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15-April-2014

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Global Forum on Environment: Promoting Sustainable Materials Management through Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR)

The OECD is pleased to announce the upcoming Global Forum on Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR), co-organised with and hosted by the Ministry of the Environment of Japan as a three-day multi-stakeholder dialogue, with participants from OECD and partner countries, to be held in Tokyo, Japan (17-19 June 2014).

4-November-2013

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Carbon taxes and emissions trading are cheapest ways of reducing CO2, OECD says

Carbon taxes and emission trading systems are the most cost-effective means of reducing CO2 emissions, and should be at the centre of government efforts to tackle climate change,according to a new OECD study.

4-November-2013

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Effective Carbon Prices - Country Note for Japan

This document present a brief synthesis of the costs to society of reducing CO2eq emissions in Japan. It is based on an examination of a broad range of policy instruments used in the electricity generation, road transport, pulp and paper, cement and household energy sectors.

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2-September-2013

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Water and Climate Change

This report sets out the challenge for freshwater in a changing climate and provides guidance on how to navigate this new “waterscape”. It highlights trends and practices drawn from the OECD Survey of Policies on Water and Climate Change Adaptation covering all 34 member countries and the EC. Each country profiles provide a snapshot of the challenges posed by climate change for freshwater and the emerging policy responses.

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23-May-2013

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Cities: green policies can contribute to growth

Cities can generate growth and jobs while becoming greener – this is the message of the OECD’s new Green Growth in Cities report. Drawing on case studies of Paris, Chicago, Kitakyushu and Stockholm, the report identifies green policies that can respond to urban growth priorities and suggests how to implement and finance them.

28-April-2011

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NUCLEAR: OECD/NEA to co-organise G8-G20 meeting on nuclear safety in June

The OECD/NEA will co-organise a G8-G20 meeting on nuclear energy safety issues 7-8 June, as part of international efforts to learn from the accident at Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant and help prevent similar disasters in the future.

15-December-2010

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Greening Growth in Japan - Environment Working Paper No. 28

This paper assesses Japan’s progress in moving towards such an environmentally friendly growth pattern. It summarises Japan’s achievements and challenges in decoupling environmental pressures from economic performance.

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16-November-2010

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OECD Environmental Performance Reviews: Japan 2010

This report assesses Japan’s progress since the previous OECD Environmental Performance Review in 2000. It analyses the extent to which the country has met its national objectives and international commitments regarding the management of its environment and natural resources.

13-October-2010

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Taxation, Innovation and the Environment

By putting a price on pollution, do environmentally related taxes spur innovation? Does the design of the tax play a critical role? What is the effect of this innovation? In analysing these questions, the report draws on case studies that cover Japan, Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, Israel and others. It also covers a wide set of environmental issues and technologies, as well as the economic and policy contexts.

30-April-2010

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The impacts of the SOx charge and related policy instruments on technological innovation in Japan

This study attempts to clarify what sort of impact was exerted by policy instruments on the development and spread of SOx reduction technology from the 1960s up to the present.

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