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11/07/2013 –Recently the OECD released the third generation of the QSAR Toolbox. For this purpose, the guidance document for grouping chemicals to fill data gaps for genetic toxicity and genotoxic carcinogenicity have been updated. This guidance document should support the user of the QSAR Toolbox to build categories that are mechanistically and structurally robust.
This document provides guidance on pesticide residue studies and describes differences in OECD countries in livestock feeding practices and diet composition. The data obtained from these studies allow quantifying the transfer of residues from feedstuff to animal and establishing maximum limits which ensure that these residues do not pose unacceptable risks for consumers.
This paper provides an update on recent developments in the field of Regional Trade Agreements and the environment. Issues arising in the implementation of RTAs with environmental considerations are examined as well as experience in assessing their environmental impacts.
Efforts to document government support benefiting specific sectors or industries have paid scant attention to support given to the non-energy minerals sector. The issue of support for this sector is explored by way of a case study of Australia, a leading producer and exporter of minerals.
OECD Work Related to Endocrine Disrupters
The overall financial architecture of a global climate agreement can help to ensure that national and international systems for tracking and matching climate support are efficient and effective. Recent OECD work focuses on tracking financial flows to support climate action.
This document describes four quantitative methods for efficacy evaluation: bactericidal, mycobactericidal, fungicidal and virucidal. Regulatory authorities have relied upon efficacy data generated using these methods to authorise the placing of biocidal products on the market.
Climate change mitigation and sustainability are the key rationales for increasing the share of renewable energy. Yet definitions of renewable energy used by policy-makers are so broad that subsidy regimes and other policies to promote renewable energy are able to result in highly negative climate, environmental and human impacts.
"It is estimated that air pollution from diesel-fuelled road transport kills 10 times more people each year in France than those who die in road accidents": OECD Insights Blog's post by Simon Upton, head of the OECD Environment Directorate, founder and Chair of the Round Table on Sustainable Development, and former New Zealand environment minister.
This guidance document for senior leaders in high hazard industries on Corporate Governance for Process Safety is now available in 9 languages. It aims to strike a balance between risk and benefit by drawing the attention of those at the top of industry to the need for high standards of corporate governance in relation to the management of high hazard industries.