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Public procurement, or the purchase of goods and services using public funds, covers a range of sectors where environmental issues are important, from the construction of highways and buildings to the supply of power, water and sanitation services and the use of vehicles.
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Read all about the range of OECD sustainable development studies and activities in the "2006 Annual Report on Sustainable Development Work in the OECD".
This book reports on the results of a project examining links between public environmental policies and private environmental management, innovation and performance. It draws on data from over 4000 manufacturing facilities. It is the first project to examine these issuses across OECD countries.
This document presents case studies of instrument mixes used to address emissions to air of mercury in Norway, Sweden and the United States.
The valuation of environment-related health impacts for children (VERHI) project, funded under the FP6 Framework by the European Commission's Directorate General for Research, seeks to build unique empirical surveys and associated data in order to provide sound policy advice.
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Are policies to protect the environment giving value for money – and how can we know? Recognising that policy decisions should be based on a comparison of costs and benefits, a number of OECD governments have introduced legal provisions requiring a cost-benefit analysis (CBA) of new environmental regulations or measures.Cost-benefit analysis involves comparing the costs and benefits of a given policy in a common unit of measurement –
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The report provides evidence-based recommendations to improve policy co-ordination between environment and health. It incluses case studies on Canada, France and the United Kingdom to better understand the existing level of co-ordination between environmental and health policies.
This document presents case studies of instruments used to address non-point sources of water pollution in Denmark, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, and in the Chesapeake Bay area of the United States.
Presentations and session details from an OECD workshop held in Paris on 16-17 April 2007.
This report surveys the empirical (economic) literature, asking whether there indeed is any evidence of different effects on the rate and direction of technological change associated with different environmental policy instruments.