OECD Environment Statistics

ISSN :
1816-9465 (online)
DOI :
10.1787/env-data-en
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The OECD Environmental Statistics database provide a unique collection of policy-relevant environmental statistics.

Also available in: French
Keywords: transition economies, climate change, indicators, biodiversity, trade, natural resources, biosafety, economic policy, environment, sustainable development, waste, outlook, transport, eco-innovation, chemical safety, water
 

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    Greenhouse gas emissions

    This dataset on air and climate presents trends in man-made emissions of major greenhouse gases and total emissions by gas and by source.
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    Emissions of air pollutants

    This dataset presents trends in man-made emissions of major air pollutants by sources.

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    Threatened species

    This dataset on biodiversity shows numbers of known species and threatened species with the aim of indicating the state of mammals, birds, freshwater fish, reptiles, amphibians and vascular plants.
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    Forest resources

    This dataset presents data that help to trace net changes in terms of volume in the growing stock of standing wood on forest land.

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    Municipal waste

    This dataset presents trends in amounts of municipal generated, and the treatment and disposal method used.

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    Primary waste by sector

    This dataset presents waste produced by the various sectors of economic activity (agriculture, mining and quarrying, manufacturing industry, energy production, water purification and distribution, construction, etc.) for the last year available.

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    Expand / Collapse Water

    This database provides the latest and most comprehensive statistics across OECD countries on water.

    • loader image Freshwater resources

      This dataset takes stock of available freshwater resources in OECD countries.

    • loader image Wastewater treatment

      This dataset provides information on the level of public equipment installed by countries to managed and reduce water pollution.

    • loader image Lake and river quality

      This dataset provides information on water quality of selected rivers. Water quality is measured in terms of annual mean concentrations of dissolved oxygen and BOD; of nitrates, phosphorus and ammonium; and of lead, cadmuim, chromium and copper. The rivers selected are main rivers draining large watersheds in the countries chosen; the measurement locations are at the mouths or downstream frontiers of the rivers. These parameters provide information concerning the state and trends of pollution by organic matter and nutrients, heavy metals and other metals. In reading the data, one should compare trends rather than absolute values, since measurement methods vary by country.

      It also provides information on annual mean concentrations of phosphorus and nitrogen in selected lakes. These parameters concern nutrient concentrations and related degrees of eutrophication of lakes and reservoirs. The interpretation of these tables should take into account variations in the methods of sampling (e.g. sampling location and number of measurements at different sampling locations and in different years).

    • loader image Freshwater abstractions

      This dataset shows the state and changes over time in the abstractions of freshwater resources in OECD countries.

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    Green Growth Indicators

    This dataset contains selected indicators for monitoring progress towards green growth to support policy making and inform the public at large. The dataset covers OECD countries as well as BRIICS economies (Brazil, Russian Federation, India, Indonesia, China and South Africa), and selected countries when possible.

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    Environmental protection expenditure and revenues

    This dataset provides information on all purposeful activities directly aimed at the prevention, reduction and elimination of pollution or any other degradation of the environment resulting from production or consumption processes.

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    Material resources

    This dataset provides information on material resources, i.e. materials originating from natural resources that form the material basis of the economy: metals (ferrous, non-ferrous) non-metallic minerals (construction minerals, industrial minerals), biomass (wood, food) and fossil energy carriers.

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    Environmental policy instruments

    This dataset provides information on the instruments used for environmental policy (environmentally related taxes).

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    Expand / Collapse Agri-Environmental Indicators

    This database provides the latest and most comprehensive statistics across OECD countries on the environmental performance of agriculture since 1985. A set of agri-environmental indicators has been developed through several specific theme-focused workshops involving analysts and scientific experts from OECD countries, complemented with thorough reviews of the literature. The OECD’s Driving Force-State-Response model (DSR) is the organising framework for developing the indicators.

    • loader image Environmental Performance of Agriculture 2013
      This dataset provides the latest and most comprehensive data across OECD countries on the environmental performance of agriculture since 1985. A set of agri-environmental indicators has been developed through several specific theme-focused workshops involving analysts and scientific experts from OECD countries, complemented with thorough reviews of the literature. Data include figures on crop production, agricultural land area under certified organic farm management, transgenic crops, fertilizers, direct on-farm energy consumption, moderate to severe water erosion risk, CH4 emissions and share of CO2 in total national GHG emissions. The OECD’s Driving Force-State-Response model (DSR) is the organising framework for developing the indicators.
    • loader image Environmental Performance of Agriculture

      This dataset provides the most comprehensive data across OECD countries on the environmental performance of agriculture since 1990. A set of agri-environmental indicators has been developed through several specific theme-focused workshops involving analysts and scientific experts from OECD countries, complemented with thorough reviews of the literature. The OECD’s Driving Force-State-Response model (DSR) is the organising framework for developing the indicators.

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