In his remarks delivered at the European Commission Seminar on Climate Change, M. Gurría spoke of the lead role taken by the European Union in agreeing ambitious climate goals and of the OECD support to policy makers in identifying, developing, and implementing effective and least-cost policies to tackle climate change.
Recommends, with regard to the analysis of the material flows and their environmental impacts, that Member countries, promote resource productivity by strengthening their capacity for analysing material flows and the associated environmental impacts.
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Scoping Study on the Inclusion on Releases and Transfers from Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) in PRTRs
This report discusses environmentally harmful subsidies in the transport sector, with the aim of helping policy-makers better understand the broad literature available on this issue.
In this seminar organised by the Norwegian government, Mr. Gurría reminded that achieving ambitious climate stabilisation goals is possible provided all major emitting countries and sectors act immediately. He underlined that this will require significant changes in how we consume and how we produce but doing nothing is not an option, because the costs and consequences are a multiple of the known costs of action.
"Solutions to the key environmental challenges are available, achievable and affordable, especially when compared to the expected economic growth and the costs and consequences of inaction", OECD Secretary General Angel Gurria said ...
At the worldwide launch of this report in Oslo, hosted by Norway's Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg, OECD Secretary-General reminded that solutions to the key environmental challenges are available, achievable and affordable, especially when compared to the expected economic growth and the costs and consequences of inaction.
On 28-29 April 2008, OECD Environment Ministers will discuss environmental trends and the projections, co-operation between OECD countries and emerging economies, challenges (competitiveness concerns) and opportunities (eco-innovation) associated with policies to address climate change...
The OECD's Environmental Outlook to 2030 says that global efforts to tackle the main environmental challenges - climate change, biodiversity loss, water scarcity and risks to human health - are achievable and affordable.
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Climate change is already with us. Scientific evidence shows that past emissions of greenhouse gases (GHG) are already affecting the Earth’s climate. If current trends and policies continue, the result will be a rapidly warming world. Action is needed now to significantly reduce global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in the coming decades.If governments fail to act, or delay adopting the necessary policies, the likely consequences and