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  • 14-April-2016

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    Environmental Policy Design, Innovation And Efficiency Gains In Electricity Generation - Environment Working Paper

    This paper explores the relationship between environmental regulation, innovation, and competitiveness, drawing upon a unique dataset on environmental regulations directed at combustion plants, a global dataset of power plants, and a global dataset of ‘environmental’ patents. The analysis is conducted in two stages.

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  • 13-April-2016

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    Environmental Lending in EU Eastern Partnership Countries

    This report presents an overview of existing environmental credit lines in the EU’s Eastern Partnership (EaP) countries (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine), which are mostly supported by International Finance Institutions and donors and disbursed by local commercial banks. Lessons learned from this type of credit-line implementation provide useful insights for spurring the banking sector into financing green investments.

  • 12-April-2016

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    EaP GREEN: Greening economies in the European Union’s Eastern Partnership countries

    Greening Economies in the Eastern Neighbourhood” (EaP GREEN) programme is being implemented by OECD in co-operation with UNECE, UNEP, and UNIDO to assist the European Union’s Eastern Partnership (EaP) countries in their transition to green economies. Read the latest news and upcoming events.

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  • 12-April-2016

    English

    Firm Surveys relating Environmental Policies, Environmental Performance and Innovation: Design Challenges and insights from Empirical Application - Environment Working Paper

    This report provides a review of recent firm-level and plant-level surveys containing questions on environmental policies, innovation practices or performance which are relevant for environmental policy analysis and assessment. We specifically focus on the core element that relates environmental policies to environmental and economic performance, namely the adoption of innovative practices and environmental innovations by firms.

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  • 12-April-2016

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    Long-Term Productivity Growth and the Environment - Environment Working Paper

    The natural environment provides crucial inputs and services for economic development, but its role for productivity growth is insufficiently explored. Environmental scarcities can pose a drag on productivity growth and a risk for its sustainability.

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  • 6-avril-2016

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    Gestion des risques de sécheresse et d'inondation dans l'agriculture - Enseignements pour les politiques publiques

    Le changement climatique devrait augmenter la probabilité et l’ampleur des risques climatiques extrêmes, notamment les sécheresses et les inondations, auxquels le secteur agricole est tout particulièrement exposé. Même si les gains de productivité dans l’agriculture et l’évolution des politiques ont permis d’améliorer la gestion de ces risques en réduisant leurs impacts sur le secteur et les marchés agricoles, il n’en reste pas moins des marges de manœuvre significatives pour améliorer et coordonner les politiques en matière d’allocation et de droits d’usage de l’eau, de systèmes d’informations météorologiques et hydrologiques, d’innovation et de formation, d’assurance et d’indemnisation. Les risques de sécheresses et d’inondations constitueront sans aucun doute un enjeu majeur de politique publique, dès lors que l’augmentation de la demande de produits agricoles (aliments, fibres et énergie), la compétition croissante pour l’usage de l’eau et l’urbanisation accentueront les besoins de prévention et d’atténuation des risques, soulevant la question de leurs répartitions sectorielle et géographique.

     

     

  • 6-avril-2016

    Français

    Pratiques de gestion des exploitations agricoles favorisant la croissance verte

    Ce rapport examine les pratiques de gestion des exploitations propices à la croissance verte, aussi bien les innovations menées par les agriculteurs (comme celles qui sont liées aux sols et à l’eau, la lutte intégrée contre les ennemis des cultures, l’agriculture biologique) que les technologies axées sur la science (comme les biotechnologies et l’agriculture de précision). La demande alimentaire mondiale pourra être satisfaite de façon durable uniquement si de nouvelles formes de production agricole et des technologies innovatrices peuvent être découvertes pour augmenter la productivité, la stabilité et la résilience des systèmes de production en ayant non seulement pour objectif d’augmenter les rendements mais aussi d’économiser l’eau et l’énergie, réduire les risques, améliorer la qualité des produits, protéger l’environnement et atténuer le changement climatique.

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  • 5-April-2016

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    Safety Assessment of Transgenic Organisms in the Environment, Volume 5 - OECD Consensus Documents

    This series represents a compilation of the biosafety consensus documents developed by the OECD Working Group on Harmonisation of Regulatory Oversight in Biotechnology over the periods 2011-12 (Volume 5) and 2013-15 (Volume 6). Volumes 5 and 6 describe the biology, centres of origin, genetics, hybridisation, production and use, and ecology elements of several crops (sugarcane, cassava, sorghum, common bean, cucurbits) and trees (eucalyptus species). They also provide considerations on pathogenicity factors in assessing the potential adverse health effects of bacteria, and the low level presence of transgenic plants in seed and grain commodities.
    The consensus documents contain information for use during the regulatory assessment of products of modern biotechnology, i.e. transgenic organisms (plants, animals, micro-organisms), when intended for release in the environment. As such, it should be of value to applicants for use of genetically-engineered organisms in agriculture mainly, to regulators and risk assessors in national authorities for their biosafety assessments, as well as the wider scientific community. More information on this OECD programme is found at BioTrack online (www.oecd.org/biotrack).

     

  • 5-April-2016

    English

    Safety Assessment of Transgenic Organisms in the Environment, Volume 6 - OECD Consensus Documents

    This series represents a compilation of the biosafety consensus documents developed by the OECD Working Group on Harmonisation of Regulatory Oversight in Biotechnology over the periods 2011-12 (Volume 5) and 2013-15 (Volume 6). Volumes 5 and 6 describe the biology, centres of origin, genetics, hybridisation, production and use, and ecology elements of several crops (sugarcane, cassava, sorghum, common bean, cucurbits) and trees (eucalyptus species). They also provide considerations on pathogenicity factors in assessing the potential adverse health effects of bacteria, and the low level presence of transgenic plants in seed and grain commodities.
    The consensus documents contain information for use during the regulatory assessment of products of modern biotechnology, i.e. transgenic organisms (plants, animals, micro-organisms), when intended for release in the environment. As such, it should be of value to applicants for use of genetically-engineered organisms in agriculture mainly, to regulators and risk assessors in national authorities for their biosafety assessments, as well as the wider scientific community. More information on this OECD programme is found at BioTrack online (www.oecd.org/biotrack).
     

  • 30-mars-2016

    Français

    Forum mondial sur l'environnement

    Le Forum est un lieu qui rassemble des experts des pays membres et des économies non membres afin de partager leurs expériences et d'explorer les questions de politique commune en se concentrant principalement sur ​​la dimension environnementale du développement durable et de ses liens avec les politiques économiques et sociales.

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