Working Papers


  • 24-February-2015

    English

    Land Transport and How to Unlock Investment in Support of "Green Growth" - Green Growth Paper

    "Green growth" and transport combines several different concepts that are central to sustainable mobility, including sustainable economic activity, reduced environmental impact and sustained growth in high quality jobs.

  • 18-February-2015

    English

    Invention and International Diffusion of Water Conservation and Availability Technologies: Evidence from Patent Data - Environment Working Paper

    This paper identifies over 50 000 patents filed worldwide in water-related adaptation technologies between 1990 and 2010, distinguishing between those related to water availability and water conservation technologies. It also analyses the innovation activity, including inventive activity by country and technology, international collaboration in technology development, and international diffusion of such water-related technologies.

  • 12-February-2015

    English

    Green Development Co-operation in Zambia - Green Growth Paper

    Embracing green growth can secure strong, stable and sustainable development. An increasing number of developing countries have formulated and/or implemented innovative policies to pursue green growth, notably in Africa. Zambia, in particular, is committed to drawing up an Inclusive Green Growth Strategy (IGGS) that builds upon a nationally-defined and comprehensive definition of green growth.

  • 17-December-2014

    English

    Greening Household Behaviour: A Review for Policy Makers - Environment Policy Paper No. 3

    Personal behaviour and choices in daily life, from what we eat to how we get to work or heat our homes, have a significant – and growing – effect on the environment. But why are some households greener than others? And what factors motivate green household choices? Answering these questions is vital for helping governments design and target policies that promote "greener" behaviour.

  • 11-December-2014

    English

    Greening Household Behaviour and Transport - Environment Working Paper No. 77

    This report focuses on personal transport choices. It presents the results of follow-up analysis of the 2011 OECD Survey on Environmental Policy and Individual Behaviour Change (EPIC) survey where econometric techniques are applied.

  • 10-December-2014

    English

    Greening Household Behaviour and Water - Environment Working Paper No. 73

    This report focuses on households’ behaviour in relation to water use. It presents the results of follow-up analysis of the 2011 OECD Survey on Environmental Policy and Individual Behaviour Change (EPIC) where econometric techniques are applied. The analysis shows that households whose bill depends on actual water use are unambiguously more likely to exhibit pro-environmental behaviours in terms of water use.

  • 10-December-2014

    English

    Greening Household Behaviour and Waste - Environment Working Paper No. 76

    This report focusses on the determinants of household waste generation, the separation of recyclables and waste prevention behaviours. It presents the econometric results of follow-up analysis of the 2011 OECD Survey on Environmental Policy and Individual Behaviour Change (EPIC).

  • 10-December-2014

    English

    Greening Household Behaviour and Food - Environment Working Paper No. 75

    This report focuses on households’ behaviour in relation to food consumption. It presents the results of follow-up econometric analysis of the 2011 OECD Survey on Environmental Policy and Individual Behaviour Change (EPIC). It studies expenditure and willingness-to-pay (WTP) for organic food and food labelled as taking animal welfare into account.

  • 10-December-2014

    English

    Do environmental policies matter for productivity growth?

    Do environmental policies matter for productivity growth? This study presents new evidence on the role of environmental policies – stringency, as well as design and implementation features - for productivity growth.

  • 10-December-2014

    English

    Greening Household Behaviour: Cross-domain Comparisons in Environmental Attitudes and Behaviours Using Spacial Effects - Environment Working Paper No. 68

    Discussions of the importance of public attitudes in shaping policy often lack clear evidence on causal relations between stated attitudes and observed behaviours. Using econometric analysis, this paper investigate the relationship between stated environmental attitudes and indicators of civic engagement, such as voting in local elections, charity membership and membership in environmental organisations.

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