OECD Environment Directorate


Better policies to support eco-innovation

How can governments support eco-innovation when technological options proliferate? How and why policies to support Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) or Combined Heat and Power (CHP) in Canada, France and Germany differ? This report discusses policies to support eco-innovation in a variety of national contexts...

Cities, climate change and multilevel governance

Cities represent a challenge and an opportunity for climate change policy. As the hubs of economic activity, cities generate the bulk of greenhouse gas emissions and are thus important to mitigation strategies. Urban planning will shape future trends and the concentration of population, socio-economic activity...

Health and the environment

How much does the environment affect human health? Are air pollution and tainted water shortening our lives and those of our children? These questions have aroused increasing interest in recent years, particularly since the adoption of Agenda 21 at the UN Conference on Environment and...