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5-October-2001

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Environmentally related taxes in OECD countries: Issues and Strategies

It is now widely recognised that a greater use of market based instruments is a key element of effective and economically efficient environmental policies, and an important framework condition for sustainable development. Hence, over the last dec...

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4-October-2001

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Local Environmental Policy in the NIS: Current Trends and Best Practices

This paper has been prepared by the EAP Task Force Secretariat at the OECD. It analyses the decentralization trends and current practices of local environmental managers in the NIS. It further provides best practices for reforming local environme...

4-October-2001

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Valuing Environmental Benefits and Damages in the NIS: Opportunities to Integrate Environmental Concerns into Policy and Investment Decisions

This paper summarizes the findings of Phases I and II and reports on the progress of two pilot studies under way. It illustrates ways to improve the process of prioritizing public investments through consideration of the monetary value of the cos...

26-September-2001

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Environment in the Transition to a Market Economy

Severe environmental problems were a key issue in the protests that marked the end of communist regimes in Central and Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union. The book shows that economic reforms provided a crucial stimulus for environmental improvement, leading to reductions...

25-September-2001

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Cadmium (including Nickel Cadmium Batteries)

Cadmium As with lead, basic background information on cadmium was collected and published as a monograph in 1994. A workshop was held in Saltsjobaden, Sweden in 1995 in order to further characterise the problem and determine the need for risk ma...

25-September-2001

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Lead

Lead Publication: (UNEP and OECD) Older Gasoline Vehicles in Developing Countries and Economies in Transition: Their Importance and the Policy Options for Addressing Them (1999) (PDF) Publication: (UNEP and OECD) Phasing Lead Out of Gasoline (1...

25-September-2001

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Brominated Flame Retardants

OECD conducted an investigation of waste management practices in Member countries with respect to products containing Brominated Flame Retardants. The results of this investigation are documented in the following report. Hazard/Risk Information Sheets for 5 BFRs have also beeen posted.

25-September-2001

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Methylene Chloride

Methylene Chloride A risk management monograph on methylene chloride (a paint stripper) was published in 1994. Following the publication, Member countries agreed to establish an information exchange programme to collect and analyse information o...

12-September-2001

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OECD Environmental Indicators: Towards Sustainable Development 2001

Organised by issues such as climate change, air pollution, biodiversity, waste or water resources, this book provides essential information for all those interested in sustainable development.

6-September-2001

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Inter-Agency Network for Safety in Biotechnology (IANB)

Nine of these Organisations (CGIAR, CBD, FAO, OECD, OIE, UNCTAD, UNIDO, WHO and WTO) have projects related to safety in biotechnology and have agreed that it would be valuable to form the Inter-Agency Network for Safety in Biotechnology (IANB) t...

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