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The Third Joint Meeting of the EU Water Initiative EECCA Working Group and the EAP Task Force Water Network was held on the 24-25th of May 2007, in Helsinki, Finland with the support of the Finnish Environment Institute (SYKE).
The conference, to be held in Dublin on 2 November 2007, will focus upon the emerging discipline of nanotoxicology and its implications to the broader nanotechnology community. Particular emphasis will be given to the food, environment and medical sectors. The conference will bring together a number of international leaders in the area of nanotoxicology and represents the first conference on this novel topic to be held in Ireland.
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Climate change is already being observed through rising temperatures, melting glaciers, shifting rain patterns, increased storm intensity and rising sea levels. Greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from human activities – mainly fossil fuel use, deforestation and agriculture – cause climate change. If GHG emissions are not reduced to significantly below current levels within the next few decades, there will be further warming and sea-level
The main electronic tool for data submission, evaluation and exchange used in the OECD Cooperative Chemicals Assessment Programme is the International Uniform Chemical Information Database (IUCLID). IUCLID is a software program for the administration of data on chemical substances.
The OECD Harmonised Templates are standard data formats for reporting reults of studies with chemicals in order to determine their properties and effects on human health and the environment.
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.