Publications & Documents


  • 5-July-2010

    English

    Guidance on Sustainability Impact Assessment

    This document offers a general introduction to sustainable impact assessment (SIA).

  • 23-June-2010

    English

    Nuclear Production of Hydrogen - Fourth Information Exchange Meeting, Oakbrook, Illinois, USA , 14-16 April 2009

    Hydrogen has the potential to play an important role as a sustainable and environmentally acceptable energy carrier in the 21st century. This report describes the scientific and technical challenges associated with the production of hydrogen using heat and/or electricity from nuclear power plants, with special emphasis on recent developments in high-temperature electrolysis and the use of different chemical thermodynamic processes.

  • 22-June-2010

    English

    Climate Change and Agriculture

    While agriculture is a significant contributor to greenhouse gas emissions, it is also a source of carbon storage in soils. Farmers will have to adapt to the impacts of climate change on the agricultural sector. This report considers how to design policies that address these issues.

  • 22-June-2010

    English

    Guidelines for Cost-effective Agri-environmental Policy Measures

    A study of the design and implementation of environmental standards and regulations, taxes, payments, tradable permit schemes and other policy measures to address agri-environmental issues.

  • 18-June-2010

    English

    Guidelines for Cost-effective Agri-environmental Policy Measures

    Improving the environmental performance of agriculture is a high priority in OECD and many non-OECD countries. This will be of increasing concern in the future given the pressure to feed a growing world population with scarce land and water resources. Policy has an important role to play where markets for many of the environmental outcomes from agriculture are absent or poorly functioning.   

    This study focuses on the design

  • 18-June-2010

    English

    Management Strategy Evaluation and Management Procedures: Tools for Rebuilding and Sustaining Fisheries

    Management strategy evaluation (MSE) is designed to identify fishery rebuilding and harvest strategies that are robust to uncertainty and natural variation, and that balance biological and socioeconomic objectives.

  • 17-June-2010

    English

    Climate Change and Agriculture - Impacts, Adaptation and Mitigation

    Climate change is likely to have significant impacts on the agricultural sector to which farmers will have to adapt. While agriculture is a significant contributor to greenhouse gas emissions, it is also a source of carbon storage in soils. This report examines the economic and policy issues related to the impacts of climate change on agriculture and adaptation responses and to the mitigation of greenhouse gases from agriculture.

  • 11-June-2010

    English

    Workshop on the Economics of Adapting Fisheries to Climate Change

    Presentations and information from a workshop on how OECD member countries can develop fisheries strategies to adapt to climate change, Busan, Korea, 10-11 June 2010

  • 11-June-2010

    English

    Outcome Performance Measures of Environmental Compliance Assurance: Current Practices, Constraints and Ways Forward - Environment Working Paper No. 18

    This working paper analyses the current practices of ten OECD countries in the use of quantitative indicators characterising outcomes of activities to ensure compliance with environmental pollution prevention and control regulations.

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  • 9-June-2010

    English

    European energy policy and the transition to a low–carbon economy

    European energy policy faces a number of interrelated challenges, including making the transition to a low–carbon economy, increasing cross–border competition in electricity and gas markets and diversifying Europe’s energy supply.

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