As international concern about global environment and sustainable development becomes more pressing, government, business and the public all need reliable and harmonised data on the environment, including the ways in which it is affected by economic activity. The Compendium, revised every two years, presents data linking pollution and natural resources with activity in such economic sectors as energy, transport, industry and agriculture. It shows the state of air, inland waters, wildlife, etc., for OECD countries and describes selected reponses by government and enterprise.
A dynamic link (StatLink) is provided for each chapter in the publication. This link directs the user to a web page where the corresponding data are available in Excel format.
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