Environment Directorate


  • Report: Environmental Performance Reviews of Turkey

    19 February - Turkey is the fastest growing OECD economy with rapidly increasing greenhouse gas emissions. This review evaluates progress towards sustainable development and green growth, with special features on climate change and urban wastewater management.

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  • Report: Environmental Performance Reviews of Australia

    30 January 2019 - This is the third Environmental Performance Review of Australia. It evaluates progress towards sustainable development and green growth, and includes special features on threatened species protection and sustainable use of biodiversity and chemical management.

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  • Report: Saving Costs in Chemicals Management - How the OECD Ensures Benefits to Society

    28 January 2019 - The chemical industry is one of the largest industrial sectors in the world and is expected to grow fourfold by 2060. Indeed modern life without chemicals would be inconceivable. Given the potential environmental and human health risks from exposure to chemicals, governments and industry have a major responsibility to ensure that chemicals are produced and used safely.

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We help countries to design environmental policies that are both economically efficient and effective at achieving their environmental objectives.

register to the next webinar on responding to rising seas

When: Wednesday 6 March 2019 - 17:00 (CET Paris time) / 11:00 (EST)

Subject: Responding to Rising Seas

Green Talks Live Responding to Rising Seas

Coastal regions are extremely vulnerable to the impacts of climate change, due to their exposure to the combined effects of sea level rise and intense storm events. Coastal risks are set to intensify in the future, with the potential to bring unprecedented costs to livelihoods and economies.

How can governments identify, prepare for and respond to these risks?

Join Lisa Danielson of the OECD Environment Directorate and Alexander Bisaro of the Global Climate Forum to discuss how OECD countries are responding to these risks, and what more could be done in the future.

The presentation will be based on the forthcoming OECD report Responding to Rising Seas: OECD Country Approaches to Tackling Coastal Risks.



This brochure details how our Organisation is helping governments face up to cross-cutting, systemic challenges with a more holistic approach that is increasingly joining the dots between environment, growth and equity:

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