This report presents three case studies to illustrate the relationship between environmental policy and technological innovation.
World energy demand continues to grow unabated and is leading to very serious concerns about security of supply, soaring energy prices and climate change stemming from fossil fuel consumption. Nuclear energy is being increasingly seen as having a role to play in addressing these concerns. Responding to renewed interest in nuclear energy, this Nuclear Energy Outlook uses the most current data and statistics available and
This Forum jointly organised by the OECD/ITF and the Mexican Ministry for Environment will consider major transport trends – both in large urban areas and those raised by a globalizing economy – with a special focus on developments in Latin America.
According to A. Gurría, climate change is a global challenge demanding a global solution. The will to implement the policies that will bring us to a low-carbon future is gaining momentum. Now is the time to reach a climate agreement. Doing so will require the commitment of all stakeholders.
The key objectives were to exchange experiences on good practices and trends in environmental compliance assurance in OECD countries and major emerging economies and agree on a limited number of emerging compliance assurance issues.
In this working paper, the health costs of inaction with respect to air pollution are reviewed, with a particular focus on costs associated with particulate matter and ozone.
In his remarks at the 13th World Water Congress, Mr. Gurría underlined that managing and securing access to water and sanitation for all is one of the world’s biggest challenges and needs a global response.
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This Policy Brief looks at how eco-innovation can help meet environmental challenges such as climate change in the context of the globalised economy, building on OECD work on environmental policies and on science, technology and innovation policies.
The OECD Global Forum on Sustainable Development - Financing and Pricing Water: The Role of Government Policies, the Private Sector and Civil Society was held at the OECD Conference Centre in Paris on 1-2 December 2008.
Technological innovation can allow for the realisation of environmental objectives in a manner which is less costly than would otherwise be the case. As such, understanding the role that technological innovation can play in achieving environmental obj