OECD Environmental Outlook to 2050

A new document released by the OECD on March 15 updates and projects what the environment will be like in 2050. Based on model projections done jointly by OECD and the Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency, it focuses on four areas which were identified as needing urgent attention by an earlier OECD Outlook published in 2008. Chapter 2 discusses socio economic developments, for example highlighting that nearly 70% of the world population will be urban by 2050, magnifying challenges such as air pollution, transport congestion, and waste management. OECD Environmental Outlook to 2050: The Consequences of Inaction is available in various formats and languages from links at:

http://www.oecd.org/document/11/0,3746,en_2649_37465_49036555_1_1_1_37465,00.html

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