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  • 10-December-2009

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    Cities, Towns and Renewable Energy - Yes In My Front Yard

    Local governments have the power to influence the energy choices of their citizens. Many cities and towns have already encouraged energy efficiency measures. Even so, as demand for energy services continues to grow, the energy infrastructure that every city and town depends on will need to be expanded, upgraded or replaced. This provides the opportunity to increase the deployment of renewable energy technologies and decentralised energy systems, and hence gain the multi-benefits of increased energy security, climate change mitigation and sustainable development, but also the social benefits of reduced air pollution, such as improved health and employment. 

    Many combinations of policies have been employed to stimulate local renewable energy development. These policies include: local governance by authority; providing resources; enabling private actors; leading by example; allowing self-governance. Mega-city mayors, down to small-town officials, have successfully introduced such policies, although these vary with location, local resources and population. Cities, Towns and Renewable Energy – “ Yes In My Front Yard “ includes several case studies chosen to illustrate how enhanced deployment of renewable energy projects can result, regardless of a community’s size or location.

    The goals of this report are to inspire city stakeholders by showing how renewable energy systems can benefit citizens and businesses, assist national governments to better appreciate the role that local municipalities might play in meeting national and international objectives, and help accelerate the necessary transition to a sustainable energy future.

  • 10-December-2009

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    Improving the policy framework in Japan to address climate change

    Japan, a relatively energy-efficient country, has been active in combating climate change. Under the Kyoto Protocol, Japan is committed to reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 6% relative to 1990 over the period 2008-12.

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  • 8-December-2009

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    OECD at the UN Climate Change conference in Copenhagen "COP15"

    OECD at the UN Climate Change conference in Copenhagen "COP15"The impact of climate change is defining our lives, economies, and security.

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  • 7-December-2009

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    An Appraisal of the Chilean Fisheries Sector

    Chile's fisheries and aquaculture sector has faced issues such as over-investment, declines in catch levels, stakeholder disputes, fleet downsizing and aquaculture diseases. This report shows how the sector in Chile evolved and met these challenges.

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  • 2-December-2009

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    Estonian Fisheries and Aquaculture Sector 2009

    A detailed review of the fisheries sector in Estonia since independence, including legislation, management, administration, employment, conservation, production, trade, quotas and catch data.

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  • 2-December-2009

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    Eesti Kalanduse Ja Kalakasvatuse Sektor 2009

    Antud raporti eesmärgiks on välja tuua olulisemad Eesti kogemustest lähtuvad tõdemused ja õppetunnid.

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  • 1-December-2009

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    Quota Allocation in International Fisheries

    The paper reviews the international legal framework governing international fisheries, the economic issues underlying allocations, and the current state of play in the allocation regimes in regional fisheries management organisations (RFMOs).

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  • 1-December-2009

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    Enhancing Developing Country Access to Eco-Innovation - OECD Environment Working Paper No.12

    This working paper explores the barriers developing countries face in accessing markets for eco-innovation. It outlines the key considerations policy needs to address to overcome these barriers.

  • 27-November-2009

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    Policies for the Development and Transfer of Eco-innovations: Lessons from the literature - Environment Working Paper No. 10

    This working paper reviews the economic literature on both the creation and transfer of environmental technologies, with an emphasis on how the development of new technologies in leading economies can lead to environmental improvements in developing countries.

  • 26-November-2009

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    OECD and EIB sign agreement to work together on global challenges

    The OECD and the European Investment Bank have agreed to share their expertise in support of economic co-operation and sustainable development. OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría and EIB President Philippe Maystadt signed a co-operation agreement to that effect today in Paris.

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