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  • 22-March-2011

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    Benefits of Investing in Water and Sanitation: An OECD Perspective

    This publication draws together and summarises existing information on the benefits of water and sanitation. The provision of water supply, sanitation and wastewater services generates substantial benefits for public health, the economy and the environment.

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  • 9-March-2011

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    Workshop on Mobilising Private Sector Finance for Biodiversity Conservation and Sustainable Use

    The OECD convened an expert workshop on Mobilising Private Sector Finance for Biodiversity Conservation and Sustainable Use on 9 March 2011. Increasing levels of finance for biodiversity will be necessary to help achieve more effective conservation and sustainable use....

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  • 10-December-2010

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    Update on the OECD Work on Water - Flyer

    This flyer provides an overview of OECD's continuing strong commitment to providing policy guidance on improving water policy through its work on the economic, institutional and policy responses to the water challenge.

  • 18-November-2010

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    Capacity Development for Environmental Management in the Agricultural Sector in Developing Countries - Environment Working Paper No. 26

    This working paper highlights the importance of environmental management and governance in the agricultural sector; to present environmental goals, requirements, entry points, and strategies/approaches to capacity development for the environment (CDE) in this sector.

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  • 17-November-2010

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    Capacity Development for Environmental Management and Governance in the Energy Sector in Developing Countries - Environment Working Paper No. 25

    This working paper highlights the importance of environmental management and governance in the energy sector and presents environmental goals, requirements, entry points, and strategies/approaches to capacity development for the environment (CDE) in this sector.

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  • 4-October-2010

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    Finance for biodiversity must be used more efficiently and scaled up, says OECD

    Biodiversity provides critical ecosystem services for our economy, society and human wellbeing – bees to fertilize crops, plants that provide medicines, and forests that clean air and regulate our climate...

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  • 4-October-2010

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    Paying for Biodiversity: Enhancing the Cost-Effectiveness of Payments for Ecosystem Services (PES)

    This book identifies good practice in the design and implementation of PES programmes to enhance their environmental and cost effectiveness.

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  • 9-August-2010

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    Water - The right price can encourage efficiency and investment

    Climate change and over-use of water will mean that nearly one in every two people will live in water-stressed areas by 2030. Households, industry and agriculture will increasingly compete for water, leaving little to sustain ecosystems.

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  • 31-March-2010

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    Workshop on Enhancing the Cost-Effectiveness of Payments for Ecosystem Services, 25 March 2010

    The OECD convened an expert workshop on Enhancing the Cost-Effectiveness of Payments for Ecosystem Services on 25th March 2010. Payments for Ecosystem Services (PES) translate external non-market values of the environment into tangible financial incentives, creating a link .

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  • 16-March-2010

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    Pricing Water Resources and Water and Sanitation Services

    This publication compiles reliable and comparable data on pricing water and on water supply and sanitation services across OECD countries.

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