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  • 21-March-2018

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    Implementing the OECD Principles on Water Governance - Indicator Framework and Evolving Practices

    Water and its improved governance are critical for economic growth, social inclusiveness and environmental sustainability. Three years after the adoption of the OECD Water Governance Principles, this report takes stock of their use and dissemination. It provides a water governance indicator framework and a set of evolving practices for bench-learning, building on lessons learned from different countries and contexts.
     
    Based on an extensive bottom up and multi-stakeholder process within the OECD Water Governance Initiative (WGI), these tools are conceived of as voluntary methodologies to be carried out at country, region, basin and/or city levels to improve water policies. The indicator framework is composed of a traffic light system based on 36 input and process indicators and a checklist with questions on a number of more specific governance conditions. The framework concludes with an action plan to help prioritise steps towards better design and implementation of water policies.
  • 20-March-2018

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    Publications in the series on chemical accidents

    New OECD report highlights the main conclusions drawn from the OECD Working Group on Chemical Accidents Workshop on Quantifying the Benefits of Regulations for Chemical Accidents Prevention, Preparedness and Response. The workshop explored the possibility of developing guidance to help government officials and others identify and assess the benefits of regulations for preventing, preparing for and responding to chemical accidents.

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  • 20-March-2018

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    OECD Work Related to Endocrine Disrupters

    The 2018 update of the OECD endocrine disrupting chemicals brochure is now available. The brochure explains why and how OECD became a key player on the issue of endocrine disrupters testing and assessment over the last two decades. It also provides background on endocrine disrupters, and outlines major achievements.

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  • 20-March-2018

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    Policy Perspectives: Financing water Investing in sustainable growth

    This Policy Paper summarises key messages about the economic case for water investment, the barriers to investment and the financing gap. It charts a course for action to better value water and to facilitate water investment at scale. The Roundtable on Water Financing, a joint initiative of the OECD, the World Water Council and the Netherlands, will continue to deepen the evidence base and broaden engagement on these issues.

  • 18-March-2018

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    OECD at 8th World Water Forum

    18-23 March 2018 - The OECD participated in the World Water Forum under the theme “Sharing Water” through a series of events, the launch of a new report "Implementing the OECD Principles on Water Governance - Indicator Framework and Evolving Practices" and by taking part in a number of workshops and seminars throughout the forum. View the programme of OECD events.

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  • 15-March-2018

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    Facilitating the Reform of Economic Instruments for Water Management in Georgia

    This study assesses the use of economic instruments for water resources management in Georgia and considers options for reform following the 2014 signature of an Association Agreement with the EU committing to alignment with the EU’s Water Framework Directive. This includes the systematic use of economic instruments, including water pricing, to recover the cost of water services provided to households, industry and farmers, among other measures.Three main economic instruments are recommended in this study: 1) the introduction of a licensing regime and charges for both surface water and groundwater abstraction, 2) the restoration of a licencing and charging regime for all forms of water pollution, and 3) more rigorous enforcement of these measures, including more active monitoring and higher fines for offenders. Implementing these measures will be greatly facilitated by the enactment of the new Water Law now being examined by the government of Georgia.
  • 8-March-2018

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    Adverse Outcome Pathways, Molecular Screening and Toxicogenomics

    AOP-Wiki version 2.2 contains a large number of new features including multiple navigational tips, the redesign of the AOP pages, the update of the snapshot format to match the new AOP Users' handbook and a new format (AOP-XML) allowing the users to obtain all AOP-Wiki content in an easily usable form. AOP-Wiki users are encouraged to follow our new AOP Users' Handbook providing practical instructions on AOP development.

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  • 7-March-2018

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    Global Forum on the Environment and Climate Change - organised by the Climate Change Expert Group (CCXG) - March 2018

    7-8 March 2018 - The Global Forum brought together delegates from both OECD and non-OECD countries to discuss the theme of transparency of reporting on technology transfer, capacity-building and financial support, accounting for baseline NDC targets, indicative climate finance, Article 6 and common timeframes; and the role of land-use in the transition to a low-carbon and climate resilient economy.

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  • 2-March-2018

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    Working Paper: Leveraging the Smart Grid: The Effect of Real-Time Information on Consumer Decisions

    This report reviews the literature on the impact of real-time information provision on consumer decision-making. In addition, it describes the results of a study in which about 7000 households in Ontario, Canada were provided with in-home displays linked to smart meters that provided real-time feedback on electricity consumption.

  • 1-March-2018

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    Environmental taxation

    A broader use of environmental taxation or emission trading systems would be one of the most efficient and effective ways of promoting green growth.

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