OECD Environmental Performance Reviews

ISSN :
1990-0090 (online)
ISSN :
1990-0104 (print)
DOI :
10.1787/19900090
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OECD Environmental Performance Reviews provide independent assessments of countries’ progress in achieving domestic and international environmental policy commitments and goals, together with policy-relevant recommendations.  They address the management of air, water, waste, biodiversity, and land; they examine the relationship between economic and social policy and the environment; and they describe the subject country’s international co-operation in such areas as climate change, marine pollution and development co-operation.  Each report includes a broad range of economic and environmental statistical data. On average, five or six countries are reviewed each year.

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OECD
Publication Date :
18 July 2007
Pages :
336
ISBN :
9789264031166 (PDF) ; 9789264031159 (print)
DOI :
10.1787/9789264031166-en

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This first OECD review of China's environmental situation and policies systematically examines the physical and institutional context for environmental policy as well as specific issues including air, water, waste, and biodiversity; explores the environment-economic and environmental-social policy interfaces; reviews China's international engagement on environmental issues; and makes a series of recommendations.

This book has been selected as  Notable Government Document for 2007 by the Government Documents Roundtable of the American Library Association.

Also available in: French

Table of Contents

1. Conclusions and Recommendations
-1. Environmental Management
--Implementing Policies More Effectively and Efficiently
--Air
--Water
--Waste
--Nature
-2. Towards "Harmonious Society"and Environmentally Sustainable Development
--Integration of Environmental Concerns in Economic Decisions
--Integration of Environmental and Social Decisions
3. International Co-operation
PART I. ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT
2. The Context
-1. Physical Context
-2. Economic Context
--GDP and Related Indicators
--Structure of the Chinese Economy
--Trade and FDI
-3. Social Context
-4. Institutional Context
--National Institutions
--Territorial Institutions
--Environmental Framework
--Environmental Institutions
-Selected Sources
3. Air Management
-Recommendations
-Conclusions
-1. Policy Objectives
-2. Ambient Air Quality and Emissions
-3. Air Quality Management
-4. Integrating Air Management Objectives into Energy Policy
-5. Integrating Air Management Objectives into Transport Policy
-Selected Sources
4. Water Management
-Recommendations
-Conclusions
-1. Policy Objectives
-2. Water Quality Management
-3. Water Resource Management
-Selected Sources
5. Waste Management
-Recommendations
-Conclusions
-1. Waste Management Framework
-2. Waste Management Performance
-Selected Sources
6. Nature and Biodiversity
-Recommendations
-Conclusions
-1. Policy Objectives
-2. Species Protection and Recovery
-3. Habitats and Protected Areas
-4. Integrating Biodiversity Concerns into the Forestry Sector
-5. International Co-operation
-Selected Sources
PART II. SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
7. Environmental-Economic Integration
-Recommendations
-Conclusions
-1. Towards Sustainable Development
-2. Environmental Policy Implementation
-Selected Sources
8. Environmental-Social Interface
-Recommendations
-Conclusions
-1. Social Disparities and the Environment
-2. Health and the Environment
-3. Environmental Democracy
-Selected Sources
PART III. INTERNATIONAL CO-OPERATION
9. International Co-operation
-Recommendations
-Conclusions
-1. Policy Objectives, Institutions, and Mechanisms
-2. Regional Issues
-3. Global Marine Issues
-4. Global Issues: Stratospheric Ozone Depletion
-5. Global Issues: Climate Change
-6. Global Issues: Trade and Investment
-7. Environment and Development
-Selected Sources
References