celand has been experiencing a tourism boom. The number of tourists visiting annually quadrupled between 2010 and 2016 and shows continued strength. The tourism sector is now the major export earner and is also creating new jobs and supporting new businesses.
This report is the third OECD review of Iceland’s environmental performance. It evaluates progress towards sustainable development and green growth, with a focus on the environmental aspects of Iceland's energy and tourism policies.
In his speech to OECD Ambassadors, the President of Iceland discussed how Iceland could offer lessons on the nature of a clean energy economy; and presented some insights from Iceland's recent challenges in dealing with the financial crisis.
Fisheries reform is driven by economic forces, not environmental crisis. Policy makers must involve all stakeholders in supporting and sustaining reforms, as seen in these case studies of Iceland, Korea, Mexico, Norway and New Zealand.
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Framvinda umhverfismála í landbúnaði OECD landa eftir 1990 ÍSLAND
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Links to sites from Iceland on agri-environmental issues.
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Agri-environmental indicators for Iceland and data on the environmental performance of Icelandic agriculture. Extract from the publication Environmental Performance of Agriculture in OECD Countries since 1990 (2008).
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Country inventory from Iceland on fisheries services submitted in 2007.
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Country inventory from Iceland as of 2005 of financial support in fisheries.
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Information on the administration, legal framework and other aspects of fisheries management in Iceland.