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This study is part of the OECD's “Taxation, Innovation and the Environment” programme and discusses the innovation impacts of the VOC tax in Switzerland.
The Organisation's governing body, the Council, has the power to adopt legal instruments, usually referred to as "the OECD Acts". These Acts are the result of the substantive work carried out in the Organisation's Committees.
The key tables on environment include data on CO2 emissions, water abstractions and various environmental issues. Historical data refer to the latest eight time periods.
Recommends that, in establishing or reviewing their policies for communication technologies and the environment, Members take due account of and implement the principles, which provide a general framework for enhancing the contribution of ICTs to improving environmental performance.
Like any other policy, environmental policies should be carefully assessed both prior to their implementation and after they have been in place for some time.
Agriculture is the major user of water in most countries, but faces the enormous challenge of producing more food with less water. This report shows the trends and outlook for water use in agriculture.
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A study of water (irrigation) pricing in Australia, a background report to the book Sustainable Management of Water Resources in Agriculture (OECD, 2010).
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A study of water pricing in Turkey, a background report to the book Sustainable Management of Water Resources in Agriculture (OECD, 2010).
OECD countries aim to achieve their environmental objectives in agriculture by using a varying mix of policy instruments. This report looks at developments in these policies since the mid-1990s.
In his opening remarks for the book launch for the Horizontal Water Programme, Mr. Gurría underlined that good water management is important for a stronger, cleaner and fairer economy.