Publications & Documents


  • 26-January-2018

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    Preventing the Flooding of the Seine in the Paris–Ile de France Region - Progress Made and Future Challenges

    The risk of the Seine flooding the Ile de France region is a major one. In 2014, the OECD estimated that flooding comparable to the historic 1910 flood could affect up to 5 million citizens and cause damage costing up to 30 billion euros. This update tracks the progress made since 2014 and identifies remaining challenges.
  • 23-January-2018

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    OECD Workshop on Regional Trade Agreements and the Environment: Establishing Dialogue with Regional Stakeholders

    23-24 January 2018 - Santiago, Chile - The workshop focused on chapters of regional trade agreement (RTAs) that are concerned mainly with issues other than the environment, such as market access, investment, or government procurement, TBT, regulatory coherence or dispute settlement. Speakers' presentations are available online.

  • 23-January-2018

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    Further improvements needed to manage major flood risk in Paris and Seine basin

    Action to prevent the risk of major flooding in Paris and the Ile de France region has improved in recent years – particularly after the Seine burst its banks in May and June 2016 – but urban and territorial planning needs to be better adapted, governance strengthened and long-term funding clarified, according to the OECD.

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  • 22-January-2018

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    Insights blog: Green budgeting can spur governments to improve our planet’s bottom line

    “We are launching the “Paris Collaborative on Green Budgeting” within the framework of our zero-emission objective,” French president Emmanuel Macron said at the global climate financing summit. The OECD has brought together a cross-disciplinary group of environmental, tax, budget and fiscal affairs experts who will partner with countries to help them assess and improve their budgets and fiscal policies for climate resilience.

  • 16-January-2018

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    Insights blog: Rice and risks in the Mekong River Delta

    The wet and verdant expanse of the Mekong Delta’s rivers and farms is a veritable rice bowl for the world. Not only do the region’s paddies produce half of Viet Nam’s rice crop yearly, the country is the world’s third largest rice exporter, with 17% of world exports of paddy rice. Our analysis identifies Viet Nam as facing the world’s fourth highest water risks for rice production.

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  • 8-January-2018

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    OECD Environmental Outlooks

    The OECD has produced a series of Environmental Outlooks to help policy makers understand the scale and context of the environmental challenges they face in the coming decades, as well as the economic and environmental implications of the policies that could be used to address these challenges. The latest edition "OECD Environmental Outlook to 2050: The Consequences of Inaction" asks "What will the next four decades bring?".

  • 5-January-2018

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    OECD biotechnology newsletter updates

    Read our newsletter to stay up-to-date with all the latest OECD work on biotechnology.

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  • 22-December-2017

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    OECD Environmental Performance Reviews: Peru 2017

    The Environmental Performance Review programme of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) provides independent assessments of countries’ progress in achieving their domestic and international environmental policy commitments, together with policy-relevant recommendations. The reviews are conducted to promote peer learning, enhance governments’ accountability to each other and to the public, and to improve countries’ environmental performance, individually and collectively. The OECD has been conducting these reviews since 1992, supported by a broad range of economic and environmental data. Each cycle of the Environmental Performance Reviews covers all OECD member countries and selected partner countries. The most recent reviews include: Colombia (2014), Spain (2015), Brazil (2015) and Chile (2016). The Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) has promoted environmental reviews in Latin America and the Caribbean, in cooperation with the OECD, and has undertaken similar assessments in the states of Amazonas and Acre in Brazil.Part I. Progress toward sustainable development
    Chapter 1. Background and key environmental trends
    Chapter 2. Policy-making environment
    Chapter 3. Economy and the environment
    Chapter 4. Society and environment
    Chapter 5. International co-operation and commitmentsPart II. Environmental quality of life
    Chapter 6. Air quality management
    Chapter 7. Management of waste and chemicals
    Chapter 8. Water resources
    Chapter 9. BiodiversityPart III. Use of natural resources base
    Chapter 10. Farming and forestry
    Chapter 11. Fisheries
    Chapter 12. Mining sectorAnnex I: Selected Data
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  • 21-December-2017

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    Safety Assessment of Transgenic Organisms in the Environment, Volume 7 - OECD Consensus Documents

    Volume 7 of the Series compiles the OECD consensus documents for use in environmental risk assessment of transgenic organisms (biosafety) issued in 2016 and 2017.The first two chapters cover the biology of plant species (sorghum and tomato) and include elements of taxonomy, centres of origin, reproductive biology, genetics, outcrossing, crop production and cultivation practices, interactions with other organisms, main pests and pathogens, and biotechnological developments.The third chapter relates to Atlantic salmon, the first OECD biosafety publication to address an animal species. It describes the biology and ecology of wild salmon (including classification, life stages, reproduction, centres of origin, geographical distribution, population dynamics, interaction with other organisms) and of the farmed form (domestication, aquaculture rearing practices, biocontainment, interactions with the external environment). It also provides elements of genetics, research on genetically engineered salmon and resources for its risk assessment.
  • 20-December-2017

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    Policy Paper: Making the Slovak Republic a more resource efficient economy: Country Study

    The Slovak Republic is a country with a limited natural resource base, an important manufacturing sector and rising materials consumption. Coherent polices that aim at increasing resource efficiency and achieving green growth are vital for sustainable growth and increased prosperity. This paper identifies a number of options for improving resource efficiency in the Slovak Republic.

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