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

Author(s): 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 (online)
doi: 10.2765/39167 (online)

JEL classification: E66, Q52, Q58

Economic Papers are written by the staff of the Directorate-General for Economic and Financial Affairs, or by experts working in association with them. The Papers are intended to increase awareness of the technical work being done by staff and to seek comments and suggestions for further analysis. The views expressed are the author’s alone and do not necessarily correspond to those of the European Commission.

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