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  • Growth prospects cloudy; OECD-G20 BEPS project endorsed; Drug spending slows; Soundbites;
    Economy; Country roundup; Helmut Schmidt; Other stories; Plus ça change


  • Climate change: Towards clean energy investment and supporting disclosure, Adrian Blundell-Wignall
  • Business brief: ARDCI on how regional authorities in Africa are now getting involved in the fight against climate change by making concrete commitments

  • There are no jobs on a dead planet, John Evans, General Secretary, Trade Union Advisory Committee to the OECD (TUAC)

  • Decarbonising transport: from smart technology to smart use

  • Build more, build right: Development finance,
    infrastructure and climate change, Naeeda Crishna Morgado and Juan Casado-Asensio


  • Energy transitions, renewables and rational energy use : A reality check, Vaclav Smil, University of Manitoba, Canada

  • Planetary limits, social needs and economics for the Anthropocene, Joshua Farley, Professor, Community Development, University of Vermont

  • OECD green growth indicators

  • Business brief: SICPA on how fuel fraud perpetuates further harmful auto emissions and increased fuel consumption



  • New Centre for Opportunity and Equality opens; Mali Co-operation; Uruguay joins OECD Development Centre; Coffee space; G20 and BEPS

  • Recent speeches by Angel Gurría; List of OECD ambassadors

  • Calendar, Frankie



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