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  • 12-December-2013

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    The Political Economy of Fuel Subsidies in Colombia - Environment Working Paper No. 61

    Colombia has made progress towards eliminating fuel and diesel subsidies and reducing discretionary spaces allowing for artificially low fuel prices, but challenges remain. This paper discusses the political economy of fuel subsidies in the country to understand why reform has been so slow.

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  • 6-December-2013

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    Substitution of hazardous chemicals

    As interest in the substitution of harmful chemicals continues to grow in industry, NGOs and the public sector, organizations are seeking guidance on the selection of appropriate methods and tools. OECD is responding to this need.

  • 3-December-2013

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    Environmental Performance Review: South Africa 2013

    In its first Environmental Performance Review of South Africa, the OECD praises the progress made with environmental reforms. It also urges Africa’s biggest economy to keep focusing on green growth to help it shift towards a low-carbon model that will improve the well-being of all South Africans and preserve its rich natural habitat.

  • 3-December-2013

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    OECD Environmental Performance Reviews: South Africa 2013

    This report is the first OECD review of South Africa’s environmental performance. It has been carried out as part of the OECD dialogue with South Africa as Key Partner. The report evaluates South Africa's progress towards sustainable development and green growth, with a focus on policies that provide incentives to protect South Africa's exceptionally rich biodiversity and promote more effective and efficient environmental

  • 28-November-2013

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    Brochure - OECD Work on climate change for 2013-2014

    This brochure provides an overview of OECD work on climate change. Given the global nature of the climate change challenge, and its widespread economic, social and environmental impacts, the OECD is in a unique position to help countries put climate policy on a solid economic footing.

  • 19-November-2013

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    Consensus document on the biology of sugarcane (Saccharum spp.)

    This new document is available as a tool for environmental safety assessment of new varieties of sugarcane derived from modern biotechnology. Given the large production of this crop worldwide, its biosafety will be an important issue for many countries.

  • 19-November-2013

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    Insights Blog: OECD celebrates World Toilet Day

    Issues related to water and sanitation are a priority for the OECD. A number of people working at the OECD are also involved through our War on Hunger Group. For example, last year the Group funded a project in Mozambique to reduce diarrhoea by at least 25% in children under the age of five by training in hygiene and changing current practices.

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  • 19-November-2013

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    OECD celebrates World Toilet Day

    This year the United Nations has officially declared 19 November World Toilet Day to raise awareness of the sanitation crisis faced by millions every day. Similarly, the OECD places great importance on the issue of water and sanitation. It has undertaken significant work on the issue to help promote global awareness, encourage action and propose viable solutions.

  • 15-November-2013

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    25 years of chemical accident prevention at OECD

    This brochure marks 25 years of OECD's Chemical Accidents Programme. It explains the history of the programme and many of its achievements since it was established in 1988.

  • 6-November-2013

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    Biodiversity Offsets: Opportunities and challenges for their effective design and implementation

    The workshop brought together government, the private sector, IGO's, NGO’s and other experts and practitioners, so as to exchange experience and lessons learned on the key opportunities and challenges associated with biodiversity offset schemes.

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