Environment Directorate

Environment Ministers to meet at OECD headquarters, Paris 28 – 29 April, 2008


11/04/2008 - Ministers of Environment will address the challenges and opportunities of tackling climate change and the links between global competitiveness and environmental policies.

The ministers from OECD countries, their counterparts from Chile, Estonia, Israel, Russia and Slovenia, the five countries that are candidates for accession to OECD membership, and ministers from Brazil, China,  India, Indonesia, South Africa will discuss ways they can work together to achieve common environmental goals such as reducing pollution, conserving nature and producing less carbon.  

The Ministers will base their discussion on the recently published OECD Environmental Outlook to 2030 which highlights policy solutions for climate change, biodiversity loss, water scarcity and health impacts of pollutions. 

The Environment Minister of Italy, with  the Environment Ministers of Denmark, Japan, Mexico, Portugal and the US will chair the discussions.

For further information, journalists are invited to contact Helen Fisher ( helen.fisher (@); tel: + 33 1 45 24 80 97).

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