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OECD in Figures 2008

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This 20th edition of OECD in Figures is an original, simple to use, pocket data book. It is a primary statistical source. As with all OECD data, it is compiled and checked by our experts, so that decision-makers in government, research and business know they can rely on it.

The 2008 edition of OECD in Figures contains key data ranging from economic growth and employment to education and migration. There are comparable tables on the environment, science, public finances, and on every theme the organisation is working on. For added perspective, OECD in Figures includes a selection of graphs, highlighting key challenges, such as public debt, climate change and development aid.

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Emissions and pollution, latest available year

Emissions and pollution, latest available year appears in OECD in Figures 2008.

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OECD in Figures 2008 > Environment > Emissions and pollution, latest available year1
  Air Waste Environment R&D budget2
  Sulphur oxides Nitogen oxides Quantity generated
  kg / capita % change since 1990 kg / capita % change since 1990 Industrial waste per unit of GDP3 Municipal waste Nuclear waste per unit of energy4 as % of total government R&D budget
  t / million USD kg / capita t / Mtoe
                 
Australia5 123 58 78 25 20 690 - 4.2
Austria5 3 -64 27 7 .. 590 - 1.9
Belgium 21 -88 27 -63 50 470 2.0 2.3
Canada56 64 -34 74 -01 .. 420 6.2 4.4
Czech Republic 14 -60 26 -26 30 300 1.7 2.9
Denmark 4 -88 34 -32 10 740 - 1.7
Finland 16 -66 37 -35 110 490 1.9 1.8
France 8 -65 20 -34 50 520 4.2 2.7
Germany 7 -90 17 -50 20 570 1.2 3.4
Greece 48 14 28 13 .. 440 - 4.0
Hungary 13 -87 20 -15 30 470 1.7 9.7
Iceland 28 12 94 1 10 530 - 0.4
Ireland 17 -62 28 -5 40 800 - 0.9
Italy 7 -77 19 -43 20 550 - 2.7
Japan5 6 -24 15 -6 40 410 1.5 0.8
Korea 8 -50 27 50 40 370 3.2 4.5
Luxembourg 6 -80 30 -39 30 700 - ..
Mexico 26 -3 14 14 .. 340 0.1 01.0
Netherlands 4 -67 21 -38 40 620 0.1 1.2
New Zealand6 20 54 39 58 10 400 - ..
Norway 5 -54 43 -7 20 800 - 2.1
Poland 33 -61 21 -49 120 260 - 2.4
Portugal 21 -31 25 4 50 470 - 3.5
Slovak Republic 17 -84 18 -55 130 280 3.0 1.0
Spain 29 -42 35 22 30 600 1.2 3.0
Sweden 4 -63 23 -35 110 500 4.1 2.2
Switzerland5 2 -59 12 -47 - 700 1.9 0.1
Turkey 27 28 15 66 30 430 - ..
United Kingdom 12 -81 27 -45 30 590 1.0 1.8
United States5 45 -37 57 -26 .. 760 1.0 0.4
G7 25 -51 37 -28 50 630 1.6 ..
EU15 12 -72 23 -33 40 560 1.5 ..
OECD total 26 -45 32 -22 50 560 1.5 ..
1. Figures for the latest available year; they include provisional figures and OECD estimates; varying definitions can limit the comparability across countries.
2. Government budget appropriations or outlays for R&D for the control and care of the environment.
3. Waste from manufacturing industries (ISIC 3) per unit of GDP at 2000 prices and PPPs.
4. Waste from spent fuel in nuclear power plants, in tonnes of heavy metal per million tonnes of oil equivalent of primary energy supply.
5. Environment R&D budget: federal or central government only.
6. Municipal waste: household waste only.
.. Not available or not applicable.
- Nil or negligible.
Sources:
OECD Environmental Data Compendium 2008, OECD, Paris, 2008;
OECD Key Environmental Indicators 2008, OECD, Paris, 2008.
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