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Governments need to implement appropriate policies to ensure both the private and the public goods values of biological diversity are realised. Unless the users of biological resources are given incentives to sustainably use these resources, valu...
This report presents a peliminary review of air quality status and trends in OECD countries based upon elaboration of the indicators developed for major traditional pollutants.
The price of water is a key determinant of both the economic efficiency and the environmental effectiveness of water services. This book reviews current practices and recent trends in water pricing practises for the household, agriculture, and in...
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This document was presented at the 1st ESM Workshop in 1999 in Cancun, Mexico.
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This paper was presented at the 1st Workshop on ESM in Cancun, Mexico in 1999.
Adequate water pricing in the agricultural sector is a key factor in maintaining the operational capacity of water supply systems. Making irrigators pay for the costs they impose on public and private suppliers contributes to restraining short-term water demands.
The objectives of this report are two-fold: to update inventory information about existing water price levels and structures in households in as many OECD countries as possible; and to generate comparative interpretations of that data.
The main objectives of this report are: - to update inventory information about industrial water prices in OECD countries; and - to generate comparative interpretations of that data, using an appropriate analytical framework. The report is org...
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This Seminar on the Social and Environment Interface was part of the preparation for the second cycle of OECD Environmental Performance Reviews. It was held on 22-24 September 1999 in Paris.