Environment Ministers reviewed the implementation of the Environmental Strategy, discussed priorities based on the Environmental Outlook to 2050 which is a strong case for green growth policies and adopted a policy statement as input to Rio+20 UN Conference.
As countries struggle with the immediate challenges of stretched public finances and high unemployment, they must not neglect the longer term. Action needs to be taken now to prevent irreversible damage to the environment, according to the OECD Environmental Outlook to 2050.
“What will the next four decades bring?” Based on joint modelling by the OECD and the Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency, this outlook looks forward to 2050 to find out what demographic and economic trends might mean for the environment.
No obstante los retos inmediatos que enfrentan los países en el contexto de finanzas públicas constreñidas y alto desempleo, no deben dejar de atender los retos de largo plazo. Es preciso tomar acciones ahora para prevenir daños irreversibles al medio ambiente.
This document describes economic baseline projections to 2050 for several world regions. It describes how socio-economic drivers are used to create a consistent projection of economic activity for the coming decades, applying the general framework of “conditional convergence”.
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This report is one of the products of the OECD programme on environmental indicators. These indicators give a broad overview of environmental issues in OECD countries and are updated every year.
Recommends, with regard to the analysis of the material flows and their environmental impacts, that Member countries, promote resource productivity by strengthening their capacity for analysing material flows and the associated environmental impacts.
"Solutions to the key environmental challenges are available, achievable and affordable, especially when compared to the expected economic growth and the costs and consequences of inaction", OECD Secretary General Angel Gurria said ...
At the worldwide launch of this report in Oslo, hosted by Norway's Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg, OECD Secretary-General reminded that solutions to the key environmental challenges are available, achievable and affordable, especially when compared to the expected economic growth and the costs and consequences of inaction.
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Report prepared by the OECD on the basis of member country replies to the 2004 questionnaire on environmental protection expenditure and revenues, jointly operated by the OECD and the Statistical Office of the European Communities (Eurostat).