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  • 20-May-2011

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    Resource Productivity in the G8 and the OECD

    This report on “Resource Productivity in the G8 and the OECD”, which responds to a request by G8 Environment Ministers at their meeting in Kobe in May 2008, presents an interim evaluation of progress in the last three years.

  • 17-April-2011

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    Setting and Using Targets for Sustainable Materials Management

    The purpose of this report is to explore the opportunities, challenges and important considerations faced by policy makers when setting and implementing SMM-related targets.

  • 17-April-2011

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    Policy Principles for Sustainable Materials Management

    The purpose of this report is to identify broad policy principles that can help OECD countries move forward in developing and implementing SMM policies and instruments specific to their own policy contexts.

  • 30-November-2010


    OECD Environmental Data Compendium

    The OECD Environmental Data Compendium presents data linking pollution and natural resources with economic activity placing pressures on the environment.

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  • 25-October-2010


    OECD Global Forum on Environment: Sustainable Materials Management

    From 25 to 27 October 2010, OECD convened experts from OECD countries and beyond to discuss new ways to produce, use and manage materials in a more economically efficient way without harming the environment.

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  • 9-June-2009


    From Grim to Green: towards a low-carbon future

    Speaking at the International Economic Forum of the Americas, Mr. Gurria called on all countries to use the economic crisis as an opportunity to promote ‘green’ growth. Collective action and bold political will, he said, will be necessary to draft environmentally sound stimulus packages, reduce emissions, foster green innovation, and work towards a successful UN Climate Change Conference at the end of the year.

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  • 18-February-2009

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    How to trade recoverable wastes in an environmentally sound and economically efficient manner: A Guidance Manual for OECD Countries

    This Guidance Manual assists national governments and competent authorities to implement the OECD control system for transboundary movements of wastes destined for recovery operations which is provided by OECD Council Act C(2001)107/FINAL.

  • 27-January-2009


    Report of the 2nd survey on SMM-Related Activities in OECD Countries

    This report provides a synthesis of government responses to the 2008 OECD survey on incentives toward Sustainable Materials Management (SMM).

  • 15-December-2008


    Front-Runners' Experience on Sustainable Materials Management (SMM)

    This report summarises the main results that emerged from discussion at the 2nd OECD Workshop on Sustainable Materials Management which was hosted by Israel in Tel-Aviv, 7-9 April 2008.

  • 30-September-2008


    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

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