Publications & Documents


  • 7-April-2009

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    Assessing the impacts of climate change: A literature review

    Climate change is expected to have significant implications for the world economy and for many areas of human activity. A main conclusion of the review is that there are large uncertainties, which are not fully reflected in existing estimates of global impacts of climate change in monetary units.

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  • 17-March-2009

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    Launch of the OECD Report “Managing Water for All: an OECD Perspective on Pricing and Financing”

    One billion people cannot get clean drinking water and 2.5 billion lack access to basic sanitation which cause 1.5 million preventable child deaths per year. While addressing the emergency of the current crisis, we must not forget that water is the most essential good and we should find new and innovative approaches to allow everyone access to water and sanitation, according to the OECD Secretary-General.

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  • 12-March-2009

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    Workshop in Helsinki - 11 February 2009

    Techniques for assessing economic, social and environmental impacts and integrating sustainability assessments into policy-making and national strategies were discussed at a Finnish workshop on 11 February 2009.

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  • 10-March-2009

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    Invitation to OECD event at the World Water Forum - 17 March

    The OECD will release a new report – Managing Water for All: Pricing and Financing – at an event during the World Water Forum in Istanbul.

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  • 4-March-2009

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    Natural Tracer Profiles Across Argillaceous Formations - The CLAYTRAC Project

    This technical report describes the results of the Nuclear Energy Agency's CLAYTRAC project, in which natural tracer data from nine sites was evaluated to assess potential impacts of disposal of radiological waste in geological repositories. It shows scientific information from numerous sites and applies robust analytical methods to improve the understanding of radionuclide migration and evolution of sites for deep geological

  • 4-March-2009

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    Stability and Buffering Capacity of the Geosphere for Long-term Isolation of Radioactive Waste - Application to Crystalline Rock

    Geological settings selected as potential host formations for the deep geological disposal of radioactive waste are chosen for, among other assets, their long-term stability and buffering capacity against destabilising events and processes. These proceedings present the outcomes of a geosphere stability workshop, held in November 2007, that focused on crystalline and other types of hard, fractured rocks. The workshop underscored the

  • 11-February-2009

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    Mitigating the risk of climate change by reducing travel by light duty vehicles

    This paper was originally written by W. Hook, Institute for Transportation and Development Policy, as a contribution to the OECD/ITF Global Forum on Transport and Environment in a Globalising World held 10-12 November 2008 in Guadalajara, Mexico.

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  • 10-February-2009

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    The role of R&D and technology diffusion in climate change mitigation: new perspectives using the WITCH Model

    This paper uses the WITCH model, a computable general equilibrium model with endogenous technological change, to explore the impact of various climate policies on energy technology choices and the costs of stabilising greenhouse gas concentrations.

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  • 6-February-2009

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    Mind-forg’d Manacles – The Constraints to Optimising Urban Transport Policy - Free document

    This paper was originally written by Rana Roy as a contribution to the OECD/ITF Global Forum on Transport and Environment in a Globalising World that was held 10-12 November 2008 in Guadalajara, Mexico.

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  • 6-February-2009

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    Reducing Fishing Capacity: Best Practices for Decommissioning Schemes

    Vessel decommissioning schemes allow governments to adjust fishing capacity to match available fish resources. This report presents best practice guidelines on the design and implementation of such schemes.

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