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PRTR-to find out: What hazardous chemical substances and pollutants are being released to the environment or transferred off-site, how much is being released or transferred off-site over time, where the releases occur, and by whom.
In his remarks, Mr. Gurría reminded that the climate is already changing and he called for immediate concerted action and a real political commitment to combat its worst impacts. He mentioned the range of economic policy options available to address this major problem.
The impact of climate change and urban development could more than triple the number of people around the world exposed to coastal flooding by 2070, according to a new report by the OECD, co-authored by experts from academia and the private sector.
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All waste, whether domestically generated or subject to export and import, should be managed in an environmentally sound manner in order to protect human health and the environment. To meet this objective and,at the same time, ensure fair competition between waste management enterprises throughout the OECD area, a Recommendation on ESM [C(2004)100] has been adopted by member countries. In order to facilitate its implementation, a
This Guide proposes benchmarks that can be used for the long-term development of self-monitoring systems in Eastern Europe, Caucasus, and Central Asia (EECCA).
Recommends that member countries elaborate and implement policies and/or programmes to ensure that waste be managed in an environmentally sound and economically efficient manner.
In Russia 47 million people are exposed to high concentrations of nitrous dioxide. Half the population in rural Tajikistan, and one-third in Moldova, lack access to clean water. Leaded petrol is sold legally in Tajikistan and Turkmenistan.
Revised Guidance for Grouping of Chemicals. Considers closely related chemicals as a group, or cateogory, rather than as individual chemicals. In this approach, not every chemical needs to be tested for every endpoint.