The costs and consequences of inaction would be colossal, in economic, environmental and human terms. The truth is that changing our model of growth and making it greener and more inclusive is the only credible strategy that we have.
Mexico has taken action on a number of fronts to implement green growth policies, including integrating climate change mitigation and adaptation plans into their National Development Plan, and implementing energy price schemes that reflect the opportunity costs of consumption. Mexico is also developing its green growth indicators, using the OECD set of green growth indicators proposed in “Towards Green Growth: Monitoring Progress
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Background paper for the Meeting of G20 Labour and Employment MinistersGuadalajara, 17–18 May 2012, prepared by the ILO and the OECD.
Since 1990, Belgium has managed to bring down greenhouse gas emissions in most domains of economic activity.
Poland is on track to meet its international greenhouse gas emissions commitments. However, it will need to cut emissions significantly in the future, if the European Commission’s proposal on the Low Carbon Roadmap is adopted.
Reform of support to fuel use in the fisheries sector has the potential to generate both environmental and economic benefits, says this report on fuel use, tax concessions, and related information for OECD countries and partners.
The chemicals industry is a large, energy intensive sector and contributes to global greenhouse gas emissions - but it is also one of the most important providers of solutions to save energy and reduce emissions. Russel Mills, of the Dow Chemical Company and the Business and Industry Advisory Committee to the OECD asks what does green growth mean for the chemicals industry?
For the 42nd Earth Day on 22 April, the latest issue of PISA in Focus looks at how “green” today’s students are and where most of their information about the environment comes from.
Rebuilding a fishery from a collapsed state could see up to five-fold increases in its value, depending on its ecological, economic and regulatory characteristics. Appropriately-designed rights-based systems can better align individual fisher incentives to promote sustainable fisheries.
In October 2011 the Government of the Netherlands launched their Sustainability Agenda to examine how key sectors can help the country attain green growth.