OECD Environmental Performance Reviews: Italy 2013

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The OECD Environmental Performance Review Programme provides independent assessments of countries’ progress in achieving their domestic and international environmental policy commitments, together with policy relevant recommendations. They are conducted to promote peer learning, to enhance countries’ accountability to each other and to the public, and to improve governments’ environmental performance, individually and collectively. The Reviews are supported by a broad range of economic and environmental data. Each cycle of the Environmental Performance Reviews covers all OECD member countries and selected partner countries. The most recent reviews include: Mexico (2013), Germany (2012) and Slovenia (2012).

This report is the third OECD review of Italy’s environmental performance. It evaluates progress towards sustainable development and green growth, with a focus on policies that promote more effective and efficient water management and provide better incentives to tackle climate change.

English Also available in: Italian, French

Climate change

This chapter reviews policy initiatives implemented over the last decade in Italy to reduce its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. It examines the strategic and institutional frameworks and the mechanisms in place to manage interactions between different policy instruments and monitor their implementation. It assesses progress in using market-based instruments such as emission trading and energy taxes. The chapter analyses the effectiveness of measures implemented in the energy sector, including those to promote renewables and energy efficiency. This chapter also examines measures to reduce transport-related GHG emissions, including improving the emission performance of vehicles and developing effective and efficient urban transport systems. Finally, the chapter analyses steps taken to integrate adaptation to climate change into sectoral policies as well as regional and local activities.

English Also available in: Italian, French



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