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25-October-2010

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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-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.

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.

30-October-2007

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Guidance Manual on Environmentally Sound Management of Waste

All waste, whether domestically generated or subject to export and import, should be managed in an environmentally sound manner in order to protect human health and the environment. To meet this objective and,at the same time, ensure fair competition between waste management enterprises throughout the OECD area, a Recommendation on ESM [C(2004)100] has been adopted by member countries. In order to facilitate its implementation, a

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