Since the last OECD environmental performance review of Ireland in 2000, environmental policies have been improved, environmental institutions strengthened, and significant investments made in environmentally-related infrastructure. However, important challenges remain, such as strengthening efforts to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions and ensuring a better financial viability of water use, warned the OECD Secretary-General.
Analysis and case studies of Regional Fisheries Management Organisations (RFMOs), who deal with management of sea resources and issues such as conservation of bluefin tuna and Atlantic tuna.
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This study examines the diverse evaluation approaches which have been developed to assess the impact of agricultural policies and policy reform on rural development, with particular reference to the diversity of situations across OECD countries and the various reforms underway.
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The note was commissioned in the context of the preparation of the OECD Global Forum on Environment focused on eco-innovation, 4-5 November, 2009, Paris.
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Analysis of policies and other factors that influence the conversion, or preservation, of farmland in OECD countries, using three broad spatial zone categories to show how policy effects can vary with geography.
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A synthesis of three studies on: The role of agriculture and farm households in rural economies; Methods to monitor and evaluate the impacts of agricultural policies on rural development; Farmland conversion.
After a year of pain and pessimism, we are starting to see signs of an economic recovery. Green shoots are sprouting. Governments' bold economic and financial actions of over the past year are beginning to take effect. But we are not out of the woods yet...
This paper addresses the scope for CO2-based differentiation in motor vehicle taxes, both under conditions of equilibrium and in the context of the current global recession.
This contributes to the OECD project on "Taxation, Innovation and the Environment". It presents an econometric study of impacts of the Climate Change Levy in the United Kingdom on fuel use and innovation.
This paper provides a survey of taxes on motor vehicles currently applied in OECD member-countries and the extent to which these taxes are structured to provide incentives for the purchase and use of vehicles that are thought likely to yield a lower level of CO2 emissions.