Environmental policy tools and evaluation

Focus

  • Tackling Environmental Problems with the Help of Behavioural Insights

    Behavioural insights can help policy makers obtain a deeper understanding of the behavioural mechanisms contributing to environmental problems, and design and implement more effective policy interventions. This report reviews recent developments in the application of behavioural insights to encourage more sustainable consumption, investment and compliance decisions by individuals and firms.

    Read more
  • Multi-Objective Local Environmental Simulator (MOLES 1.0)

    This report describes MOLES 1.0, an integrated land-use and transport model developed with Object-Oriented Programming principles in order to combine selected characteristics from Spatial Computable General Equilibrium and microsimulation models. MOLES 1.0 models the links between urban land use, mobility patterns, urban economic activities and their environmental impacts, in particular air pollution and emissions of greenhouse gases (GHGs).

    Read more
  • The Economic Consequences of Outdoor Air Pollution

    This report provides a comprehensive assessment of the economic consequences of outdoor air pollution in the coming decades, focusing on the impacts on mortality, morbidity, and changes in crop yields as caused by high concentrations of pollutants. Unless more stringent policies are adopted, findings point to a significant increase in global emissions and concentrations of air pollutants, with severe impacts on human health and the environment.

    Read more

Ongoing empirical work sheds light on the economic effects of environmental policies.

WEBINAR ON Tackling Environmental Problems with Behavioural Insights

Green talks live Behavioural Insights

How have behavioural insights been used by governments to tackle environmental problems and which behavioural interventions have been shown to work in practice?

Watch the video - On 17 May, Elisabetta Cornago of the OECD Environment Directorate discussed how governments have leveraged behavioural insights to encourage more sustainable consumption, investment and compliance decisions by individuals and firms.

The presentation is based on the OECD report Tackling Environmental Problems with the Help of Behavioural Insights published on 10 May.

The report shows that insights from the behavioural sciences – behavioural insights – can help policy makers obtain a deeper understanding of the behavioural mechanisms that contribute to environmental problems, and design and implement more effective policy interventions.

Download the presentation (forthcoming).
Contact the presenter.

 

Environmental taxation Trading systems Carbon pricing
‌‌‌Tree icon

Provides major environmental benefits and raises significant tax revenue.

Taxation

‌‌‌Cogs icon

Cost-effective policy tools, with a predefined environmental outcome.

Trading systems

‌‌‌Smoke stacks icon

Costs to society per unit of carbon abatement that different policy instruments cause.

Pricing

 Mortality impacts Morbidity impacts
Cost-benefit analysis
‌‌‌‌Flower icon

For many environmental policies, changes in human mortality will be the impact with the largest economic value.

Mortality impacts

‌‌Globe icon

Changes in human illnesses can be an important outcome of many environmental policies.


Morbidity impacts

Arrows icon

Comparing costs and benefits, including environmental impacts, is important for all aspects of policy making.

Cost-benefit

Policy reform Behavioural and experimental economics SPINE
‌‌Globe icon

Implementing major environmental
policy reforms requires overcoming
many different potential obstacles.


Policy reform

‌‌Batteries icon

Insights from behavioural economics can contribute
to the design of more effective environmental policies.

BEEP

House icon

Spatial planning and land-use policies are key for green growth.



SPINE

CONTACT & SOCIAL MEDIA