ERIC Number: ED340597
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
The State of the Environment.
Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, Paris (France).
This report reviews the progress achieved in Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) countries in attaining environmental objectives over the past two decades--the lifetime of most environmental policies and institutions. The report is organized in three parts. Part I examines the agenda for the 1990s: global atmospheric issues, air, inland waters, the marine environment, land, forests, wildlife, solid waste, and noise. Although focused on the relationships between the state of the environment, economic growth, and structural change in OECD countries, the data are analyzed in the context of world ecological and economic interdependence and the need for sustainable development. Part II, "A Changing Economic Context," includes chapters on agriculture, industry, transport, energy, and socio-demographic changes. Part III, "Managing the Environment: Towards Sustainability," details both economic and international responses. The report draws on the OECD's environmental database, as well as other evidence and scientific expertise accumulated by OECD. It also builds on information from national reports on the state of the environment and from national environmental yearbooks now available in most Member countries. A preliminary set of environmental indicators based on this report was published in the same year as a companion volume. (KR)
Descriptors: Agriculture, Developed Nations, Developing Nations, Ecology, Economic Climate, Energy, Environmental Education, Foreign Countries, Forestry, Global Approach, Industry, International Cooperation, Marine Biology, Noise (Sound), Population Growth, Soil Conservation, Wastes, Water Pollution, Water Quality, Wildlife, World Problems
OECD Publications and Information Center, 2001 L Street, N.W. Suite 700, Washington, DC 20036 ($38.00 per 2-volume set).
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, Paris (France).