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Environmental indicators, modelling and outlooks

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  • OECD Indicators: Environment at a Glance

    A new OECD tool for environmental indicators. It gives access to the most recent data through interactive graphics and provides key messages on major environmental issues. The indicators shown provide a tool to track environmental performance and progress towards sustainable development.

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  • Report: Global Material Resources Outlook to 2060

    This report presents global projections of materials use and their environmental consequences, providing a quantitative outlook to 2060 at the global, sectoral and regional levels for 61 different materials (biomass resources, fossil fuels, metals and non-metallic minerals).

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  • Report: Land-Water-Energy Nexus - Biophysical and Economic Consequences

    This report contributes to the discussion of interconnections between scarce resources by highlighting the nexus between land, water and energy (the LWE nexus). It focuses on a dynamic, integrated, and disaggregated analysis of how land, water and energy interact in the biophysical and economic systems.

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The OECD's environmental indicators, constantly developed and refined since the 1990s, and its modelling and prospective work, serve as a basis for sound and informed green growth policies.

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WEBINAR VIDEO RECORDING: materials use to 2060

The world’s consumption of raw materials is set to nearly double by 2060 as the global economy expands and living standards rise, placing twice the pressure on the environment than we are seeing today.

» What economic mechanisms drive material use and how will this affect the environment?

On 18 February 2019, our team of experts of the OECD Environment Directorate debated on the projections for materials use to 2060.



The talk highlighted findings from the report Global Material Resources Outlook to 2060: Economic Drivers and Environmental Consequences.

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