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Speaking at the International Economic Forum of the Americas, Mr. Gurria called on all countries to use the economic crisis as an opportunity to promote ‘green’ growth. Collective action and bold political will, he said, will be necessary to draft environmentally sound stimulus packages, reduce emissions, foster green innovation, and work towards a successful UN Climate Change Conference at the end of the year.
Decentralisation process is seen as very positive and promoted worldwide. But the process of decentralisation may also be questioned as the implementation of it can lead to problems, in particular when the process is implemented in a haste...
This working paper provides a synthesis of major elements and approaches of institutional assessment that may be applied to environmental management.
The main objective of the workshop was to discuss in detail the scope of a survey on the experience of countries of Eastern Europe, Caucasus and Central Asia (EECCA) with integrating the environmental sector into medium-term budgeting processes.
The Network was established back in 1999 and brings together environmental experts from Eastern Europe, Caucasus, and Central Asia (EECCA).
This working paper analyses how multi-year budgetary processes work in practice in both high income OECD countries and in aid-receiving countries.
The workshop was held on 24 April 2009, in Kiev, Ukraine. The objective was to present and discuss the results produced in the framework of EAP Task Force work and supported by the EC TACIS grant over the last two years.
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The paper presents an overview of the main features of the existing EECCA systems of surface water quality standards and the need to improve them. It also describes the key conceptual directions for reform based on OECD and EECCA country experience.
The current crisis provides an impetus to push forward difficult reform, an opportunity that should not be wasted for the water sector, according to Angel Gurría. He affirmed that there were huge opportunities for job-creating and “shovel ready” investments in the water sector, particularly for water saving and the rehabilitation of networks, which require relatively short design and construction planning, compared to other types of
One billion people cannot get clean drinking water and 2.5 billion lack access to basic sanitation which cause 1.5 million preventable child deaths per year. While addressing the emergency of the current crisis, we must not forget that water is the most essential good and we should find new and innovative approaches to allow everyone access to water and sanitation, according to the OECD Secretary-General.