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  • 21-January-2019

    English

    Linking the Indigenous Sami People with Regional Development in Sweden

    The Sami have lived for time immemorial in an area that today extends across the Kola Peninsula in Russia, northern Finland, northern Norway's coast and inland, and the northern half of Sweden. The Sami play an important role in these northern economies thanks to their use of land, their involvement in reindeer husbandry, agriculture/farming and food production, and connection with the region’s tourism industry. However, in Sweden, as in the other states where the Sami live, the connections with regional development are often inconsistent and weak, and could do more to support the preservation and promotion of Sami culture and create new employment and business opportunities. This study, together with the OECD’s broader thematic work on this topic, provides actionable recommendations on how to better include the Sami and other Indigenous Peoples in regional development strategies, learning from and incorporating their own perspectives on sustainable development in the process.
  • 14-January-2019

    English

    Environmental Performance Reviews of partner economies

    The OECD has conducted over 90 environmental performance reviews (EPRs) of member countries and selected partners. Three reviews are of Key Partner countries: Brazil, the People's Republic of China and South Africa. A Green Growth Policy Review of Indonesia will be released in 2019.

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  • 8-January-2019

    English

    Database: Policy Instruments for the Environment

    “Policy Instruments for the Environment” (PINE) is a unique database gathering detailed information on policy instruments relevant for environmental protection and natural resource management. The database contains information on multiple types of policy instruments and covers more than 90 countries globally.

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  • 7-janvier-2019

    Français

    À propos des examens environnementaux

    Les examens environnementaux s’appuient sur des informations attestées, sur des faits précis et sur des données nationales et internationales fiables.

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  • 4-January-2019

    English

    Article: The Trillion-Dollar Question: How Can We Unlock the Money Needed to Transition to a Low-Carbon Economy?

    At a time when nationalism is rising and individual countries are facing a growing array of threats, it is critical that we recognize a shared and unprecedented global challenge: We need to double our infrastructure in the next decade to meet global development needs, while achieving a systematic shift away from business-as-usual, carbon-intensive options to low-emissions, resilient infrastructure, to avoid catastrophic climate change.

  • 19-December-2018

    English

    Biodiversity Conservation and Sustainable Use in Latin America - Evidence from Environmental Performance Reviews

    This report synthesises key findings on biodiversity and ecosystem services from the Environmental Performance Reviews completed for Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico and Peru between 2013 and 2017. The report aims to provide a sense of the common challenges facing these Latin American countries, the strategies being used to tackle them, the gaps that remain and how these can be addressed. Focusing on Latin America is particularly pertinent given the great wealth of biodiversity in the region and the growing pressures on its conservation and sustainable use.
  • 18-December-2018

    English, Excel, 10,914kb

    OECD Database of Transboundary Movements of Wastes (xlsx)

    This 2018 database update is established to facilitate the implementation of OECD Decision C(2001)107 on the Control of Transboundary Movements of Waste destined for Recovery Operation.

  • 13-December-2018

    English

    Evaluating the effectiveness of policy instruments for biodiversity - Environment Working Paper

    This report provides an overview of methodologies to evaluate the effectiveness of policy instruments for biodiversity, covering impact evaluation, cost-effectiveness analysis and other more commonly used approaches. It also provides an inventory of biodiversity-relevant impact evaluation studies, across both terrestrial and marine ecosystems.

  • 12-December-2018

    English

    Aligning Development Co operation with the Objectives of the Paris Agreement

    The landmark report by the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change paints a grim picture of our future if climate change continues to intensify. This year’s extreme weather events – record breaking heatwaves, wildfires, heavy rains, major tropical storms, diminishing Arctic sea ice – could soon become our daily reality. With only 12 years left to contain global warming to 1.5 degrees, we need to take bold and decisive action.

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  • 12-December-2018

    English, PDF, 154kb

    Key takeaways from the High-Level Breakfast on Institutional Investors and the Low-carbon Transition

    On 10 December in Katowice, the 9th annual High-Level Breakfast on Institutional Investors and the Low-carbon Transition, co-hosted by the OECD and the Institutional Investors Group on Climate Change (IIGCC), highlighted significant progress in mobilising green institutional investment, as well as important remaining challenges.

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