Environment Database - Instruments used for environmental policy
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Dataset documentation

The OECD maintains a database of Instruments used for environmental policy, originally developed in co-operation with the European Environment Agency (EEA). The database contains detailed qualitative and quantitative information on environmentally related taxes, fees and charges, tradable permits, deposit-refund systems, environmentally motivated subsidies and voluntary approaches used for environmental policy. The database is freely accessible at www.oecd.org/env/policies/database.

Environmentally related taxes are an important instrument for governments to shape relative prices of goods and services. The characteristics of such taxes included in the database (e.g. revenue, tax base, tax rates, exemptions, etc.) are used to construct the environmentally related tax revenues with a breakdown by environmental domain. In addition, the data have been cross-validated and complemented with Revenue statistics from the OECD Tax statistics database and official national sources.

For further details on the methodology consult:

www.oecd.org/env/policies/database

Last updated: 13 October 2016

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Dataset documentation

The OECD maintains a database of Instruments used for environmental policy, originally developed in co-operation with the European Environment Agency (EEA). The database contains detailed qualitative and quantitative information on environmentally related taxes, fees and charges, tradable permits, deposit-refund systems, environmentally motivated subsidies and voluntary approaches used for environmental policy. The database is freely accessible at www.oecd.org/env/policies/database.

Environmentally related taxes are an important instrument for governments to shape relative prices of goods and services. The characteristics of such taxes included in the database (e.g. revenue, tax base, tax rates, exemptions, etc.) are used to construct the environmentally related tax revenues with a breakdown by environmental domain. In addition, the data have been cross-validated and complemented with Revenue statistics from the OECD Tax statistics database and official national sources.

For further details on the methodology consult:

www.oecd.org/env/policies/database

Last updated: 13 October 2016