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23-March-2010

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Reducing Barriers to International Trade in Non-hazardous Recyclable Materials, Part 2: Case Studies

Country case studies of China, Japan, Netherlands, South Africa and the United States in measures that may hamper trade in steel scrap, recovered paper and plastic scrap, and if and how they could be removed without compromising environmental protection.

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29-May-2009

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Eco-Innovation Policies in Japan

This report inventories eco-innovation policies in Japan. Similar reports are available on selected non-EU OECD members: Australia, Canada, Korea, Mexico, New Zealand, Turkey and the US. They complement national roadmaps developed by EU member states under the Env. Technology Action Plan.

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19-May-2009

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Ensuring Environmental Compliance: Trends and Good Practices

Despite progress in recent years, there is growing evidence that OECD countries are not on track to reach some of their key environmental goals. This report examines the strategies and instruments that governments use to ensure compliance with pollution prevention and control regulations.

24-May-2008

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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.

23-April-2008

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OECD working party launches safety testing of nanomaterials

OECD member countries, as well as some non-member economies and other stakeholders, are pooling expertise and funding to test the human health and environmental safety effects of a number of nanomaterials.

4-May-2004

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Environmental Policy Tools and Firm-Level Management in Japan

This report provides a descriptive overview of the Japanese database on 'firm-level environmental management and public policy', as well as preliminary conclusions from the analysis.

12-March-2003

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Experiences with improving water management: OECD input to the Third World Water Forum (Japan, 16-23 March 2003)

World leaders and water management experts will meet at the Third World Water Forum in Japan from 16-23 March to develop concrete actions to achieve the international water goals of halving the world populations without access to safe drinking water and sanitation.

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6-January-1999

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The Use of Voluntary Agreements in Japan: an Initial Survey

This survey report gives priorities to the review of traditional pollution control agreements as they have proven record of implementation over more than thirty years. A review of the new approach based on voluntary action plans is made in a parallel report of the case study for Japan.

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5-January-1999

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The Use of Unilateral Agreements in Japan: Voluntary Action Plans of Industries Against Global Warming

This report was prepared by Mr. Hidefumi Imura, professor at the Institute of Environmental Systems, Kyushu University (Japan), in the context of the OECD survey on the use of voluntary approaches in environmental policy.

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