Publications & Documents


  • 27-November-2017

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    Water Charges in Brazil - The Ways Forward

    This report examines the current system of water abstraction and pollution charges in operation in Brazil. It assesses the current system’s implementation challenges and provides possible solutions. The report explores how water charges can be both an effective means for dealing with water security issues, and a tool for enhancing economic growth and social welfare. Specific analysis is put forward for three case studies in the State of Rio de Janiero, the Paraiba do Sul River Basin and the Piancó-Piranhas-Açu River Basin. The report highlights that water charges need to operate in conjunction with an effective water regulatory regime and concludes with an Action Plan based on practical steps and recommendations for its implementation in the short, medium and long-term.
     

  • 23-November-2017

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    Bridging the green investment gap in Latin America: what role for national development finance institutions? Blog by OECD Development Matters

    The developing world urgently needs more and better infrastructure. Affordable and accessible water supply systems, electricity grids, power plants and transport networks are critical to reducing poverty and ensuring economic growth.

  • 23-November-2017

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    Climate-resilient Infrastructure: Getting the Policies Right - Insights blog

    Infrastructure resilience requires a coordinated policy response to ensure that infrastructure owners and developers have the incentive and capacity to integrate resilience. The framework is aimed at policy makers in OECD countries, but the underlying messages can be applied to other country contexts.

  • 23-November-2017

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    Adaptation to climate change

    OECD work on adaptation to climate change focus on two main areas: (1) adpatation policies and economics and (2) Adaptation and development co-operation. The latest Policy Perspectives on Adapting to the impacts of climate change" provides key lessons learnt from recent OECD work on adaptation, including challenges and recommendations for climate adaptation, with a focus on OECD member countries.

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  • 21-November-2017

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    "Oceanfill": Yet another dumping ground - Observer article

    The world’s oceans are being damaged by a constant and unprecedented accumulation of waste known as marine debris. The waste, mostly from effluent human activities, is brought to the oceans through currents and often carried far from where it originated.

  • 21-November-2017

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    Environment Working Papers

    This series is designed to make available to a wider readership selected studies on environmental issues related to biodversity, climate change, country environmental performance, environmental-economic modelling, environmental innovation, environmental taxes, green investment, trade and water.

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  • 21-November-2017

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    Indicators on Terrestrial and Marine Protected Areas: Methodology and Results for OECD and G20 countries - Environment Working Paper

    This paper details a methodology for calculating the extent of terrestrial and marine protected areas recorded in the World Database on Protected Areas by country, type and IUCN management categories. The method allows the data on protected areas to be summarised in a harmonised and more detailed way than is currently available, without requiring any additional reporting by countries.

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  • 21-November-2017

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    2017 Green Growth and Sustainable Development Forum: Greening the Ocean economy: New Challenges for green growth

    The ocean is our new economic frontier. It is vital for our well-being, for sustainable development and for our planet. The ocean holds great resource wealth and potential for boosting economic growth, employment and innovation.

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  • 21-November-2017

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    Greening the Blue Economy in Pomorskie, Poland

    As coastal area on the Baltic Sea in north-central Poland, Pomorskie faces unique challenges and opportunities associated with the transition to a green economy, a diversified economy, growing population and significant natural resources. This report focuses on the sustainable development of the oceans and coastlines surrounding the region, known as the blue economy.
     
    Based on an OECD survey designed to capture the needs and perceptions of local employers (mostly of small- and medium-sized enterprises [SME]), this report analyses the specific skills needed to support green growth in Pomorskie, and how related labour market and training programmes can be made more effective in supporting the transition to a low-carbon economy.

     

  • 14-November-2017

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    Urgent action on air pollution in India makes economic sense

    Air pollution in Delhi has been so bad this November that the Indian Medical Association declared a public health emergency. According to the latest Global Burden of Disease study published in The Lancet, outdoor air pollution caused more than a million premature deaths in India in 2016, whose cost, according to OECD estimates, amounts to more than USD 800 billion. Read the full blog.

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