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12-December-2007

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Cost of tackling climate change should be shared more fairly, says OECD Secretary-General

Most of the action to address climate change will need to take place in developing countries, but developed countries should shoulder much of the cost, said OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría today in a speech at the United Nations Climate Conference in Bali.

12-December-2007

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The Economics of Climate Change: The Fierce Urgency of Now

In his speech, Mr. Gurría presented the climate change policies that should be put into place to limit further deterioration. Answering the crucial question "who pays for it", he noted that the countries who provoked climate change have a greater capacity to pay than those who joined the group of large emitters more recently.

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11-December-2007

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United Nations Climate Change Conference in Bali

In his remarks, Mr. Gurría reminded that the climate is already changing and he called for immediate concerted action and a real political commitment to combat its worst impacts. He mentioned the range of economic policy options available to address this major problem.

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4-December-2007

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Climate change could triple population at risk from coastal flooding by 2070, finds OECD

The impact of climate change and urban development could more than triple the number of people around the world exposed to coastal flooding by 2070, according to a new report by the OECD, co-authored by experts from academia and the private sector.

9-August-2007

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Policy Brief: Climate Change Policies

Climate change is already being observed through rising temperatures, melting glaciers, shifting rain patterns, increased storm intensity and rising sea levels. Greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from human activities – mainly fossil fuel use, deforestation and agriculture – cause climate change. If GHG emissions are not reduced to significantly below current levels within the next few decades, there will be further warming and sea-level

2-May-2007

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Speech to the Seminar on Climate Change, Innovation and Growth

In his address, Mr. Gurría highlighted the alarming outlook for growth in carbon dioxide emissions. He also underscored the need for collective action in developing innovative and market-based solutions in order to foster competitiveness and opportunities for growth.

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2-May-2007

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Seminário sobre Alterações Climáticas, Inovação e Crescimento

Discurso do Exmo. Senhor Angel Gurría, Secretário Geral da Organização para a Cooperação e o Desenvolvimento Económico (OCDE). Ministério da Economia e da Inovação, Lisboa, 2 de Maio de 2007.

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22-March-2007

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Annex I Expert Group Seminar, "Working Together to Respond to Climate Change", March 2007, Paris

The Annex I Expert Group Seminar with developing countries - "Working Together to Respond to Climate Change" - took place on 19 & 20 March 2007 at IEA Headquarters Paris.

13-December-2006

German

OECD-Berechnungen zu den Auswirkungen des Klimawandels auf die Skiregionen in den Alpen

Nahezu alle Skigebiete in Deutschland und rund 70 Prozent der Skiregionen in Österreich müssen durch den Klimawandel um die Schneesicherheit fürchten und damit um die wirtschaftliche Grundlage des Wintertourismus.

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13-December-2006

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OECD warns climate change is threatening Europe's skiing trade

Many regions in the Alps had the warmest November on record, delaying the arrival of snow by several weeks and worrying ski operators. As the first flurries are coating Alpine slopes, questions arise: was this balmy autumn an exception or a harbinger of the effects ..

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