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1-April-2002

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Towards Sustainable Household Consumption? Trends and Policies in OECD Countries

Making consumption patterns sustainable is a prerequisite to achieve the goal of sustainable development. Ten years after the 1992 Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro, it is time to ask: are OECD countries moving towards sustainable consumption?

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29-March-2002

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The Biodiversity Benefits of Coral Reef Ecosystems: Values And Markets

In most tropical countries, coral reef ecosystems provide many goods and services to coastal populations, such as subsistence and commercial fishery, tourism, coastal protection and biodiversity. A variety of anthropogenic practices threatens ree...

29-March-2002

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The Insurance Industry and the Conservation of Biological Diversity: An Analysis Of The Prospects For Market Creation

An increasing number of markets is being created for the services that are yielded by biological diversity. Such markets take the form of paying, in one way or the other, for those services. An important way in which environmental risks can be re...

28-March-2002

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The Development of Markets and Economic Incentives for Sustainable Forestry: Application to the Brazilian Amazon

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.

26-March-2002

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Policy Case Study Series: Participatory Decision-Making for Sustainable Consumption

This Report is a scoping study on trends and issues for participatory decision-making processes related to household consumption patterns.

21-March-2002

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Market Creation for Biodiversity: The Role of Organic Farming in the EU and US

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...

21-March-2002

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Market Creation: Organic Agriculture in The Netherlands

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...

19-March-2002

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Information and Consumer Decision-Making for Sustainable Consumption: Report of an OECD Workshop

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.

13-March-2002

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Informal Expert Meeting on Development and Climate Change: Linkages with Natural Resources Management, Paris, 13-14 March 2002

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...

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4-March-2002

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Education and Learning for Sustainable Consumption

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.

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