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Climate Change Mitigation

Policies and Progress

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This report reviews trends and progress on climate change mitigation policies in 34 OECD countries and 10 partner economies (Brazil, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, India, Indonesia, Latvia, Lithuania, the Russian Federation and South Africa), as well as in the European Union. Together, these countries account for over 80% of global GHG emissions. It covers three areas: 1) mitigation targets and goals, 2) carbon pricing instruments (such as energy and carbon taxation, emissions trading systems, as well as support for fossil fuels) and 3) key domestic policy settings in the energy and other sectors (including renewable energy, power generation and transport, innovation and R&D, and mitigation policies in agriculture, forestry, industry and waste sectors). The report is accompanied by an online country profiles tool containing more detailed information.

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Foreword

This report aims to increase transparency and improve understanding of different countries’ situations by presenting trends and progress to date on climate change mitigation policies. It provides an overview of current policies to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in the 34 OECD member countries and 10 partner economies (Brazil, People’s Republic of China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Indonesia, India, Latvia, Lithuania, the Russian Federation and South Africa), as well as in the European Union. Together, these countries account for over 80% of global GHG emissions. It is a publication of the OECD Environment Directorate that was prepared as part of the Programme of Work and Budget 2015/16 of the Environment Policy Committee.

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