International Environmental Issues and the OECD 1950-2000

International Environmental Issues and the OECD 1950-2000

An Historical Perspective, by Bill L. Long You do not have access to this content

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OECD
04 Apr 2000
Pages:
156
ISBN:
9789264181113 (PDF) ;9789264171718(print)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1787/9789264181113-en

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The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development has long been recognised as one of the international community’s premier economic organisations. Less well known is its extensive work and achievements in the field of environment.
Written by a former Director of Environment, this book describes the origins and evolution of the Organisation’s environmental work as well as its contributions to the resolution of major environmental issues which OECD Member nations have confronted over the second half of the Twentieth Century (e.g, acid rain, ozone depletion, chemical safety, hazardous waste management, and reconciliation of economic growth and environmental protection objectives). The author also sets out some of the key challenges that the OECD faces in maintaining a leadership role in international environmental affairs in the next millennium.

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Table of Contents

Part 1. Evolution of Enviornmental Issues and Strategies
-Environmental Awakening (1950-1969)
-Clean-Up and Repair (1970-1979)
-Anticipate and Prevent (1980-1989)
-Globalisation and Environment (1990-2000)
Part II. OECD and the Environment
-Tracing the Roots
-Getting the Science Right: The 1960s
-Building Environmental Capacity: The 1970s
-Broadening the Agenda: The 1980s
-Towards Sustainable Development: The 1990s
Part III. Summary: Achievements and Conclusions
-OECD's Major Environmental Achievements
-General Achievements
-Specific Achievements
Conclusions
Annex 1. Chronology of Major International Events
Annex 2. Chronology of OECD's Environment Programme Highlights
Annex 3. OECD Leadership for Environmental Affairs
Annex 4. OECD Structure for Environmental Affairs
Annex 5. BibliographyAnnex 6. List of Acronyms

 
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