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Organised by issues such as climate change, air pollution, biodiversity, waste or water resources, this book provides essential information for all those interested in sustainable development.
Pressures on the environment have been high in the recent past both in OECD regions and globally, but at the same time, there have been a number of environmental improvements. Economic, social and technological developments over the next few deca...
OECD Environmental Strategy Environment Ministers of OECD countries met in Paris on 16 May 2001 to discuss the main environmental concerns OECD Member countries face and adopt an OECD Environmental Strategy for the First Decade of the 21st Century.
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Environment Ministers adopted an ambitious OECD Environmental Strategy when they met in 2001. It aims to provide clear directions for environmentally sustainable policies in OECD member countries, and guides the work of the OECD in the field of environment.
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Key Environmental Indicators endorsed by Environment Ministers of OECD countries at their meeting in 2001.
In order to prevent irreversible damage to our environment over the next 20 years, governments need urgently to take action to change their policies in a number of clearly identifiable areas. This is the key message of OECD's Environmental Outloo...
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The Special Session on Material Flow Accounting was organised following a joint proposal by the United States and Japan at the 29th meeting of the Working Group on Environmental Information and Outlooks.
This book examines progress towards the effective measurement of sustainable development, presenting the wide range of initiatives and indicators that are already in place.
Experience shows that the availability of environmental data, indicators and information helps improve the accountability of public authorities to public opinion in their own country and beyond.
This publication reviews a number of initiatives undertaken within the OECD to monitor trends in the sustainability of specific sectors and sub-national areas.