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As Luxembourg plans for economic recovery, it would be a mistake to sideline the environment, said Angel Gurría. “I would rather argue that in responding to the crisis, environment should be part of a comprehensive strategy to relaunch economic growth and to restructure the economy”, he added.
The OECD convened an expert workshop on Enhancing the Cost-Effectiveness of Payments for Ecosystem Services on 25th March 2010. Payments for Ecosystem Services (PES) translate external non-market values of the environment into tangible financial incentives, creating a link .
In his opening remarks for the book launch for the Horizontal Water Programme, Mr. Gurría underlined that good water management is important for a stronger, cleaner and fairer economy.
This publication compiles reliable and comparable data on pricing water and on water supply and sanitation services across OECD countries.
This report examines innovative mechanisms that can help attract new financial resources into water and sanitation services.
This report examines Luxembourg’s progress since the previous OECD Environmental Performance Review in 2000, and the extent to which the country has met its national objectives and international commitments regarding the management of the environment and natural resources.
This report examines Greece’s progress since the previous OECD Environmental Performance Review in 2000, and the extent to which the country has met its national objectives and international commitments regarding the management of the environment and natural resources.
The objective of the work on Reducing Emissions from Deforestation (and Forest Degradation) in Developing Countries is to assess and evaluate potential positive incentives and policy approaches aiming to contribute to global climate change mitigation.
As part of the OECD project “Environmental Impacts of International Shipping: the role of ports”, this case study focuses on the way the port of Rotterdam and the Dutch authorities address the environmental impacts of the port and its interactions with the hinterlands.
This case study describes the environmental practices that are were being carried out in late 2009 at the Port of Los Angeles (POLA) and the Port of Long Beach (POLB), sometimes referred to collectively as the San Pedro Bay ports.