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The OECD Global Forum on Sustainable Development, in cooperation with the World Bank and Agence Française de Développement, will discuss how governments in developing countries can work with local private water companies to provide affordable safe water and basic sanitation.
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This book is part of the OECD Environmental Performance Reviews Programme which conducts peer reviews of environmental conditions and progress in each member country. It examines the progress made in water management in OECD countries in the light of the objectives of the “OECD Environmental Strategy for the First Decade of the 21st Century”. A first cycle of Environmental Performance Reviews, covering all member countries, was
The loss of biodiversity affects us in many ways. For some of us, its loss is felt in the same way that we regret the destruction of a great work of art- it may not affect us directly, but the indirect impact is strong......
Recommends Member countries establish and apply a policy framework aimed at ensuring the efficient long-term conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity and its related resources.
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This document sorts through many issues that need to be considered in implementing frameworks for access and benefit sharing of genetic resources. It does so by using an explicitly economic framework.
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This case study was conducted in parallel with six other country case studies in Latin, America, Africa and the South Pacific region as part of the Development and Climate Change Project.
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This document looks at some areas where policies have perverse impacts on biodiversity and suggests approaches for how a reform may be undertaken with the goal of ensuring welfare improvements.
This book explores the interface between environmental and social elements of water pricing policies in OECD countries.
Arresting the decline of biodiversity in species and ecosystems is a major objective of environmental policy. Recognising this, OECD Environment Ministers stressed the need for incentive measures to protect biodiversity, including the creation an...
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This publication brings together the recent work of the OECD on water management issues. It identifies the main policy challenges addressed by that work for sustainable water management. Among the issues discussed are: performance of water manage...