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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.
The analysis of water pricing policies in the irrigation sector is an essential element for judging resource and agricultural policies, identifying policy gaps and inconsistencies and suggesting guidelines to design legal and planning proposals. ...
OECD work on Agri-Environmental Indicators (AEIs) is primarily aimed at policy makers and the wider public interested in the development, trends and the use of agri-environmental indicators for policy purposes.
The Report traces household food consumption trends, drivers and related environmental impacts. It analyses policies to promote sustainable food consumption. The report focuses on Austria, Poland, Sweden and the United States.
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Pressures on the environment have been high in the recent past both in OECD regions and globally, but at the same time, there have been a number of environmental improvements. Economic, social and technological developments over the next few deca...
OECD governments are to lead efforts to buy more environmentally-friendly goods and services, with a view to encouraging businesses and households to follow similar purchasing policies.
Recommends that Member countries take greater account of environmental considerations in public procurement of products and services in order to improve the environmental performance of public procurement.
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This document was presented at the 1st Workshop on ESM in Cancun, Mexico, on 28-29 October 1999.