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An investigation was conducted to analyse and assess current protocols to develop harmonised test methods and performance standards for the efficiency testing of biocides used in treated articles. The present report is the result of this investigation.
This report examines progress made by China since 1990 and evaluates the extent to which the country’s domestic objectives and international commitments are being met. 51 recommendations are made that could help strengthen China's environmental performance in the context of sustainable development.
Globalisation is exerting pressure on the environment, but it may also provide solutions. Could green be turned to gold? This article, written by Brendan Gillespie and Xavier LeFlaive of the OECD Environment Directorate, was featured in the OECD Observer, No. 261, May 2007.
The Handbook proposes a set of management tools for and approaches to designing realistic public environmental expenditure programmes and selecting and financing the most cost-effective projects supported with public funds.
This study provides an overview of approaches to environmental issues in Regional Trade Agreements and summarises country experiences in their negotiation and practical application. Regional and bilateral trade arrangements are surveyed, including customs unions and free trade agreements.
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The OECD established a Member-lead Task Team on Sustainable Financing to Ensure Affordable Access to Water Supply and Sanitation to take forward work in 2007/08.
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The Royal Society organised a workshop that brought together international academic experts and members of the OECD Working Party on Manufactured Nanomaterials (WPNM). This report summarises the main issues discussed during the workshop.