Publications & Documents


8-December-2008

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Why should Finance Ministers worry about climate change?

While political will is necessary to tackle climate change, financial measures are needed to keep down the cost of action. According to Angel Gurría, "Ministers of Finance share a common responsibility to help shape cost-effective policies to respond to climate change."

28-November-2008

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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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12-November-2008

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OECD preparing two-pillar action plan in response to crisis, says Gurría

OECD is preparing a two-pillar action plan for governments, as part of a global response to the world financial crisis, calling for tighter regulation and oversight of financial markets and improved national policies to promote economic growth.

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15-October-2008

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Costs of Inaction on Key Environmental Challenges (2008)

Countries today face numerous environmental challenges, such as climate change, air and water pollution, natural resource management, natural disasters and industrial accidents.

10-October-2008

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OECD Roundtable on Urban Strategy of Mayors and Ministers on “Competitive Cities and Climate Change”: Remarks by Angel Gurría

Given that the majority of the world’s population lives in cities accounting for 60 to 80 percent of emissions, cities are key actors in our efforts to achieve long-term sustainable solutions to the global climate change challenge, according to Mr. Gurría.

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8-October-2008

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Assessing Climate Change Impacts, Sea Level Rise and Storm Surge Risk in Port Citites: A Case Study on Copenhagen - Environment Working Paper No. 3

This working paper illustrates a methodology to assess economic impacts of climate change at city scale, focusing on sea level rise and storm surge.

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2-October-2008

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OECD Environmental Performance Reviews: Hungary 2008

OECD's comprehensive review of Hungary's environmental programs and policies, covering air and water management, nature and biodiversity, sustainable development, the environment-economy interface, the environment-social interface, and international commitments. The review includes relevant statistical information as well as a series of recommendations for strengthening environmental infrastructure, implementing environmental

2-October-2008

English

Environmental Performance Reviews: Hungary (2008)

This book is part of the OECD Environmental Performance Reviews Programme, which conducts peer reviews of environmental conditions and progress in each member country. It scrutinises countries' efforts to meet both domestic objectives and international commitments.

2-October-2008

English

OECD Secretary-General presents review of Hungary’s environment policies

In the lead-up to joining the European Union, Hungary made significant progress in reducing air and water pollution and protecting its nature and biodiversity says OECD’s latest Review of the Environmental Performance of Hungary.

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2-October-2008

English

The Conclusions and Recommendations of the OECD Environmental Performance Review

In the lead-up to joining the European Union, Hungary made significant progress in reducing air and water pollution and protecting its nature and biodiversity, according to Mr. Gurría. However, he recommended that Hungary redouble its efforts, in order to further reduce pollution and use energy and raw materials more efficiently.

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