Environmental country reviews


  • Sweden

    Sweden is a leader in many fields of environmental policy, but it still faces challenges in meeting its very ambitious objectives. The Assessment and recommendations of this third Environmental performance review of Sweden provide details, ahead of the launch of the full report.

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  • Iceland

    Iceland has one of the world’s most pristine natural environments and its glaciers, volcanoes and hot underground springs bring major economic benefits via renewable energy and tourism. Continued growth in power generation for aluminium smelting and in tourist numbers must be managed carefully to preserve these natural assets.

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  • Colombia

    Colombia’s rich natural heritage as one of the world’s most bio-diverse countries is coming under increasing pressure from extractive industries, livestock grazing, urbanisation and car use, according to the OECD’s first Environmental Performance Review of Colombia.

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The OECD Environmental Performance Review (EPR) programme has been helping member countries to improve their environmental management for 20 years.



Sweden has managed to reduce its GHG emissions by 16% while growing its GDP by 30% between 2000 and 2012.

These Highlights contains major facts and graphs from the 2014 review of Sweden. They are also in open access. 


Sweden 2014: the report


data visualisation

Iceland has the highest share of renewables in its energy supply, of all OECD member countries.

Check the facts on our latest data visualisation: Iceland 2014


More data visualisation on Sweden 2014 and Colombia 2014, and on the Data portal