ID 62452
Submitting Entity OECD
Main Information
Title OECD 2008 Biofuel Support Policies: An Economic Assessment
Description Governments in many OECD countries, as well as in a number of countries outside the OECD area, actively promote the production and use of alternative transport fuels made from agricultural commodities. This report, jointly produced by the OECD and the IEA and drawing on information from a number of other organisations, analyses the implications of this support from various perspectives. The report shows that the high level of policy support contributes little to reduced greenhouse-gas emissions and other policy objectives, while it adds to a range of factors that raise international prices for food commodities. It concludes that there are alternatives to current support policies for biofuels that would more effectively allow governments to achieve their objectives.
Web Link /doc/case-studies/inc/cs-inc-oecd-biofuelpolicies2008.pdf
Additional Information
Ecosystems Agricultural Biodiversity
Regions Global
Incentive Measures Reform of Perverse Incentives
Positive Incentives (subsidies, tax breaks, ...)
Keywords Subsidy reform
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  • United Nations
  • United Nations Environment Programme