The Third Joint Meeting of the EU Water Initiative EECCA Working Group and the EAP Task Force Water Network was held on the 24-25th of May 2007, in Helsinki, Finland with the support of the Finnish Environment Institute (SYKE).
Globalisation is exerting pressure on the environment, but it may also provide solutions. Could green be turned to gold? This article, written by Brendan Gillespie and Xavier LeFlaive of the OECD Environment Directorate, was featured in the OECD Observer, No. 261, May 2007.
The Handbook proposes a set of management tools for and approaches to designing realistic public environmental expenditure programmes and selecting and financing the most cost-effective projects supported with public funds.
The OECD established a Member-lead Task Team on Sustainable Financing to Ensure Affordable Access to Water Supply and Sanitation to take forward work in 2007/08.
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This meeting of water experts is convened to “examine the possible scope of work, the most appropriate methodology for conducting a finance strategy for the water sector in selected country(ies), and the possible establishment of a Member-led Team”.