10-12 July - Montreal. The purpose of the Forum is to share experiences and insights on biodiversity mainstreaming at the national level and across key sectors, and to discuss lessons learned and next steps. The Forum is organised as a series of side-events, in collaboration with the European Commission, Mexico, Egypt, and the Convention on Biological Diversity, and is taking place within the margins of the Meeting of the Subsidiary Body on Implementation under the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD SBI-2).Read more
Hungary has made significant progress in decoupling its output growth from main environmental pressures, largely due to implementing requirements of EU directives. However, greenhouse gas emissions have started to pick up with the recent rebound of economic activity.Read more
This report explores recent developments in environmental cost-benefit analysis (CBA). The significant development is the contribution of climate economics in its response to the challenge of appraising policy actions to mitigate (or adapt to) climate change.Read more
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video: PUSHING OUR CITY LIMITS
As the world’s cities are growing, urban sprawl is getting worse. An new OECD study of 1,100 cities shows 60% of space is now low-density. This erratic city growth is damaging the environment. What can policy makers and governments do to move towards more sustainable cities?
missed the GREEN TALK live ON RETHINKING URBAN SPRAWL? watch the video recording
Cities are home to more than half of the world’s population and are the engines of economic growth and employment. However, cities also face major environmental, economic and social challenges, many of which are associated with the fact that urban development has occurred. Urban sprawl, a particular form of development, is often cited as a driver of several of these challenges, including greenhouse gas emissions, air pollution, road congestion and lack of affordable housing.
On 14 June, Walid Oueslati and Ioannis Tikoudis of the OECD Environment Directorate discussed the state, evolution and implications of urban sprawl, and policy actions to incentivise greener urban development patterns. The presentation drew on the OECD report Rethinking Urban Sprawl: Moving Towards Sustainable Cities. Watch the video recording.
OECD WORK ON ENVIRONMENT 2017-18
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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