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  • 13-March-2020

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    Policies, regulatory framework and enforcement for air quality management: The case of Korea - Environment Working Paper

    During past years, Korea figured among the OECD countries with the highest share of population exposed to excessive PM2.5 (atmospheric particulate matter that have a diameter of less than 2.5 micrometres) concentrations and PM2.5 concentration level in Seoul is about two times higher than the WHO’s guidelines or the levels of other major cities in developed countries.

  • 13-March-2020

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    Policies, regulatory framework and enforcement for air quality management: The case of Japan - Environment Working Paper

    The pollution intensity of the Japanese economy, measured as emissions per dollar of GDP, is among the lowest within OECD countries. However, air pollution remains a significant issue. Almost 80% of the Japanese residents were exposed to an annual concentration of PM2.5 above the WHO guideline while the attainment rate of the domestic air quality standard for photochemical oxidants is below 1%.

  • 13-March-2020

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    Managing the biodiversity impacts of fertiliser and pesticide use - Trends and policies across selected OECD countries - Environment Working Paper

    This paper reviews the impacts and costs of pesticide and fertiliser pollution as well as the policy responses to counter these in selected OECD countries. More specifically, the paper begins with an overview of the main biodiversity and health impacts of excess pesticide and fertiliser. In economic terms, nitrogen pollution, for example, has been estimated to cost the European Union between EUR 70 billion and EUR 320 billion per year.

  • 6-March-2020

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    Blog: 5 things we learned at the OECD Wildfires Conference

    It has been another unusually mild winter in Europe, with January and February feeling more like the beginning of spring. At the same time, summer in the Southern Hemisphere could not have been more different. Australians experienced the hottest and driest summer on record. Since the 1980s temperatures have been steadily rising in Australia, with the annual national mean temperature in 2019 being 1.52 °C above the 1961–1990 average.

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  • 21-February-2020

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    Blog: Environmental education: Knowledge is power!

    “Climate change is not a lie, we won’t let our planet die!” Building on the momentum of global school strikes organised in the spring of 2019, about four million students took to the streets around the world on 20 September 2019. Students voiced their concern about the climate crisis, demanding immediate action from public authorities.

  • 4-février-2020

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    Effets conjugués des prix de l’énergie et de la taxe carbone sur la performance économique et environnementale des entreprises françaises du secteur manufacturier - Document de travail

    Ce document estime l'effet des prix de l'énergie et de la taxation du carbone sur la performance environnementale et économique des entreprises. L'analyse utilise des données sur 8 000 entreprises représentatives du secteur manufacturier français sur la période 2001-2016; et mesure l'impact causal de la taxe carbone sur la période 2014-2018 et simule l'effet d'augmentation supplémentaire de son taux de 45 € à 86 € par tonne de CO2.

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  • 4-février-2020

    Français

    Blog : Taxe carbone : quel impact environnemental et économique dans le secteur manufacturier français ?

    En 2019, le Parlement français a adopté la loi climat-énergie qui fixe l’objectif d’atteindre la neutralité carbone d’ici 2050, conformément à l’accord de Paris sur le climat de 2015. La neutralité carbone implique de réduire les émissions de gaz à effet de serre (GES) de 75 % d’ici 2050 par rapport aux niveaux de 1990 et de compenser les émissions résiduelles par la capture et le stockage du carbone présent dans l’atmosphère.

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  • 16-January-2020

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    Conference on Adapting to a changing climate in the management of wildfires

    Organised in collaboration with PLACARD, the European research platform on Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Risk Reduction, this conference discussed recent insights into wildfire risks as well as the extent to which policies have been able to address emerging challenges with climate change adaptation and wildfire experts from governments and public agencies.

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  • 7-January-2020

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    Greening regional trade agreements: Subsidies related to energy and environmental goods - Environment Working Paper

    This report investigates in what ways Regional Trade Agreements (RTAs) could incorporate environmental objectives in chapters and articles related to subsidies for energy and environmental goods. It highlights the current state of play in incorporating provisions related to environmentally related subsidies in RTAs.

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  • 24-December-2019

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    Blog: What is the environmental footprint of Christmas? by Anthony Cox, Deputy Director, OECD Environment Directorate

    Type “Christmas and environment” into Google and you will get page after page of tips on how to have a sustainable festive and holiday season. Topics from the Christmas tree to sustainable gift-giving to eco-friendly Christmas food to holiday cards to gift wrapping, there is no shortage of news articles, websites and blogs providing useful advice on how to reduce the environmental footprint of the holiday period.

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