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This working paper reviews the economic literature on both the creation and transfer of environmental technologies, with an emphasis on how the development of new technologies in leading economies can lead to environmental improvements in developing countries.
The OECD and the European Investment Bank have agreed to share their expertise in support of economic co-operation and sustainable development. OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría and EIB President Philippe Maystadt signed a co-operation agreement to that effect today in Paris.
This paper focuses on the effects of environmental policy framework conditions on innovation with respect to air and water pollution abatement, and solid waste management.
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This document corroborates data from the 2008 OECD Household Survey on Environmental Attitudes and Behaviour.
Since the last OECD environmental performance review of Ireland in 2000, environmental policies have been improved, environmental institutions strengthened, and significant investments made in environmentally-related infrastructure. However, important challenges remain, such as strengthening efforts to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions and ensuring a better financial viability of water use, warned the OECD Secretary-General.
Analysis and case studies of Regional Fisheries Management Organisations (RFMOs), who deal with management of sea resources and issues such as conservation of bluefin tuna and Atlantic tuna.
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This study examines the diverse evaluation approaches which have been developed to assess the impact of agricultural policies and policy reform on rural development, with particular reference to the diversity of situations across OECD countries and the various reforms underway.
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The note was commissioned in the context of the preparation of the OECD Global Forum on Environment focused on eco-innovation, 4-5 November, 2009, Paris.
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Analysis of policies and other factors that influence the conversion, or preservation, of farmland in OECD countries, using three broad spatial zone categories to show how policy effects can vary with geography.
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A synthesis of three studies on: The role of agriculture and farm households in rural economies; Methods to monitor and evaluate the impacts of agricultural policies on rural development; Farmland conversion.