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25-October-2011

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Global Forum on Environment: Making Water Reform Happen

Better water management is vital to meet human needs, sustain economic activities, and achieve environmental goals. Yet, governments face challenges in navigating the political economy of reform in the water sector.

25-October-2011

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25-October-2011

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OECD Global Forum on Environment: Making Water Reform Happen - Opening Remarks

A persistent failure to realise the potential for better water management in the face of growing pressures (population growth, urbanisation, economic development, pollution, mismanagement, floods and droughts) attests to the need for water reform in many parts of the world, said M. Gurría.

25-October-2011

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Below the water line

Investing in and managing water and sanitation is a complex challenge. In the context of the Global Forum on Environment this week, OECD looks at the financial realities of funding water infrastructure.

4-October-2011

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OECD and IEA recommend reforming fossil-fuel subsidies to improve the economy and the environment

Governments and taxpayers spent about half a trillion dollars last year supporting the production and consumption of fossil fuels. Removing inefficient subsidies would raise national revenues and reduce greenhouse-gas emissions, according to OECD and IEA analyses.

4-October-2011

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Launch of the OECD Inventory of Estimated Budgetary Support and Tax Expenditures Relating to Fossil Fuels

This Inventory provides reliable and comparable data on support or tax expenditures for fossil fuel production or use in OECD countries. Reforming fossil fuel subsidies can contribute to achieving economic and fiscal objectives, while also tackling environmental problems like climate change.

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28-September-2011

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Invention and Transfer of Environmental Technologies

Inducing environmental innovation is a significant challenge to policy-makers. Efforts to design public policies that address these issues are motivated by the fact that innovations can allow for improved environmental quality at lower cost.

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21-September-2011

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Ten years of water sector reform in Eastern Europe, Caucasus and Central Asia

This report evaluates how well EECCA countries have done in ensuring people’s access to adequate water supply and sanitation services since their Economic, Finance, and Environment Ministers adopted the Almaty Guiding Principles to support such efforts in 2000.

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21-September-2011

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OECD/EAP Task Force Contributes to the 7th "Environment for Europe" Ministerial Conference

7th “Environment for Europe” Ministerial Conference took place in Astana (Kazakhstan) on 21-23 September 2011. Two main themes: sustainable management of water and water-related ecosystems and greening the economy: mainstreaming the environment into economic development.

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