This working paper reviews different approaches to making the economic case for improved management of natural capital in national planning. In many low-income countries natural resources sectors (agriculture, mining, forestry, fishery) are identified as the engines of economic growth.
Information on the OECD Workshop on the Economics of Rebuilding Fisheries, Newport, Rhode Island, USA, 21-22 May 2009.
This volume is the eleventh in the OECD Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA) “Chemical Thermodynamics” series. It is based on a critical review of the thermodynamic properties of thorium, its solid compounds and aqueous complexes, initiated as part of the NEA Thermochemical Database Project Phase III (TDB III). The database system developed at the OECD/NEA Data Bank ensures consistency not only within the recommended data sets of thorium, but also amongst all the data sets published in the series. This volume will be of particular interest to scientists carrying out performance assessments of deep geological disposal sites for radioactive waste.
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Based on a review of empirical studies, this book analyses the determinants of environmental behaviour in five key areas where households exert pressure on the environment: energy use, transport, waste generation, food consumption and water use.
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The key objectives of the conference were to exchange experiences on the good practices and trends in environmental compliance assurance in OECD countries and major emerging economies based on the draft project report; and agree on a limited number of emerging compliance assurance issues.
Trade in fish does not lead to a decline in food security and availability of fish for the population of developing countries, according to this study of industrial and small-scale fisheries in the economy of Sub-Sahara Africa.
This report presents three case studies to illustrate the relationship between environmental policy and technological innovation.
This Forum jointly organised by the OECD/ITF and the Mexican Ministry for Environment considered major transport trends – both in large urban areas and those raised by a globalising 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.