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OECD Environmental Performance Reviews
OECD Environmental Performance Reviews: Iceland 2014
OECD Publishing , Publication date:  16 Sep 2014
Pages: 168 , Language: English
Version: Print (Paperback) + PDF
ISBN: 9789264214095 , OECD Code: 972014061P1
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This report is the third OECD review of Icelandís environmental performance. It evaluates progress towards sustainable development and green growth, with a focus on the environmental aspects of Iceland's energy and tourism policies.


Table of contents:

General notes 11
Executive summary 13
PART I. PROGRESS TOWARDS SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
Chapter 1. Key environmental trends  19
-1. Introduction  20
-2. Transition to a low-carbon, energy- and resource-efficient economy  23
-3. Managing the natural asset base 28
-4. Improving the environmental quality of life 30
-References  33
Chapter 2. Policy-making environment 35
-Assessment and recommendations 36
-1. Key environmental and sustainable development initiatives 38
-2. Institutional and co-ordination framework for environmental management  43
-3. Environmental policy and performance evaluation mechanisms 45
-4. Environmental permitting, enforcement and compliance assurance 51
-5. Promoting environmental democracy 53
-References 58
Chapter 3. Towards green growth 61
-Assessment and recommendations  62
-1. Introduction 65
-2. Greening the tax system 66
-3. Extending the use of other market-based incentives for environmental policy 75
-4. Removing environmentally harmful subsidies 78
-5. The environmental goods and services sector 80
-6. Eco-innovation 82
-7. Environment, trade and development  86
-References 91
PART II. PROGRESS TOWARDS SELECTED ENVIRONMENTAL OBJECTIVES
Chapter 4.
Energy and environment 95
-Assessment and recommendations 96
-1. Introduction 98
-2. Key energy trends 99
-3. Environmental impact of the energy sector 101
-4. The energy market and prices 105
-5. Institutional and policy framework for integrating energy and environment  109
-6. Planning and permitting for renewable energy infrastructure 112
-7. Improving efficiency of final energy use 116
-References 124
Chapter 5. Tourism and environment 127
-Assessment and recommendations 128
-1. Key tourism trends 130
-2. Role of environmental assets in tourism development 133
-3. Key issues in interaction between environment and tourism 135
-4. Environmental and tourism policies and institutions 138
-5. Selected policy responses  142
-References 148
Annex I. Selected data  151
-I.A. Selected economic data 152
-I.B. Selected social data 155
-I.C. Selected environmental data 156
Annex II. Actions taken on selected recommendations from the 2001 OECD review  161
Annex III. Abbreviations  165

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