Publications & Documents


  • 3-July-2013

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    Measures Supporting Minerals and Primary Metals Extraction and Processing: Case Study: Australia

    Efforts to document government support benefiting specific sectors or industries have paid scant attention to support given to the non-energy minerals sector. The issue of support for this sector is explored by way of a case study of Australia, a leading producer and exporter of minerals.

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  • 28-June-2013

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    Tracking climate finance

    The overall financial architecture of a global climate agreement can help to ensure that national and international systems for tracking and matching climate support are efficient and effective. Recent OECD work focuses on tracking financial flows to support climate action.

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  • 28-June-2013

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    Providing Agri-environmental Public Goods through Collective Action

    This study analyses the promotion of collective action for agri-environmental public goods and addresses externalities by reviewing the experience of various OECD member countries. Twenty-five cases from
    13 countries (Australia, Belgium, Canada, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Spain, Sweden and the United Kingdom) are examined. The study shows that collective action should be given serious consideration as a means of addressing many agricultural and natural resource issues, and in some cases collective action should be actively promoted.

  • 25-June-2013

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    OECD Compendium of Agri-environmental Indicators

    Agriculture can have significant impacts on the environment as it uses on average over 40% of water and land resources in OECD countries. The impacts occur on and off farm, including both pollution and degradation of soil, water and air. But agriculture also supplies ecosystem services, such as biodiversity, provides a sink for greenhouse gases, and contributes to flood control and the aesthetic value of landscapes.

    This compendium updates the data issued in Environmental Performance of Agriculture at a Glance and provides comprehensive data and analysis on the environmental performance of agriculture in OECD countries since 1990, covering soil, water, air and biodiversity and looking at recent policy developments in all 34 OECD countries.

  • 25-June-2013

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    OECD Compendium of Agri-environmental Indicators

    Evidence for the agricultural sectors of OECD countries from 1990 to 2010 shows improvements have been made in nutrient, pesticide, energy and water management, using less of these inputs per unit volume of output, according to this report. Environmentally beneficial practices by farmers, such as conservation tillage, improved manure storage, soil nutrient testing and drip irrigation, have also contributed to improvements.

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  • 24-June-2013

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    Renewable Energy: Why the Definition Needs to be Revised (ProgBlog)

    Climate change mitigation and sustainability are the key rationales for increasing the share of renewable energy. Yet definitions of renewable energy used by policy-makers are so broad that subsidy regimes and other policies to promote renewable energy are able to result in highly negative climate, environmental and human impacts.

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  • 19-June-2013

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    Avoiding death by diesel, blog post by Simon Upton

    "It is estimated that air pollution from diesel-fuelled road transport kills 10 times more people each year in France than those who die in road accidents": OECD Insights Blog's post by Simon Upton, head of the OECD Environment Directorate, founder and Chair of the Round Table on Sustainable Development, and former New Zealand environment minister.

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  • 18-June-2013

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    Aid to Environment at a Glance

    The following tables and charts (2010-2011) summarize statistics on the environmental focus of aid extended by each DAC member. Information shown includes the environment marker coverage, the top ten recipients and a sector breakdown of environment focused aid.

  • 11-June-2013

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    Climate Change eXplorer: a new way of visualising climate-related data.

    This new data visualisation tool brings over 40 different climate-related data sets to life by using animated plots for the period 1990-2010.

  • 5-June-2013

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    New OECD report offers tips on how households can green their behaviour

    People care for the environment, and a large majority state that they are willing to make compromises to green their lifestyle according to a new OECD survey of 12,000 households. However, the economic crisis has taken its toll, and the survey shows that the environment is slipping down on the list of people’s priorities.

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