Climate policy and competitiveness issues have created a new need for international co-ordination, beyond the scope of our current frameworks. There is no need to trade economic growth for environmental stringency. Environmentally stringent policies are an incentive for greater efficiencies which leading edge companies can easily achieve.
Les changements dans la structure du commerce mondial augmenteront les distances de transport de 12 %. La route du Pacifique Nord remplacera la route de l’Atlantique Nord en tant que principale route commerciale.
Récentes parutions : Aperçu des résultats de l'analyse économétrique et les implications de la politique ; rapports sur les déchets ; les transports ; l'énergie ; l'alimentation et l'eau.
OECD major events and activities relating to biotechnologies: latest developments are updated biannually in this Newsletter.
In today’s hard times, policy-makers can find it difficult to sell their environmental policies. To many, these policies represent a burden on the economy.
Do environmental policies matter for productivity growth? This study presents new evidence on the role of environmental policies – stringency, as well as design and implementation features - for productivity growth.
Find out how the OECD participated in the 20th session of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP 20) which took place from 1-12 December in Lima, Peru.
Held on 27-28 November 2014, the forum focused on four areas that can contribute to more integrated policy making. Topics for discussion included the need to understand long-term impacts of the nexus on growth; ways to improve coherence between national, regional and local planning and priorities; the importance of promoting private sector investment in the nexus; and....
Water security is one of the greatest challenges we face today, yet the situation has never looked more perilous. By 2050 the OECD Environmental Outlook projects that nearly 4 billion people will live in river basins under severe water stress, and global nitrogen effluents from wastewater are projected to grow by 180%. Whilst, over the same period, global demand for water is expected to grow by 55%.
This meeting addressed green growth policies for small and medium-sized enterprises, water governance in line with green economy requirements, and reporting on the Task Force programme implementation and plans for 2015.