Environmental indicators, modelling and outlooks


  • The Economic Consequences of Climate Change

    This report provides a new detailed quantitative assessment of the consequences of climate change on economic growth through to 2060 and beyond. It focuses on how climate change affects different drivers of growth, including labour productivity and capital supply, in different sectors across the world.

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  • Environment at a Glance 2015

    This report is a great handbook for analysts, policy makers and students, covering all environmental subjects from green house gas emissions to water use, biodiversity, forest, municipal waste, environmental taxation and R&D budgets... Dozens of charts allow comparisons of OECD indicators across countries and over time.

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  • Green patents

    Far-reaching innovation is needed to address climate change and other environmental challenges, and to accelerate the transition to green growth. To measure the output of environmental innovation, the OECD published a new set of green patent indicators.

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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.



Where to find the most relevant data for your research among OECD sets of environmental indicators?


current projects

 Green growth indicators 

The OECD designed these indicators to help countries assess and compare their progress towards green growth: resource productivity, natural asset base, environmental quality of life and economic opportunities and policy responses.



The Circle project

The Circle project aims to identify how feedbacks from poor environmental quality, climate change and natural resource scarcity are likely to affect economic growth in the coming decades.



The OECD's modelling work aims to assist governments in identifying least-cost policy mixes on a range of environmental issues, including mitigation of climate change, phasing out fossil-fuel subsidies, etc.  


Environmental Outlooks help policy makers understand the scale and context of the environmental challenges they will face in the coming decades, as well as the economic and environmental implications of the policies that could be used to address these challenges.


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