Direction de l'Environnement

GFSD Conference on Economic Aspects of Environmental Compliance Assurance, 2-3 December, 2004


Download the Proceedings of the meeting (pdf)


In many countries, environmental requirements have become stricter over time, yet environmental compliance rates are often considered unsatisfactory. Low compliance rates often stem from inadequate incentives provided by enforcement and compliance assurance programmes, or from the use of an inappropriate mix of enforcement and compliance promotion instruments.

The Conference on Economic Aspects of Environmental Compliance Assurance took place on 2nd and 3rd December 2004 in Paris, France. Its goal was to assist Governments to develop more effective incentive structures and to deploy instruments for compliance assurance in the most cost-effective way.

The conference brought together senior government policy-makers and enforcement officials, business people, academics, researchers and NGOs, from OECD Member countries and from non-Members.

Key speakers:

Mr. Kiyo Akasaka, Deputy Secretary General OECD,
Ms. Phyllis Harris, Deputy Assistant Administrator, Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance, USEPA;
Mr. Antonio Benjamin, Senior Advisor to the President of the Brazilian Senate and Director, Law for a Green Planet Institute, Brazil;
Ms. Hermien Roosita, Assistant Deputy of Manufacturing, Infrastructure and Service Affairs, Ministry of Environment, Indonesia;
Mr. Dirk Hazell, Chief Executive, UK Environmental Services Association, BIAC Environment Committee;
Mr. Mauricio Mendonça Jorge, Coordinator of Industrial Competitiveness Unit, Brazil National Confederation of Industry.
Key Documents (last updated on 16 January, 2005):


NDA AND LIST OF SPEAKERS (Word)  (in PDF format)
BACKGROUND PAPER (Word)   (in PDF format)


List of participants is available upon request from the Secretariat

For further information please contact:

Mr. Krzysztof MICHALAK
Non-Member Countries Division
Environment Directorate
Tel: (33-1) 45 24 96 00
Fax: (33 1) 44 30 61 83



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