Environmental country reviews


  • Spain 2015

    Spain has decreased the energy and carbon intensity of its economy, reduced industrial pollution and cut per-capita waste generation since 2000. Yet higher industrial output could put new pressure on the environment as the economy rebounds.

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  • Iceland 2014

    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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  • Sweden 2014

    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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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

Spain's environmentally related taxes have fallen and are among the lowest in the OECD, while taxes on labour have increased. 

Compare the data on our latest data visualisation: Spain 2015


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