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9-June-2009

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From Grim to Green: towards a low-carbon future

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.

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8-June-2009

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Managing decentralised Water Supply and Sanitation Sector in EECCA

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...

14-May-2009

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Assessing Environmental Management Capacity: Towards a Common Reference Framework - Environment Working Paper No. 8

This working paper provides a synthesis of major elements and approaches of institutional assessment that may be applied to environmental management.

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13-May-2009

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EECCA workshop on integrating the environment sector into medium-term expenditure frameworks (10 June 2009)

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.

11-May-2009

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Integrating Public Environmental Expenditure within Multi-year Budgetary Frameworks - Environment Working Paper No. 7

This working paper analyses how multi-year budgetary processes work in practice in both high income OECD countries and in aid-receiving countries.

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24-April-2009

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Workshop on strengthening financial planning and management for WSS in central government, municipalities and utilities of EECCA countries, Kiev

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.

17-March-2009

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Surface Water Quality Regulation in EECCA Countries: Directions for Reform

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.

17-March-2009

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The Financial and Economic Crisis and Water

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

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17-March-2009

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Launch of the OECD Report “Managing Water for All: an OECD Perspective on Pricing and Financing”

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.

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