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  • 24-July-2019

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    Series on Testing and Assessment: publications by number

    Children are more vulnerable than adults to environmental hazards, such as those presented by chemicals, due to their physiological differences and unique behaviours. The OECD is working to bring together knowledge and experiences to reduce risks to children’s health from chemicals. This report reviews and updates available information with a focus on direct object mouthing to ensure that potential risks for children are addressed.

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  • 22-July-2019

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    Global Forum on Environment - Plastics in a Circular Economy: Design of Sustainable Plastics from a Chemicals Perspective

    Policy instruments can be applied to improve the sustainability of plastics, including regulations, market-based instruments, information and voluntary tools. The report reviews the use of these instruments, provides good practice examples, such as product taxes and charges, eco-design standards, extended producer responsibility and environmental product labels, as well as discussing opportunities for their future applications.

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  • 19-July-2019

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    Policy approaches to incentivise sustainable plastic design - Environment Working Paper

    Policy instruments can be applied to improve the sustainability of plastics, including regulations, market-based instruments, information and voluntary tools. The report reviews the use of these instruments, provides good practice examples, such as product taxes and charges, eco-design standards, extended producer responsibility and environmental product labels, as well as discussing opportunities for their future applications.

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  • 19-July-2019

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    Section 4: Health Effects

    Consult the January and February 2019 deadlines for comment of various OECD Guidelines for the Testing of Chemicals: in Vitro 3T3 NRU phototoxicity test; Vitrigel Eye Irritancy Test Method; in vitro Macromolecular Test Method for Eye Hazard Potential; and In Chemico Skin Sensitisation Assays addressing the AOP Key Event of covalent binding to proteins.

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  • 18-July-2019

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    Private climate finance: Research Collaborative

    The Research Collaborative serves as a platform for researchers, finance providers and governments to share information about and discuss progress towards improved tracking of private finance for climate action, including publicly-mobilised private finance. It conducts and co-ordinates work to explore data sources and methodologies.

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  • 17-July-2019

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    OECD work on Chemical Safety and Biosafety brochure 2019-2020

    This new edition of the OECD work on Chemical Safety and Biosafety highlights the activities, results and ongoing projects as outlined by the 2019-2020 work programme.

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  • 17-July-2019

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    Release of the Global Harmonised Submission Transport Standard (GHSTS) version 2.0

    GHSTS is a standardised set of technical specifications for assembling electronic files for pesticide registration in a predefined manner. Once assembled according to the GHSTS, the dossier files can be transferred from a business to a regulatory authority and can be used in a regulatory process. Version 2.0 includes improved lifecycle management of documents over a series of submissions for one pesticide (or other) regulatory action.

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  • 16-July-2019

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    National Policy Dialogue on “Improving Access to Green Finance for Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises in Georgia”

    On 16 July 2019, the OECD, with the Georgian Ministry of Economy and Sustainable Development, organised a National Policy Dialogue on Improving Access to Green Finance for Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises in Georgia, held in Tbilisi. Interesting discussions on ways to improve access to green finance and to take stock of initiatives and policy changes that could contribute to scaling up green lending and finance for SMEs in Georgia.

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  • 10-July-2019

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    Forthcoming Environmental Performance Reviews

    Launching an environmental review is a process of comprehensive research and analytical effort, that usually takes a year and a half. Find out more about the current work in progress for the forthcoming reviews.

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  • 10-July-2019

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    Find an environmental country review

    Since the inception of the Environmental Performance Reviews programme in 1992, most of the OECD member countries have been reviewed twice. The third cycle of reviews effectively began in 2010, with a new approach that systematically incorporates key environmental trends, policy-making environment and green growth, plus two thematic chapters.

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