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The project on promoting the use of performance-based contracts in the water sector seeks to support selected EECCA municipalities in their efforts to contractualise or to improve the contractual relationship with their water utility.
This document discusses the economic efficiency and practical use of environmentally related taxes, with some differentiation in tax rates, versus tradable permit systems, with some element of grandfathering of permits.
Environmental regulators and inspectors from twelve countries of Eastern Europe, Caucasus, and Central Asia and their counterparts from OECD countries, NGOs and industry gathered in Tashkent to share experience and decide on their joint actions in 2008-2011.
In his speech delivered at the Conference of Montreal, Angel Gurría underlined that growing pressures from agriculture, energy production and industries were imperilling our water resources. He affirmed that all countries - OECD and developing countries alike – need to introduce urgently policy reforms and scale-up best practices to avoid dire consequences.
Представители регулирующих природоохранных органов и экологические инспекторы из двенадцати стран Восточной Европы, Кавказа и Центральной Азии и их коллеги из стран ОЭСР, НПО и отрасли промышленности соберутся в Ташкенте для обмена опытом и выработки совместных действий в 2008-2011 гг.
This working paper investigates how climate change is likely to impact each port city’s exposure to coastal flooding by the 2070s, alongside subsidence and population growth and urbanisation.
OECD’s Working Party on Manufactured Nanomaterials has launched a “sponsorship programme” in which countries will share the testing of specific nanomaterials (MNs) at its 3rd meeting (November 2008). Much valuable information on the safety of MNs can be derived by testing a representative set for human health and environmental safety. In launching this “sponsorship programme” the Working Party agreed a priority list of MNs for
At the opening session of the OECD Forum 2008, Angel Gurría underlined that the overall effectiveness of actions against climate change would be eroded without the participation of all the world’s countries. He added that while the cost of ambitious mitigation policies would be considerably lower than the cost of inaction, they would still not be inexpensive.The OECD can help, through finding least-cost policy instruments designed to
In his remarks at the OECD Forum 2008, the OECD Secretary-General reminded the audience that successful efforts to address climate change will depend on various factors, such as getting the numbers right, identifying the most appropriate instruments, striking an all-inclusive global deal for the post-2012 architecture and promoting new policies that foster eco-innovation. But moving forward on all these tracks will depend on another
Current Developments and Activities on the Safety of Manufactured Nanomaterials (3rd Meeting of the Working Party on Manufactured Nanomaterials held on 28-30 November 2007)