Policy makers should do much more to encourage pension funds and other institutional investors to put their ample assets into sustainable energy infrastructure. The wins would be significant. The question is how?
Pour chacun des 34 pays membres de l'OCDE, les profils de pays fournissent une "photo instantanée" dans des domaines politiques clés. Les graphiques intéractifs montrent les indicateurs sur la qualité de l'air, la biodiversité, le changement climatique, les ressources en énergie, des forêts et de l'eau, la production de déchets, la qualité de l'eau et les taxes liées à l'environnement.
How have CO2 and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions changed since 1990? Three different visuals tell three very different stories (click on them to see full size). Which perspective offers the most clarity?
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This work is based on large-scale periodic surveys on Environmental Policy and Individual Behaviour Change (EPIC). The first two rounds involved more than 10 000 households across a number of countries. Five areas where households exert particular environmental pressures are examined: residential energy and water use, transport choices, food consumption, and waste generation and recycling.
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This brochure provides key lessons learnt from OECD work on adaptation, including challenges and recommendations for climate adaptation, with a focus on OECD member countries.
As the world’s most biodiverse country, Brazil is blessed with both the responsibility to protect - and the opportunity to benefit socially and economically from - its abundant natural capital. Moreover, Brazil has long played a leading role in the global dialogue on sustainable development, from the Rio Summit in 1992 to Rio+20 two decades later.
Brazil has made remarkable social and economic progress in the past two decades, but must now overcome important challenges if it is to put its economy on a stronger, fairer, greener growth trajectory, according to two new reports from the OECD.
"Back to the Future" festivities marking 21 October 2015 as the date Marty and Doc travel to the future in the famous film with Michael J. Fox. If only we had a similar time machine allowing us to travel to 2045 to see what the climate has in store to better decide what policies to adopt today. Alas, no time machine has been invented yet but, in the absence of such a cool device, we can rely on climate and economic models...
Governments have agreed to work together to hold the increase in global average temperature to below 2°C above pre-industrial levels. Yet, the world is currently on course for a global mean surface temperature increase of around 3-5°C by the end of the century.
Les économies avancées et émergentes ont fait des progrès face aux enjeux climatiques, mais la plupart sont sur une trajectoire qui ne devrait pas leur permettre d’atteindre leurs objectifs d’atténuation. Les gouvernements doivent considérablement intensifier leurs efforts et renforcer leurs politiques climatiques.