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  • 23-April-2008

    English

    OECD working party launches safety testing of nanomaterials

    OECD member countries, as well as some non-member economies and other stakeholders, are pooling expertise and funding to test the human health and environmental safety effects of a number of nanomaterials.

  • 22-April-2008

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    An OECD Framework for Effective and Efficient Environmental Policies: Overview

    The objective of the Framework is to encourage policy-makers to ask appropriate questions about their environment-related policies and institutions (including the integration of environmental concerns in other policy fields), as a way of moving toward more effective and efficient (i.e. integrated) outcomes over time.

  • 22-April-2008

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    Tackling climate change (OECD Observer article)

    A 50% rise in global greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, higher temperatures, with more droughts and storms harming people, crops and buildings; more animal and plant species becoming extinct under expanding farmland and urban sprawl; dwindling natural resources; a billion more people living in water-stressed areas by 2030, with more pollution, disease and premature deaths ahead.

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  • 15-April-2008

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    OECD helps governments and industry save money, time and animals for chemical tests

    OECD has devised an innovative product, the (Q)SAR Application Toolbox, to estimate the hazardous properties of chemicals by analysing their molecular structure.

  • 8-April-2008

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    Environmental innovation and global markets

    This report examines the links between environmental innovation and globalisation, drawing upon interviews with representatives from both governments and companies. The report and its case studies focus on innovation in the fields of energy efficiency and renewable energy.

  • 1-April-2008

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  • 1-April-2008

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    A European Approach to the Climate Change Challenge

    In his remarks delivered at the European Commission Seminar on Climate Change, M. Gurría spoke of the lead role taken by the European Union in agreeing ambitious climate goals and of the OECD support to policy makers in identifying, developing, and implementing effective and least-cost policies to tackle climate change.

  • 28-March-2008

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    Recommendation of the Council on Resource Productivity [C(2008)40]

    Recommends, with regard to the analysis of the material flows and their environmental impacts, that Member countries, promote resource productivity by strengthening their capacity for analysing material flows and the associated environmental impacts.

  • 21-March-2008

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    Scoping Study on the Inclusion on Releases and Transfers from Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) in PRTRs

    Scoping Study on the Inclusion on Releases and Transfers from Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) in PRTRs

  • 13-March-2008

    English

    Environmentally Harmful Subsidies in the Transport Sector

    This report discusses environmentally harmful subsidies in the transport sector, with the aim of helping policy-makers better understand the broad literature available on this issue.

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