OECD Expert Workshop on Environmental Policies: Social and Economic Outcomes
Policy makers face the challenge of supporting both inclusive economic development and a healthy environment. To respond to this challenge, regulators need tools and insights to assess the consequences of policies on the environment, the economy and social outcomes. From a policy perspective, a desirable outcome is one that achieves the greatest environmental benefits while limiting the adverse economic and distributional impacts. This is all the more important as countries take different paths in addressing environmental and climate challenges, potentially contributing to concerns over the impacts of environmental policies on the competitiveness of regulated companies and economies.
This two-day workshop aimed to discuss the current state of empirical evidence surrounding the consequences of environmental policies on the environment, the economy and social outcomes. The workshop convened a range of internationally recognised experts to discuss the impacts of environmental policies on innovation and firm productivity, employment, and social outcomes.