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This paper examines the challenge of improving the economic viability of sustainable forestry and development of new markets, suggesting a variety of ways to structure leases and a number of policies to implement the process of demand augmentation and ecological certification programs.
This Report is a scoping study on trends and issues for participatory decision-making processes related to household consumption patterns.
Organic agriculture has recently seen spectacular growth in many OECD countries and is viewed as an environmentally benign alternative to intensive production. The organics market currently provides one of few conduits through which consumers can...
Organic agriculture showed a strong growth in recent years (annual growth up to 25%) and it is expected that its economic significance will increase sharply. There is a steady increase in the number of farms that are switching to organic agricu...
This report analyses the process of consumer decision-making and identifies some effective mechanisms to providing information able to generate positive changes in consumer behaviour towards sustainable consumption.
This informal expert meeting, held 13-14 March in Paris, combined experts from both the climate policy (largely adaptation experts) and the development policy communities. Participants from developing and developed countries, and from relevant i...
This is the final report of the joint CERI/Environment Directorate Workshop on Education and Learning for Sustainable Consumption, held on 14-15 September 1998 in Paris.
These 11 country case studies are background information for the Handbook of Biodiversity Valuation.
All societies depend on biodiversity and biological resources, and policy-makers are increasingly aware that development pressures are today generating unprecedented rates of biodiversity loss. The fact that biodiversity issues often receive low ...
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This paper discusses some of the lessons learned by one government agency, the Massachusetts Toxics Use Reduction Institute, in its work with local coalitions to reduce the use and presence of toxic chemicals in their communities.