OECD environmental outlook to 2050: The consequences of inaction

What will the next four decades bring? Based on joint modelling by the OECD and the Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency, the OECD Environmental Outlook to 2050 looks forward to find out what demographic and economic trends might mean for the environment if the world does not adopt more ambitious green policies. It also looks at what policies could change that picture for the better.

It focuses on four areas: climate change, biodiversity, freshwater and health impacts of pollution. These four key environmental challenges were identified by the previous¬†Environmental Outlook to 2030¬†(OECD, 2008) as “Red Light” issues requiring urgent attention.

OECD website: OECD environmental outlook to 2050