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Several OECD countries have published their plans for the development of a future bioeconomy, in which bio-based materials and production techniques will contribute significantly to economic and environmental sustainability. The case for support for bio-based chemicals and plastics therefore warrants serious attention.
There are now 42 signatories to the OECD Declaration on Green Growth. Lithuania has joined Costa Rica, Colombia, Croatia, Latvia, Morocco, Tunisia, as well as OECD members in having adhered to the declaration.
The report presents the potential of new nanomaterials and highlights the remaining challenges for their safe and sustainable introduction in the tyre industry.
Key OECD documents on green growth, including the OECD Green Growth Series, recent brochures, and the Towards Green Growth package.
Predicting the properties of chemicals without animal testing, substitution of hazardous substances, the sustainable use of manufactured nanomaterials or integrated pest management are some examples of the way OECD work on chemical safety and biosafety is contributing to green growth.
The OECD report on Climate Change, Water and Agriculture reviews the main linkages between the three as a means to identifying and discussing adaptation strategies for better use and conservation of water resources.
This OECD publication estimates the economic cost of the health impacts of air pollution from road transport – on a global scale, but with special reference to People’s Republic of China, India and the OECD member countries.
Making investment and environment policy goals mutually supportive creates both challenges and opportunities for governments and other stakeholders. The OECD analyses key issues of the relationship between investment and environment to help policy makers address these challenges and opportunities.
This project aims to take stock of policy measures that may distort international competition and hamper international investment in renewable energy.
The successful transition to a low-carbon economy will only be possible if workers can flexibly adapt and transfer from areas of decreasing employment to new industries. This paper suggests that the role of skills and education and training policies should be an important component of the ecological transformation process.