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  • 12-June-2020

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    The Consequences of a more resource efficient and circular economy for international trade patterns - A modelling assessment

    This report investigates the effects of a resource efficiency and circular economy (RE-CE) transition on international trade flows, using the OECD’s ENV-Linkages model. A global RE-CE policy package will cause secondary materials to become cheaper, while primary materials become more expensive to produce. By 2040, primary non-ferrous metals are projected to decline by 35-50%, primary iron & steel by 15% and primary non-metallic minerals by around 10%. Regional shifts in production and trade-related effects (shifts in the regional sourcing of the primary materials by the materials processing sectors) account for roughly one-third of the total reduction in materials use. The other two thirds of materials use reduction come from scale effects (reduced economic activity) and efficiency effects (reduced materials use per unit of output of the processed commodities).
  • 12-June-2020

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    Aligning short-term climate action with long-term climate goals - Opportunities and options for enhancing alignment between NDCs and long-term strategies

    The Paris Agreement and its accompanying decision call for Parties to strive to formulate mid-century communicate long-term low-greenhouse gas emission development strategies (LT-LEDS) by 2020. Moreover, the Paris decision requests Parties to communicate a new or updated Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) by 2020. This paper finds that there is potential for these long-term strategies to guide short- and mid-term action and feed into future NDC submissions. This paper highlights that long-term strategies can substantially shape countries’ short- and mid-term priorities, policies and investment pipelines, leading to significant cost reductions in the long-term. Linking NDCs to long-term mitigation strategies will be key in ensuring efficient use of resources, particularly crucial for responding to climate change amidst and following the COVID-19 crisis.
  • 11-June-2020

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    Green Growth Indicators in the Republic of Kazakhstan

    This report presents the quantitative and qualitative characteristics of a number of indicators of «green economy» according to the OECD methodology in accordance with the UN Sustainable Development Goals and Strategic Documents of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

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  • 11-June-2020

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    Greening Economies in the European Union's Eastern Neighbourhood: OECD Green Growth Indicators

    The "Greening Economies in the European Union's Eastern Neighbourhood" (EaP GREEN) programme assists six countries of the European Union Eastern Neighbourhood Partnership in progressing faster towards a green economy framework. Find out more on the OECD’s set of Green Growth Indicators for Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine.

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  • 10-June-2020

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    EU4Environment

    The “European Union for Environment” Action aims to help six Eastern partner countries: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Republic of Moldova, Ukraine, preserve their natural capital and increase people's environmental well-being, and is structured around five topics: Greener decision-making; Circular economy and new growth opportunities; Environmental level playing field; Ecosystem services and livelihoods...

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  • 6-June-2020

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    OECD-WWF Dialogue: Nature-Based Solutions as a Force for a Green and Resilient Recovery

    Welcome to the second World Wildlife Fund (WWF)-OECD High-level Dialogue focusing on the importance of nature-based solutions (NBS), and how they can contribute to a green and resilient recovery.

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  • 5-June-2020

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    OECD-WWF High-Level Dialogues: Driving a Green and Resilient Recovery - Nature-Based Solutions as a Force for a Green and Resilient Recovery

    Friday 5 June: join OECD and WWF for the second of three high-level dialogues aimed at informing the development of better, greener and more resilient post-COVID-19 societies. This second dialogue will focus on “Nature-Based Solutions as a Force for a Green and Resilient Recovery”. The next dialogue on "A Green Recovery and the Financial System" is scheduled on 12 June, the registration is now open.

  • 5-June-2020

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    Governments should use Covid-19 recovery efforts as an opportunity to phase out support for fossil fuels, say OECD and IEA

    As governments design stimulus measures for economies hit by the Covid-19 crisis, they should seize the opportunity of historically low oil prices to redirect some of the half a trillion dollars spent annually supporting fossil fuels into sustainable investments including low-carbon energy, according to the OECD and the International Energy Agency (IEA).

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  • 5-June-2020

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    Expert Consultation on transboundary Environmental Impact Assessment Guidelines in Armenia

    On 5 June 2020, the UNECE and the Ministry of Environment of Armenia held a virtual consultation meeting to advance the development of the Guidelines, based on the provisions of the Convention on Environmental Impact Assessment in a Transboundary Context (Espoo Convention), the EU Application of Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Directive and Armenia’s forthcoming amended law on EIA.

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  • 5-June-2020

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    Blog: Time for Nature: Is a global public health crisis what it takes to protect the planet’s biodiversity?

    Today is World Environment Day. As countries across the globe are still reeling from the human, social and economic cost of COVID-19, dedicating today to nature might seem ill-timed. Let me tell you – it’s not.

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