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OECD papers on trade and environment, free to access and download, on how trade affects the environment and how environmental concerns affect trade, covering a wide range of issues and countries.
OECD analyses how the increasing number of regional and bilateral trade agreements deal with environmental issues. This document sets out a framework for evaluating the implementation of environmental provisions in regional trade agreements.
M. Gurría stressed the urgency of water reform, the gap between the funding available and the investment needed, as well as the difficulty to bring together the main actors from different sectors to share the risks and tasks, as illustrated by the two new OECD publications launched that day
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This policy brief provides a comprehensive overview of key issues in the financing of water and sanitation and presents a number of tools and approaches developed by the OECD to assist policy makers and practitioners in this area.
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.
Providing sustainable drinking water supply and sanitation services requires sound financial basis and strategic financial planning to ensure that existing and future financial resources are commensurate with investment needs as well as the costs of operating and maintaining services.
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.
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.
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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.