Publications & Documents


  • 2-October-2008

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    OECD Secretary-General presents review of Hungary’s environment policies

    In the lead-up to joining the European Union, Hungary made significant progress in reducing air and water pollution and protecting its nature and biodiversity says OECD’s latest Review of the Environmental Performance of Hungary.

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  • 2-October-2008

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    The Conclusions and Recommendations of the OECD Environmental Performance Review

    In the lead-up to joining the European Union, Hungary made significant progress in reducing air and water pollution and protecting its nature and biodiversity, according to Mr. Gurría. However, he recommended that Hungary redouble its efforts, in order to further reduce pollution and use energy and raw materials more efficiently.

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  • 2-October-2008

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  • 2-October-2008

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    OECD High-level Parliamentary Seminar on Climate Change

    Climate change is confronting us with the fierce urgency of “now”. It concerns the environment as well as the global economy. Global temperatures will continue to rise unless greenhouse gas emissions are reduced significantly. Impacts will include more intense heat waves, droughts, storms and floods, which in turn will cause damage to key infrastructure and crops, and increase risks to human health and life. Action is urgent and

  • 30-September-2008

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    A Study on Methodologies Relevant to the OECD Approach on Sustainable Materials Management

    This study provides an overview of ten methodologies used, directly or indirectly, to assess material use in terms of its potential impacts on the environment, benefits to society and value for the economy. The purpose of the study is to promote understanding of the strengths and limitations of the methodologies, in terms of their potential application as part of a strategy to promote more sustainable management of materials. The

  • 30-September-2008

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    Inventory of International Initiatives Related to Sustainable Materials Management

    This Inventory of International Initiatives related to Sustainable Materials Management (SMM) was financed by the Flemish Public Waste Agency (OVAM).

  • 24-September-2008

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    OECD/ITF Global Forum on Sustainable Development: Transport and Environment in a Globalising World, 10-12 November 2008 - Guadalajara, Mexico

    This Forum jointly organised by the OECD/ITF and the Mexican Ministry for Environment will consider major transport trends – both in large urban areas and those raised by a globalizing economy – with a special focus on developments in Latin America.

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  • 23-September-2008

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    Checklist for Negotiators of Environmental Provisions in Regional Trade Agreements

    As guidance to countries wishing to include environmental provisions in regional trade agreements (RTAs), this document provides a checklist on environmental issues for negotiators of RTAs.

  • 16-September-2008

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    Energy, Environment, Climate Change: Unlocking the Potential for Innovation

    According to A. Gurría, climate change is a global challenge demanding a global solution. The will to implement the policies that will bring us to a low-carbon future is gaining momentum. Now is the time to reach a climate agreement. Doing so will require the commitment of all stakeholders.

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