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Making consumption patterns sustainable is a prerequisite to achieve the goal of sustainable development. Ten years after the 1992 Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro, it is time to ask: are OECD countries moving towards sustainable consumption?
This Report is a scoping study on trends and issues for participatory decision-making processes related to household consumption patterns.
Organic agriculture showed a strong growth in recent years (annual growth up to 25%) and it is expected that its economic significance will increase sharply. There is a steady increase in the number of farms that are switching to organic agricu...
This report analyses the process of consumer decision-making and identifies some effective mechanisms to providing information able to generate positive changes in consumer behaviour towards sustainable consumption.
This is the final report of the joint CERI/Environment Directorate Workshop on Education and Learning for Sustainable Consumption, held on 14-15 September 1998 in Paris.
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This paper discusses some of the lessons learned by one government agency, the Massachusetts Toxics Use Reduction Institute, in its work with local coalitions to reduce the use and presence of toxic chemicals in their communities.
Expert Meeting Summary and Recommendations are now available on this site. Objectives of the OECD expert meeting: Reach agreement on further advancing work on developing indicators that track the state and trends in agriculture's soil organic carbon.
The Expert Meeting, held in Oslo, will seek to further develop agricultural landscape indicators for policy purposes. For further information, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Report traces household food consumption trends, drivers and related environmental impacts. It analyses policies to promote sustainable food consumption. The report focuses on Austria, Poland, Sweden and the United States.
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Pressures on the environment have been high in the recent past both in OECD regions and globally, but at the same time, there have been a number of environmental improvements. Economic, social and technological developments over the next few deca...