The Secretary-General will deliver a lecture for the London School of Economics on “Climate: what’s changed, and what still needs to? The climate debate six months before Paris”.
This database provides information on environmentally related taxes, fees and charges, tradable permit systems, deposit refund systems, environmentally motivated subsidies and voluntary approaches used in environmental policy in OECD member countries and a number of other countries. Developed in co-operation between the OECD and the European Environment Agency.
Local policymakers have a critical role to play in developing more resilient and inclusive economies. This event will explore topics ranging from empowering communities through local leadership to new approaches to local economic growth and catalysing growth through people by better harnessing skills and increasing productivity.
There are now 42 adherents to the OECD Declaration on Green Growth. Lithuania has joined Costa Rica, Colombia, Croatia, Latvia, Morocco, Tunisia, as well as OECD members in having adhered to the declaration. Latest reports are now available on Zambia, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Korea and Latvia.
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The United Kingdom has been successful at reducing the mortality due to cardiovascular diseases (CVD). The mortality from CVD has decreased over the past 50 years at a slightly faster pace than the OECD average, reaching 249 per 100 000 population, 17% lower than the OECD average of 299 in 2011.
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This note presents selected findings based on the set of well-being indicators used for the Better Life initiative and shows what users of the Better Life Index are telling us about their well-being priorities.
Years of global recession, stagnation and slow uncertain recovery prove we do not yet have the right economic model to secure the sustained, strong growth that will be vital to social and economic progress in the years ahead.
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The United Kingdom has the 9th lowest tax wedge among the 34 OECD member countries. The average single worker in the United Kingdom faced a tax wedge of 31.1% in 2014 compared with the OECD average of 36.0%.
The United Kingdom has made tremendous progress in recovering from the largest economic crisis in 80 years. And this progress has laid the foundations for further reforms needed to boost productivity and inclusiveness.
La croissance au Royaume-Uni a repris, soutenue par un large éventail de politiques domestiques. Le maintien d’une forte croissance dépend de la relance de la productivité, ce qui nécessite une hausse d’investissements privés en infrastructure et un financement durable.