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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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The world is rapidly transforming and a number of dynamic emerging economies,including South Africa, have become major players and trading partners with the members of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development(OECD). In this context, the OECD Members have recognised the need for theOrganisation to become more open and relevant in order to realise its strategicgoal of becoming an important hub for dialogue on globally
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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.
The OECD Global Forum on Sustainable Development - Financing and Pricing Water: The Role of Government Policies, the Private Sector and Civil Society was held at the OECD Conference Centre in Paris on 1-2 December 2008.
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
This report is part of the OECD work programme on material flows (MF) and resource productivity (RP) that supports the implementation of the OECD Council recommendation on MF and RP adopted in April 2004.
Adaptation to climate change is now widely recognized as an equally important and complementary response to greenhouse gas (GHG) mitigation. Adaptation measures are increasingly being put in place in both developing and developed countries, and by bot
OECD Side Event at SB28 sessions, 10 June 2008
The project on promoting the use of performance-based contracts in the water sector seeks to support selected EECCA municipalities in their efforts to contractualise or to improve the contractual relationship with their water utility.
This document discusses the economic efficiency and practical use of environmentally related taxes, with some differentiation in tax rates, versus tradable permit systems, with some element of grandfathering of permits.