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  • 7-May-2014


    OECD countries commit to work towards a climate deal for 2015

    The OECD’s 34 member countries today affirmed their common resolve to work towards a deal on combating climate change at the COP21 talks in Paris in 2015. OECD accession countries Colombia and Latvia joined the statement issued at the Organisation’s annual Ministerial Council Meeting, attended by finance, economy, trade and other ministers.

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  • 10-April-2014


    Colombia must do more on environment for sustainable economic growth, says OECD

    Colombia’s rich natural heritage as one of the world’s most bio-diverse countries is coming under increasing pressure from extractive industries, livestock grazing, urbanisation and car use, according to a new OECD report.

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  • 17-March-2014


    Dutch water governance faces challenges from demographics and climate

    The Netherlands is a global pioneer in water management with a long history of containing flood risks and reclaiming land from the sea. Yet it will need to adapt its water governance policies to meet the looming challenges of shifting demographics, regional development and climate change, according to an OECD report.

  • 3-December-2013


    South Africa shows good progress on environment, must keep up pace

    In the two decades since apartheid ended, South Africa has made impressive strides to catch up with – and in some cases surpass -- the developed world’s environmental standards.

  • 6-November-2013


    Austria’s green economy flourishing but could do even better, OECD says

    Environmental goods and services are now a bigger driver of Austria’s economy and job market than traditionally strong sectors like tourism and construction, thanks to the government’s policy of subsidising green investments, a new OECD report shows.

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  • 4-November-2013


    Carbon taxes and emissions trading are cheapest ways of reducing CO2, OECD says

    Carbon taxes and emission trading systems are the most cost-effective means of reducing CO2 emissions, and should be at the centre of government efforts to tackle climate change,according to a new OECD study.

  • 15-October-2013


    OECD’s chemical hazard assessment programme to shift focus

    The OECD is to review its chemical hazard assessment programme with the aim of providing a more specialised service for member countries from 2015.

  • 9-October-2013


    Countries should make carbon pricing the cornerstone of climate policy, says OECD

    Credible and consistent carbon pricing must be the cornerstone of government actions to tackle climate change, according to a new OECD report.

  • 2-October-2013


    Climate Change Lecture by OECD Secretary General Angel Gurría in London on Wednesday 9 October

    OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría will present a major address on the Organisation’s latest analysis of climate change, investment and energy policies in London on Wednesday 9 October, at 10:30am.

  • 2-September-2013


    Water: governments must deal with rising risks

    Water shortages and floods illustrate the risks posed by too little, or too much, water. By 2050 more than 40% of the world’s population will live under severe water stress and nearly 20% could be exposed to floods.

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