Publications & Documents


  • 15-April-2010

    English

    More than Just Concrete Realities - The Symbolic Dimension of Radioactive Waste Management

    Key concepts of radioactive waste management, such as safety, risk, reversibility and retrievability, carry different meanings for the technical community and for non-technical stakeholders. Similarly, socio-economic concepts, including community, landscape and benefit packages, are interpreted differently by diverse societal groups. Opinions and attitudes are not simply a faithful reflection of decision making, actual events and

  • 15-April-2010

    English

    Workshop on Advancing the Aquaculture Agenda, 15-16 April 2010

    Presentations and information from a 2010 OECD workshop on policy challenges that governments face in aquaculture development, including economic, environmental and social aspects.

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  • 15-April-2010

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    Effects of the VOC incentive tax on innovation in Switzerland - Case studies in the printing, paintmaking and metal cutting industries

    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.

  • 15-April-2010

    English

    OECD Legal Acts Database

    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.

  • 8-April-2010

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    Partnering for Long-Term Management of Radioactive Waste - Evolution and Current Practice in Thirteen Countries

    National radioactive waste management programmes are in various phases of siting facilities and rely on distinct technical approaches for different categories of waste. In all cases, it is necessary for institutional actors and the potential or actual host community to build a meaningful, workable relationship. Partnership approaches are effective in achieving a balance between the requirements of fair representation and competent

  • 8-April-2010

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    Recommendation of the Council on Information and Communication Technologies and the Environment [C(2010)61]

    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.

  • 31-March-2010

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    Evaluation of environmental policies

    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.

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  • 25-March-2010

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    Projected Costs of Generating Electricity 2010

    This joint IEA/NEA report on electricity generating costs presents the latest data available for a wide variety of fuels and technologies, including coal and gas (with and without carbon capture), nuclear, hydro, onshore and offshore wind, biomass, solar, wave and tidal as well as combined heat and power (CHP).  It provides levelised costs of electricity (LCOE) per MWh for almost 200 plants, based on data covering 21 countries

  • 22-March-2010

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    Public Attitudes to Nuclear Power

    Public attitudes to nuclear power are critical in shaping nuclear policies in OECD/NEA countries and the latter will only be able to make use of this energy source if a well-informed public considers that its benefits outweigh its risks. This report provides a number of insights into public attitudes towards nuclear power. Support for nuclear energy is generally correlated with the level of experience of and knowledge about nuclear

  • 22-March-2010

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    Towards Greater Harmonisation of Decommissioning Cost Estimates

    Currently, the format, content and practice of cost estimation vary considerably both within and between countries, which makes it very difficult to compare estimates, even for similar types of facilities. The reasons are largely due to different legal requirements in different countries and to historical custom and practice, leading to variations in basic assumptions such as the anticipated decommissioning strategy and end state

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