This document intends to provide a “snapshot” of how OECD countries have developed and run their PRTR programmes. It shows the similarities and differences across countries in their requirements to collect and display high quality data, which is required for an effective PRTR system. It also presents compliance and regulatory requirements, the development of guidance material, and emerging issues and challenges for the future.
OECD’s Working Party on Manufactured Nanomaterials launched a “sponsorship programme” at its 3rd meeting (November 2007). Countries will share the testing of specific nanomaterials (MNs) under this programme.
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This report presents the results of an OECD seminar on ways to achieve pesticide risk reduction through worker safety and training. The seminar was hosted by Czech State Phytosanitary Administration, in Brno, Czech Republic, on 21 March 2007.
This Emission Scenario Document (ESD) is intended to provide information to be used for risk assessment for active substances and products used as biocidal (i.e. non agricultural) insecticides, acaricides and products to control other arthropods (in the EU, product type 18 [PT18] ). Biocidal products marketed as insecticides are used in many different applications. They may be used indoors (within buildings), outdoors (around
Technological innovation can allow for the realisation of environmental objectives in a manner which is less costly than would otherwise be the case. As such, understanding the role that technological innovation can play in achieving environmental obj
This report is part of the OECD work programme on material flows (MF) and resource productivity (RP) that supports the implementation of the OECD Council recommendation on MF and RP adopted in April 2004.
Adaptation to climate change is now widely recognized as an equally important and complementary response to greenhouse gas (GHG) mitigation. Adaptation measures are increasingly being put in place in both developing and developed countries, and by bot
OECD Side Event at SB28 sessions, 10 June 2008
The project on promoting the use of performance-based contracts in the water sector seeks to support selected EECCA municipalities in their efforts to contractualise or to improve the contractual relationship with their water utility.
This document discusses the economic efficiency and practical use of environmentally related taxes, with some differentiation in tax rates, versus tradable permit systems, with some element of grandfathering of permits.