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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. Just news: The OECD will be participating in the Stockholm World Water Week from 31 August-5 September 2014.
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This brochure provides an overview of OECD work on water. Water policies around the world are in urgent need of reform. OECD work identifies the priority areas where governments need to focus their reform efforts.
Limiting climate change to 2°C requires a major shift in investment patterns towards low-carbon, climate resilient options. The OECD work on financing climate change action focuses on developing frameworks, tools and analysis to provide guidance to countries in this transition. New Policy Highlights on Investment in clean energy infrastructure.
Read what OECD bloggers have to say about topics as varied as biodiversity, climate change, green growth, waste and water, and more. Join the discussion on one or more of our blogs and make your voice heard. Latest blog: Think Green: education and environmental awareness.
OECD work on adaptation to climate change focus on three main areas: (1) Economic aspects of adaptation; (2) Adaptation and development; and (3) Adaptation in OECD countries. The summary record and speakers' presentations are now available for the Expert Workshop on Adaptation Financing and Implementation, held on 18-19 June 2014.
Tracking private climate finance flows is a key task in monitoring progress in the international effort to address climate change mitigation and adaptation. Research and co-ordination of ongoing initiatives are required from this RC open network to improve the identification, measurement & reporting of private climate flows. Latest report "Exploring potential data sources for estimating private climate finance."
This series is designed to make available to a wider readership selected studies on environmental issues related to climate change, country environmental performance, environmental-economic modelling, environmental innovation, environmental taxes and green investment. Now released: "Exploring potential data sources for estimating private climate finance".
An efficient transport sector is important for economic development and for the wellbeing of people. However, transport activities can generate various negative environmental impacts. The OECD has carried out several studies to identify instruments and other approaches for reconciling transport and environmental policies.
Company cars form a large proportion of the car fleet in many OECD countries and are also influential in determining the composition of the wider vehicle fleet. When employees provided with a company car use that car for personal purposes, personal income tax rules value the benefit in a number of different ways.
Following the 2010 request by Kazakhstan to initiate an NPD on water, the NPD process started in the country in 2012. This page provides further information about the NPD process and its achievements in Kazakhstan.