This online tool is showcasing information on policies and statistics related to climate change mitigation in all 34 OECD countries, 10 partner economies and the European Union. Click on "countries" to access detailed country profiles.
Unless more stringent policies are adopted in the coming decades, findings point to a significant increase in global emissions and concentrations of air pollutants, with severe impacts on human health and the environment, leading to significant economic and welfare costs.
“Each country must spell out a credible roadmap for action consistent with the goal of holding the average temperature increase to well below 2 °C above pre-industrial levels and pursuing efforts to limit the increase to 1.5 °C.”, said OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría.
Biodiversity, development and poverty reduction are intrinsically linked. The project's objective is to identify lessons learned and good practice insights on mainstreaming biodiversity and development, including for development co-operation, at the national and sectoral levels.
It is clear that further degradation of the environment and natural capital can compromise prospects for future economic growth and human well-being. The CIRCLE project aims to identify how feedback from poor environmental quality, climatic change and resource scarcity affect economic growth, and how policies may alter this.
Without new policies, by 2050, freshwater availability will be further strained and 3.9 billion people will be living in river basins experiencing severe water stress.
People, economic activity, and environmental amenities are unevenly distributed across space. Spatial planning, the public policy toolbox used to alter their distribution, is one domain where the tensions between economic and environmental objectives are particularly acute and expected to escalate as demand for housing, energy, food, fibre, but also ecosystem services, are growing.