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24-January-2005

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The Window of Opportunity: How the Obstacles to the Introduction of the Swiss Heavy Goods Vehicle Fee have been Overcome

This document, prepared by Ueli Balmer, assesses the political economy of the implementation of the distance-related fee for heavy goods vehicles in Switzerland. Due to the new fee, and a higher weight limit, heavy goods transport on the road has become much more efficient.

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24-January-2005

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Manure Policy and MINAS: Regulating Nitrogen and Phosphorus Surpluses in Agriculture of The Netherlands

This document, prepared by Prof. Oene Oenema and Paul B.M. Berentsen, assesses the political economy of the implementation of the ‘minerals accounting system’ MINAS in the Netherlands. While the system contributed to some environmental improvements, the costs of its implementation were rather high.

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20-December-2004

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Aiming for Earth-friendly Development

Opinion article published in The Japan Times deals with ways to continue the complex and painstakingly slow process of negociating international commitments to reduce greenhouse emissions and actively mainstreaming climate change and its impact into sectoral policies, development projects and international aid portfolios.

13-December-2004

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Handbook of Market Creation for Biodiversity: Issues in Implementation

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......

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25-October-2004

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Environment Ministers from the Former Soviet Union Face up to New Realities

The countries of Eastern Europe, the Caucasus and Central Asia are at an environmental crossroads, according to a new OECD assessment. At present, the situation is grim, threatening human health and natural resources.

9-October-2004

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Issues Paper - Soft MEasures and Transport Behaviour

This paper's focus is on the use of soft measures to change transport behaviour towards Environmentally Sustainable Transport (EST).

5-October-2004

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Environmental Performance Reviews: Spain (2004)

The OECD’s latest report on Spain’s environmental performance praises a number of achievements but also insists that Spain steps up the efficiency of its environmental policies.

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1-October-2004

German

OECD prüft Spaniens Umweltperformance

Zu den vorrangigen Umweltfragen in Spanien zählen die Wasserbewirtschaftung, die Erhal-tung der Artenvielfalt, der Klimawandel und die Luftverschmutzung, das Abfallmanagement und die Nachhaltigkeit des Fremdenverkehrs.

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1-October-2004

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OECD Review of Spain's Environmental Performance

The OECD’s latest report on Spain’s environmental performance praises a number of achievements but also insists that Spain steps up the efficiency of its environmental policies, ...

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30-September-2004

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Towards Waste Prevention Performance Indicators

This document is split into three parts, Part 1, Pressure Indicators and Drivers for Waste Generation identifies drivers for the generation of municipal waste, its components and some other waste streams. A set of pressure indicators for waste prevention are proposed for trial use by OECD and its member countries. Part 2, Response Indicators, assesses whether the available information would suffice the development of response

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