Publications & Documents


  • 10-September-2008

    English

    The Health Costs of Inaction with Respect to Air Pollution - Environment Working Paper No. 2

    In this working paper, the health costs of inaction with respect to air pollution are reviewed, with a particular focus on costs associated with particulate matter and ozone.

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  • 1-September-2008

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    Water for All: A Matter of Good Governance - The OECD Perspective

    In his remarks at the 13th World Water Congress, Mr. Gurría underlined that managing and securing access to water and sanitation for all is one of the world’s biggest challenges and needs a global response.

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  • 15-August-2008

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    Joint Statement by the South African Minister of Finance, Trevor A. Manuel, and the OECD Secretary-General, Angel Gurría, regarding Enhanced Engagement between South Africa and the OECD

    The world is rapidly transforming and a number of dynamic emerging economies,including South Africa, have become major players and trading partners with the members of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development(OECD). In this context, the OECD Members have recognised the need for theOrganisation to become more open and relevant in order to realise its strategicgoal of becoming an important hub for dialogue on globally

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  • 6-August-2008

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    Policy Brief: Business, Eco-innovation and Globalisation

    This Policy Brief looks at how eco-innovation can help meet environmental challenges such as climate change in the context of the globalised economy, building on OECD work on environmental policies and on science, technology and innovation policies.

  • 1-August-2008

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    OECD Global Forum on Sustainable Development

    The OECD Global Forum on Sustainable Development - Financing and Pricing Water: The Role of Government Policies, the Private Sector and Civil Society was held at the OECD Conference Centre in Paris on 1-2 December 2008.

  • 27-June-2008

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    Environmental Policy, Technological Change and Patent Activity

    Technological innovation can allow for the realisation of environmental objectives in a manner which is less costly than would otherwise be the case. As such, understanding the role that technological innovation can play in achieving environmental obj

  • 24-June-2008

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    Measuring Material Flows and Resource Productivity

    This report is part of the OECD work programme on material flows (MF) and resource productivity (RP) that supports the implementation of the OECD Council recommendation on MF and RP adopted in April 2004.

  • 23-June-2008

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    Expert Workshop on Economic Aspects of Adaptation to Climate Change, 7-8 April 2008

    Adaptation to climate change is now widely recognized as an equally important and complementary response to greenhouse gas (GHG) mitigation. Adaptation measures are increasingly being put in place in both developing and developed countries, and by bot

  • 20-June-2008

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    OECD Side Event at SB28 sessions, June 2008

    OECD Side Event at SB28 sessions, 10 June 2008

  • 11-June-2008

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    Promoting the Use of Performance-Based Contracts between Water Utilities and Municipalities in EECCA

    The project on promoting the use of performance-based contracts in the water sector seeks to support selected EECCA municipalities in their efforts to contractualise or to improve the contractual relationship with their water utility.

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