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This Press Release relates to the publication "Cutting Costs in Chemicals Management: How OECD Helps Governments and Industry", which details a system that saves governments and industry about EUR 150 million each year by “work sharing” facilitated by the OECD
This report analyses the rigorous and comprehensive system for assessing and managing chemicals that helps governments and industry save about EUR 150 million each year, through "work sharing" facilitated by the OECD.
Recommends that, in establishing or reviewing their policies for communication technologies and the environment, Members take due account of and implement the principles, which provide a general framework for enhancing the contribution of ICTs to improving environmental performance.
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ENV-JM-MONO(2010)4 This document includes an update of the status of the work of the WPMN (Section I) and compiles information provided by member countries and other delegations on current developments on
Like any other policy, environmental policies should be carefully assessed both prior to their implementation and after they have been in place for some time.
As Luxembourg plans for economic recovery, it would be a mistake to sideline the environment, said Angel Gurría. “I would rather argue that in responding to the crisis, environment should be part of a comprehensive strategy to relaunch economic growth and to restructure the economy”, he added.
The OECD convened an expert workshop on Enhancing the Cost-Effectiveness of Payments for Ecosystem Services on 25th March 2010. Payments for Ecosystem Services (PES) translate external non-market values of the environment into tangible financial incentives, creating a link .
In his opening remarks for the book launch for the Horizontal Water Programme, Mr. Gurría underlined that good water management is important for a stronger, cleaner and fairer economy.
This publication compiles reliable and comparable data on pricing water and on water supply and sanitation services across OECD countries.