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.
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 new data visualisation tool brings over 40 different climate-related data sets to life by using animated plots for the period 1990-2010.
Chinese, PDF, 369kb
These guidelines aim 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. Chinese version.
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These guidelines aim 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. Norwegian version.
English, PDF, 275kb
Global Portal to Information on Chemical Substances, is to be the preferred worldwide source of information about chemicals from authorities and international organisations.