Environmental policy tools and evaluation

Focus

  • Tackling Environmental Problems with the Help of Behavioural Insights

    Behavioural insights can help policy makers obtain a deeper understanding of the behavioural mechanisms contributing to environmental problems, and design and implement more effective policy interventions. This report reviews recent developments in the application of behavioural insights to encourage more sustainable consumption, investment and compliance decisions by individuals and firms.

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  • Multi-Objective Local Environmental Simulator (MOLES 1.0)

    This report describes MOLES 1.0, an integrated land-use and transport model developed with Object-Oriented Programming principles in order to combine selected characteristics from Spatial Computable General Equilibrium and microsimulation models. MOLES 1.0 models the links between urban land use, mobility patterns, urban economic activities and their environmental impacts, in particular air pollution and emissions of greenhouse gases (GHGs).

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  • Cost of air pollution: Health impacts

    This report estimates the economic cost of the health impacts of air pollution from road transport – on a global scale, but with special reference to People’s Republic of China, India and the OECD member countries.

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Ongoing empirical work sheds light on the economic effects of environmental policies.

WEBINAR ON Tackling Environmental Problems with Behavioural Insights

Green talks live Behavioural Insights

How have behavioural insights been used by governments to tackle environmental problems and which behavioural interventions have been shown to work in practice?

Watch the video - On 17 May, Elisabetta Cornago of the OECD Environment Directorate discussed how governments have leveraged behavioural insights to encourage more sustainable consumption, investment and compliance decisions by individuals and firms.

The presentation is based on the OECD report Tackling Environmental Problems with the Help of Behavioural Insights published on 10 May.

The report shows that insights from the behavioural sciences – behavioural insights – can help policy makers obtain a deeper understanding of the behavioural mechanisms that contribute to environmental problems, and design and implement more effective policy interventions.

Download the presentation (forthcoming).
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Environmental taxation Trading systems Carbon pricing
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Provides major environmental benefits and raises significant tax revenue.

Taxation

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Cost-effective policy tools, with a predefined environmental outcome.

Trading systems

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Costs to society per unit of carbon abatement that different policy instruments cause.

Pricing

 Mortality impacts Morbidity impacts
Cost-benefit analysis
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For many environmental policies, changes in human mortality will be the impact with the largest economic value.

Mortality impacts

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Changes in human illnesses can be an important outcome of many environmental policies.


Morbidity impacts

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Comparing costs and benefits, including environmental impacts, is important for all aspects of policy making.

Cost-benefit

Policy reform Behavioural and experimental economics  
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Implementing major environmental
policy reforms requires overcoming
many different potential obstacles.

 

Policy reform

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Insights from behavioural economics can contribute
to the design of more effective environmental policies.

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