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Report prepared by the OECD on the basis of member country replies to the 2004 questionnaire on environmental protection expenditure and revenues, jointly operated by the OECD and the Statistical Office of the European Communities (Eurostat).
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Are policies to protect the environment giving value for money – and how can we know? Recognising that policy decisions should be based on a comparison of costs and benefits, a number of OECD governments have introduced legal provisions requiring a cost-benefit analysis (CBA) of new environmental regulations or measures.Cost-benefit analysis involves comparing the costs and benefits of a given policy in a common unit of measurement –
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The report provides evidence-based recommendations to improve policy co-ordination between environment and health. It incluses case studies on Canada, France and the United Kingdom to better understand the existing level of co-ordination between environmental and health policies.
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This meeting of water experts is convened to “examine the possible scope of work, the most appropriate methodology for conducting a finance strategy for the water sector in selected country(ies), and the possible establishment of a Member-led Team”.
This document presents case studies of instruments used to address non-point sources of water pollution in Denmark, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, and in the Chesapeake Bay area of the United States.
The OECD Working Party on National Environmental Policy addressed over the period 2003-2006 the environmental effectiveness and economic efficiency of mixes of instruments used for environmental policy in a few selected areas.