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No obstante los retos inmediatos que enfrentan los países en el contexto de finanzas públicas constreñidas y alto desempleo, no deben dejar de atender los retos de largo plazo. Es preciso tomar acciones ahora para prevenir daños irreversibles al medio ambiente.
The publication "Water: Meeting the Reform Challenge" is a call for action and a guide to getting the basics of water policy right. Sustainable financing, solid governance, and policy coherence: those are the key pillars, the building blocks for successful water reform.
Water is one of the world’s most precious resources. And today, cities, farmers, industries, energy suppliers, and ecosystems are increasingly competing for their daily water needs. As a result, the costs of inadequate water management are becoming higher and higher. And not just financially – but also in terms of lost opportunities, compromised health and environmental damage.
The OECD launched a flagship report which sets out OECD’s three-pronged approach to making water reform happen focusing on sustainable financing, effective governance and policy coherence.
The OECD is launching its Environmental Outlook to 2050: The Consequences of Inaction, focusing on the areas of climate change, biodiversity, water and health impacts of pollution.
The need to reform water policies is as urgent as ever. Water is essential for economic growth, human health, and the environment. Yet governments around the world face significant challenges in managing their water resources effectively. The problems are multiple and complex: billions of people are still without access to safe water and adequate sanitation; competition for water is increasing among the different uses and users; and
Water management needs urgent reform if the world is to head off a serious deterioration in the quality and quantity of water available, according to a new OECD report.
Building on the main water challenges identified by the OECD Environment Outlook to 2050, this report examines financing of the water sector; the governance and institutional arrangements in place; and coherence between water policies and policies in other sectors of the economy.
This document outlines a crosswalk between the function and product categorization of chemicals used by the United States and Canada with the function, product and article categories used in the European Union in the context of the implementation of the REACH regulation.
This document presents a collection of SIDS Initial Assessment Profiles (SIAP) presenting hazard conclusions for human health and for the environment for chemicals assessed in the OECD HPV Chemicals Programme between 1993 (1st SIDS Initial Assessment Meeting) and 2011 (32nd SIDS Initial Assessment Meeting).
This document makes up Part 4 of 6.