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  • 7-March-2014

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    Ecotoxicology and Environmental Fate of Manufactured Nanomaterials: Test Guidelines

    This document includes the conclusions and recommendations resulting from a workshop that addressed the ecotoxicology and environmental fate of manufactured nanomaterials, and in particular the applicability of existing OECD Test Guidelines (TG) related to these topics. A number of TG developments are underway at OECD as a follow-up to these recommendations.

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  • 6-March-2014

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    Regional expert meeting: Economic instruments for greener products in Eastern Partnership countries

    This workshop presented and discussed the draft Policy Manual on “Creating Market Incentives for Greener Products”. It focused on facilitating an exchange of experiences and support the design and implementation of product-related economic instruments including product taxes, environmental tax differentiation, deposit-refund systems and extended producer responsibility (EPR)in the EECCA countries.

  • 5-March-2014

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    OECD work on biodiversity and ecosystems

    This brochure provides an overview of recent and ongoing OECD work on biodiversity. Biodiversity is fundamental to sustaining life and providing critical ecosystem services such as food provisioning, water purification, flood and drought control, nutrient cycling, and climate regulation, amongst many others.

  • 25-February-2014

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    OECD Work on Climate Change

    Global climate change threatens to disrupt the well-being of society, deter economic development and alter the natural environment, making it a key policy concern of the 21st century.

  • 24-February-2014

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    Help us to help you. A new survey is on-line to collect eChemPortal user feedback

    eChemPortal uses are encouraged to respond to the on-line survey. Your use of the portal, your expectations, information, substance search, property search, structure search, design and layout. Your answers will help us improve eChemPortal - the Global Portal to Information on Chemical Substances, worldwide source of information about chemicals from authorities and international organisations, to meet your needs.

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  • 14-February-2014

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    Video: How should governments prepare for floods?

    In light of the UK floods, this 3-minute Q&A with OECD Environmental Economist Kathleen Dominique discusses how governments should be preparing for climate change-related weather events.

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  • 24-January-2014

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    A call for zero emissions from the World Economic Forum in Davos

    OECD Secretary-General, Mr. Angel Gurría, gives his views in this blog from the World Economic Forum in Davos on the huge risk that carbon dioxide emissions pose to the economy and the environment.

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  • 22-January-2014

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    Test Guidelines Programme FAQs

    This section addresses questions and answers regarding the OECD Test Guidelines Programme (TGP).

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  • 24-December-2013

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    The Swedish Tax on Nitrogen Oxide Emissions: Lessons in Environmental Policy Reform - Environment Policy Paper No. 2

    This case study describes the approach taken to reduce NOx emissions from combustion plants, the challenges encountered and the social, environmental and economic impacts. It concludes by discussing the wider lessons that are raised for other governments seeking to develop similar policy responses.

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  • 20-December-2013

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    Resource efficiency

    Improving resource efficiency is among the top priorities in today’s world, as governments, businesses and civil society are increasingly concerned about natural resource use, environmental impacts, material prices and supply security.

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