Despite progress in recent years, there is growing evidence that OECD countries are not on track to reach some of their key environmental goals. This report examines the strategies and instruments that governments use to ensure compliance with pollution prevention and control regulations.
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The OECD has been working on environment, health and safety since 1971. The aims of this work are double: to protect health and the environment, while avoiding duplication of effort and ensuring that efficiencies are made and barriers to trade avoided.
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The purpose of this document is to provide guidance to governments which would like to develop their own programmes to promote R&D in sustainable chemistry that take account of national priorities and policies.
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A second update on developments in the field of regional tradeagreements and environment covering the period late 2007 to December 2008. It complements the 2007 publication “Environment and Regional Trade Agreements”, and the first update presented to the JWPTE in December 2007
This working paper provides a synthesis of major elements and approaches of institutional assessment that may be applied to environmental management.
The Network was established back in 1999 and brings together environmental experts from Eastern Europe, Caucasus, and Central Asia (EECCA).
The main objective of the workshop was to discuss in detail the scope of a survey on the experience of countries of Eastern Europe, Caucasus and Central Asia (EECCA) with integrating the environmental sector into medium-term budgeting processes.
This working paper analyses how multi-year budgetary processes work in practice in both high income OECD countries and in aid-receiving countries.
Structure-Activity Relationship (SAR) is an approach designed to find relationships between chemical structure (or structural-related properties) and biological activity (or target property) of studied compounds. As such it is the concept of linking chemical structure to a chemical property (e.g., water solubility) or biological activity including toxicity (e.g., fish acute mortality). Qualitative SARs and quantitative SARs,
This book is part of the OECD Environmental Performance Reviews Programme, which conducts peer reviews of environmental conditions and progress in each member country. It scrutinises countries' efforts to meet both domestic objectives and international commitments.