Publications & Documents


  • 8-April-2011

    English

    Greening Household Behaviour: The Role of Public Policy

    This publication presents the main results and policy implications of an OECD survey of more than 10 000 households in 10 countries. It offers new insight into what policy measures really work, looking at what factors affect people’s behaviour towards the environment.

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  • 6-April-2011

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    India: joins OECD agreement on mutual acceptance of chemical safety data

    India has become the third key emerging economy to join the OECD system for the Mutual Acceptance of Data (MAD) in the Assessment of Chemicals, ensuring that the results of non-clinical chemical safety testing done there will be accepted in all other participating countries.

  • 29-March-2011

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    Medium-term management of green budgets: the case of Ukraine - Environment Working Paper No. 31

    The purpose of this study is to examine the medium-term budget planning process in Ukraine and the extent to which this approach is used within the environmental sector.

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  • 29-March-2011

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    Global Forum on Measuring, Reporting and Verification & Carbon Markets (March 2011)

    The Global Forum/CCXG Seminar stimulated dialogue between governments and (non-governmental) experts from a wide range of countries and key organisations on aspects of carbon markets and measurement, reporting and verification (MRV) of action on climate change.

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  • 25-March-2011

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    Water Resources Management

    The OECD Environmental Outlook to 2030 has identified water as one of the four critical environmental priorities for the coming two decades. On current trends, 47% of the world’s population will live in areas of high water stress in 2030. The world has enough water resources, but it needs to manage them better.

  • 23-March-2011

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    Guidelines for performance-based contracts between water utilities and municipalities: Lessons Learnt from Eastern Europe, Caucasus and Central Asia

    This paper presents a summary of the major lessons learnt from the review of five cases of performance-based contracting in the water sector in three countries of Eastern Europe, Caucasus and Central Asia (EECCA), namely Armenia, Kazakhstan and Ukraine.

  • 22-March-2011

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    World Water Day: Governments must invest in water and sanitation

    Would people invest more in clean water if they knew just how expensive dirty water is? World Water Day is an opportunity to remind governments worldwide that they have a responsibility to invest in clean water for the health of their citizens and their environments.

  • 22-March-2011

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    Benefits of Investing in Water and Sanitation: An OECD Perspective

    This publication draws together and summarises existing information on the benefits of water and sanitation. The provision of water supply, sanitation and wastewater services generates substantial benefits for public health, the economy and the environment.

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  • 21-March-2011

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    CHINA: New era of opening up

    The single most important challenge China is facing is that of the shift from export-led growth to an economic and growth model driven by domestic consumption and a better quality of life for its citizens, according to OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría.

  • 21-March-2011

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    Financing Climate Change Action and Boosting Technology Change (policy brief)

    The OECD is ready to assist countries in their efforts to find lasting solutions to finance action on climate change, building on the long-standing work of the organisation to share country experiences and identify lessons learnt and policy recommendations for good practice.

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