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  • 31-March-2010

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    Workshop on Enhancing the Cost-Effectiveness of Payments for Ecosystem Services, 25 March 2010

    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 .

  • 16-March-2010

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    Pricing Water Resources and Water and Sanitation Services

    This publication compiles reliable and comparable data on pricing water and on water supply and sanitation services across OECD countries.

  • 16-March-2010

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    Innovative Financing Mechanisms for the Water Sector

    This report examines innovative mechanisms that can help attract new financial resources into water and sanitation services.

  • 16-March-2010

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    Water Economics and Financing

    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.

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  • 1-March-2010

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    Background note 1: Financing Water Resources Management

    Background note 1: Financing Water Resources Management

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  • 30-November-2009

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    Promoting Biodiversity Co-Benefits in Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD) - Environment Working Paper No. 11

    This working paper examines how biodiversity co-benefits in REDD (Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation) can be enhanced, both at the design and implementation level.

  • 20-July-2009

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    Managing Water for All: An OECD Perspective on Pricing and Financing

    Water is vital for human and economic development, and for maintaining ecosystems. However, billions of people lack access to water and sanitation services, mainly due to poor governance and inadequate investment and maintenance.

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  • 2-July-2009

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    Workshop on Innovative International Financing for Biodiversity Conservation and Sustainable Use

    The purpose of this expert workshop convened by the OECD Working Group on the Economic Aspects of Biodiversity (WGEAB) was to discuss and exchange experiences and views on....

  • 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.

  • 20-March-2009

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    The price of saving water

    In the current financial crisis, risk-weary investors worry more about keeping their own boats afloat than in pumping money into a sector noted for high upfront costs, long pay back periods and low rates of return. By OECD Observer.

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