Publications & Documents


  • 20-April-2012

    English

    OECD Observer: Green chemistry

    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?

  • 19-April-2012

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    Blog: How "green" are our children?

    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.

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  • 17-April-2012

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    Declarations and Policy Statements on Environment and Development

    This page lists key policy statements and declarations on environment and development.

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  • 5-April-2012

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    Monitoring and Evaluation for Adaptation: Lessons from Development Co-operation Agencies - Environment Working Paper No. 38

    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.

  • 30-March-2012

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    Environment Ministerial 2012

    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.

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  • 29-March-2012

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    Making Green Growth Deliver

    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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  • 26-March-2012

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    Adaptation and Innovation: An Analysis of Crop Biotechnology Patent Data - Environment Working Paper No. 40

    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.

  • 21-March-2012

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    Environmental Quality and Life Satisfaction: Evidence Based on Micro-Data - Environment Working Paper No. 44

    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.

  • 15-March-2012

    English

    Environment: Act now or face costly consequences, warns OECD

    As countries struggle with the immediate challenges of stretched public finances and high unemployment, they must not neglect the longer term. Action needs to be taken now to prevent irreversible damage to the environment, according to the OECD Environmental Outlook to 2050.

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  • 15-March-2012

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    OECD Environmental Outlook to 2050: The Consequences of Inaction

    “What will the next four decades bring?” Based on joint modelling by the OECD and the Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency, this outlook looks forward to 2050 to find out what demographic and economic trends might mean for the environment.

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