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Title Subsidy reform and sustainable development : political economy aspects
Published Paris, France : OECD, [2007]
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Description 1 online resource (130 pages) : illustrations
Series OECD sustainable development studies
OECD sustainable development studies.
Contents Foreword -- Preface / Kiyo Akasaka -- Chair's summary / Lori Ridgeway -- Discussant remarks / Blair Comley -- PART I. Enabling Subsidy reform through addressing economic, environmental and social impacts. Ch. 1. A sustainable development framework for assessing the benefits of subsidy reform / Stephan Barg, Aaron Cosbey and Ronald Steenblik ; Ch. 2. Easing subsidy reform for producers, consumers and communities / Anthony Cox -- PART II. Case Studies of subsidy reform and sustainable development. Ch. 3. Agriculture / Janet Dwyer ; Ch. 4. Energy / Doug Koplow ; Ch. 5. Fisheries / James Brown ; Ch. 6. Forestry / Pentti Lähteenoja
Summary Unsustainable subsidies are pervasive in the industry, agriculture, transport and energy sectors of most OECD countries. They are expensive for governments and can have harmful environmental and social effects. Eliminating these supports requires comprehensive approaches which are supported by top political leadership, transparent in their potential effects on all parties, consistent over the long-term, and often accompanied by transition supports. This volume uses sectoral case studies to illustrate that achieving change in structural policies such as subsidies depends largely on good governance practices.--Publisher's description
Notes " ... contains the proceedings of an OECD workshop on Subsidy Reform and Sustainable Development: Political Economy Aspects held in Helsinki, Finland on 20-21 June 2006"--Foreword
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
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Subject Subsidies -- Congresses.
Sustainable development -- Congresses.
Genre/Form Conference papers and proceedings.
Conference papers and proceedings.
Form Electronic book
Author Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development.
SourceOECD (Online service)
ISBN 9264019367