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Human Acceleration of the Nitrogen Cycle

by Collectif Oecd (November 20, 2018)

This publication examines the risks associated with the release of excessive nitrogen into the environment (climate change, depletion of the ozone layer, air pollution, water pollution, loss of biodiversity,...


Cost-Benefit Analysis and the Environment

by Collectif Oecd (June 25, 2018)

This book explores recent developments in environmental cost-benefit analysis (CBA). This is defined as the application of CBA to projects or policies that have the deliberate aim of environmental improvement...


Rethinking Urban Sprawl

by Collectif Oecd (June 19, 2018)

This report provides a new perspective to the nature of urban sprawl and its causes and environmental, social and economic consequences. This perspective, which is based on the multi-dimensionality of urban...


OECD Environmental Performance Reviews: Peru 2017

by Collectif Oecd (December 22, 2017)

The Environmental Performance Review programme of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) provides independent assessments of countries’ progress in achieving their domestic and international...


Groundwater Allocation

by Collectif Oecd (October 24, 2017)

Groundwater allocation determines who is able to use groundwater resources, how, when and where. It directly affects the value (economic, ecological, socio-cultural) that individuals and society obtain from...


OECD Environmental Performance Reviews: Switzerland 2017

by Collectif Oecd (November 27, 2017)

Switzerland has taken steps to improve the environmental performance of its agricultural, energy and transport sectors. The country is a top OECD performer in terms of greenhouse gas emissions intensity and...


OECD Environmental Performance Reviews: Canada 2017

by Collectif Oecd (December 19, 2017)

Canada, the world's second largest country by area, has abundant natural resources. Its vast territory includes large tracts of undisturbed wilderness. However, urbanisation and agriculture are putting pressure...


The Political Economy of Biodiversity Policy Reform

by Collectif Oecd (April 25, 2017)

This report provides insights on the political economy of biodiversity related policy reforms. It draws on existing literature and four new case studies covering the French tax on pesticides, agricultural subsidy...


Green Growth Indicators 2017

by Collectif Oecd (June 20, 2017)

Policies that promote green growth need to be founded on a good understanding of the determinants of green growth and need to be supported with appropriate indicators to monitor progress. This book is an update...


OECD Environmental Performance Reviews: Estonia 2017

by Collectif Oecd (March 01, 2017)

OECD Environmental Performance Reviews provide independent assessments of countries’ progress towards their environmental policy objectives. Reviews promote peer learning, enhance government accountability,...


OECD Environmental Performance Reviews: New Zealand 2017

by Collectif Oecd (March 20, 2017)

OECD Environmental Performance Reviews provide independent assessments of countries’ progress towards their environmental policy objectives. Reviews promote peer learning, enhance government accountability,...


OECD Environmental Performance Reviews: Portugal 2011

by Collective Oecd (April 24, 2011)

This report presents the OECD review of Portugal’s environmental policy performance for 2011. It finds that environmental policies have been consolidated and strengthened since the last review in 2001, but...


Benefits of Investing in Water and Sanitation

by Collective Oecd (March 30, 2011)

The provision of water supply, sanitation and wastewater services generates substantial benefits for public health, the economy and the environment. Benefit-to-cost ratios can be as high as 7 to 1 for basic...


Better Policies to Support Eco-innovation

by Collective Oecd (March 28, 2011)

Eco-innovation is more important than ever on the public policy agenda. It is a major driver for green growth and contributes to the environmental performance and economic development of OECD and developing...


Greening Household Behaviour

by Collective Oecd (March 20, 2011)

Household consumption patterns and behaviour have an impact on stocks of natural resources, environmental quality and climate change. This is expected to increase significantly in the future. In response, governments...


Environmental Impacts of International Shipping

by Collective Oecd (March 02, 2011)

While efficient ports are vital to the economic development of their surrounding areas, the related ship traffic, the handling of the goods in the ports and the hinterland distribution can cause a number of...


Valuation of Environment-Related Health Risks for Children

by Collective Oecd (December 14, 2010)

Is the value of reducing environmental risk greater for children than for adults? If so, what does this mean for policy makers? This report, the final output of the Valuation of Environment-Related Health Impacts...


OECD Environmental Performance Reviews: Japan 2010

by Collective Oecd (November 16, 2010)

This 2010 review of Japan's environmental conditions and policies evaluates progress in reducing the pollution burden, improving natural resource management, integrating environmental and economic policies,...


The Economics of Climate Change Mitigation

by Collective Oecd (September 18, 2009)

Against the background of a projected doubling of world greenhouse gas emissions by mid-century, this book explores feasible ways to abate them at least cost. Through quantitative analysis, it addresses key...


OECD Environmental Performance Reviews: Finland 2009

by Collective Oecd (May 05, 2009)

OECD's comprehensive review of Finland's environmental programs and policies covers air and water management, nature and biodiversity, sustainable development, the environment-economy interface, the environment-social...


Ensuring Environmental Compliance

by Collective Oecd (May 19, 2009)

Despite progress in recent years, there is growing evidence that OECD countries are not on track to reach some of their key environmental goals. This report examines the strategies and instruments that governments...


Managing Water for All

by Collective Oecd (March 17, 2009)

Water is a key prerequisite for human and economic development, and for maintaining ecosystems. However, billions of people lack access to water and sanitation services, mainly due to poor governance and inadequate...


Paying for Biodiversity

by Collective Oecd (October 04, 2010)

Biodiversity and ecosystem services provide tangible benefits for society, such as food provisioning, water purification, genetic resources or climate regulation. These services provide critical life support...


Taxation, Innovation and the Environment

by Collective Oecd (October 13, 2010)

Solving the world’s environmental problems could take a significant toll on economic growth if only today’s technologies are available. We know that innovation – the creation and adoption of new cleaner...


Innovative Financing Mechanisms for the Water Sector

by Collective Oecd (March 12, 2010)

This report examines innovative mechanisms that can help attract new financial resources into water and sanitation services. In particular, it focuses on mobilising market-based repayable financing (such as...


Pricing Water Resources and Water and Sanitation Services

by Collective Oecd (March 15, 2010)

In both OECD and non-OECD countries the water sector is facing the challenges of increased competition for water resources, deteriorating water quality, and the effects of climate change and poor management....


OECD Environmental Performance Reviews: Ireland 2010

by Collective Oecd (April 21, 2010)

This 2009 review of Ireland's environmental conditions and policies evaluates progress in reducing the pollution burden, improving natural resource management, integrating environmental and economic policies,...


OECD Environmental Performance Reviews: Luxembourg 2010

by Collective Oecd (March 31, 2010)

OECD's 2010 review of Luxembourg's environmental conditions and progress in air, water, waste and materials management; nature and biodiversity; the environment-economy interface; the environment-social interface;...


OECD Environmental Performance Reviews: Greece 2009

by Collective Oecd (March 15, 2010)

OECD's comprehensive review of Greece's environmental programs and policies, covering air and water management, nature and biodiversity, sustainable development, the environment-economy interface, the environment-social...


Globalisation, Transport and the Environment

by Collective Oecd (January 12, 2010)

What impact has globalisation had on transport? And what have been the consequences for the environment? This book aims to answer these questions and more. It looks in detail at how globalisation has affected...


Eco-Innovation in Industry

by Collective Oecd (January 13, 2010)

Eco-innovation will be a key driver of industry efforts to tackle climate change and realise “green growth” in the post-Kyoto era. Eco-innovation calls for faster introduction of breakthrough technologies...