OECD Environmental Outlook

Frequency :
Irregular
ISSN :
1999-155X (online)
ISSN :
1818-7102 (print)
DOI :
10.1787/1999155x
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The OECD Environmental Outlook periodically provides analyses of economic and environmental trends, and simulations of policy actions to address the key challenges. It systematically examines the pressures on the environment such as consumption, population, globalisation, and urbanisation; the environmental impacts such as climate change, air pollution, water pollution, loss of biodiversity, and waste management issues; and sectoral policy responses for agriculture, transport, energy, and industry.

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Author(s):
OECD
Publication Date :
05 Apr 2001
Pages :
328
ISBN :
9789264188563 (PDF) ; 9789264186156 (print)
DOI :
10.1787/9789264188563-en

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The OECD Environmental Outlook provides projections to 2020 of environmental pressures from key economic sectors (agriculture, forestry, fishery, transport, energy and selected industry sectors) and changes in the state of the environment for selected environmental issues (freshwater, biodiversity, climate change, air quality and waste). Cross-sectoral issues are also examined, such as human health and the environment, the social and environmental interface and resource efficiency.

The OECD Environmental Outlook also assesses the underlying institutional frameworks for the environment, and identifies and examines the economic and environmental effects of concrete policy packages to address the main problems identified.  The key findings of the report are summarised using traffic lights.  These include a number of "red light" issues which need to be addressed urgently by OECD countries, but also "yellow lights" which require further investigation or some action, and "green lights" for which OECD countries should proceed with caution.

This book has been named a Notable Government Document by the American Library Association.

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Table of Contents

SECTION I. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY, CONTEXT AND STRUCTURE
Executive Summary
1. Context and Structure of the Report
SECTION II. ECONOMIC, SOCIAL AND TECHNOLOGICAL DRIVERS OF ENVIRONMENTAL CHANGE
2. Demographic and Labour Force Developments
3. Globalisation, Trade, and Investment
4. Economic Development
5. Consumption Patterns
6. Technological Change
SECTION III. PRIMARY SECTORS AND NATURAL RESOURCES
7. Agriculture
8. Freshwater
9. Fisheries
10. Forestry
11. Biological Diversity
SECTION IV. ENERGY, CLIMATE CHANGE, TRANSPORT AND AIR QUALITY
12. Energy
13. Climate Change
14. Transport
15. Air Quality
SECTION V. HOUSEHOLDS, SELECTED INDUSTRIES AND WASTE
16. Households
17. The Steel Industry
18. The Pulp and Paper Industry
19. The Chemicals Industry
20. Waste
SeECTION VI. SELECTED CROSS-CUTTING ISSUES
21. Human Health and the Environment
22. The Social and Environmental Interface
23. Resource Use Efficiency
SECTION VII. INSTITUTIONAL FRAMEWORKS AND POLICY PACKAGES FOR ADDRESSING ENVIRONMENTAL PROBLEMS
Signals of the OECD Environmental Outlook
24. Institutional Frameworks for the Environment
25. Policy Packages to Address Main Environmental Problems
-Introduction
-A Policy Package for the Primary Sectors and Selected Natural Resources
-A Policy Package for Climate Change, Air Pollution, and the Energy and Transport Sectors
-A Policy Package for Households, Selected Industries,and Waste
-Assessment of a Combined Policy Package
-Implementing the Combined Policy Package
Annex 1. Background Documents
Annex 2. Modelling Framework Used for the Reference Scenario and Policy Simulations