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Definition(s)

Segment of the economy not run by government, including households, sole traders, partnerships and companies. (Source: GEMET/ODE)

The private sector comprises private corporations, households and non-profit institutions serving households. (Source: OECD Glossary of Statistical Terms)

Hierarchy

Alternative labels:
business
company
corporation
private stakeholder

In other languages

French
secteur privé
Russian
частный сектор
Spanish
sector privado
Arabic
القطاع الخاص

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Multilateral environment agreements tagged with private sector

You can see below a list of multilateral environment agreements. Use the links on the right to view the content tagged with private sector. This includes official treaty texts, decisions, recommendations, and other related informational documents such as publications, annuals, meetings, documents or reports.
Convention on Biological Diversity
Basel Convention
Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora
Convention on Migratory Species
Stockholm Convention
Vienna Convention
Montreal Protocol
International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture
United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change
World Heritage Convention
Kyoto Protocol
Ramsar Convention
United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification
Rotterdam Convention
Barcelona Convention
Governing Council
Espoo Convention
Cartagena Convention
Convention on the Transboundary Effects of Industrial Accidents
Carpathian Convention
United Nations Environment Assembly

Multimedia

Private sector in the future of climate finance