OECD Environmental Performance Reviews: Estonia 2017

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OECD Environmental Performance Reviews provide independent assessments of countries’ progress towards their environmental policy objectives. Reviews promote peer learning, enhance government accountability, and provide targeted recommendations aimed at improving environmental performance, individually and collectively. They are supported by a broad range of economic and environmental data, and evidence-based analysis. Each cycle of Environmental Performance Reviews covers all OECD countries and selected partner economies. The most recent reviews include Chile and France (2016).

This report is the first Environmental Performance Review of Estonia. It evaluates progress towards sustainable development and green growth, with a focus on waste and materials management, and mining and the environment.

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Green growth

Estonia is pursuing an ambitious green tax reform, operates several support schemes to stimulate green investment and has a growing environmental goods and services sector. However, vehicle taxation is limited, and pollution taxes are too low to have an impact on environmental performance of firms. This chapter presents Estonia’s progress in using economic and tax policies to reach environmental objectives. It analyses public and private investment in environment-related infrastructure and reviews the promotion of environmental technologies, goods and services as a source of economic growth and jobs.



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