Environmental indicators, modelling and outlooks

OECD Environmental Data and Indicators


OECD Data Compendium | OECD Key Environmental Indicators

As international concern about global environment and sustainable development becomes more pressing, government, business and the public all need reliable and harmonised data on the environment, including the ways in which it is affected by economic activity. The OECD regularly updates updates environmental data and indicators.

eXplorer Climate Change

eXplorer Climate Change

This new data visualisation tool aims to enhance transparency by bringing climate-related statistics to life and making them easier to digest.

The tool allows the user to visualise over 40 data sets for over 100 developed and developing countries using animated bubble charts for the period 1990-2010.


OECD’s dynamic and comprehensive statistical annual Factbook 2013 showing a wide range of key statistics for its member countries and major additional countries.


Environmental indicators from the OECD Factbook 2013 :



The Compendium, revised regularly, presents data linking pollution and natural resources with activity in such economic sectors as energy, transport, industry and agriculture. It shows the state of air, inland waters, wildlife, etc., for OECD countries and describes selected responses by government and enterprises.



Many OECD countries are also increasingly interested in using a reduced number of indicators selected from existing larger sets, to inform civil society and to support wider communication with the public. To support such initiatives, the OECD identified in 2001 a shortlist of environmental indicators building on previous work and on experience gained in using environmental indicators in its policy work.


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