Limiting climate change to 2°C requires a major shift in investment patterns towards low-carbon, climate resilient options. A central challenge is to avoid “lock-in” to high-emission infrastructure and increased vulnerability in the way we develop.
Israel can now export and import recyclable wastes to and from OECD Member countries, following the compliance by this country with the Decision C(2001)107/FINAL establishing the OECD Control system for waste destined for recovery.
Without new policies, by 2050, freshwater availability will be further strained, with 2.3 billion more people than today projected to be living in river basins experiencing severe water stress.
“What will the next four decades bring?” Based on joint modelling by the OECD and the Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency, this outlook looks forward to 2050 to find out what demographic and economic trends might mean for the environment.
The crisis convinced many countries that a different kind of economic growth is needed, which takes into account environmental, social and technological considerations.