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While political will is necessary to tackle climate change, financial measures are needed to keep down the cost of action. According to Angel Gurría, "Ministers of Finance share a common responsibility to help shape cost-effective policies to respond to climate change."
A new OECD book on sustainable development will practice what it preaches by using innovative low-carbon publishing technology for sales in far-flung global markets.
This report presents three case studies to illustrate the relationship between environmental policy and technological innovation.
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This guidance document focuses on microbiological efficacy testing. It covers efficacy testing of articles treated with antimicrobials in the manufacturing process with the intention of the achieving an external effect.
Countries today face numerous environmental challenges, such as climate change, air and water pollution, natural resource management, natural disasters and industrial accidents.
Given that the majority of the world’s population lives in cities accounting for 60 to 80 percent of emissions, cities are key actors in our efforts to achieve long-term sustainable solutions to the global climate change challenge, according to Mr. Gurría.
- Conference on Competitive Cities and Climate Change
This working paper illustrates a methodology to assess economic impacts of climate change at city scale, focusing on sea level rise and storm surge.
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The report provides an update of some of the developments in environmental expenditure and finance in the Russian Federation.
In the lead-up to joining the European Union, Hungary made significant progress in reducing air and water pollution and protecting its nature and biodiversity says OECD’s latest Review of the Environmental Performance of Hungary.
Climate change is confronting us with the fierce urgency of “now”. It concerns the environment as well as the global economy. Global temperatures will continue to rise unless greenhouse gas emissions are reduced significantly. Impacts will include more intense heat waves, droughts, storms and floods, which in turn will cause damage to key infrastructure and crops, and increase risks to human health and life. Action is urgent and