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  • 15-March-2017

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    The costs and benefits of regulating chemicals

    The SACAME project supports the socio-economic analysis of chemicals by allowing a better quantification and monetisation of health- and environmental impacts. This research, funded by the European commission, builds on the OECD's work on quantifying the social costs of environmental externalities, particulary in recent years on the costs of air pollution.

  • 1-March-2017

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    Highlights - Environmental Performance Reviews: Estonia 2017

    Since 2000, Estonia’s small, open economy is still highly carbon- and energy‑intensive, due to its dependence on oil shale. The oil shale mining and processing sector still causes considerable damage to the air, soil and water. Estonia is pursuing an ambitious green tax reform, and the environmental goods and services sector is developing fast. However, the country needs to accelerate the transition to a green, low-carbon economy.

  • 1-March-2017

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    OECD Environmental Performance Reviews: Estonia 2017

    OECD Environmental Performance Reviews provide independent assessments of countries’ progress towards their environmental policy objectives. Reviews promote peer learning, enhance government accountability, and provide targeted recommendations aimed at improving environmental performance, individually and collectively. They are supported by a broad range of economic and environmental data, and evidence-based analysis. Each cycle of Environmental Performance Reviews covers all OECD countries and selected partner economies. The most recent reviews include Chile and France (2016).

    This report is the first Environmental Performance Review of Estonia. It evaluates progress towards sustainable development and green growth, with a focus on waste and materials management, and mining and the environment.

  • 1-March-2017

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    OECD Water site

    This website gathers the OECD's policy guidance on water to help the global community meet the increasing demand for innovative and effective approaches to water management.

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  • 27-February-2017

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    Earth observation for decision-making

    Earth observation data is a unique source of commensurable information. It can be combined with administrative, social and economic data at multiple scales for in-depth policy analysis. The OECD is currently working with earth observation data providers and key partners to develop its geospatial data capacity.

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  • 23-February-2017

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    Oceans - What's happening 2017-18

    The world’s oceans, seas and marine resources provide invaluable benefits to our economies and to human wellbeing. The OECD works to provide countries with policy insights and data on a plethora of key issues relevant to Sustainable Development Goal 14: to conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development.

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  • 22-February-2017

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    Publications in the series on Pollutant Release and Transfer Registers

    The reports are available by categories: Council Acts; Guidance Manuals (including Global PRTRs, Data application, Release estimation techniques, Workshop reports); and now include an information flyer related to the PRTR programme.

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  • 20-February-2017

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    Managing multi-purpose water infrastructure: A review of international experience - Environment Working Paper

    In this paper, the term multi-purpose water infrastructure (MPWI) encompasses all man-made water systems, including dams, dykes, reservoirs and associated irrigation canals and water supply networks, which may be used for more than one purpose (for economic, social and environmental activities); it also explores the complexity in designing, financing, regulating and managing MPWI projects.

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  • 17-February-2017

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    Environment and Regional Trade Agreements

    The OECD has a long history of influencing the development of environmental labels. Following the first report on environmental labelling in 1976, extensive reviews of existing and planned schemes were carried out in the 1980s and into the 1990s, contributing to promoting their use and effectiveness.

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  • 14-February-2017

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    Environmental Labelling and Information Schemes (ELIS)

    The OECD has a long history of influencing the development of environmental labels. Following the first report on environmental labelling in 1976, extensive reviews of existing and planned schemes were carried out in the 1980s and into the 1990s, contributing to promoting their use and effectiveness.

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