At the worldwide launch of this report in Oslo, hosted by Norway's Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg, OECD Secretary-General reminded that solutions to the key environmental challenges are available, achievable and affordable, especially when compared to the expected economic growth and the costs and consequences of inaction.
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Report prepared by the OECD on the basis of member country replies to the 2004 questionnaire on environmental protection expenditure and revenues, jointly operated by the OECD and the Statistical Office of the European Communities (Eurostat).
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OECD is working closely with other Inter-governmental Organisations producing environment-related Outlooks in 2006-2008. This co-operation strengthens the coherence and complementarities between the Outlooks, and minimises any duplication.
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Selected environmental data covering land area, forests, threatened species, water, air and waste generation for all OECD Member countries.
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Selected economic data on GDP, industry, agriculture, energy and road transport for all OECD Member countries.
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Selected social data on population, health, income & poverty, employment, education, and official development assistance for all OECD Member countries.
This fact-filled book presents key environmental indicators endorsed by OECD Environment Ministers and major environmental indicators from the OECD Core Set.
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OECD work on material flows supports the implementation of the recommendations on material flows and resource productivity adopted by the OECD Council in April 2004 and in March 2008 as well as contributing to the organisation's horizontal programmes on...
Recommends that Member countries take steps to improve information on material flows, including its quality and relevance for environmental management, in particular, develop methodologies to enhance knowledge of material flows within and among countries.