The OECD welcomes the release of voluntary G20 peer reviews of Indonesia and Italy’s efforts to phase out and rationalise their inefficient fossil-fuel subsidies at the 2nd meeting of G20 Energy Transitions Working Group under the Japanese Presidency in Toyama, Japan.Read more
This report explores recent developments in environmental cost-benefit analysis (CBA). This is defined as the application of CBA to projects or policies that have the aim of environmental improvement or are actions that affect the natural environment as an indirect consequence.Read more
What is urban sprawl and how does it impact the environment? This report uses new datasets to compute indicators for more than 1,100 urban areas in 29 OECD countries over the period 1990-2014 and provides a new perspective to the nature of urban sprawl and its causes and environmental, social and economic consequences.Read more
Ensuring policies are economically efficient and environmentally effective.
Key areas of work
WEBINAR on taxing energy use 2019
On 15 October, Jonas Teusch from the OECD Centre for Tax Policy and Administration discussed the key findings from the OECD publication, Taxing Energy Use 2019, which presents new and original data on energy and carbon taxes in OECD and G20 countries, and in international aviation and maritime transport.
Global energy consumption rose strongly in 2018 along with energy-related CO2 emissions, reaching a new all-time high. This is disconcerting, as meeting the goals of the Paris Agreement will require deep cuts in emissions. Taxing polluting sources of energy is an effective way to curb emissions that harm the planet and human health. Where do countries stand in deploying energy and carbon taxes to reach environmental and climate goals? How can governments step up efforts?
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