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16-December-2009

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Tackling climate change and growing the economy

During a press briefing at the Copenhaguen summit, Angel Gurría shared OECD recent analysis and the main policy conclusions on climate change. He presented what needs to be done in terms of reducing greenhouse gas emissions and how investment in a greener future can be financed without impacting the competitiveness of our economies.

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8-December-2009

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OECD at the UN Climate Change conference in Copenhagen "COP15"

OECD at the UN Climate Change conference in Copenhagen "COP15"The impact of climate change is defining our lives, economies, and security.

8-December-2009

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What are donors doing to help developing countries address climate change?

We need action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and we need it now.” - OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría. In the lead-up to COP15, there have been renewed calls for developed countries to assist developing countries’ efforts to reduce their greenhouse gases emissions.

17-November-2009

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The Korean G-20 leadership: Assessing the key issues for 2010 - New sources of sustainable and balanced growth

A year ahead of Korea chairing the next G20 Summit, Mr. Gurría described in Seoul the “cocktail” of strategy, policies and framework conditions that will enable economies to harness new sources of economic growth, prevent environmental degradation and enhance the quality of life.

4-November-2009

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Launch of the conclusions and recommendations of the environmental performance review of Ireland

Since the last OECD environmental performance review of Ireland in 2000, environmental policies have been improved, environmental institutions strengthened, and significant investments made in environmentally-related infrastructure. However, important challenges remain, such as strengthening efforts to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions and ensuring a better financial viability of water use, warned the OECD Secretary-General.

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22-October-2009

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OECD’s Gurría welcomes UK government climate change map

Widespread drought, falling agricultural production and rising sea levels are just some of the devastating effects of climate change graphically illustrated in a new map produced by UK government’s Meteorological Office.

14-October-2009

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Climate change: the biggest threat to economic recovery

After a year of pain and pessimism, we are starting to see signs of an economic recovery. Green shoots are sprouting. Governments' bold economic and financial actions of over the past year are beginning to take effect. But we are not out of the woods yet...

13-October-2009

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IEA Ministerial Meeting 2009 - Responding to energy challenges in partnership

How can governments best ensure energy security and sustainable energy supplies, especially in the wake of the global economic crisis? What steps are necessary to improve energy efficiency, promote low-carbon technologies and achieve challenging climate change targets? How can these challenges be addressed on a global basis, involving both IEA member countries and other key energy producing and consuming nations? Energy ministers from

19-September-2009

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Reducing greenhouse gas emissions in developed countries

In his remarks to the informal ministerial meeting on climate change, Mr. Gurría underlined that the difficult part is working out what exactly is a “fair share” of GHG mitigation in order to reach a successful agreement in Copenhagen.

18-September-2009

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The economics of climate change mitigation

Climate change is the greatest collective challenge that we have ever faced and the world needs a significant reduction in global emissions from current levels. Many developed countries have already committed to reduce GHG emissions in the near-term, but the targets must be more ambitious. At the COP15 Conference in Copenhagen, we have a unique opportunity to address this threat but many questions still remain without answers,

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