The solar heating and cooling (SHC) roadmap outlines a pathway for solar energy to supply almost one sixth (18 EJ) of the world’s total energy use for both heating and cooling by 2050. This would save some 800 megatonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions per year; more than the total CO2 emissions in Germany in 2009. While solar heating and cooling today makes a modest contribution to world energy demand, the roadmap envisages that if concerted action is taken by governments and industry, solar energy could annually produce more than 16% of total final energy use for low temperature heat and nearly 17% for cooling. Given that global energy demand for heat represents almost half of the world’s final energy use – more than the combined global demand for electricity and transport – solar heat can make a significant contribution in both tackling climate change and strengthening energy security.
Skills and educational development for inclusive and sustainable growth are becoming significant drivers in OECD countries.
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China in Focus: Lessons and Challenges gathers in one volume analyses conducted by the OECD on China in 2011, together with a selection of more general pieces of work of particular pertinence to China. Please note that this is the Mandarin translation of the English original.
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China in Focus: Lessons and Challenges gathers in one volume analyses conducted by the OECD on China in 2011, together with a selection of more general pieces of work of particular pertinence to China.
How can government policies move towards increasing agricultural innovation and improving productivity? This OECD conference shared case studies and ideas from Europe, China, United States, India, Africa, Brazil, Australia and New Zealand.
Society at a Glance – Asia/Pacific Edition 2011 offers a concise quantitative overview of social trends and policies across Asia/Pacific countries and economies.
This report looks at the institutional framework of corporate governance in China through the prism of the OECD Principles of Corporate Governance and assess a broad range of laws, regulations and codes.
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The 2011 edition of Education at a Glance: OECD Indicators enables countries to see themselves in the light of other countries’ performance.
Urban transport will have a great impact on sustainable development. This paper discusses China's sustainable development policy, promoting public transport in successive five-year plans.