OECD Environmental Performance Reviews: Colombia 2014

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This report is the first OECD review of Colombia’s environmental performance. It evaluates progress towards sustainable development and green growth, with a focus on waste and chemicals management and policies that promote more effective and efficient protection and sustainable use of biodiversity.

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Key environmental trends

This chapter provides a snapshot of key environmental trends in Colombia between 2000 and 2012. It highlights the country’s main environmental achievements, as well as the remaining challenges on the path towards a greener economy and sustainable development. The chapter describes Colombia’s progress in reducing the carbon, energy and material intensities of its economy; in managing its natural asset base, including water, biodiversity and mineral resources; and in improving the environmental quality of life.

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