OECD Green Growth Papers

Environmentally Adjusted Multifactor Productivity
2226-0935 (online)
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The OECD Green Growth Strategy, launched in May 2011, provides concrete recommendations and measurement tools to support countries’ efforts to achieve economic growth and development, while at the same time ensure that natural assets continue to provide the ecosystems services on which our well-being relies. The strategy proposes a flexible policy framework that can be tailored to different country circumstances and stages of development. OECD Green Growth Papers complement the OECD Green Growth Studies series, and aim to stimulate discussion and analysis on specific topics and obtain feedback from interested audiences.
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  N° 2016/04   22 Sep 2016 Click to Access: 
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Environmentally Adjusted Multifactor Productivity
Miguel Cárdenas Rodríguez, Ivan Haščič, Martin Souchier
This paper further refines the OECD framework for measuring the environmentally adjusted multifactor productivity growth that seeks to incorporate environmental services in productivity analysis. Compared to standard productivity measurement, this framework allows accounting also for the use...
  N° 2016/03   22 Sep 2016 Click to Access: 
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Land Cover and Land Use Indicators
Vasco Diogo, Eric Koomen
This paper identifies opportunities to refine OECD’s indicators of land cover and land use and their regular production for all OECD and G20 countries. A comprehensive review is conducted of the available datasets at the global, regional and national levels, including data derived from remote...
  N° 2016/02   13 Aug 2016 Click to Access: 
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Population Exposure to Fine Particles
Alexander Mackie, Ivan Haščič, Miguel Cárdenas Rodríguez
This paper presents progress in elaborating an indicator of population exposure to PM2.5 with the objective to produce internationally harmonised indicators for all OECD and G20 countries. The paper takes stock of the various methodological options, including those based on data from...
  N° 2016/01   13 Aug 2016 Click to Access: 
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Air Pollution Exposure Indicators
Jay Turner
This paper identifies opportunities to refine OECD’s indicators of air pollution and population exposure to air pollution, and their periodic production for OECD and G20 countries. First, a comprehensive review is conducted of the publicly available ground-level air monitoring data for the...
  N° 2015/02   07 Apr 2015 Click to Access: 
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Towards Complete Balance Sheets in the National Accounts
Paul Schreyer, C. Obst
Despite its importance, regular measurement of the value of natural resources at national level is still in its infancy and often disconnected from valuation approaches for other assets. We show that there exists a consistent approach towards valuation that applies to subsoil assets and...
  N° 2015/01   23 Feb 2015 Click to Access: 
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Land Transport and How to Unlock Investment in Support of "Green Growth"
David Banister, Philippe Crist, Stephen Perkins
"Green growth" and transport combines several different concepts that are central to sustainable mobility, including sustainable economic activity, reduced environmental impact and sustained growth in high quality jobs. It attempts to balance the importance of economic growth, with...
  N° 2014/03   23 Dec 2014 Click to Access: 
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Green Development Co-Operation in Zambia
Juan Casado-Asensio, Shannon Wang, Katlego Moilwa, Anna Drutschinin
Embracing green growth can secure strong, stable and sustainable development. Green growth recognises and integrates the value of natural capital into economic decision-making and development planning, which is critical to avoid natural capital depletion, the worst of climate change and social...
  N° 2014/02   21 Aug 2014 Click to Access: 
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Estimating Shadow Prices of Pollution in Selected OECD Countries
Thai-Thanh Dang, Annabelle Mourougane
Now that pollution is reaching worrisome levels in some countries and at the global level, there is a growing consensus that it needs to be explicitly considered as a by-product of the production process and incorporated in economic decisions. But this is not easy in the absence of markets and...
  N° 2014/01   21 Aug 2014 Click to Access: 
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Adjusting Productivity for Pollution in Selected Asian Economies
Thai-Thanh Dang, Annabelle Mourougane
Multifactor productivity (MFP) is increasingly used in economic policy, not least to compute potential output. Most measures are based on a standard production function combining labour and capital, but do not incorporate the negative by-products of the production process such as air pollution...
  N° 2013/10   03 Dec 2013 Click to Access: 
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Greener Skills and Jobs for a Low-Carbon Future
Green skills, that is, skills needed in a low-carbon economy, will be required in all sectors and at all levels in the workforce as emerging economic activities create new (or renewed) occupations. Structural changes will realign sectors that are likely to decline as a result of the greening of...
  N° 2013/09   26 Nov 2013 Click to Access: 
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Improving the Effectiveness of Green Local Development
Cristina Martinez-Fernandez, Samantha Sharpe, Merritt Hughes, Carmen Avellaner de Santos
This report presents a snapshot of the global renewable energy industry and investigates what this global industry can mean for local development. This industry is rapidly growing in response to countries’ activities to reduce their carbon emissions. The deployment of renewable energy is seen...
  N° 2013/08   12 Aug 2013 Click to Access: 
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Making Growth Green and Inclusive: The Case of Cambodia
Essam Yassin Mohammed, Shannon Wang, Gary Kawaguchi
Developing countries have collectively displayed relatively high growth rates in the last decade. Although large disparities still persist in standards of living, low and middle income countries averaged economic growth of 6.2% between 2000 and 2008, pulling 325 million people out of poverty...
  N° 2013/07   05 June 2013 Click to Access: 
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Making Growth Green and Inclusive: The Case of Ethiopia
Steve Bass, Shannon Siyao Wang, Tadele Ferede, Daniel Fikreyesus
Ethiopian society, economy and environment are so intimately interlinked that systematic attention is essential if clashes are to be resolved and synergies realised. For example, the majority of poor people are principally dependent on agriculture but, in turn, society is dependent on farmers...
  N° 2013/06   11 Apr 2013 Click to Access: 
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Private Sector Initiatives on Measuring and Reporting on Green Growth
Nancy Kamp-Roelands
Green growth gains momentum, not only for governments but for companies as well. They see increasingly the opportunities that come along with ‘green growth’ as well as the relevance of mitigating environmental and social risks to which they are exposed. This paper’s central message is that high...
  N° 2013/05   06 May 2013 Click to Access: 
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Greening Global Value Chains: Innovation and the International Diffusion of Technologies and Knowledge
Matthieu Glachant
The objective of the paper is to lay out the state of knowledge on the role of innovation and the diffusion of technologies in the greening of global value chains as well as some of the main policy issues and key research gaps1. A special emphasis will be put on developing countries in which...
  N° 2013/04   06 May 2013 Click to Access: 
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Greening Global Value Chains: Implementation Challenges
Bernard Sinclair-Desgagné
The objective of this paper is to highlight some of the most important implementation issues associated with the greening of global value chains (GVCs). Special attention is given to how public policies and business strategies can support each other in meeting the challenge, particularly in...
  N° 2013/03   11 Apr 2013 Click to Access: 
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Building Green Global Value Chains
In this paper we explore why and how the private sector is working in partnerships with the public sector on building green global value chains. The findings and insights are based on the experiences of the companies associated in the Dutch Sustainable Growth Coalition and five years of...
  N° 2013/02   27 Mar 2013 Click to Access: 
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What Have We Learned from Attempts to Introduce Green-Growth Policies?
Long-term projections suggest that without policy changes, the continuation of business-as-usual economic growth and development will have serious impacts on natural resources and the ecosystem services on which human well-being depends. This highlights the necessity for both developed and...
  N° 2013/01   26 Feb 2013 Click to Access: 
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Why New Business Models Matter for Green Growth
Andrea Beltramello, Linda Haie-Fayle, Dirk Pilat
New business models can make an important contribution to the transition to green growth. While some new business models involve large firms, others are small start-up firms that seek to exploit technological or commercial opportunities that have been neglected or not yet explored by more...
  N° 2012/03   01 Sep 2012 Click to Access: 
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Market Development for Green Cars
Andrea Beltramello
This report presents and analyses policies, programmes and approaches for the development, market introduction and diffusion of green cars. It reviews government policies in a number of OECD countries as well as a selection of non-OECD economies. The report attempts to provide: i) a...
  N° 2012/02   01 July 2012 Click to Access: 
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Green Growth and Environmental Governance in Eastern Europe, Caucasus, and Central Asia
The report takes stock of the latest developments in the overall economic and social conditions in EECCA countries, market signals and environmental governance arrangements that may facilitate the shift towards green growth, and discusses possible barriers and measures to overcome them. At the...
  N° 2012/01   01 June 2012 Click to Access: 
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The Jobs Potential of a Shift Towards a Low-Carbon Economy
The greening of the labour market will create new opportunities for workers, but also new risks that could undermine political support for green growth policies. Accordingly, labour market and skills policy should also seek to maximise the benefits of green growth for workers while assuring...
  N° 2011/02   01 June 2011 Click to Access: 
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Interactions Between Emission Trading Systems and Other Overlapping Policy Instruments
Nils Axel Braathen
Well designed emission trading systems are environmentally effective and economically efficient instruments to address emissions of CO2 and other greenhouse gases. This paper discusses interactions that can occur when a cap-and-trade based emission trading system is combined with overlapping...
  N° 2011/01   01 Mar 2011 Click to Access: 
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Environmental Claims
The Committee on Consumer Policy launched a project to examine ways to enhance the value and effectiveness of green claims in April 2009. In support of the work, a workshop with representatives from government, business and civil society was held in April 2010. This report presents the findings...
  N° 2010/01   01 Sep 2010 Click to Access: 
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Greener and Smarter
Arthur Mickoleit
Information and communication technologies (ICTs) are a key enabler of "green growth" in all sectors of the economy. They are a key part of government strategies for a sustainable economic recovery. This report looks at how ICTs can improve their own environmental performance, and how they can...
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