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  • 15-April-2010

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    Effects of the VOC incentive tax on innovation in Switzerland - Case studies in the printing, paintmaking and metal cutting industries

    This study is part of the OECD's “Taxation, Innovation and the Environment” programme and discusses the innovation impacts of the VOC tax in Switzerland.

  • 15-April-2010

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    OECD Legal Acts Database

    The Organisation's governing body, the Council, has the power to adopt legal instruments, usually referred to as "the OECD Acts". These Acts are the result of the substantive work carried out in the Organisation's Committees.

  • 14-April-2010

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    Sharing chemical test results and assessments saves €150 million annually, says OECD

    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

  • 13-April-2010

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    Cutting Costs in Chemicals Management: How OECD Helps Governments and Industry

    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.

  • 8-April-2010

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    Recommendation of the Council on Information and Communication Technologies and the Environment [C(2010)61]

    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.

  • 6-April-2010

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    Current developements on the Safety of Manufactured Nanomaterials - Tour de Table

    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

  • 31-March-2010

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    OECD Environmental Performance Reviews: Luxembourg 2010

    OECD's 2010 review of Luxembourg's environmental conditions and progress in air, water, waste and materials management; nature and biodiversity; the environment-economy interface; the environment-social interface; and international commitments and co-operation.  The analyses presented are supported by a broad range of economic and environmental data and include recommendations for further environmental and sustainable development

  • 31-March-2010

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    Evaluation of environmental policies

    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.

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  • 31-March-2010

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    Launch of the Environmental Performance Review of Luxembourg

    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.

  • 31-March-2010

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    Workshop on Enhancing the Cost-Effectiveness of Payments for Ecosystem Services, 25 March 2010

    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 .

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