World leaders are facing a fundamental dilemma: take strong action to address the risks associated with climate change, or see the ability to limit this threat slip from their grasp. Check out how the OECD is contributing to get a successful outcome in December at COP21 in Paris.Read more
Lake Taupo is New Zealand’s largest lake, and a national icon. Its pristine waters attract visitors from round the world for a multitude of water-based recreation and sight-seeing activities. It is also important to New Zealand’s indigenous peoples. In the late 1990s, scientific investigations by Environment Waikato (now the Waikato Regional Council), the regional authority responsible for environmental management in the Lake Taupo catchment, revealed that water quality in Lake Taupo was gradually declining.Read more
Synthesis of the four organisations, OECD, IEA, NEA and the ITF’s initial diagnosis of where and how existing policy and regulatory frameworks may not be aligned with a low-carbon economy. This major collaborative report responds to a request made by ministers and representatives of OECD member countries and the European Union to identify where existing policy and regulatory frameworks are at odds with climate policy, i.e. where existing policies may make climate policy less effective than it could be otherwise.Read more
We help countries to design environmental policies that are both economically efficient and effective at achieving their environmental objectives.
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|What we do - Help countries to design environmental policies that are both economically efficient and effective at achieving their environmental objectives.
What we are - An extension to national governments’ analytical capacity, providing policy-relevant analysis and recommendations based on reliable environmental data, outlooks and cross-country experiences. A forum for governments and representatives from business and civil society for constructive dialogue on how best to develop and implement environmental policies across OECD and other countries.
Who we serve - OECD has 34 member countries and enhances its engagement with Brazil, People’s Republic of China, India, Indonesia and South Africa.
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