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The chemicals industry is a large, energy intensive sector and contributes to global greenhouse gas emissions - but it is also one of the most important providers of solutions to save energy and reduce emissions. Russel Mills, of the Dow Chemical Company and the Business and Industry Advisory Committee to the OECD asks what does green growth mean for the chemicals industry?
The objective of the work on long-term issues is to investigate how possible policy decisions, including future commitments, may progressively ensure the long term success of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change.
For the 42nd Earth Day on 22 April, the latest issue of PISA in Focus looks at how “green” today’s students are and where most of their information about the environment comes from.
This working paper is the first empirical assessment of M&E frameworks used by development co-operation agencies for projects and programmes with adaptation-specific or adaptation-related components. It has analysed 106 project documents across six bilateral development agencies.
Environment Ministers reviewed the implementation of the Environmental Strategy, discussed priorities based on the Environmental Outlook to 2050 which is a strong case for green growth policies and adopted a policy statement as input to Rio+20 UN Conference.
We have passed the limits of our planet’s capacity to support us. It’s time for a big shift, to further advance our understanding on green growth and sustainable development, to share policy experiences and to foster a new environmental consensus, said the OECD Secretary-General.
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A project level user guide of OECD Adaptation Guidance.
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This user-guide provides guidance on how climate change adaptation can be integrated at the project level.
Innovation in technologies that promote mitigation and adaptation is critical for tackling climate change. This paper uses agricultural crop biotechnology as a case study of innovative activity, it is the first empirical quantification innovation in adaptation-related crop biotechnology.
Environmental conditions are likely to have an effect on people’s sense of life satisfaction, both directly and indirectly. In this paper, the effects of individual and contextual factors on satisfaction with environmental quality and life satisfaction are assessed.