Environmental permits have played a major role in improving industry's environmental performance across the last few decades. Because they adopt a precautionary approach during the setting of environmental requirements, permitting strategies have...
This survey report gives priorities to the review of traditional pollution control agreements as they have proven record of implementation over more than thirty years. A review of the new approach based on voluntary action plans is made in a parallel report of the case study for Japan.
This report was prepared by Mr. Hidefumi Imura, professor at the Institute of Environmental Systems, Kyushu University (Japan), in the context of the OECD survey on the use of voluntary approaches in environmental policy.
This book provides a systematic analysis of the different types of voluntary approaches, their economic characteristics, their role and effectiveness.
This report is a synthesis of the existing literature on the use of voluntary approaches in the EU. Its aim is to portray the use of voluntary approaches in the Member States and to identify both their common characteristics and those that separate them. The report relies mainly on four studies: a quantitative and qualitative inventory of voluntary agreements in the European Union (EU) by the Directorate General for Industry (DGIII)
This report was prepared by Ms. Janice Mazurek, an environmental policy consultant in Washington DC, in the context of the OECD survey on the use of voluntary approaches in environmental policy.
This is the final version of the report prepared by Ms. Janice Mazurek, an environmental policy consultant in Washington DC, in the context of the OECD survey on the use of voluntary approaches in environmental policy.
Interest in sustainable development and awareness of the international dimension of environmental problems, have stimulated governments to track and chart environmental progress and its links with economic conditions and trends. This publication ...
This paper was submitted to the Delegates of the WMPG at the April 1998 meeting for consideration. The paper provides guidance for distinguishing wastes from non-wastes and outlines the remaining unresolved contentious issues.
Waste Minimisation Profiles of OECD Member Countries