Measures, including increasing energy taxes and further supporting energy efficiency gains in the housing sector, are needed to reduce high energy intensity and greenhouse gas emissions.Read more
Greenhouse gas emissions can be reduced by shifting transport to environmentally friendly modes and supporting renewable energy. Reinforcing the Green Energy Bank and financial aids would support the development of new green technologies.Read more
Reducing the various subsidies and tax expenditures for energy use in housing and transport would make the tax system more environmentally friendly. Energy-efficiency of housing can also be stimulated by removing disincentives for renovations.Read more
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This study identifies and analyses some key challenges that OECD and partner economies may face over the coming 50 years if underlying global trends relating to growth, trade, inequality and environmental pressures prevail.
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