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OECD report finds carbon taxes and emission trading least costly option to reduce CO2 emissions

November 9th, 2013 by Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development

According to a new OECD study, carbon taxes and emission trading systems are the most cost-effective means of reducing CO2 emissions, and should be at the centre of government efforts to tackle climate change. Effective Carbon Prices shows that taxes and trading systems are preferable to other policies, such as feed-in tariffs, subsidies and other […]

OECD report on green growth at the heart of development

June 11th, 2013 by Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development

With 7 billion people in the world today and 9 billion by 2050, we must invest in development that will meet the growing demands for food, water and energy. The OECD publication Putting Green Growth at the Heart of Development suggests that these investments could define a path for inclusive growth and sustainable development by […]

OECD report looks at ways to decouple economic growth from environmental degradation

November 27th, 2012 by Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development

Worldwide, 62 billion tons of natural resources – minerals, wood, metals, fossil and biomass fuels, and construction material – are extracted. On average, that’s almost 10 tons for every person on the earth. Of that, about one fifth ends up as waste and must be reused, recycled or disposed of in a way that is […]

OECD recommends green growth to avoid costly consequences

March 16th, 2012 by Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development

As countries struggle with the immediate challenges of stretched public finances and high unemployment, they must not neglect the longer term. Action needs to be taken now to prevent irreversible damage to the environment. “Greener sources of growth can help governments today as they tackle these pressing challenges. Greening agriculture, water and energy supply and […]

OECD sees grim future if governments don’t tackle greenhouse gas emissions

November 28th, 2011 by Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development

According to OECD’s latest analysis, global greenhouse gas emissions are projected to double in the next 40 years. This would result in a 3 to 6° Celsius increase of the average global temperature by the end of the century unless governments take decisive action. The OECD’s Environmental Outlook to 2050 (full publication in March 2012) […]

OECD and FAO state that high food prices are here to stay

June 20th, 2011 by Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development

Higher food prices and volatility in commodity markets are here to stay, according to a report by the OECD and the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO).