The OECD Technology and Environment Programme was implemented in 1990-93 in order to promote the introduction of new environmentally friendly or "cleaner" technologies.
In contrast to earlier end-of-pipe concepts, cleaner technologies reduce the material used in production and hence emissions and waste. The three-year OECD programme focused on a dozen or so environmental policy instruments - economic instruments, environmental regulations, voluntary agreements, etc. – which were analysed in terms of the way they promoted or prevented the spread of these new environmentally friendly technologies. Austria participated on behalf of the Ministry of the Environment through the Institute for Technology Assessment. On conclusion of the programme the main findings were summarised for the Austrian Council for Technology Development and the relevant policy conclusions drawn (16-page working document).
01/1994 - 12/1994