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  • 26-March-2012

    English

    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

    OECD Environmental Outlook to 2050 - The Consequences of Inaction

    Humanity has witnessed unprecedented growth and prosperity in the past decades, with the size of the world economy more than tripling and population increasing by over 3 billion people since 1970. This growth, however, has been accompanied by environmental pollution and natural resource depletion. The current growth model and the mismanagement of natural assets could ultimately undermine human development.

    The OECD Environmental Outlook to 2050 asks “What will the next four decades bring?” Based on joint modelling by the OECD and the Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency, it looks forward to the year 2050 to find out what demographic and economic trends might mean for the environment if the world does not adopt more ambitious green policies. It also looks at what policies could change that picture for the better. This Outlook focuses on four areas: climate change, biodiversity, freshwater and health impacts of pollution. These four key environmental challenges were identified by the previous Environmental Outlook to 2030 (OECD, 2008) as “Red Light” issues requiring urgent attention.

  • 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.

  • 15-March-2012

    Spanish

    Medio Ambiente: Actuar ahora o enfrentar consecuencias costosas en el futuro, advierte la OCDE

    No obstante los retos inmediatos que enfrentan los países en el contexto de finanzas públicas constreñidas y alto desempleo, no deben dejar de atender los retos de largo plazo. Es preciso tomar acciones ahora para prevenir daños irreversibles al medio ambiente.

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  • 13-March-2012

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    "Water: Meeting the Reform Challenge"

    The publication "Water: Meeting the Reform Challenge" is a call for action and a guide to getting the basics of water policy right. Sustainable financing, solid governance, and policy coherence: those are the key pillars, the building blocks for successful water reform.

  • 12-March-2012

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    “The Green Growth Challenge: No Nature, No Water, No Growth”

    Water is one of the world’s most precious resources. And today, cities, farmers, industries, energy suppliers, and ecosystems are increasingly competing for their daily water needs. As a result, the costs of inadequate water management are becoming higher and higher. And not just financially – but also in terms of lost opportunities, compromised health and environmental damage.

  • 12-March-2012

    English

    OECD participation in the 6th World Water Forum, 12-17 March 2012, Marseille

    The OECD launched a flagship report which sets out OECD’s three-pronged approach to making water reform happen focusing on sustainable financing, effective governance and policy coherence.

  • 8-March-2012

    English

    Environment: OECD Environmental Outlook to 2050 - London Media Briefing – 10:30 Thursday 15 March

    The OECD is launching its Environmental Outlook to 2050: The Consequences of Inaction, focusing on the areas of climate change, biodiversity, water and health impacts of pollution.

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