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Making consumption patterns sustainable is a prerequisite to achieve the goal of sustainable development. Ten years after the 1992 Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro, it is time to ask: are OECD countries moving towards sustainable consumption?
In most tropical countries, coral reef ecosystems provide many goods and services to coastal populations, such as subsistence and commercial fishery, tourism, coastal protection and biodiversity. A variety of anthropogenic practices threatens ree...
An increasing number of markets is being created for the services that are yielded by biological diversity. Such markets take the form of paying, in one way or the other, for those services. An important way in which environmental risks can be re...
This paper examines the challenge of improving the economic viability of sustainable forestry and development of new markets, suggesting a variety of ways to structure leases and a number of policies to implement the process of demand augmentation and ecological certification programs.
This Report is a scoping study on trends and issues for participatory decision-making processes related to household consumption patterns.
Organic agriculture has recently seen spectacular growth in many OECD countries and is viewed as an environmentally benign alternative to intensive production. The organics market currently provides one of few conduits through which consumers can...
Organic agriculture showed a strong growth in recent years (annual growth up to 25%) and it is expected that its economic significance will increase sharply. There is a steady increase in the number of farms that are switching to organic agricu...
This report analyses the process of consumer decision-making and identifies some effective mechanisms to providing information able to generate positive changes in consumer behaviour towards sustainable consumption.
This informal expert meeting, held 13-14 March in Paris, combined experts from both the climate policy (largely adaptation experts) and the development policy communities. Participants from developing and developed countries, and from relevant i...
This page tells about the OECD Pesticide Risk Reduction project.