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Technological innovation can lower the cost of achieving environmental objectives. As such, understanding the linkages between environmental policy and technological innovation in achieving environmental objectives is important.
Links to the training package to accompany the training sessions organised by the OECD Climate Change Task Team.
Recent work in Moldova and the Kyrgyz Republic proved that addressing this general challenge requires different tools and actions and different levels of effort, depending on country-specific situation.
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Final report to the donor
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The paper is based on a desk review, discussions with stakeholders, and joint work with the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources of the Republic of Moldova on drafting the so-called "Institutional Development Plan".
This working paper analyses the current practices of ten OECD countries in the use of quantitative indicators characterising outcomes of activities to ensure compliance with environmental pollution prevention and control regulations.
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Many countries have pledged targets or actions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the Copenhagen Accord. New OECD analysis shows that these pledges go towards but are not ambitious enough to limit long-term temperature rise to 2°C.
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The objective of the Global Forum on Environment focused on eco-innovation was to share experience on policy issues related to the development and diffusion of eco-innovation.
There may be scope for beneficial differentiation in patent rights, which is the primary subject of this working paper.
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Chinese version of the eco-innovation policies in China report.