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  • 17-March-2009


    Launch of the OECD Report “Managing Water for All: an OECD Perspective on Pricing and Financing”

    One billion people cannot get clean drinking water and 2.5 billion lack access to basic sanitation which cause 1.5 million preventable child deaths per year. While addressing the emergency of the current crisis, we must not forget that water is the most essential good and we should find new and innovative approaches to allow everyone access to water and sanitation, according to the OECD Secretary-General.

  • 16-December-2008

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    Household Behaviour and the Environment: Reviewing the Evidence (English version only)

    Based on a review of empirical studies, this book analyses the determinants of environmental behaviour in five key areas where households exert pressure on the environment: energy use, transport, waste generation, food consumption and water use.

  • 28-November-2008


    Environmental Policy, Technological Innovation and Patents (2008)

    This report presents three case studies to illustrate the relationship between environmental policy and technological innovation.

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  • 1-September-2008


    Water for All: A Matter of Good Governance - The OECD Perspective

    In his remarks at the 13th World Water Congress, Mr. Gurría underlined that managing and securing access to water and sanitation for all is one of the world’s biggest challenges and needs a global response.

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  • 6-August-2008

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    Policy Brief: Business, Eco-innovation and Globalisation

    This Policy Brief looks at how eco-innovation can help meet environmental challenges such as climate change in the context of the globalised economy, building on OECD work on environmental policies and on science, technology and innovation policies.

  • 27-June-2008


    Environmental Policy, Technological Change and Patent Activity

    Technological innovation can allow for the realisation of environmental objectives in a manner which is less costly than would otherwise be the case. As such, understanding the role that technological innovation can play in achieving environmental obj

  • 10-June-2008


    Water: an Under-Delivered Promise

    In his speech delivered at the Conference of Montreal, Angel Gurría underlined that growing pressures from agriculture, energy production and industries were imperilling our water resources. He affirmed that all countries - OECD and developing countries alike – need to introduce urgently policy reforms and scale-up best practices to avoid dire consequences.

  • 24-May-2008


    Resource productivity and the "3Rs"

    In his speech delivered at the G8 Environment Ministers Meeting 2008, Angel Gurría discussed how promoting resource productivity and the 3Rs (reduce, reuse, recycle) can protect the environment while sustaining growth and prosperity.

  • 8-April-2008


    Environmental innovation and global markets

    This report examines the links between environmental innovation and globalisation, drawing upon interviews with representatives from both governments and companies. The report and its case studies focus on innovation in the fields of energy efficiency and renewable energy.

  • 6-March-2008


    Seminar on “Sustainable Development and Climate Change: International and National Perspectives”

    In this seminar organised by the Norwegian government, Mr. Gurría reminded that achieving ambitious climate stabilisation goals is possible provided all major emitting countries and sectors act immediately. He underlined that this will require significant changes in how we consume and how we produce but doing nothing is not an option, because the costs and consequences are a multiple of the known costs of action.

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