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  • 19-May-2009

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    Ensuring Environmental Compliance: Trends and Good Practices

    Despite progress in recent years, there is growing evidence that OECD countries are not on track to reach some of their key environmental goals. This report examines the strategies and instruments that governments use to ensure compliance with pollution prevention and control regulations.

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  • 14-May-2009

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    Assessing Environmental Management Capacity: Towards a Common Reference Framework - Environment Working Paper No. 8

    This working paper provides a synthesis of major elements and approaches of institutional assessment that may be applied to environmental management.

  • 6-February-2009

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    Taxation, innovation and the environment - Spanish case study

    This paper discusses the environmental impacts of tax incentives for innovation, and the innovation impacts of tax incentives for environmental expenditures, in the Spanish corporate income tax system.

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  • 26-January-2009

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    Greening Development Planning: A Review of Country Case Studies for Making the Economic Case for Improved Management of Environment and natural Resources - Environment Working Paper No. 5

    This working paper reviews different approaches to making the economic case for improved management of natural capital in national planning. In many low-income countries natural resources sectors (agriculture, mining, forestry, fishery) are identified as the engines of economic growth.

  • 9-December-2008

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    Environmental compliance assurance: Trends and good practices

    The key objectives of the conference were to exchange experiences on the good practices and trends in environmental compliance assurance in OECD countries and major emerging economies based on the draft project report; and agree on a limited number of emerging compliance assurance issues.

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  • 15-September-2008

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    Environmental Compliance Assurance: Trends and Good Practices - International Conference, OECD Headquarters, Paris, 17-18 November 2008

    The key objectives were to exchange experiences on good practices and trends in environmental compliance assurance in OECD countries and major emerging economies and agree on a limited number of emerging compliance assurance issues.

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  • 10-September-2008

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    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.

  • 11-June-2008

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    Environmentally Related Taxes and Tradable Permit Systems in Practice

    This document discusses the economic efficiency and practical use of environmentally related taxes, with some differentiation in tax rates, versus tradable permit systems, with some element of grandfathering of permits.

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  • 3-June-2008

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    Climate Change: A Matter of Political Will

    In his remarks at the OECD Forum 2008, the OECD Secretary-General reminded the audience that successful efforts to address climate change will depend on various factors, such as getting the numbers right, identifying the most appropriate instruments, striking an all-inclusive global deal for the post-2012 architecture and promoting new policies that foster eco-innovation. But moving forward on all these tracks will depend on another

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  • 24-May-2008

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    Resource productivity and the "3Rs"

    In his speech delivered at the G8 Environment Ministers Meeting 2008, Angel Gurría discussed how promoting resource productivity and the 3Rs (reduce, reuse, recycle) can protect the environment while sustaining growth and prosperity.

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