OECD Environmental Performance Reviews: Portugal 2011
This report presents the OECD review of Portugal’s environmental policy performance
for 2011. It finds that environmental policies have been consolidated and strengthened
since the last review in 2001, but that meeting the post-Kyoto targets for reducing
greenhouse gas emissions will be challenging. With energy and climate policies being
closely related, the report points out that with less than 50% of hydro capacity currently
being exploited, there is potential for further development in that area. It also
describes the challenges regarding coastal zone and marine management.
Topics covered in the report include greening growth, implementation of environmental
policies , international co-operation , climate change, waste management and the 3Rs
(reduce, reuse, recycle), and nature and biodiversity.
Further information about the Environmental Performance Review programme is available
on line via www.oecd.org/env/countryreviews.
Published on April 11, 2011Also available in: French
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