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  • 30-January-2019


    Australia needs to intensify efforts to meet its 2030 emissions goal

    Australia has made some progress replacing coal with natural gas and renewables in electricity generation yet remains one of the most carbon-intensive OECD countries and one of the few where greenhouse gas emissions (excluding land use and forestry) have risen in the past decade. The country will fall short of its 2030 emissions target without a major effort to move to a low-carbon model, according to a new OECD report.

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  • 28-January-2019


    Saving Costs in Chemicals Management - How the OECD Ensures Benefits to Society

    The chemical industry is one of the largest industrial sectors in the world and is expected to grow fourfold by 2060. Indeed modern life without chemicals would be inconceivable. Given the potential environmental and human health risks from exposure to chemicals, governments and industry have a major responsibility to ensure that chemicals are produced and used safely.The OECD assists countries in developing and implementing policies and instruments that protect human health and the environment, and in making their systems for managing chemicals as efficient as possible. To eliminate duplication of work and avoid non-tariff barriers to trade, emphasis has been on developing shared frameworks for gathering and assessing information on potential chemical risks. The time-tested OECD Mutual Acceptance of Data (MAD) system provides a major basis for generating savings to governments and industry. This report provides an overview of the benefits and estimates the total savings from OECD work to be more than EUR 309 million per year.
  • 23-janvier-2019


    Responsabilité élargie du producteur et l'impact des ventes en ligne - Document de travail de l'environnement

    La responsabilité élargie des producteurs (REP) est une approche politique visant à accroître la récupération et le recyclage des déchets. Les systèmes de REP visent à responsabiliser les producteurs à l’égard des incidences de leurs produits sur l’environnement, de la conception à la fin de leur cycle de vie. Ce rapport se concentre sur le libre-échange des producteurs, que l’augmentation rapide des ventes en ligne a exacerbée.

  • 4-January-2019


    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


    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.
  • 13-December-2018


    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

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    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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  • 7-December-2018


    Policy Perspectives: Climate-resilient infrastructure

    A co-ordinated policy response is needed to ensure that new and existing infrastructure networks are resilient to climate change. This Policy Paper outlines a framework for achieving this based on the experiences in OECD and G20 countries. It shows how governments and businesses can collaborate to mobilise investment for climate-resilient infrastructure.

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  • 6-décembre-2018


    Le système européen d’échange de quotas d’émission de carbone ne fait pas obstacle à la rentabilité des entreprises

    Les limitations d’émissions de carbone imposées par le système d’échange de quotas d’émission de l’Union européenne (SEQE-UE), le principal mécanisme utilisé en Europe pour réduire les émissions de CO2, n’ont réduit ni les revenus, ni les profits, ni l’emploi dans les entreprises visées par le dispositif entre 2005 et 2014, affirme un nouveau rapport de l’OCDE.

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  • 3-December-2018


    Clean power for a cool planet: Electricity infrastructure plans and the Paris Agreement - Environment Working Paper

    Meeting the temperature goals of the Paris Agreement requires a transformational change in our infrastructure systems. This working paper aims to shed light on the extent to which current electricity generation projects under construction at the global level - the "pipeline" - are consistent with what a low-carbon transition requires.

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