OECD Environmental Outlook
The OECD Environmental Outlook provides projections to 2020 of environmental pressures
from key economic sectors (agriculture, forestry, fishery, transport, energy and selected
industry sectors) and changes in the state of the environment for selected environmental
issues (freshwater, biodiversity, climate change, air quality and waste). Cross-sectoral
issues are also examined, such as human health and the environment, the social and
environmental interface and resource efficiency.
The OECD Environmental Outlook also assesses the underlying institutional frameworks
for the environment, and identifies and examines the economic and environmental effects
of concrete policy packages to address the main problems identified. The key findings
of the report are summarised using traffic lights. These include a number of "red
light" issues which need to be addressed urgently by OECD countries, but also "yellow
lights" which require further investigation or some action, and "green lights" for
which OECD countries should proceed with caution.
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Published on April 05, 2001Also available in: French
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