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Background note 1: Financing Water Resources Management
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The project on Household Behaviour and Environmental Policy adopts a comprehensive approach by examining key areas of environmental policy: household waste generation and recycling, personal transport choices, organic food consumption etc.
This report links the introduction of the Swedish NOx charge to technology adoption and development of mitigation technology.
This review of recent policy-relevant findings from the environmental health literature was prepared by Alistair Hunt and Julia Ferguson, University of Bath, UK.
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Getting the tax treatment of tradable permits “right” is important not only for achieving environmental objectives, but also for the integrity of tax systems. This flyer describes work OECD currently is doing on this issue.
The paper discusses the impacts of policies applied over the last decades in the water sector in Israel on technological innovation and on the environment.
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Solving the world’s environmental problems could take a significant toll on economic growth. Innovation – the creation and adoption of new, cleaner technologies and know-how –provides a means to achieve local and global environmental goals at lower costs.
This working paper offers the first empirical assessment of the linkages between microfinance supported activities and adaptation to climate change.
During a workshop on climate change organised by the European Union, Mr Gurría reminded that "far from perfect, the Copenhagen Accord is a hard-fought political agreement". He added that the world now needs to find an ambitious and legally-binding global agreement on climate change in Mexico and that the EU should continue to play a leading role for the negotiations.
This meeting took place on 28-29 January 2010. The main objective was to attract stakeholders, EECCA policy-makers, to good practices that can help countries assess and improve legal and institutional frameworks for PSP in the water and sanitation sector.