OECD Factbook 2011-2012
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OECD Factbook 2011-2012

Economic, Environmental and Social Statistics

OECD Factbook 2011/12 is a comprehensive and dynamic statistical annual publication from the OECD. More than 100 indicators cover a wide range of areas: agriculture, economic production, education, energy, environment, foreign aid, health, industry, information and communications, international trade, labour force, population, taxation, public expenditure, and R&D. This year, to commemorate the OECD 50th anniversary, the OECD Factbook features a focus chapter on 50 years of OECD statistics.

Data are provided for all OECD member countries including area totals, and in some cases for selected non-member economies (including Brazil, China, India, Indonesia, Russia & South Africa). For each indicator, there is a two-page spread: a text page includes a short introduction followed by a detailed definition of the indicator, comments on comparability of the data, an assessment of long-term trends related to the indicator and a list of references for further information on the indicator; the opposite page contains a table and a graph providing - at a glance - the key message conveyed by the data. A dynamic link (StatLink) is provided for each table where readers can download the corresponding data.

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Publication Date :
07 Dec 2011
DOI :
10.1787/factbook-2011-en
 
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OECD
DOI :
10.1787/factbook-2011-79-en

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The urgency of the climate change challenge requires a rapid, sustained, and effective transition to lower carbon regional economies. Apart from necessary reduction in greenhouse gases, there is also a need to cut emissions of other pollutants like toxic gases or fine particles that can severely threaten people’s health. Regional and city-level policies have a key role to play in this transition.
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