Working Papers

  • 22-August-2013


    Measuring Environmental Regulatory Stringency

    This paper proposes a new measure of stringency to measure the consequences of environmental regulations on investment, labour demand, and patterns of international trade that would be based on emissions data and which could be constructed separately for different pollutants.

  • 4-July-2013


    Developments in Regional Trade Agreements and the Environment: 2012 Update

    This paper provides an update on recent developments in the field of Regional Trade Agreements and the environment. Issues arising in the implementation of RTAs with environmental considerations are examined as well as experience in assessing their environmental impacts.

  • 3-July-2013


    Measures Supporting Minerals and Primary Metals Extraction and Processing: Case Study: Australia

    Efforts to document government support benefiting specific sectors or industries have paid scant attention to support given to the non-energy minerals sector. The issue of support for this sector is explored by way of a case study of Australia, a leading producer and exporter of minerals.

  • 9-April-2013


    Cross-Border Trade in Electricity and the Development of Renewables-Based Electric Power: Lessons from Europe

    To benefit fully from cross-border trade in electricity, interconnected countries need to establish a non-discriminatory trading regime based on co-operation and co-ordination, says this study of trade in renewables-based electric power in Europe.

  • 9-December-2011

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    Promoting Energy Efficiency Through Trade

    A first step to facilitating trade in energy-efficient products is to encourage developing and emerging economies to reform their policies in trade and energy-pricing, according to this paper which draws on work by Japan’s Research Institute of Innovative Technology for the Earth (RITE).

  • 7-November-2011


    OECD Trade and Environment Working Papers

    OECD papers on trade and environment, free to access and download, on how trade affects the environment and how environmental concerns affect trade, covering a wide range of issues and countries.

  • 7-November-2011


    Implementing Regional Trade Agreements with Environmental Provisions: A Framework for Evaluation

    OECD analyses how the increasing number of regional and bilateral trade agreements deal with environmental issues. This document sets out a framework for evaluating the implementation of environmental provisions in regional trade agreements.

    Related Documents
  • 29-August-2011


    The Trade Effects of Phasing Out Fossil-Fuel Consumption Subsidies

    A co-ordinated multilateral removal of fossil-fuel consumption subsidies over the 2013-2020 period would increase global trade volumes by 0.1% by 2020, according to this report.

  • 8-August-2011


    Trade-Related Measures Based on Processes and Production Methods in the Context of Climate-Change Mitigation

    How is international trade affected by climate change mitigation measures relating to non-product-related processes and production methods (PPMs)? This study looks at PPM measures adopted in the United States, the European Union, Canada and other countries.

  • 27-May-2011


    Trade in Services Related to Climate Change: An Exploratory Analysis

    The deployment of greenhouse gas (GHG) mitigation technologies depends on international trade in services such as business, telecommunications and construction and related engineering, typically through cross-border Internet trade and temporary movement of personnel.

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