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.
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How do regional trade agreements make provisions for environmental issues? This book surveys regional and bilateral arrangements, customs unions and free trade agreements to summarise country experiences in the negotation and application of environmental provisions.
OECD countries have agreed to a Recommendation that calls for stronger environment-related requirements for export deals to qualify for export credit backing from their governments’ Export Credit Agencies (ECAs).
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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In his address, Mr. Gurría highlighted the alarming outlook for growth in carbon dioxide emissions. He also underscored the need for collective action in developing innovative and market-based solutions in order to foster competitiveness and opportunities for growth.
Discurso do Exmo. Senhor Angel Gurría, Secretário Geral da Organização para a Cooperação e o Desenvolvimento Económico (OCDE). Ministério da Economia e da Inovação, Lisboa, 2 de Maio de 2007.
Public procurement, or the purchase of goods and services using public funds, covers a range of sectors where environmental issues are important, from the construction of highways and buildings to the supply of power, water and sanitation services and the use of vehicles.