Environmental indicators, modelling and outlooks

OECD Environmental Outlooks

 

Since 2001, the OECD has produced a series of Environmental Outlooks to help policy makers understand the scale and context of the environmental challenges they face in the coming decades, as well as the economic and environmental implications of the policies that could be used to address these challenges.

The OECD Environmental Outlooks use models to make projections about what the world might look like in the future. They also present the results of “what if…” simulations which model the potential effects of policies designed to tackle key environmental problems. Read about the traffic light ratings. Free preview of the reports available by clicking on each of the cover page below.

OECD Environmental Outlook to 2050
(2012)

OECD Environmental Outlook to 2030
(2008)

OECD Environmental Outlook
(2001)

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The OECD Environmental Outlooks use icons of red, yellow and green‌traffic lights to highlight the magnitude and direction of pressures on the environment, and trends in policy development to respond to these environmental problems. The ratings were determined by the experts drafting the chapters, and then refined or confirmed by Delegates of the OECD Environment Policy Committee and its sub-groups reviewing the report. They represent the following ratings:
 

Red lights indicate environmental issues or pressures that require urgent attention, either because recent trends have been negative and are expected to continue to be so in the future without new policies, or because the trends have been stable recently but are expected to worsen.

 

Yellow lights indicate those pressures or environmental conditions whose impact is uncertain or changing (e.g. from a positive or stable trend toward a potentially negative projection); or which have been well managed in the past but are less so now; or which remain a challenge but have the potential for a more positive outlook with the right policies.

 

Green lights indicate pressures that have stabilised at an acceptable level or are decreasing; environmental conditions for which the outlook to 2050 is positive; or positive policy developments to address these pressures and conditions.

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