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An indicator-based assessment framework to identify country-specific challenges towards greener grow

Joan Canton, Ariane Labat, Anton Roodhuijzen, European Commission

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The paper sets the basis for an indicator-based analytical framework to assess Member States' policies to promote "green growth".

An illustrative application of this new analytical framework reveals that it can be used to provide a nuanced economic assessment of Member States' environmental performance. This framework can serve to highlight country-specific strengths in addressing environmental challenges in a way that best fosters growth and jobs. To prepare for future economic policy monitoring at the EU level, a test was also run to analyse performance in various dimensions of environmental policy in combination with information about macroeconomic performance.

Overall, this framework can contribute to identify country-specific challenges to create new sources of green growth; it may therefore serve to encourage relevant structural reforms bringing about a competitive greener economy.

(European Economy. Economic Papers. 401. February 2010. Brussels. PDF. 63pp. Free.)

KC-AI-10-401-EN-N (online)
ISBN 978-92-79-14887-3 (online)
ISSN 1725-3187
doi:10.2765/39167 (online)

JEL classification: E66, Q52, Q58

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