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OECD Environmental Performance Reviews
OECD Environmental Performance Reviews: Iceland 2001
OECD. Published by : OECD Publishing , Publication date:  25 Apr 2001
Pages: 148 , Language: English
Version: Print (Paperback) + PDF
ISBN: 9789264185876 , OECD Code: 972001031P1
Price:   €44 | $61 | £39 | ¥5700 | MXN790
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Other languages:  French (Out of print)
Other Versions:  E-book - PDF Format

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This review of Iceland's environmental conditions and policies evaluates progress in reducing the pollution burden, improving natural resource management, integrating environmental and economic policies, and strengthening international co-operation. The analyses presented are supported by a broad range of economic and environmental data.

Table of contents:

Conclusions and Recommendations
1. Implementing Environmental Policies
-1. Evaluation of Performance
--Institutional and Legal Framework
--Regulatory Instruments
--Economic Instruments
--Other Instruments
-2. Focus on Selected Topics
--Environmental Policy Objectives
--Environmental Agencies
--Use of Economic Instruments
2. Water and Waste Management
-1 Evaluation of Performance
--Water Quality
--Waste Management
-2. Focus on Selected Topics
--Cost Recovery on Sewerage and Waste Water Treatment Expenditure
--Pricing Geothermal Water and Cold Water Use
--Producer Responsibility; Hazardous Waste Charge
3. Land Management and the Central Highlands
-1. Evaluation of Performance
--Curbing Soil Erosion
--Protecting Nature and Habitats
--Conserving the Central Highlands
-2. Focus on Selected Topics
--Economic Incentives for Land Reclamation
--Legal Framework Regarding the Central Highlands
--Pressures from Tourism
--Master Plan on Hydro and Geothermal Energy
4. Economy and the Environment
-1. Evaluation of Performance
--Sustainable Development: Decoupling of Economic Growth from Environmental Pressure
--Sustainable Consumption and Production
--Sustainable Development: Institutional Integration
--Sustainable Development: Market Integration
--Environmental Expenditure
-2. Focus on Selected Topics
--Major Economic Trends
--Taxes and Subsidies
--Environmental Expenditure and Financing
5. Environmental/Social Interface
-1. Evaluation of Performance
--Environmental Justice: Distributional Issues
--Environmental Democracy: Information and Participation
--Environmental Education and Awareness
-2. Focus on Selected Topics
--Social Context
--Regional Development
--Local Agenda 21
6. Sectoral Integration: Fisheries
-1. Evaluation of Performance
--Setting Objectives
--Setting Catch Rules
--The Three Pillars of Sustainable Fisheries
--International Issues
-2. Focus on Selected Topics
--TAC Setting
--Technical Regulations, Enforcement, and Surveillance
--Concentration of the Fleet and Fleet Efficiency
7. International Cooperation
-1. Evaluation of Performance
--Regional Issues
--Marine Issues
--Global Issues: Climate Change
--Other Global Issues
-2. Focus on Selected Topics
--Conservation and Sustainable Use of Whales
--Climate Change
--Wildlife and Nature Protection
--Development Aid
Annex IA. Selected Environmental Data
Annex IB. Selected Economic Data
Annex IC. Selected Social Data
Annex IIA. Selected Multinational Agreements (Worldwide)
Annex IIB. Selected Multinational Agreements (Regional)
Annex III. Chronology of Selected Environmental Events (1990-2000)
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