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  • Tax: Governments should make better use of energy taxation to address climate change

    14 February 2018

    Taxes are effective at cutting harmful emissions from energy use, but governments could make better use of them. Greater reliance on energy taxation is needed to strengthen efforts to tackle the principal source of both greenhouse gas emissions and air pollution, according to Taxing Energy Use 2018.

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  • Environment: Is shipping finally coming on board on climate change?

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    2 February 2018

    Trade is on the rise again globally, and ships are back trawling our seas, connecting places and people. But ships don’t just drive trade, they unfortunately contribute to climate change too. In fact, global shipping is responsible for about 2.5% of global greenhouse gas emissions, and these are projected to rise by between 50% and 250% by 2050.

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  • Development: Making blended finance work

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    2 February 2018

    More resources must be mobilised to end extreme poverty and mitigate the effects of climate change, and for this a mix of different forms of capital may be needed. But while this so-called blended finance is emerging as a popular solution to help meet the Sustainable Development Goals, there are risks to be careful about.

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  • Tax: More countries sign landmark global tax agreement

    25 January 2018

    The fight against tax evasion is gaining further momentum as Barbados, Côte d’Ivoire, Jamaica, Malaysia, Panama and Tunisia signed the BEPS Multilateral Convention on 24 January, bringing the total number of signatories to 78. The Convention strengthens existing tax treaties and reduces opportunities for tax avoidance by multinational enterprises.

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  • Environment: Major flood risk in Paris and Seine basin requires better management

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    24 January 2018

    With the River Seine rising again, Paris must streamline governance and financing to deal with floods. Action to prevent major flooding in the French capital and surrounding region has improved markedly, but urban and territorial planning still needs to be better adapted and long-term funding clarified, a new OECD report says.

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  • How’s life? 2017: Measuring Well-being


    Fault lines run through our society, with divisions by income, age, where you were born, your gender and your education all affecting well-being and opportunities. The OECD’s latest How’s Life? report takes a close look at these challenges.

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  • Planting better forests for a changing future


    Forests are essential for fighting climate change, but planting and managing them is not as easy as it might sound, as the OECD Forest Scheme shows. Watch the video.

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