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Climate change is already being observed through rising temperatures, melting glaciers, shifting rain patterns, increased storm intensity and rising sea levels. Greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from human activities – mainly fossil fuel use, deforestation and agriculture – cause climate change. If GHG emissions are not reduced to significantly below current levels within the next few decades, there will be further warming and sea-level
This report examines progress made by China since 1990 and evaluates the extent to which the country’s domestic objectives and international commitments are being met. 51 recommendations are made that could help strengthen China's environmental performance in the context of sustainable development.
Esta Guía explica los beneficios de usar la Evaluación Ambiental Estratégica en la cooperación para el desarrollo, y presenta los pasos clave para su aplicación, basándose en experiencias recientes.
Globalisation is exerting pressure on the environment, but it may also provide solutions. Could green be turned to gold? This article, written by Brendan Gillespie and Xavier LeFlaive of the OECD Environment Directorate, was featured in the OECD Observer, No. 261, May 2007.
The Handbook proposes a set of management tools for and approaches to designing realistic public environmental expenditure programmes and selecting and financing the most cost-effective projects supported with public funds.
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How do regional trade agreements make provisions for environmental issues? This book surveys regional and bilateral arrangements, customs unions and free trade agreements to summarise country experiences in the negotation and application of environmental provisions.
OECD countries have agreed to a Recommendation that calls for stronger environment-related requirements for export deals to qualify for export credit backing from their governments’ Export Credit Agencies (ECAs).
The OECD established a Member-lead Task Team on Sustainable Financing to Ensure Affordable Access to Water Supply and Sanitation to take forward work in 2007/08.