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The OECD will participate in the 2013 World Water Week taking place from 1-6 September in Stockholm. Two new OECD Water reports, Water Security: Managing Risks and Tradeoffs and Water and Climate Change Adaptation: Policies to Navigate Uncharted Waters will also be launched by the OECD's Secretary-General, Angel Gurría.
Without new policies, by 2050, freshwater availability will be further strained, with 2.3 billion more people than today projected to be living in river basins experiencing severe water stress. Upcoming event: OECD will participate in the World Water Week, 1-6 September 2013 in Stockholm.
Biodiversity is fundamental to sustaining life, providing critical ecosystem services, such as food security, water purification, nutrient cycling, and climate regulation, that are essential to support human well-being and economic growth.
Human impacts on biodiversity and ecosystem services must be significantly reduced. Continuing on a business-as-usual trajectory will have wide-reaching adverse implications, and undermine green growth. This publication aims to contribute to discussions on resource mobilisation under the Convention on Biological Diversity.
The Government of Israel and the OECD are co-organising an international conference on "Joining Forces to Develop Smart, Cost-Effective Urban Water Utilities: Policy, Economics, Environment, Regulation and Technologies" to be held on 23 October 2013 in Tel Aviv.
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This flyer provides an update on the water project's areas of work and forthcoming publications for 2013-2014.
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Presentation for the CGDD-OECD Seminar on the assessment of ecosystem services and its use for public policies.
A one-day seminar organised jointly by the OECD and the General Commission for Sustainable Development (Commissariat général au Développement durable -CGDD). The objective of the seminar was to examine the link between assessment of ecosystem services and the design and enforcement of public policies at national and local levels.
List of Policy Briefs and Working Papers related to biodiversity and water.
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