study advises policy makers on how to use market mechanism instruments (such as transferable access rights and individual transferable quotas) in fisheries management.
English, , 1,156kb
Excerpt from the DAC Guidelines and References Series: Environmental Fiscal Reform for Poverty Reduction, OECD/DAC, 2005
The report proposes an in-depth analysis of the main methodological difficulties associated with estimating the social value of a reduction in risk to children. It also underlines key policy implications and inputs for further research.
This document discusses the Design for Environment impacts of Extended Producer Responsibility policies.