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Brazil has made tremendous progress in terms of its environmental performance, but rigorous policy implementation remains critically important, according to the OECD’s first-ever Environmental Performance Review of Brazil. Greening the economy can also bring huge social and economic opportunities.
“We’re going to run out of water much much earlier than we’ll run out of oil,” warned Peter Brabeck-Letmathe, chairman of Nestlé, at the OECD Forum in May 2012. The projections in the OECD’s Environmental Outlook to 2050 certainly suggest that freshwater availability will be strained unless new action is taken.