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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.
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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.
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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.
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.
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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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.
This report provides a synthesis of government responses to the 2008 OECD survey on incentives toward 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.
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
This Inventory of International Initiatives related to Sustainable Materials Management (SMM) was financed by the Flemish Public Waste Agency (OVAM).