International spread of environmental policies

Figure Created 17 Dec 2010 Published 17 Dec 2010 Last modified 29 Nov 2012
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The figure compares the proliferation of twenty-three environmental policy innovations between 1945 and 2005 across 43 OECD and Central Eastern European Countries. The colours represent adoption levels from dark blue (less than 4 countries adopting the policy) to brown (more than 40 countries adopting it). The policies are ranked by adoption rate between start year and 2005 (fastest spreading policies first).

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This graph covers 43 OECD and Central and Eastern European countries.

Countries included in the study: Albania, Australia, Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Germany, Estonia, Finland, France, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Iceland, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Moldova, New Zealand, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden, Switzerland, Spain, South Korea, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States.


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