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  • 26-March-2012

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    Adaptation and Innovation: An Analysis of Crop Biotechnology Patent Data - Environment Working Paper No. 40

    Innovation in technologies that promote mitigation and adaptation is critical for tackling climate change. This paper uses agricultural crop biotechnology as a case study of innovative activity, it is the first empirical quantification innovation in adaptation-related crop biotechnology.

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  • 15-March-2012

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    Environment: Act now or face costly consequences, warns OECD

    As countries struggle with the immediate challenges of stretched public finances and high unemployment, they must not neglect the longer term. Action needs to be taken now to prevent irreversible damage to the environment, according to the OECD Environmental Outlook to 2050.

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  • 15-March-2012

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    Medio Ambiente: Actuar ahora o enfrentar consecuencias costosas en el futuro, advierte la OCDE

    No obstante los retos inmediatos que enfrentan los países en el contexto de finanzas públicas constreñidas y alto desempleo, no deben dejar de atender los retos de largo plazo. Es preciso tomar acciones ahora para prevenir daños irreversibles al medio ambiente.

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  • 20-February-2012

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    International Technology Agreements for Climate Change: Analysis based on Co-Invention Data - Environment Working Paper No. 42

    This paper examines the effect of multilateral energy technology initiatives, so called "Implementing Agreements", on international research collaboration in seven important climate change mitigation technologies.

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  • 15-December-2011

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    An Economic Projection to 2050: The OECD "ENV-Linkages" Model Baseline - Environment Working Paper No. 41

    This document describes economic baseline projections to 2050 for several world regions. It describes how socio-economic drivers are used to create a consistent projection of economic activity for the coming decades, applying the general framework of “conditional convergence”.

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  • 12-December-2011

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    Employment Impacts of Climate Change Mitigation Policies in OECD: A General-Equilibrium Perspective - Environment Working Paper No. 32

    This working paper first analyses the direct negative economic effects of the emissions restrictions on GDP and examines labour sectoral reallocations in a framework where labour markets are perfectly flexible.

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  • 7-December-2011

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    Durban Climate Change Conference

    The UN Conference (28 November-9 December 2011) involved OECD experts to focus on green growth and climate change, adaptation and mitigation, carbon accounting, improving transparency (“MRV”), climate finance and technology.

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  • 6-December-2011

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    Environment: Climate change aid up to USD 22.9 billion in 2010, says OECD’s Gurría

    New data show that the member countries of the OECD Development Assistance Committee (DAC) allocated up to USD 22.9 billion, or 15% of total official development assistance (ODA), to climate change mitigation and adaptation in developing countries in 2010.

  • 3-December-2011

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    Green Group: One who does not look ahead always remains behind

    Foreign ministers of the so-called Green Group, among which Slovenian Minister of Foreign Affairs Samuel Žbogar, urged to take a step forward in international climate negotiations in a joint letter.

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  • 30-November-2011

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    Private Sector Engagement in Adaptation to Climate Change: Approaches to Managing Climate Risks - Environment Working Paper No. 39

    This paper examines the private sector's progress in adapting to climate change by considering information from sixteen case studies, drawn from a range of industries across the private sector.

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