01/10/2004 - The OECD’s latest report on Spain’s environmental performance praises a number of achievements but also insists that Spain steps up the efficiency of its environmental policies, the integration of environmental concerns in sectors such as tourism, construction, transport, energy and agriculture, and the implementation of its international commitments.
The Spanish Environment Minister, Cristina Narbona, and Lorents Lorentsen, OECD’s Director of Environment, will release the report at a news conference at 11:30 on 5 October at the Spanish Ministry of the Environment in Madrid.
Noting that priority environmental issues in Spain include water management, biodiversity conservation, climate change and air pollution, sustainable tourism and waste management, the report recommends that Spain improves its environmental management by:
The OECD suggests that Spain could progress towards sustainable development by:
Over the past decade, Spain has significantly improved its environmental polices, and the report praises a number of achievements:
This publication, the second OECD Review of Spain’s environmental performance, is part of the OECD regular series of Environmental Performance Reviews of OECD member countries and uses extensively environmental indicators. The report reviews Spain’s progress in the context of the OECD Environmental Strategy for the First Decade of the 21st Century, and in relation to its own policy objectives, as stated in domestic legislation or international agreements.
To obtain a copy of the OECD Environmental Performance Review of Spain, which is embargoed until 5 October, journalists should contact the OECD Media Relations Division. For further information about the OECD’s Environmental Performance Reviews, please contact Helen Fisher, OECD Media Relations Division (tel. (33 1) 45 24 80 97).
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