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Korean Prime Minister Han Seung-soo urged governments around the world to work together for a new “green growth” paradigm based on low-carbon economic development in his keynote speech at the OECD Forum on 23 June 2009.
A chemical category is a group of chemicals whose physicochemical and human health and/or ecotoxicological properties and/or environmental fate properties are likely to be similar or follow a regular pattern, usually as a result of structural similarity.
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This document is a report of the OECD Workshop on the Evaluation of Biopesticides: Registration and Communication, which took place on 15 – 17 April 2008, in Arlington, US. It was hosted by the US EPA Office of Pesticide Programs.
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The crisis is no excuse to postpone environmental action. The economic slowdown should not be used as an excuse to weaken long-term efforts to achieve low-carbon economic growth.
Speaking at the International Economic Forum of the Americas, Mr. Gurria called on all countries to use the economic crisis as an opportunity to promote ‘green’ growth. Collective action and bold political will, he said, will be necessary to draft environmentally sound stimulus packages, reduce emissions, foster green innovation, and work towards a successful UN Climate Change Conference at the end of the year.
Decentralisation process is seen as very positive and promoted worldwide. But the process of decentralisation may also be questioned as the implementation of it can lead to problems, in particular when the process is implemented in a haste...
OECD's comprehensive review of Finland's environmental programs and policies covers air and water management, nature and biodiversity, sustainable development, the environment-economy interface, the environment-social interface, and international commitments. The review includes relevant statistical information as well as a series of recommendations for strengthening environmental infrastructure, implementing environmental policy and
Finland has reduced pollution and improved its environmental quality through pioneering approaches like green taxes.
The Toolbox is a software application intended to be used by governments, chemical industry and other stakeholders in filling gaps in (eco)toxicity data needed for assessing the hazards of chemicals. The Toolbox incorporates information and tools from various sources into a logical workflow. Crucial to this workflow is grouping chemicals into chemical categories.
International co-operation among OECD member countries on (Q)SARs started in the early 1990s. The objective of the OECD (Q)SAR project is to facilitate practical application of (Q)SAR approaches in regulatory contexts by governments and industry and to improve their regulatory acceptance.