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  • 20-June-2014

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    Rain doesn’t follow the plow: climate change, agriculture and water

    In many areas today, there is no such thing as a “natural” landscape. Thousands of years of farming have selected and encouraged some species, marginalised or eliminated others. The land itself has been altered by ploughing, enclosure, herding and other human interventions. We may feel that we have tamed Nature. Reports like this new one from the OECD remind us of our ignorance and warn us about our arrogance.

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  • 18-June-2014

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    Expert Workshop on Adaptation Financing and Implementation, June 2014

    This workshop focused on putting priorities into practice in OECD countries. Country-specific prioritisation, sectoral approaches, mainstreaming tools including questions on public sector finance and research needs were all topics covered during the two days of the workshop.

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  • 17-June-2014

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    Global Forum on Environment: Promoting Sustainable Materials Management through Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR)

    Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) is increasingly recognised worldwide as an efficient waste management policy to help improve recycling and reduce landfilling of products and materials. This Forum took place on 17-19 June 2014, in Tokyo, Japan, to identify key challenges and opportunities for further developing EPR policies.

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  • 14-June-2014

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    Message in a bottle: Producers not taxpayers should pay for the waste they generate - Insights Blog

    Have you ever wondered who was paying to recycle that plastic bottle you just threw away?

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  • 12-juin-2014

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    La Suède doit continuer d’innover pour conserver un bilan environmental solide, selon l’OCDE

    La Suède est depuis longtemps engagée pour la protection de l’environnement. Elle a beaucoup réduit ses émissions de gaz à effet de serre, la pollution atmosphérique et le ruissellement d’azote.

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  • 11-June-2014

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    Integrated Assessment of Climate Change Impacts: Conceptual Frameworks, Modelling Approaches and Research Needs - Environment Working Paper No. 66

    This paper presents a framework to include feedbacks from climate impacts on the economy in integrated assessment models. The proposed framework uses a production function approach, which links climate impacts to key variables and parameters used in the specification of economic activity. The paper pays particular attention to the challenges of distinguishing between damages and the costs of adapting to climate change.

  • 11-June-2014

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    An Overview of the OECD ENV-Linkages Model - Environment Working Paper No. 65

    This document provides a detailed technical description of the ENV-Linkages model. The OECD ENV-Linkages Computable General Equilibrium (CGE) model is an economic model that describes how economic activities are inter-linked across several macroeconomic sectors and regions. It links economic activity to environmental pressure, specifically to emissions of greenhouse gases (GHGs).

  • 11-June-2014

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    Economic Implications of the IEA Efficient World Scenario - Environment Working Paper No. 64

    In its 2012 edition of the World Energy Outlook, the International Energy Agency (IEA) produced an Efficient World Scenario to assess how implementing only economically viable energy efficiency measures would affect energy markets, investment and greenhouse emissions (GHG). Using the OECD ENV-Linkages macro-economic model, this report simulates the economic and environmental impacts which the IEA Efficient World Scenario implies.

  • 5-June-2014

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    Air pollution, the invisible killer - Insights Blog

    Today’s post, marking World Environment Day, is from OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría. Air pollution has become the biggest environmental cause of premature death, overtaking poor sanitation and a lack of clean drinking water.

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  • 4-June-2014

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    Managing our natural resources: can we build more with less? - Insights Blog

    For World Environment Day on 5 June 2014, the OECD Environment Directorate looks at how we use and manage natural resources.

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