Outdoor air pollution could cause 6 to 9 million premature deaths a year by 2060 and cost 1% of global GDP – around USD 2.6 trillion annually – as a result of sick days, medical bills and reduced agricultural output, unless action is taken, according to a new OECD report.
This report features recent regional trade agreements with substantive environmental content, focusing on agreements between New Zealand and Hong Kong (China); Chinese Taipei and Nicaragua; and European Union trade agreements with Korea, Montenegro and Serbia.
Organic agriculture has recently seen spectacular growth in many OECD countries and is viewed as an environmentally benign alternative to intensive production. The organics market currently provides one of few conduits through which consumers can...
This report is a synthesis of the existing literature on the use of voluntary approaches in the EU. Its aim is to portray the use of voluntary approaches in the Member States and to identify both their common characteristics and those that separate them. The report relies mainly on four studies: a quantitative and qualitative inventory of voluntary agreements in the European Union (EU) by the Directorate General for Industry (DGIII)