Publications & Documents


  • 1-June-2018

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    About environmental performance reviews

    The environmental performance reviews provide an independent assessment and targeted recommendations aimed at improving policies that impact the environment. Read more about the process, the objectives, and the organisation of an environmental review.

  • 30-May-2018

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    Paris Collaborative on Green Budgeting

    The Paris Collaborative on Green Budgeting was launched by the OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría at the One Planet Summit in Paris on 12 December 2017. It aims to design new, innovative tools to assess and drive improvements in the alignment of national expenditure and revenue processes with climate and other environmental goals.

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  • 30-May-2018

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    Secretary-General's Report to Ministers 2018

    The OECD Secretary-General's annual report to ministers covers the OECD’s 2017 activities and some 2018 highlights. It includes the Secretary-General's activities and those of his office, the OECD’s horizontal programmes and directorate activities, as well as the activities of its agencies, special entities and advisory committees.For more than 50 years, the OECD has sought to promote better policies for better lives in almost all areas of policy making and implementation through co-operation, dialogue, consensus and peer review. The OECD is one of the world’s largest and most trusted sources of comparable statistical data on economics, trade, employment, education, health, social issues, migration, the environment, and many other fields.
  • 24-May-2018

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    Governments need to act to encourage plastic recycling markets

    Plastic recycling is failing to reach its full potential as low recovery rates of plastic waste, poor quality of recycled plastic and a lack of price incentives are holding back secondary plastic markets, according to a new OECD report. Given rising public concern over plastic pollution, governments should act urgently to encourage more and better recycling, it says.

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  • 24-May-2018

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    Improving Markets for Recycled Plastics - Trends, Prospects and Policy Responses

    Plastics have become one of the most prolific materials on the planet: in 2015 we produced about 380 million tonnes of plastics globally, up from 2 million tonnes in the 1950s. Yet today only 15% of this plastic waste is collected and recycled into secondary plastics globally each year. This report looks at why this is the case and what we can do about it, as the pervasiveness of plastics is becoming an urgent public health and planetary problem. Not only is the diffusion of waste plastics into the wider environment creating hugely negative impacts, but plastics production emits approximately 400 million tonnes of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions annually as a result of the energy used in their production, transport, and final waste treatment. Improved plastics collection and recycling represents a promising solution to these concerns.
  • 23-May-2018

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    International Transport Forum 2018: Transport Safety and Security

    The 2018 Summit addressed issues ranging from terrorism and cyber-security to road safety and extreme weather disruption, including the risks and benefits of automated driving. Safety and security are core concerns for transport. Enhancing transport safety and security is an essential element in the implementation of two major international agreements, the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Paris Climate Agreement.

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  • 10-May-2018

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    Green Growth Indicators

    Green Growth Indicators 2017 charts the progress that OECD countries and G20 economies have made since 1990. The 2017 edition places greater emphasis on productivity gains and on the role of policy action, with enriched analysis on environmentally related taxes and subsidies, technology and innovation, and international financial flows.

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  • 9-May-2018

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    Environmental-economic modelling

    Modelling work is aimed to assist governments in identifying the implications of major socio-economic trends on environmental pressures and the consequences of policies or policy mixes to address these. Read the latest paper "The Macroeconomics of the Circular Economy Transition".

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  • 7-May-2018

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    Resource efficiency

    Improving resource efficiency is among the top priorities in today’s world, as governments, businesses and civil society are increasingly concerned about natural resource use, environmental impacts, material prices and supply security. Latest country study: Making the Slovak Republic a more source efficient economy.

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  • 6-May-2018

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    OECD environmental data and indicators

    As international concern about global environment and sustainable development becomes more pressing, government, business and the public all need reliable and harmonised data on the environment. Read more to find OECD environmental data on a specific country and theme.

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