Une croissance démographique rapide, des infrastructures vieillissantes et de nouveaux risques météorologiques pèsent sur l’aptitude des villes des pays de l’OCDE à approvisionner leurs habitants en eau salubre et à se protéger des inondations et des sécheresses, d’après un nouveau rapport de l’OCDE.
From oceans and vast rivers to the spring in the garden, we must safeguard our water as a source of well-being, prosperity and progress.
When we think about water scarcity, we tend to focus on drinking water. But in terms of global usage, drinking water accounts for only 8% of water use, with 22% used by industry and 70% for farming and irrigation. Effective water governance must mediate across a broad set of actors and needs that cut across all economic sectors.
Business brief. Overcoming the challenges of an arid climate and scarce natural water reserves has always been a vital necessity for the growth of Israel’s population and economy since the founding of the state. This has led to continuous improvements in Israel’s water sector, through innovations in technologies, practices and long-term plans.
This report develops an analytical framework that assesses the macroeconomic, environmental and distributional consequences of energy subsidy reforms. The framework is applied to the case of Indonesia to study the consequences in this country of a gradual phase out of all energy consumption subsidies between 2012 and 2020.
When considering a by-product, can this material or waste be used in another industry or in another manufacturing process instead of putting it into the environment, moving “from waste to resources” as the OECD says?
If you’ve just visited the room with no windows and enjoyed the effortless push of the “deposit disposal button” followed by a stream of fresh, clean tap water to wash your hands, you could well be in an OECD city
Le dernier Examen environnemental de l’Espagne mené par l’OCDE constate que le pays a réduit l’intensité énergétique et l’intensité de carbone de son économie, a diminué la pollution industrielle et baissé la production de déchets par habitant depuis 2000.
The polar bear, floating mournfully away on an ice floe as his habitat melts around him, is perhaps one of the most well-travelled symbols of the impacts of climate change.
Our world and its problems should have been watched for long enough. Inequality, debt, financial instability, corruption, conflict, ecosystem damage, waste and poverty have been seen through history.