Publications & Documents


  • 8-October-2001

    English

    Greening of Government

    In February 1996, OECD Ministers agreed to a Council Recommendation on improving the Environmental Performance of Government. This Recommendation is needed to spur Member country governments to reduce the environmental impacts of their own operations and decision-making processes.

  • 5-October-2001

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    Environmentally related taxes in OECD countries: Issues and Strategies

    It is now widely recognised that a greater use of market based instruments is a key element of effective and economically efficient environmental policies, and an important framework condition for sustainable development. Hence, over the last dec...

  • 4-October-2001

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    Local Environmental Policy in the NIS: Current Trends and Best Practices

    This paper has been prepared by the EAP Task Force Secretariat at the OECD. It analyses the decentralization trends and current practices of local environmental managers in the NIS. It further provides best practices for reforming local environme...

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  • 4-October-2001

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    Valuing Environmental Benefits and Damages in the NIS: Opportunities to Integrate Environmental Concerns into Policy and Investment Decisions

    This paper summarizes the findings of Phases I and II and reports on the progress of two pilot studies under way. It illustrates ways to improve the process of prioritizing public investments through consideration of the monetary value of the cos...

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  • 26-September-2001

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    Environment in the Transition to a Market Economy

    Severe environmental problems were a key issue in the protests that marked the end of communist regimes in Central and Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union. The book shows that economic reforms provided a crucial stimulus for environmental improvement, leading to reductions...

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  • 12-September-2001

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    OECD Environmental Indicators: Towards Sustainable Development 2001

    Organised by issues such as climate change, air pollution, biodiversity, waste or water resources, this book provides essential information for all those interested in sustainable development.

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  • 28-August-2001

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    Regulatory Reform in the NIS: The Case of Water

    Regulatory Reform in the NIS: The Case of Water

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  • 26-August-2001

    English

    Environment in the transition to a market economy, 1999

    The collapse of communism in Central Europe in the late 80's, and the disintegration of the Soviet Union in the early 90's, brought the region's serious environmental problems to the attention of the international community. Many of these problem...

  • 26-August-2001

    English

    Environmental co-operation with the Russian Federation

    An agreement on co-operation between the Russian Government and the OECD was signed in June 1994, though co-operation began in 1991. In 1997, OECD and the Russian government agreed that eventual membership of OECD by Russia was a "shared goal".

  • 21-August-2001

    English

    Transparency and consultation on trade and environment in Spain

    This report is based on exchanges with officials of the Spanish Ministries of the Environment; Economy; Agriculture, Fisheries and Food and Foreign Affairs; the Chairs of the Environmental Commissions of the Congress and the Senate, as well as ...

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