Publications & Documents


  • 4-September-2014

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    OECD Environmental Performance Reviews: Iceland 2014

    This report is the third OECD review of Iceland’s environmental performance. It evaluates progress towards sustainable development and green growth, with a focus on the environmental aspects of Iceland's energy and tourism policies.

  • 2-September-2014

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    Blog: Building a case for green private investment by Simon Upton

    If we are to meet the goal of keeping global warming to 2 degrees, governments need to engage now to get on the right track to achieve zero‑net greenhouse emissions from combustion of fossil fuels in the second half of this century. Given the urgency of doing so, why does our dependence on fossil fuels appear to be unshaken?

  • 31-July-2014

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    Nanotechnology and tyres: Greening industry and transport

    The report presents the potential of new nanomaterials and highlights the remaining challenges for their safe and sustainable introduction in the tyre industry.

  • 24-July-2014

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    Making the best of new energy resources in the United States

    Since around 2007, the country has been enjoying an “energy renaissance” thanks to its abundant stocks of shale oil and gas. The resurgence in oil and gas production is beginning to create discernible economic impacts and has changed the landscape for natural gas prices in the United States, boosting competitiveness.

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  • 18-July-2014

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    Nanotechnology and Tyres - Greening Industry and Transport

    New nanomaterials offer promising avenues for future innovation, which can contribute towards the sustainability and resource efficiency of the tyre industry. Yet uncertainty over environmental health and safety (EHS) risks appears to be a main and continuous concern for the development of new nanomaterials in tyre production, even for those closest to market. Lack of sector-specific guidance represents a major gap.

     

  • 16-July-2014

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    Energy Policies of IEA Countries: Luxembourg 2014

    This review analyses the energy policy challenges facing Luxembourg and provides recommendations for each sector. It is intended to help guide the country towards a more secure and sustainable energy future and the development of its 2030 energy strategy.

    It finds that since 2008, Luxembourg’s energy policy has focused on mitigating CO2 emissions in transport and industry and on supporting renewable energies and energy

  • 16-July-2014

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    The Characteristics of an Effective Nuclear Regulator

    This regulatory guidance booklet describes the characteristics of an effective nuclear safety regulator in terms of roles and responsibilities, principles and attributes. Each of the characteristics discussed in this report is a necessary feature of an effective nuclear safety regulator but no one characteristic is sufficient on its own. It is the combination of these characteristics that leads to the effectiveness of a nuclear

  • 15-July-2014

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    The Diesel Differential: Differences in the tax treatment of gasoline and diesel for road use

    Diesel and gasoline account for around 95% of energy used for road transport in the OECD and for the largest share of revenue from taxes on energy. In 33 out of 34 OECD countries, diesel fuel is taxed at lower rates than gasoline both in terms of energy and carbon content.

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  • 4-July-2014

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    Greening Household Behaviour: Overview from the 2011 Survey

    This publication presents a data overview of the most recent round of the survey implemented in five areas: energy, food, transport, waste, and water, and 11 countries: Australia, Canada, Chile, France, Israel, Japan, Korea, the Netherlands, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland.

  • 4-July-2014

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    Managing Expectations in Fisheries - External Link

    Read the blog on Managing expectations in fisheries, the first in a series of posts that the OECD Fisheries division is publishing on the OECD Insights blog to make the concepts and policies of global fisheries policy more accessible.

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