Publications & Documents


  • 19-March-2013

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    Climate Change Expert Group (CCXG) Global Forum

    This event held on 19-20 March 2013 at the OECD is part of a series of seminars, organised by the OECD and the IEA, which aims to promote dialogue and enhance understanding between a wide range of experts on technical issues in the international climate change negotiations. The agenda, presentations and list of participants are now available.

  • 18-March-2013

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    Greenhouse Gas Mitigation and Materials Management

    The OECD report “Greenhouse gas emissions and the potential for mitigation from materials management within OECD countries” provides support to governments in showing the importance of using a life-cycle approach to analyse GHG mitigation options from materials management.

  • 15-March-2013

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    Policy brief: Database on instruments used for environmental policy and natural resources management

    This database contains information about a large number of environmental policy instruments in both OECD countries and about 20 selected non-OECD countries, including Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, China, India and South Africa.

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  • 8-March-2013

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    Italy: environment improving but more effort needed

    Italy has taken a range of initiatives to improve the management of its natural resources and reduce energy intensity. Despite this progress, the OECD’s Environmental Performance Review of Italy says the country still faces numerous environmental challenges.

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  • 8-March-2013

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    OECD Environmental Performance Reviews: Italy 2013

    The OECD Environmental Performance Review Programme provides independent assessments of countries’ progress in achieving their domestic and international environmental policy commitments, together with policy relevant recommendations. They are conducted to promote peer learning, to enhance countries’ accountability to each other and to the public, and to improve governments’ environmental performance, individually and collectively. The Reviews are supported by a broad range of economic and environmental data. Each cycle of the Environmental Performance Reviews covers all OECD member countries and selected partner countries. The most recent reviews include: Mexico (2013), Germany (2012) and Slovenia (2012).

    This report is the third OECD review of Italy’s environmental performance. It evaluates progress towards sustainable development and green growth, with a focus on policies that promote more effective and efficient water management and provide better incentives to tackle climate change.

  • 8-March-2013

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    Italia: l’ambiente migliora ma serve più impegno

    L’Italia ha lanciato una serie di iniziative volte a migliorare la gestione delle risorse naturali e a ridurre l’intensità energetica. Il rafforzamento della legislazione e delle politiche ambientali ha consentito di ridurre l’inquinamento dell’aria e delle acque superficiali, e di migliorare la gestione dei rifiuti e la protezione della biodiversità.

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  • 8-March-2013

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    Brochure: Project on Environmental Policy and Technological Innovation (EPTI)

    It is vitally important that environmental policies and policy instruments provide the right incentives for the development and diffusion of ‘environmental’technologies. Read our brochure for more information on this project.

  • 5-March-2013

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    Regional expert meeting on measuring progress towards green growth in Eastern Europe, Caucasus and Central Asia

    Hosted by the Ministry of Environment of the Czech Republic, a regional expert meeting on measuring progress towards green growth in the countries of Eastern Europe, Caucasus and Central Asia (EECCA) took place on 5-6 March 2013 in Prague to review existing experiences of using green growth indicators, and to discuss methodological and other forms of support needed to apply such indicators in the EECCA countries.

  • 4-March-2013

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    Fragile States - Resource Flows and Trends

    By 2015, half of the world’s people living on less than USD 1.25 a day will be in fragile states. While poverty has decreased globally, progress on Millennium Development Goal (MDG) 1 is slower in fragile states than in other developing countries. Fragile states are also off-track to meet the rest of the MDGs by 2015.

    Fragile situations became a central concern of the international development and security agenda in the 1990s. Since then, powerful forces have been influencing the causes and manifestations of fragility, including the combination of democratic aspirations, new technologies, demographic shifts and climate change. The last five years have been especially tumultuous, encompassing the 2008 food, fuel and financial crisis and the Arab Spring, which began in 2011.

    These events have influenced the international debate on the nature, relevance and implications of fragility. While situations of fragility clearly have common elements – including poverty, inequality and vulnerability – how can we make sense of the great diversity in their national income, endowment in natural resources or historical trajectories? How do we move towards a more substantive concept of fragility that goes beyond a primary focus on the quality of government policies and institutions to include a broader picture of the economy and society?

    This publication takes stock of i) the evolution of fragility as a concept, ii) analyses of financial flows to and within fragile states between 2000 and 2010, and iii) trends and issues that are likely to shape fragility in the years to come.
  • 27-February-2013

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    A clean energy economy - Lessons from Iceland

    In his speech to OECD Ambassadors, the President of Iceland discussed how Iceland could offer lessons on the nature of a clean energy economy; and presented some insights from Iceland's recent challenges in dealing with the financial crisis.

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