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  • 24-May-2008


    Resource productivity and the "3Rs"

    In his speech delivered at the G8 Environment Ministers Meeting 2008, Angel Gurría discussed how promoting resource productivity and the 3Rs (reduce, reuse, recycle) can protect the environment while sustaining growth and prosperity.

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  • 1-April-2008


  • 5-March-2008


    Launch of the 2008 OECD Environmental Outlook

    At the worldwide launch of this report in Oslo, hosted by Norway's Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg, OECD Secretary-General reminded that solutions to the key environmental challenges are available, achievable and affordable, especially when compared to the expected economic growth and the costs and consequences of inaction.

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  • 1-February-2008


    OECD Expert Meeting “Sustainable Financing for Affordable Water Services: From Theory to Practice"

    Powerpoint Presentations made during the OECD Expert Meeting “Sustainable Financing for Affordable Water Services"

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  • 23-November-2006


    OECD-World Bank Global Forum on Sustainable Development

    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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  • 6-March-2006

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    Environmental Performance Reviews: Water: the experience in OECD countries (2006)

    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

  • 21-April-2004


  • 4-November-2003

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    Economic Issues in Access and Benefit Sharing of Genetic Resources: A Framework for Analysis

    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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  • 3-November-2003

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    Development and Climate Change in Nepal: Focus on Water Resources and Hydropower

    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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  • 30-October-2003

    English, , 181kb

    Perverse Incentives in Biodiversity Loss

    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.

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