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The OECD Environmental Outlook to 2030 has identified water as one of the four critical environmental priorities for the coming two decades. On current trends, 47% of the world’s population will live in areas of high water stress in 2030. The world has enough water resources, but it needs to manage them better.
Would people invest more in clean water if they knew just how expensive dirty water is? World Water Day is an opportunity to remind governments worldwide that they have a responsibility to invest in clean water for the health of their citizens and their environments.
This publication draws together and summarises existing information on the benefits of water and sanitation. The provision of water supply, sanitation and wastewater services generates substantial benefits for public health, the economy and the environment.
The OECD convened an expert workshop on Mobilising Private Sector Finance for Biodiversity Conservation and Sustainable Use on 9 March 2011. Increasing levels of finance for biodiversity will be necessary to help achieve more effective conservation and sustainable use....
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This flyer provides an overview of OECD's continuing strong commitment to providing policy guidance on improving water policy through its work on the economic, institutional and policy responses to the water challenge.
This working paper highlights the importance of environmental management and governance in the agricultural sector; to present environmental goals, requirements, entry points, and strategies/approaches to capacity development for the environment (CDE) in this sector.
This working paper highlights the importance of environmental management and governance in the energy sector and presents environmental goals, requirements, entry points, and strategies/approaches to capacity development for the environment (CDE) in this sector.
Biodiversity provides critical ecosystem services for our economy, society and human wellbeing – bees to fertilize crops, plants that provide medicines, and forests that clean air and regulate our climate...
This book identifies good practice in the design and implementation of PES programmes to enhance their environmental and cost effectiveness.
Climate change and over-use of water will mean that nearly one in every two people will live in water-stressed areas by 2030. Households, industry and agriculture will increasingly compete for water, leaving little to sustain ecosystems.